Designing and building a bespoke luxury home isn’t just about being individual. It’s about creating a home that is perfecting in tune with the way you like to live.
Overlooking the river in Minim Cove, this spectacular residence by Perth custom homes builder RiversStone Custom homes is a top example. Suiting its young family to a tee, it reflects their lifestyle, their needs and their interests, from the way they like to entertain, to the music they like to listen to.
Every element has been carefully considered so that the house fits like a glove, delivering custom-designed luxury on a realistic building budget of about $1.2 million.
Paul Marshall, director at RiverStone, says the owners worked hand in hand with the RiverStone design team to turn their personal wish list into a reality.
“Our motto ‘build well, live well’ has real meaning,” Paul says. “Like so many of our homes, this project was about creating a custom home that specifically suited the family’s needs and lifestyle.”
As if that wasn’t enough, RiverStone had an awkward corner block of just 424sqm to work with.
Thanks to teamwork, creative thinking and attention to the smallest of details, the home has all the spaces the sound family needs and each space meets their brief perfectly.
“Many of our clients want an individual home that stands out from the crowd, has been custom designed to suit how they live and can be achieved without breaking the bank,” Paul says. “This home demonstrates that it’s all possible.”
A stunning three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with a pool, activity room, media room and outdoor entertaining room, the home has been built over three levels, with one floor underground.
RiverStone dug down to create the extra space that the family needed, turning it into a high tech atmospheric media room where Dad – an audio buff – can fully appreciate his high-fidelity music.
This tech savvy family home also features a nifty computer desk built into the kitchen and an IT station in the laundry, complete with a ventilated cabinet to conceal the server.
The kids have their own chill-out space upstairs near their bedrooms, while one of Mum’s favourite spots is the built-in desk space on the landing. It’s here that she enjoys some quiet time before the rest of the household is up, reading, catching up on paperwork, drinking in the river view and watching the day begin.
Off the master bedroom is an indulgent hotel worthy ensuite bathroom with a Rogerseller Amelie freestanding tub to relax in, while guests have their own bedroom and bathroom suite on the ground floor.
Central to the design of this home, however, is the fabulous kitchen and indoor/outdoor living area where the family comes together to share the day’s stories and gather with friends.
Large fun-filled get-togethers are easily accommodated and the RiverStone designers were even able to find space for a pool, which sits alongside the alfresco so that the youngsters can have fun in the water while still closely supervised.
Two sets of Hafele semi-frameless bi-folding doors deliver the ultimate flexibility when it comes to deciding whether the inside is out, or the outside is in.
Folding back against the wall to all but disappear, these barely-there bi-folds have been used between the dining room and the alfresco, and along the outside edge of the alfresco so that the owners have full control over the indoor/outdoor spaces.
Warming and welcoming, yet crisp and modern, this house is packed with five-star features that deliver high impact without the sky-high price.
The double-storey void above the family room and the huge Avanti semi-commercial windows create a tremendous sense of style, space and volume, while the high-gloss designer kitchen boasts spotted gum veneer panels.
Material such as the Tamala Limestone to the exterior and the Cedar West wide-style 135mm timber cladding to the entry wall and stairwell add warmth and character, while the Miele cooking appliances contribute to sleek uncluttered styling in the kitchen.
By wrapping everything together in the one RiverStone building contract, from the pool, to the carpets, curtains and light fittings, the owners could be confident nothing was overlooked and there was no compromise on quality or attention to detail.