With a street frontage that implies a rugged sophistication, this coastal residence dominates a locale currently undergoing a long-overdue rejuvenation. The prime waterfront location deserved conscientious attention to the surrounding environment and prevailing weather conditions in conjunction with the ever-changing mood of the ocean panorama.
The result… a home whose facade is at once sleek and stylish yet maintains a hint of elemental earthiness. With its broad horizontal strokes that highlight each storey complemented by the natural textures and tones of rundown stone work to its feature vertical walls, the street elevation further employs timber cladding to the ceilings as well as extensive glazing which is both a reflection of, and an invitation to, the powerful body of water just a few hundred metres aways.
Over its more than forty years in the building industry, the Ricciardello family has both observed and adapted to the constant changes in technology and construction techniques as the cycles of architecture evolve. In collaboration with many prestigious architects and building designers Weststyle Design and Development has created some of Pert’s most desirable custom built homes – the company’s well-deserved reputation for impeccable finishes not precedes it.
In the delicate embrace of natural light, three levels of definitely modern design provide a universally accessible home – complete with an internal lift – that is both visually stunning and supremely functional. Large opens spaces transition through various usage zones utilising recesses, pillars and balustrades to distinguish them. Feature lighting, selected by the homeowner, further heightens the elegant minimalist appeal of the interiors while rich veneers, custom splash backs and exquisite floor-to-ceiling tiling showcase the skill and dedication to excellence of the Weststyle team.
The basement level of the home comprises a large theatre area, small bar and a personalised hair salon space – complete with funky red splash back tiling features and dark grey joinery. Ground level alfresco dining is a summertime idyll with its large BBQ and outdoor pizza oven, while spacious upstairs entertaining and living spaces take full advantage of the expansive views.