20 Reeve Street, SWANBOURNE WA 6010
20 Reeve Street, SWANBOURNE WA 6010
Entering the foyer, one can’t overlook it’s striking wooden ceiling feature. Handcrafted in repurposed WA timber you already get a sense that with this handsomely bespoke home – you’re in for a real treat. Rightly so, with its contemporary design, 20 Reeve Street does away with the flat walls, high-gloss surfaces and knife-sharp corners many come to expect of Modern architecture.
This dreamy 3×3 built by Spadacinni Homes has a semi-industrial feel warmed with organic elements, sumptuous soft furnishings and flowing curves, in all the right places.
Against a clean and minimal colour palette, the home invites the raw beauty of natural wood, textural concrete and soft-brushed metal to really shine through, maintaining a cosy feel albeit with a crisp clean design.
On ground level, paved in exquisite Opus pattern marble the open-plan dining and living space are generously sized, seamlessly merging into the breathtaking courtyard beyond. Harnessing the best from a north-facing aspect, the al fresco area is both privately secluded whilst remaining light and airy.
Landscaped with an interesting mix of structural and soft-trailing native plants, this lush multi-level garden beautifully softens the home’s lineal borders of stone and cement.
Floor to ceiling glass extend the views allowing in plenty of sunlight whilst highlighting the ceiling above, complete with cleverly in-built hideaway lighting system. The concrete walls anchor the home’s internal structures without any trace of appearing cold, clinical or overbearing as concrete can easily do.
The handiwork of a talented local craftsman, the shuttered concrete walls have been cast in rough-sawn wooden formwork embossing’ the solid man-made material (concrete) with the natural characteristics and rustic charm of timber. A composition of random plank widths and lengths were used to form a stunningly tactile, highly-textured interlocking effect similarly to that of a jigsaw puzzle.
An ideal sized kitchen housing modern conveniences such as brushed stainless steel benchtops, Gaggenau appliances including teppanyaki plate and steamer as well as Liebherr fridge and climate-controlled wine store. Venetian plastering features on the kitchen walls and all wet areas lending a casual roughed-up look which marries well with the aged bronze patina tapware from the UK.
The home’s creative owners regard the element of lighting as integral to the build as it’s structural footings and given the Lutron lighting system throughout, it’s clear to see why. The mood of any space is easily transformed with light and shade levels controlled by the touch of a button (or smartphone or iPad). Sourced from Italy and the US, stunning hand-blown glass pendant lights add understated glamour to the kitchen and bathrooms. Free-moving focal lighting is a perfect complement to genius gallery-hanging tracks; interchangeable however you fancy and discretely tucked up into the wall recess.
Hidden gems abound in the finer details of the home with premium quality creature-comforts all fully appreciated without necessarily being seen. Underfloor heating across both levels, full-access lift, doors fitted with hidden hinges to support visual streamlining of the interiors and artisan crafted bronze door handles made in New Zealand add a dose of old-world luxury.
A well-appointed galley-style laundry to the rear of the ground floor opens to a neat courtyard, with access to the rear laneway and double garage, boasting a marble kitchenette, perfect for behind-the-scenes catering. Take the solid stairs of reclaimed local wandoo timber to the second level and be greeted with timber floors of another locally reclaimed species, WA Blackbutt.
Two bedrooms to the south side with built in wardrobes and each its own spacious marble bathroom adjacent. A gallery walkway faces the lush greenery of a contained courtyard, its unobtrusive glass railing allowing light to dance along the upstairs area.
Close enough to arterial roads, prestigious schools and the western suburbs finest boutique precincts, this home can feel a world away – an idyllic secluded sanctuary. A perfect exercise in fine taste and architectural nuance, the impeccable attention to detail is what 20 Reeve Street is all about.
The street’s highly-sought blocks at just a modest 300sqm, make number 20’s award-winning design an absolute triumph to spacious, light-filled modern living. Seize this opportunity and there’ll gleefully be no looking back.
* 3 bedrooms all with ensuites
* Internal Lift
* Under floor heating
* Recessed art gallery hanging tracks
* Open plan brushed stainless steel kitchen
* Artisan crafted bronze door handles made in New Zealand
* State-of-the-art home Lutron lighting system
* Shuttered concrete walls
* Artisan glass and reclaimed WA wood
* Double garage with marble-top kitchenette
RATES: (approx. P/A)
City of Nedlands: $3,000
Property Type: House
Land Size: 307m2
Building Size: 342.5m2