3 Riley Road, CLAREMONT WA 6010
3 Riley Road, CLAREMONT WA 6010
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TURN OF THE CENTURY MASTERPIECE
If you love sunlight through lead lights, French doors, verandas, high ceilings, Jarrah floors and an abundance of Federation charm – you must see majestic Raeburn.
This is more than an impressive residence. It is a beautiful, welcoming, supremely comfortable, contemporary family home and a testament to the level of care with which it has been maintained.
Built to the highest standards circa 1905 by the owner, Raeburn remained in his family for many years. During that time, any work done carefully adhered to the original integrity of the home.
In the early 1990’s the property was extended by acclaimed architect, Marcus Collins. It was renovated and updated. It is now a timeless masterpiece.
By modern lifestyle standards, all the original building needed was a spacious family area. The addition of a large, light, completely compatible extension resolved this in grand style with a huge living room, 5-star-restaurant-style kitchen and a gleaming new laundry.
Accommodation includes a study off the entry, formal reception and dining rooms, a drawing room and, upstairs, a variety of double bedrooms and bathrooms. The master suite is spacious and absolutely exquisite, with a boutique-sized dressing room and enchanting bathroom. All rooms have French doors onto a veranda overlooking park-like grounds.
In the grounds, themed gardens come seamlessly together. A small rotunda overlooks a profusion of tropical palms and ferns; a formal garden features a classic period bench; while the trellised and fully enclosed pool and pool house are scented by roses, and stephanotis. The centrepiece is a great expanse of lawn, perfect for a quiet stroll, a celebration, or a wide variety of energetic games for people of any age. Majestic mature trees provide shade, a sense of history and, in some cases, fruit.
A limestone alfresco courtyard has a pizza oven, barbecue, kitchenette, and ample room to seat, say, 20 guests. In this leafy, southern European environment, with the gentle sound of a fountain in the background, what more could you ask for … except, perhaps, a glass of red and some good company.
As part of the renovations the old stable just off the rear ROW was transformed into a state-of-the-art apartment/office complete with bathroom, kitchenette, lofty beamed ceiling and skylights. This stunning, completely independent building is a valuable and versatile complement to the property.
It is a privilege to experience this world class family estate in one of Perth’s most desirable residential locations just steps to the river. Undoubtedly, Raeburn is the perfect home for a busy family who enjoys life to the full and loves to entertain in magnificent surroundings.
– Family Room, Living Room, Formal Lounge, Formal Dining, Study
– Plus separate upstairs Apartment with Lounge, Kitchen and Bathroom
– Swimming Pool and Pool House/Gym
– Existing location for a lift to be installed
– Wine Cellar
– Stunning manicured gardens
– Alfresco Entertaining Area with BBQ and Pizza Oven
– ROW access
Property Type: House
Building Size: 721m2