Nestled between the Indian Ocean and the Swan river, this unique property offers the perfect lifestyle. The fabulous bespoke house is constructed across multiple levels, with three pavilion style sections tumbling down the hill, connected by steps and with a bridge overlooking the plunge pool.
The current owners of 27 Ainslie Road provide an insight into the property;
“We have previously lived in an apartment very close to the house we built in North Fremantle, and though we planned to move we were looking to stay in the same area. At the time, we were training for a challenging hike along the historic Kokoda Trail used by Australian solders in Papua Guinea in WW11. This was the perfect training hill, very steep and with pleasant views across North Fremantle. When we saw there was a block available here, in the original market garden of a heritage house, we said yes right away!”
“We employed lots of natural materials in the house, from the stabilised earth which forms the thick walls, to high vaulted timber ceilings, a stone fireplace and polished concrete floors. Huge sliding Austrian windows in all three pavilions bring the outside indoors, creating a light airy space.”
“Building on such a steep block had its own challenges,” the owners continue, “but the problems presented by the slope of the land provided us with a unique home designed to fit its surroundings.
The location of the property has much to recommend it, too. “The house is situated in the popular suburb of North Fremantle,” say the owners, “with a wealth of varied architecture, from heritage houses and old workers’ cottages to new prominent waterside homes. Just a few metres down the hill is the Swan River, while less than a kilometre in the other direction is the Indian Ocean and its beautiful beaches. Schools and amenities in the area are excellent, and also in close proximity.”
“On the top level of the house is our open plan living and dining area, with huge windows looking across to the street and allowing the light to flood in. The beautiful stone fireplace with gas fire makes the room very cosy, while the polished concrete floor and timber ceiling create a feeling of warmth.”
Best thing about the grounds
“The bridge from the top level of the house to the street is a wonderfully unique feature, creating both a sense of distance from and connection to the road.”
“The house is ideal for family gatherings with its open concept layout and attractive design. Our grandchildren particularly love the plunge pool in the heat of summer!”
Architect Designed with a Balinese influence
Huge open-plan living area boasts exceptionally high ceilings
Striking feature Toodyay stone fireplace with gas fire
Polished concrete and timber floors
Gorgeous and functional kitchen offers an expansive island with breakfast bar, Miele oven, hob & hot plate with Qasair extractor
Built-in coffee machine for your morning coffee on the terrace
Stone bench-tops to all bathrooms and kitchens
Resort-style Master en-suite with freestanding stone bath and double vanity
Master suite and en-suite both with French doors to the terrace
Home office with a separate client entrance from the street
Large guest bedroom with optional separate access and a kitchenette
Three bedrooms plus further fourth bedroom or living room
Paved garden alfresco perfect for summer days entertaining friends with BBQ area and heated plunge pool with feature fountain
Austrian sashless sliding windows
Solid Merbau timber trusses doors and shutters & Ratan ceilings
300mm thick stabilised earth external walls
Extensive fitted cupboards and storage throughout
Laundry with easy access to a drying courtyard
Ceiling fans to living rooms and the master
Monitored security system
Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout
Solar hot water system
5000lt Rain water tank under the garage for reticulation
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