If not now, when?
The new owners of this custom home asked themselves this question when it came to deciding whether or not to build their dream downsizer home.
The result is a carefully crafted, low-maintenance residence for a couple who decided to reward themselves with a home that was appropriately functional for their pace of life.
Located two homes from the Swan River, Marc’s latest creation exudes calmness and mirrors its Rossmoyne riverside setting.
Marc Director Danny Giorgi said what had become the quintessential Marc home showcased what could be achieved on a smaller 320sqm block while still maintaining the highest-quality materials and finish.
“This home delivers maximum space and is surrounded by full-height fixed frameless glass detailing, a darkened lower-floor aesthetic and an organic silhouette to really set it apart,” he said.
“The home is not massive by any stretch of the imagination, yet importantly still delivers luxurious finishes and an abundance of volume.”
The elevation is a play of light-grey polished plaster, curved and straight planters and slimline charcoal facebrick on the ground-floor walls to anchor the home while creating a floating top floor effect finished in white render and glass.
Strong visual interest can be seen in the curves of the second-storey slab and matching concrete roof, which have been extended beyond the floor finish line to achieve the same fascia profile while forming attractive shading platforms for the floors below.
Entry is gained from a secure gated side access to a foyer with the same external facebrick extending inside, an open office, semi-circular staircase, laundry and conveniently centralised lift.
The remaining ground floor area is taken up by a private entry corridor lined with full-length timber veneer cabinetry, leading to the master bedroom to the right and ensuite to the left.
The master opens to a private and landscaped rear backyard through an almost 5m rebated glass sliding door, and the ensuite features a freestanding bath, screenless shower and double vanities.
Matching the home’s external colour palette of black, white and charcoal, the entertaining areas are located on the upper level and enjoy the best river views while capturing the most amount of natural light available at any time of the day.
The full-height and frameless glass windows minimise the home’s edges both horizontally and vertically, especially in the kitchen and dining rooms, which have a mix of fixed and louvred glazing running the entire width of the raised roofline.
Complementing this area’s large-format charcoal stone tiles is a lighter natural stone kitchen breakfast bench set in front of an array of Miele appliances, including an induction cooktop, double ovens and an integrated fridge and freezer.
The living room off the dining and kitchen culminates with a light-grey polished plaster surround to the TV recess and benefits from eye-catching frameless corner full-height windows.
Adjacent to these internal areas, the terrace’s 6m glass sliding doors can be opened to form an enormous entertaining area when required, plus its roof can also be opened with its full-width overhead Vergola system, ensuring further natural light enters the internal space.
Two generously sized bedrooms, a bath and a powder room on the upper level complete the home.
The home at 2B Central Road, Rossmoyne is open to the public this weekend only on Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31 from 1-4pm for visitors aged 12 years and over.
CONTACT Marc, 9444 0629, www.makeyourmarc.com.au