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Taking cues from the coast

With soft eggshell-coloured walls and driftwood-inspired timber flooring, this stunning custom build brings the sun-bleached Western Australian coastline to the leafy streetscapes of Mount Claremont.

The beach theme begins with the white and sandy tones that colour the facade, complemented heavily by the textures of sleek corrugated roofing, a multi-coloured natural stone column and refined paving to the porch.

Windows pop with strong, white panelling that fades into the sharp lines of horizontal blinds which adorn every lookout except the glass front door.

According to Webb & Brown-Neaves Design Team Leader Darren Grunwald, New York’s famous seaside playground for the rich helped shape the design.

“The front elevation takes inspiration from the Hamptons style,” Mr Grunwald said.

“It blends soft white tones and natural stone to add further texture to the facade.”

Inside the home, warm timber flooring flows from the front door, up a polished staircase and through to the adjoining kitchen, living and dining area.

The 180mm-wide blackbutt floorboards offer varying natural colours to the space and contribute heavily to the coastal theme of the home.

The open-plan kitchen area continues the coastal theme with beautifully pale walls and cupboards that create a consistent look interrupted only by silver appliances and a feature window.

The open-plan kitchen area continues the coastal theme with beautifully pale walls and cupboards that create a consistent look interrupted only by silver appliances and a feature window.
Camera IconThe open-plan kitchen area continues the coastal theme with beautifully pale walls and cupboards that create a consistent look interrupted only by silver appliances and a feature window. Credit: JOEL BARBITTA/Supplied.

“The splashback window provides additional light to the space and connection to the outdoors,” Mr Grunwald said.

“Meanwhile, the colour palette and inspiration continues to be served by the Hamptons coastal theme in the kitchen and dining area.

“When it comes to lighting, the feature pendants define the area and work to draw eyes to the zone.”

The black, architectural statement piece, which exudes an industrial flavour, hangs over a wooden table, and complements the homeowners’ array of soft furnishings.

The indoor open-plan space moves effortlessly through wide, glass doors that welcome the clean, crisp design of the home’s outdoor area.

“The outdoor space has a connection to the street and maximises the northern aspect, giving a great area to relax in,” Mr Grunwald said.

“Also contributing to a relaxed feel indoors is the fireplace, which adds a great feature to the living space and makes the room inviting.

“Overall, the client wanted an open free-form living space with integration to a north-facing outdoor area.

“They were looking for a light and bright living space, with a large formal entry and a large master bedroom on the lower floor.”

The master bedroom is a beautiful addition to the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property and sparks serene feelings with a combination of soft and silky tones, simple carpet, small and strategic inclusions of leafy green plants and multiple windows.

The nearby bathroom is enveloped in a clean, stylish aesthetic pulled together by the continuation of white walls and blocks of patterned grey beige.

Small features like the white mirror hemming and the slight rise of the bathroom sink add a premium feel to the space, as does the spacious, two-head shower framed by a simple glass panel.

“Two showers is becoming an increasingly popular feature in homes these days,” Mr Grunwald said.

“Clients are looking for added luxury in their showers.”

Mr Grunwald said the home’s Hamptons theme reflected the popularity of the aesthetic in the Perth property scene.

The home adds to the impressive, statement-making architecture of sought-after Mount Claremont, just 9km from Perth city business district and sandwiched between premium Floreat and riverside Claremont.

CONTACT Webb & Brown-Neaves, 9208 9000, www.wbhomes.com.au

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