Give me a home among the fruit trees

Madelin HayesThe West Australian
Custom build by Broadway Homes.
Camera IconCustom build by Broadway Homes. Credit: Supplied.

Designed with connectedness and companionship in mind, the strong elements of character coupled with a softened streetscape, ensure this Broadway Homes’ custom stays true to its neighbourhood.

Broadway Homes Sales Manager Sharene Leatherbarrow said there was much to consider during the building of this home, which was paired with the property next door and part of a multi-generational development.

“This home has been specifically designed for our client’s mother to live in,” she said. “The intention of the home was to have the feel of inner-city living while still having the sense of companionship with proximity to family for support and caring.

“The client has been a long-term resident of this neighbourhood with connection to the area.

“The pride of building there and the desire to remain in the same area in the next stage of their lives helped us understand the importance of the job we were taking on.”

Preserving mature fruit trees – dubbed a keepsake by the entire neighbourhood – in the design of the home was a non-negotiable for the client.

“We had to maintain the positions of an existing mango tree and a fig tree, working around this special vegetation with such nostalgic value,” Mrs Leatherbarrow said.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was meticulously crafted for its location, matching the streetscape stylistically.

The elevation features contrasting brickwork and a variety of mixed materials to present an overall inviting feel.

“Feature face brickwork and low front fencing was selected to complement the area in the North Perth precinct with Australian architecture of the area that surrounds,” Mrs Leatherbarrow said.

Feature face brickwork and low front fencing was selected to complement the area in North Perth.
Camera IconFeature face brickwork and low front fencing was selected to complement the area in North Perth. Credit: Supplied.

Upon entry, the opulent touches are evident through colour, styling and consistent tones, creating a layout that flows easily from one room to another.

Spanning the lower level is an open-plan kitchen and a dining and living area – a modern space wrapped in bohemian whites and grey finishes.

As a seamless connection, sliding doors reveal a dedicated alfresco, complete with a built-in barbecue and plenty of bench space for backyard entertaining.

Back inside and ascending the stairs, the entertaining potential continues to a sophisticated second living area and kitchenette.

“A balcony with a combined sitting area upstairs was desired by the client to be worked into the design,” Mrs Leatherbarrow said.

“The design gives overlooking views to the street via the balcony and sitting area, while still having a sense of privacy at the lower living area in a high-density environment.”

A balcony with a combined sitting area is upstairs.
Camera IconA balcony with a combined sitting area is upstairs. Credit: Supplied.

Mrs Leatherbarrow said the home’s design didn’t come without its challenges – being in such close proximity to neighbours added the challenge of not disrupting existing, long-standing homes and structures.

“Complementing the character of the neighbourhood while still giving the client a contemporary home and meeting waterwise specific planting requirements of the council provided an element of challenge with this build,” she said.

Located at 2B Thompson Street, North Perth, this home is open for viewing on Wednesdays from 2-5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm until Sunday June 26.

There will also be an exclusive meet the designer event on Thursday June 23 at 5pm.


Broadway Homes, 6200 2070

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