Bask in the splendour

Lucy RutherfordThe West Australian
18 Richardson Avenue, Claremont.
Camera Icon18 Richardson Avenue, Claremont. Credit: ShainaBostin./Mack Hall Real Estate in association with Knight Frank.

Step back into a European fairy tale at this manor home encapsulating old-world elegance and opulence.

“The home is a fully renovated period residence originally built in 1905 and is quite dazzling with room for a large family and staff,” Mack Hall Real Estate in association with Knight Frank Principal Mack Hall said. “This is truly a mansion of the highest quality.”

The 3617sqm riverbank estate sits up high above the Swan River, allowing for uninterrupted views all the way to the hills.

The 3617sqm riverbank estate sits up high above the Swan River.
Camera IconThe 3617sqm riverbank estate sits up high above the Swan River. Credit: Supplied.

“The views are spectacular, in fact, as good as I have ever seen in Perth,” Mr Hall said.

A long driveway takes you past your private championship tennis court to picturesque gardens where a garage and carport provide parking for four cars.

Walk up to the portico lit by a dangling lantern and through the double front door into a wood panelled atrium with a grand timber staircase.

The formal lounge and dining rooms are elegant spaces to host a dinner party or high tea, with feature fireplaces, leadlight windows, a recessed ceiling and access to an alfresco area.

The formal lounge and dining rooms are elegant spaces to host a dinner party or high tea.
Camera IconThe formal lounge and dining rooms are elegant spaces to host a dinner party or high tea. Credit: ShainaBostin.

The enormous kitchen has space to cater for all your events, with a large island bench at the centre, an abundance of white cabinetry, updated appliances and two sinks.

A huge entertainment area inspires the finest soirees and black tie events, with double French doors along two sides opening out to the garden and balcony. One corner contains a cosy sunroom for a tete-a-tete away from the action.

Further entertaining space comes from a sunken games room with access to the laundry, bathroom and garden, while an office and library are ideal for those who work from home.

Upstairs, the main bedroom suite is privately tucked away in its own wing, complete with a balcony, a dressing room and an ensuite with a relaxing tub, a double vanity unit, a hidden shower and a toilet.

There are three minor bedrooms – one extra spacious with a feature fireplace and two with access to a balcony.

The home is a fully renovated period residence originally built in 1905.
Camera IconThe home is a fully renovated period residence originally built in 1905. Credit: ShainaBostin.

These have a choice of two bathrooms, both with a bath, a vanity and a toilet, plus a shower also included in one.

A ground-floor level is a dedicated guest suite featuring an ensuite with a shower, a vanity and a toilet, as well as a walk-in robe, a sitting area and two sets of double doors out to the paved verandah still high enough to enjoy the views.

The rear of the property has the feel of an Italian villa, with terraced limestone walls draped with vines and formal gardens leading down to the swimming pool cut into the cliff face.

A cool room and cellar are an additional bonus for catering special occasions or simply for food and wine-lovers to store their favourite ingredients and beverages.

This magical property might feel like travelling back to a different century, yet it is just a short drive from the high streets of Claremont and Cottesloe.

18 Richardson Avenue, Claremont

Beds: 5

Baths: 5

Price: Offers

Agent: Mack Hall Real Estate in association with Knight Frank

Contact: Mack Hall, 0417 744 600 or Adam Lenegan, 0417 286 163

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