News & Events

Luxury and Style, The West Australian

By: Claire Watkins
Photos: Dion Robeson
Luxury and style
The central position of the pool ensures it can be viewed from all main living areas.                        

This ultra-modern home exudes sophistication of the highest order with a charcoal and white palette and hints of chocolate hues in feature timber pieces.

Its success is largely due to regular meetings between the owner and Con Tripi, managing director of Imperial Homes.

"I made sure to catch up with the clients every week, even if there was nothing pressing to talk about,” Mr Tripi said. "It was important to keep an open communication throughout this project.” 

On a 529sqm elevated sloping site in South Perth, the home ticks all the boxes for a family that love to entertain. However, it was also important to the clients that all the family living areas — and also the main suite and pool — be on one level.

"This apartment-style living concept is a favourite feature of the home for the clients, and it means their family have ample space and privacy upstairs,” Mr Tripi said.

 

The owners wanted all the family living areas, as well as the main suite and pool, to be on one level.

  The pool can be accessed directly from the main suite.

Entering through the pedestrian security gate, a number of stairs level out to four platforms that run alongside landscaped garden beds and lead to the glass front door.

 It is here, on the ground level, where the family spend most of their time.

 Bold honed Grigio Ramses tiles and a dark mirrored wall in the entry foyer sit in stark contrast to the crispness of honed Bianco Carrara tiles at the base of the stairs and throughout the main living areas.

  

The home exudes sophistication, with a palette of charcoal, white and timber.

 

Builder Con Tripi, managing director of Imperial Homes, says the success of the project is largely due to regular meetings between he and the owner.

An elevator on the left of the foyer goes to each of the home’s three levels, including the three-car undercroft garage, cellar, storage and retreat area/man cave. On the right of the foyer a timber-tread staircase leads to the upper floor.

Featuring both gas and induction cooktops, the kitchen is a spectacular showpiece. Overlooking the dining area, it caters to the owners’ enjoyment of entertaining big groups of guests. A recessed timber ceiling and range hood, plus a mirrored under-bench finish add depth and texture to the space.

 

The kitchen boasts a recessed timber ceiling and range hood, mirrored under-bench finishes, and both gas and induction cooktops.

 

High-end finishes feature throughout the four-bedroom home.
Sky Frame stacking doors from Westec Doors and Windows separate the kitchen and dining area from the elaborate outdoor area, where a long island bench seats 12 and shares the space with a casual lounge area.

"The custom-designed Sky Frame stacking doors actually dictated the ceiling height in this area,” Mr Tripi explained. "The frame was to be completely hidden, and so the floor preparation had to be re-engineered to cope with the weight and size of the doors so that all the floors were flush.”

When closed, the doors are completely soundproof, effectively separating the indoor and outdoor areas. An elevator services each of the home’s three levels.

 Bianco Carrara tiles flow throughout the main living areas.

The central position of the pool guarantees views of it from all main living areas on the ground floor, and it can be directly accessed from the main suite.

Upstairs the living areas are spacious and comfortable, with three bedrooms (two with ensuites), a study, storeroom, bathroom, living room and a balcony overlooking the pool.

The home features stone benchtops throughout, a mix of lacquer and veneer cabinets, and external remote-control blinds with aluminum blades.