“Chilvers House” is a fine example of the enduring legacy of renowned West Australian architect Marshall Clifton. Built in 1937, on a sprawling 1169sqm of prime Claremont land with subdivision potential and an incredible 40m frontage, the original architectural integrity of this home still shines through today, while recent renovations bring this expansive home firmly into discerning 21st century family living. The home is both welcoming and gracious, with north facing English style gardens adding to the charming street appeal.
While the entry to the house has been deliberately kept authentic to the original vision, the renovated family friendly wing flowing from this point is outstanding. A very generous open plan living area seamlessly stretches into a stunning chef’s kitchen with a statement central island bench with feature pendant lighting, stone benchtops, European appliances and abundant custom cabinetry. The light filled dining room sits conveniently to one side of the kitchen, with ample room for a 10 seater table. Behind the kitchen lies an oversized elegant auxiliary room which serves not only as a very functional and bright laundry but also a butlers pantry, and offers ample additional storage options, with convenient access from a hatch opening in the kitchen. Another separate family room sits off the main living area. Currently used as a billiard room, this versatile area could be a dedicated theatre or music room or even children’s toyroom. Both the billiard room and the kitchen flow through French doors outside to the patio area. This delightful spacious and open zone offers endless possibilities for entertaining with family and friends and sits adjacent to manicured gardens and the large heated below ground pool. Also located on the ground floor is the spacious master bedroom featuring a generous walk-in wardrobe and stylish ensuite, a study/additional bedroom whichever suits, and a guest powder room. Upstairs offers 3 further double bedrooms all with built-in robes, a bathroom and an additional kids zone/TV area. A compelling feature of the property is the beautiful garden studio, perfectly nestled amongst the tranquil grounds. Newly completed, this generous self-contained studio offers numerous options for either inter-generational living, au pair residency, Uni student digs, visiting relatives or an artist’s retreat. The expansive manicured gardens, are a feature in themselves and are home to a variety of mature fruit trees and native birds. The double garage is equipped with a Tesla EV charger.
This much loved family home has been treasured by the current owners who especially appreciate the walking distance to private schools, Swanbourne shops, Napoleon Street and Claremont Quarter. The new owners of this beautiful residence will also enjoy the whisper quiet location of the home and be welcomed by family friendly neighbours and an epic annual Christmas street party!
Council Rates: $4,143 p/a approx.
Water Rates: $2,454 p/a approx.