Perth is well-known for its sun-soaked beaches, but there’s more to see than just the stunning coastline if you’re in the market for waterfront views. Overlooking an idyllic stretch of the Swan River, 18 Richardson Avenue, Claremont, has recently hit the market with an asking price of at least $16 million.
Constructed in approximately 1905, this heritage home is easily one of the finest properties in Perth as it spans a massive 3,617-square-meters that fronts directly onto the glorious riverbank. Boasting five bedrooms, five bathrooms and enough off-street parking space for a quartet of your favourite cars, it also offers all of the features you’d expect in such a palatial estate.
Pulling into the driveway, you’re immediately greeted by a full-sized tennis court and carefully maintained gardens, that sets the scene perfectly as you arrive at the main residence. The warmly tiled entranceway features three-quarter wooden panelling and the staircase to the first floor, but remaining on the ground level, you’ll immediately be greeted by the formal dining room adjacent to the formal lounge area. Complete with plastered ceiling beams, crystal chandeliers and carved marble fireplaces, the heritage of the home is felt straight away.
The dining room in turn leads to the large kitchen, which features a substantial marble-topped island bench, premium appliances and finely finished cabinetry. Beyond the kitchen, you’ll find the library room, as well as a separate home study that enjoys doors directly into the carport for a quick trip to the office.
In addition to the formal dining room, the home also features a more casual dining room that offers a compelling interplay between indoor and outdoor entertaining, with multiple double doors that open onto the veranda and alfresco dining area outside. From the alfresco space, there are uninterrupted views of the Swan River, as well as gardens that cascade down the back to the water’s edge, and a pool in the middle of it all to enjoy if you don’t fancy a splash in the river.
On the first floor are the bedrooms, three of which enjoy direct access to a balcony. The master bedroom is enormous, not only serving up some of the best views that the entire property has to offer, but also featuring a palatially sized walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom.
Other highlights of the property are the games room that is located directly next to the garage, as well as a lookout point that could well be the best place to enjoy a Negroni in Perth. It’s certainly a special property to come onto the market, with no publicly available sales history, making it a rare home to become available.
Listed by the team at Mack Hall Real Estate, 18 Richardson Avenue, Claremont, is currently advertised with a price guide of between $16 million and $18 million. The property is currently offering inspections.