Quirky Character Gives Klopper Classic Charm
Size is part of home’s aesthetic charm.
Originally built for the partner of renowned local architect Brian Klopper, this is no ordinary home – it is a full-bodied Klopper classic filled with all his tradesmark quirks of character. Winning the 1991 Subiaco Award shortly after it was built, the rustic design includes raw limestone walls, iron framed windows, exposed timber beams and stone floors. “The home has an incredibly appealing charm,” the current owner said.
“The limestone walls and jarrah roofing mixed in with concrete and steel make a fantastic visual combination. The living spaces are simple and straightforward which is fantastic. Downstairs makes an incredibly functional open plan living space with great outlooks on to the courtyard and garden while the bedrooms upstairs are magical. It’s a great place to relax with nice high roofs and great windows. In both bedrooms, you feel like you are among the trees, it feels like a luxurious tree house.”
On 366sq m in Shenton Park, the property has easy access to Subiaco and the CBD via train, bus and bike path. The garden courtyard feels just as magical. Facing North, it is reticulated and features magnolia, iceberg roses and cotton-wood, as well as kaffir lime, lemon and mandarin trees, with lawn and brick paving to accommodate alfresco living.
“It’s not your everyday standard home. It is small but that’s a huge part of it’s aesthetics charm.”
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