2 Salvado StreetCOTTESLOE Price Upon Application
A rare opportunity has come to market to purchase one of the most well-known houses in Australia. Commanding unbroken ocean views and poised mere steps from the beach, “Le Fanu” combines unprecedented luxury with a rich heritage.
Situated on a vast 1492sqm block, the residence was originally built in 1893 in the Federation Queen Anne style as a family home. Over the decades, ownership passed through several hands, including the Anglican Church, before the property eventually fell into disrepair.
Returned to its original glory, it has since been restored to the highest standard by the renowned Zorzi Homes – Perth’s luxury home builder, arguably one of the most difficult and impressive restorations of a heritage home ever seen. No expense has been spared in the meticulous design, which blends grand historic architecture with timeless luxury living and 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom accommodation.
Zorzi Homes received many awards at the 2015 Master Builders WA – Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards including Australian Winner – Alterations and Additions, Best Alterations and Additions and Silver Trowel Award – Excellence in Brickwork
Stunning French provincial influences in the home takes full advantage of its dramatic ocean outlook, encompassing the beautiful coastline and Cottesloe Beach. Within, the home presents a symphony of marble, timber, glass and light. Grand ceilings, soaring columns and marble floors evoke opulence, enhanced by restored original features which ensure “Le Fanu” remains tied to its storied past. With an expansive and versatile floor plan, the residence is spread over 3 levels, all connected by lift access.
A wall of wrought-iron arched doors illuminates the sprawling open heart of the property, leading onto the immaculate alfresco area and courtyard beyond. A deluxe timber bar dominates the central living, whilst the entire space is overlooked by the chef’s kitchen, which comes complete with five-star integrated appliances.
To the left of the entry, the games room’s elaborate ceiling has been painstakingly repaired and lends the space a sense of majesty, whilst the adjoining bar room is an epicurean’s delight. To the right, a front lounge, formal dining, and study offer your choice of private retreats.
Upstairs, yet another living area seamlessly joins a sweeping balcony which frames a panoramic view of the ocean; the perfect view for the perfect entertainment setting.
Nearby, sunlight streams into the magnificent master bedroom through shuttered windows, flowing onto the luxe en-suite, a work of art with floor-to-ceiling marble finishes, free-standing bath and a huge walk-in shower.
Adding to the decadence, each bedroom feels as though it belongs in the wing of a French chateau, providing a sophisticated sanctuary and complemented by its own private marble en-suite.
Below, the grandeur continues, with a wine cellar and tasting room, large laundry, and the spectacular 10 car garage, complete with marble flooring.
Equipped with exceptional features including a state-of-the-art security system, full home automation system and custom-made cornices, architraves, mouldings and skirtings, every aspect of this residence has been crafted for your ease and leisure.
When it comes to location, luxury, lifestyle and heritage, “Le Fanu” resides in a class of its own.
Originally built in 1893
Situated on a vast 1492sqm block
36m of ocean frontage
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Custom-made cornices, architraves, mouldings and skirtings
Restored original fireplaces
Full home automation system
State-of-the-art security system with cameras
Lift access to all 3 levels
Immaculately restored throughout by Zorzi Builders
Manicured front garden
Wrap-around decked verandah
Laser cut lettering to the grand entry floor saying “Le Fanu”
Open plan central living/ bar/ kitchen
Five-star kitchen with integrated appliances and Falcon professional island oven
Deluxe timber bar with Vintec wine cabinets and sink
Formal dining room
Private study with built-in timber shelving
Games room with beautifully restored decorative ceiling
Bar room with sink and integrated appliances
2 bedrooms with marble en-suites and built-in storage
A wall of wrought iron arched double doors
Alfresco entertaining area with champagne bath and integrated BBQ
Tranquil courtyard with fountain
Master bedroom with private balcony
Luxe master en-suite with marble finishes, freestanding bath and huge walk-in shower
2 additional bedrooms with built-in storage and marble en-suites
Expansive upstairs living/ lounge with kitchenette
Sweeping entertainer’s balcony with ocean views
10 car garage with marble flooring
Wine cellar and tasting room
Extensive storage space