Welcome to a truly remarkable property, nestled in this prime riverside location. This is Philip House.
This contemporary architectural home was masterfully designed by Architect, Rachel Feldhusen (Wright Feldhusen) and its interior was curated by the famed interior designer, author and TV presenter, Sibella Court, resulting in a harmonious blend of architectural innovation and design.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic Ace Hotel in LA and the vibrant warehouse vibe of Fremantle, this property is a fusion of global influences. The design pays tribute to the homeowner’s extensive travels across North America, Africa, and Brazil, resulting in an elegant mix of textures, whilst its Wabi Sabi ethos connects the home to nature effortlessly.
Constructed from a fusion of steel, concrete, brick and cladding, the residence exudes a cathedral-like feel, boasting a continuous floating ceiling and a design that skillfully plays with height and scale to create an inspiring living experience.
The essence of the home can be felt prominently throughout the living spaces. Designed around maximising enjoyment in the areas you spend the most time, each living space flows seamlessly to the next and maximises comfort, light and aesthetic appeal.
Flooded with natural light from a huge void above the kitchen and an internal garden opposite, the kitchen is the nucleus of the home and a place of alchemy. Boasting an elegant blend of elements, the kitchen features an antique glass splashback, stone benchtops and floating timber cabinetry. Overhead pendant lights anchor the space whilst the neighbouring library offers visual inspiration. Miele appliances including a steamer, oven, dishwasher and induction cooktop are featured, as well as ample storage and a tucked away larder.
The adjacent dining area leads to a sunken lounge with a double height ceiling, whilst outside, an entertainment area and concrete pool face North. This zone exudes an international vibe, seamlessly blending diverse design influences to create a relaxing atmosphere. Exposed LVL beams and a custom made reclaimed parquetry door made from Red Cedar frame the space, conjuring previous travels in far away places.
Upstairs, the home office overlooks the rooftop garden, while a mezzanine gallery hall leads to a North facing parent’s retreat with an expansive deck. With sweeping views of the Swan River, the Point Water spit and the Indian Ocean, hours will easily be spent soaking up this breathtaking panorama and picturesque location. Consequence of a well thought out floor plan, the main bedroom can be hidden away via the bi-fold doors, providing excellent flexibility should you wish to entertain upstairs whilst keeping your sleeping quarters private.
Light-filled bathrooms with hand-cut wall tiles and popham floor tiles encourage a Moroccan feel, which are complemented by Astra Walker tapware and Apaiser basins.
Crucial to the overall design was the emphasis on the outdoor space; both within the architectural connection to the outdoors and the selection of plants and materials. The Adelaide Gardener was engaged to create the landscaping, taking keen understanding of the owner’s time abroad. With its African influence, the garden features low maintenance plants including grasses, Aloe, Senegalese mahogany and South African eucalyptus latte fencing, offset by rust coloured gravel.
Nestled in a coveted prime riverside pocket of East Fremantle, Philip House sits on a quiet family-friendly street, offering a lifestyle enriched by its surroundings. With the Swan River, E I Chapman Reserve and East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club just a leisurely stroll away, you can embrace the allure of riverside living. This vibrant community boasts local sports clubs, shops and cafes within just minutes, whilst families will appreciate the convenience of nearby Richmond Primary School.
/ Designed by celebrated Architect, Rachel Feldhusen (Wright Feldhusen Architects)
/ Interior curated by Interior Designer, Author and TV Presenter, Sibella Court
/ Built by Wandoo Building Company
/ Block size of 557 sqm
/ Built area of 451 sqm approx.
/ North facing living areas and outdoor entertaining areas
/ Constructed of concrete, steel, brick and cladding
/ Design inspiration from global travels, Fremantle warehouses and Wabi Sabi ethos
/ Two separate living areas, including a retreat with an expansive deck and sweeping views across the Swan River and to the Indian Ocean
/ A spacious home office overlooking the rooftop garden
/ Cathedral like feel inside, with a continuous floating ceiling and two roof lines with exposed LVL beams
/ Concrete and tiled pool with hand cut Moroccan tiles and Elite in-ground pool cover
/ Rear concrete alfresco area with built-in BBQ, facing North and overlooking the pool
/ White concrete floors downstairs and Tasmanian Oak floor upstairs
/ Kitchen with Miele appliances including steamer, oven, dishwasher and induction cooktop
/ Hand cut antique glass splashback to kitchen
/ African inspired garden with grasses, Aloe and Bismarck Palm and rust coloured gravel
/ Ducted-air conditioning
/ Ceiling fans to secondary bedrooms
/ Fully reticulated garden
/ Aneeta windows
/ Robert Plumb outdoor shower and letterbox
/ Imported Schoolhouse light fittings
/ Latte wood fencing
/ Secure electric gate to front of property and secure pedestrian access
/ Bathrooms include hand cut tiles to bathrooms from Surface Gallery and Popham floor tiles, Apaiser basins, Astra Walker tapware
/ IlFannel Lighting and Marine Lights from Lightco
/ Ay Illuminate pendant lights
/ Deborah Ehrich Jar Lights NYC to outdoor alfresco
/ The World of RH curtain rails