The brand new four-bedroom home at 75 Stephen Terrace, St Peters, offers an opportunity to enjoy resort-style living with an open floor plan appointed with high-end materials, warm interiors and plentiful natural light.
Residential builder David Pham and his wife Dung had intended to move in with their three children but, during the course of the home’s construction, they instead decided to stay where they are to be closer to their children’s schools.
As it was intended to be his family home, David says he created the property without a close eye on budget and spared no expense on materials.
The home’s most striking features include a marble island bench in the kitchen and a solid marble bathtub in the en suite.
The wet areas are appointed with gold brass fittings and floor-to-ceiling marble tiling including hexagon tiles on the walls and splashbacks.
Solid European oak is a consistent theme throughout the home with herringbone floors, floating stair treads, timber bedroom doors and the lounge room’s French doors.
“St Peters is a premium suburb and most people build here to live in – which was my intention as well,” says David.
“For me, this was the project that was an unlimited budget: whatever it needed to be done, whatever high-quality materials, we spent the money.
“I built this home with our family in mind – we intended to settle here and enjoy it.
“My oldest girl started high school this year and we’ve still got the two younger children at primary school nearby, so we decided it’s best to stay put.
“It’s sad to let this one go because I built it with my head and my heart.”
The construction was completed just three months ago and took longer than anticipated because of the custom nature of the build.
“So much of the home is custom-made, which is why it took longer than I anticipated. COVID didn’t help either, but overall, we finished the project exactly how we wanted to.”
The couple designed all of the interiors themselves, opting for an inviting colour scheme offset by dark cabinetry to create a modern feel.
“The home is quite warm, the natural materials are quite pleasing to the eye and the layout is open with lots of natural light,” says David.
“We didn’t use an interior designer: the architect just gave me a black and white plan and everything from there is on us.”
The home’s facade is punctuated with soaring travertine pillars and a palatial European oak pivot door.
Inside, the heart of the two-storey home is the spacious ground level with its high ceilings.
With the master bedroom located on the ground floor, this level is designed to function like a large entertainer’s self-contained apartment, with the additional bedrooms all situated upstairs.
“We wanted open-plan living and I worked with the architect to come up with a design that would suit the block and, at the same time, be open, functional and minimal,” says David.
The main living space is luxuriously appointed, with the centrepiece being the black marble bench which from one angle creates the illusion of being one solid piece of marble.
“I’ve seen many island benches that are just a square box, so we thought we’d do something different by using black marble and giving it shape,” says David.
“Overall, this home is a bit out of the box.
“I’ve used a lot of timber and stone in previous builds, but nothing like this one, especially with the extensive marble throughout the home.”
The property is on a corner block with double frontage and the garage situated at the rear of the home.
“The location is very convenient – close to the city, shopping and public and private schools.
“I also love the street because of all the trees; it’s quite nice here.”
Before getting started in property investment and development, David previously worked in high-end fashion retail.
“Creating the interiors probably goes back to the younger days when I was in fashion, trying to get the colours and balance right,” he says.
“I just build it how I see it.”
The sale is being handled by Peter Price of Price Partners Real Estate.