Timeless Tuscan charm meets modern luxury on the Swan in this Applecross mansion

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Discover timeless Tuscan charm at the glittering edges of the Swan River at this multi-million-dollar mansion titled ‘La Villa Quattro Venti’.

If you’ve been dreaming of a sprawling Florentine-style villa complete with all the luxury lifestyle amenities you could possibly need, look no further than 75 Melville Beach Road in Applecross.

Set across three levels and poised on a corner block, this sprawling residence was brought to life by architect Summerhayes, Wray and Associates.

Melville Beach Road Applecross

According the listing via Ray White, the lavish property has played host to numerous high-society parties and has even attracted buyer interest from an unnamed Chinese celebrity. It’s not hard to see why.

Emanating Tuscan warmth and sophistication, this six-bedroom, six-bathroom estate greets you with a gorgeous limestone-block façade and lush greenery. But take a closer look and you’ll find a whimsical sculpture that pays homage to the property’s Italian name (which translates to ‘The Villa Four Winds’) crafted by Fremantle Studio sculptor Greg James.

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Lending itself well to Perth’s long summers, the property centres itself around a secluded swimming pool framed by rendered columns and foliage while another Greg James sculpture looks out over the river.

Establishing a strong connection between indoors and outdoors, the majority of rooms seamlessly connect to this poolside haven which captures incredible views and provides plenty of space for outdoor entertainment. Sunset canapes and a glass of bubbly overlooking the Swan? Don’t mind if we do.

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Inside, find meticulously crafted Italianate details throughout, including travertine, granite bench tops, brush-box wooden flooring and wrought iron.

Taking advantage of the home’s impressive river vistas, the spacious formal lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows as well as silk wallpaper and moiré taffeta drapes which add to the Italianate opulence of the home.

Melville Beach Road Applecross

Blending a timeless Tuscan aesthetic with modern functionality, the kitchen adjoins a casual meals area as well as a more formal dining space.

Apart from the ground-floor guest suite, all the bedrooms are conveniently located up on the first floor, including the master suite which enjoys plenty of privacy.

Melville Beach Road Applecross
Melville Beach Road Applecross

And of course, a Tuscan-inspired villa simply would not be complete without a wine cellar. Descend the circular staircase down to the basement level and you’ll not only find ample room to store all your favourite drops but also a bar area, gym, change room and sauna. In other words, your own private health retreat.

And if one bar isn’t enough, you’ll find another back up on the ground floor that opens out into a jarrah-panelled family room.

Melville Beach Road Applecross
Melville Beach Road Applecross

Set on more than 1,200 square metres of prime riverside land, 75 Melville Beach Road in Applecross holds the keys to an affluent Perth lifestyle. Schools, shops, eateries and parks are all within easy walking distance while both Perth CBD and Fremantle are but a short drive away, meaning residents get the best of both worlds. And did we mention it’s right by the Swan River? Because it really is right on the Swan.

This Applecross estate is listed in the low six millions – check out the full listing here.

Image Credit: Ray White