Just seven weeks and two days was all that it took to transform this once dated, 1980s-style riverside family home into a glamorous, multi-level, urban retreat.
Now the private home of the Perth woman behind the aptly named Million Dollar Makeovers and The Renovation Company, developer and interior designer Sasha deBretton, managed to complete both a structural and aesthetic overhaul in a time frame that would leave most tearing their hair out.
Ms deBretton has carved out a niche in the Perth market, transforming top end homes in record time and bringing in a hand-picked team of different trades to ensure her projects run both to time and budget.
Her own family home, and most recent pet project, is located on the riverside of arguably Perth's premier residential street. A stunning three level, contemporary family home boasting knock out, 180 degree views of the Swan River and separate access from each of its three separate levels.
The pool area, pre-renovation. Photo: Supplied
Post renovation, it's nearly unrecognisable.Photo: Jody D'Arcy
Structurally this once boxy 80s style home is unrecognisable, with walls removed to open up the floor plan and capitalise on its unrivalled river panorama, bathrooms transformed into luxurious modern oases and a glass framed infinity lap pool with bar on the second level overlooking the Swan.
Selling agent Peter Burns of Mack Hall Real Estate said there had been strong buyer interest from interstate, as was often the case with premier river front homes, and that its "dream Saunders Street location" and exemplary interior finishes and fixtures put the home in a category all of its own.
"This is an unrivalled family home that has been executed and transformed by one of Perth's most professional designers and home renovators," he said.
The kitchen was a definite statement of the 1980s. Photo: Supplied
The kitchen today says stylish and refined. Photo: Jody D'Arcy
The fact that it could either function as a very large family home or as three separate, self-contained apartments only adds to its appeal, he said.
Each floor has its own separate entry, fully functioning kitchen and laundry, which Mr Burns said would appeal to many different family combinations.
The upper level incorporates a huge open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with Neil Perry appliances, massive Caesar stone bench tops and is meticulously executed in a very contemporary palette of greys and blacks.
The lounge room has gone from this... Photo: Supplied
...to this. Photo: Jody D'Arcy
The "penthouse style" master suite, with sweeping river views, features a chic, open plan adjoining bathroom in statement black and extensive his and hers walk in robes.
The middle level houses four large bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a fully functioning kitchen with bi-fold windows out onto a pool-side bar and swimming pool framed by a stunning Swan River backdrop.
The lower level seven car garage has been completely remodelled and now boasts room for three cars with the remaining area transformed into a separate accommodation and living space that could function equally as a nanny's quarters, granny flat, teen retreat or adult man cave with separate entry and alarm.
The renovated master suite. Photo: Jody D'Arcy
With an asking price from $6,999,000, this home sits very firmly at the upper level of Perth's elite western suburbs market.
Mr Burns said while markets across the board in Perth were showing definite signs of improvement, the top end was also on the move.
"We recently sold a home nearby in Wellington Street in Mosman Park which had been on the market for three years for $11,675,000 and it was sold after receiving three local offers in the space of two weeks in October," he said, as indication that Perth's top end was indeed picking up.
And what now for one of Perth's most high profile interior designers and developers?
Ms de Bretton said although she didn't want to say too much, her next focus would be on commercial property and transforming some historic properties in different Perth suburbs into multifunctioning premises - all in record time or course.