We Think You’ll Fall In Love With This Mid Century Modern Wembley Icon

We don’t know about you, but it seems that mid century modern homes are having a major moment, and rightly so, because there’s just something about them - clean lines, open floorplans, a focus on indoor-outdoor living, interesting textures - what’s not to love? Striking the perfect balance between funky and functional, it would be an understatement to say we see the appeal.

If the allure of a mid century icon gets you excited then we may have just found the perfect abode in 53 Lake Monger Drive, Wembley. Set on an elevated position on Lake Monger Drive, this home is a beacon of mid-century modern design, reimagined for the contemporary lifestyle. Originally built in 1964, the architectural masterpiece has gracefully aged, witnessing numerous updates over six decades, with its most recent renovation and extension solidifying its status as a Wembley icon.


Designed by Rodrigues Bodycoat Architects, the home is a harmonious blend of both history and innovation. Situated on a generous 1,232 square metres, the home boasts an elevated position that commands unparalleled views of Lake Monger. Imagine waking up every day to the serene, glistening waters of the lake – while it may seem like a dream for many, it’s a reality for the lucky new owners of this iconic address. It’s not everyday that a home like this comes up for sale on Lake Monger Drive!

The exterior of the home captures distinct features of what you’d expect from a home of its era with timber panelling, impressive stonework and clean lines, giving a taste for what lies beneath. Walk up winding driveway and then the stairs and you’ll be greeted with a north-facing terrace, offering the perfect vantage point to soak in those majestic Lake Monger views.

Walk through the front door and you’ll be greeted with the open plan kitchen, living and dining area. The interior spaces, including the kitchen and living dining area, strike a perfect balance between mid-century flair and sleek, contemporary living. With a butler's pantry, Miele appliances and a zip tap, the kitchen is a chef's dream, seamlessly transitioning to the ultimate entertaining spots both at the front and the back of the home. A retro vibe bar and a dining area framed by large windows allow lush greenery and lake views to become part of your everyday dining experience. We're already imagining the dinner parties!

When it comes time to relax and unwind from the day, float up the stairs to your luxurious master suite. Boasting a huge bedroom, a walk-in robe and a luxe bathroom, the future owners of this home will be ensured both privacy and comfort day in and day out. Did we mention the leafy outlook over the lake? We don’t know about you, but we can think of worse views to wake up to everyday! You’ll also find a secondary living room and study on the upper level of the home, offering serenity and separation when needed.

The home's architecture has been thoughtfully expanded with modern extensions that elevate its framework to a realm of sleek and contemporary elegance, all while preserving the heart and soul of its mid century heritage. The warmth of timber feature walls in the living room extend into the outdoor aesthetic, where it strikingly contrasts with the sophisticated charcoal metal cladding. This blend of textures and materials gives the home a distinctively modern appeal, marrying the timeless charm of the past with the polished sophistication of the present.


While you may be expecting a generously-sized home that’s ideal for gatherings, you may underestimate how much of a treat you’re in for, with a property that’s full of different spaces to create an unparalleled paradise for entertainers. Beyond the open plan living area lies an outdoor sanctuary designed for year-round entertaining. The expansive backyard features a grassed area (complete with a putting green for golf enthusiasts may we add!), and two undercover areas, all surrounding an enormous feature pool. Walk a little further and you’ll find the outdoor kitchen is equipped with a barbeque, pizza oven, and everything you could want or need to be a host with the most. Whether you're soaking up the sun by the pool on those endless summer days that seamlessly transition into warm, tranquil evenings, or hosting a dazzling soirée, you'll find yourself well equipped to host any number of guests in this impressive home.

But this residence isn't just about stunning aesthetics; it's also a testament to sustainable living. With solar panels discreetly placed on the roof, double glazing at the front, and multiple water tanks, this home is as eco-friendly as it is beautiful. High end, sleek finishes throughout add a touch of modern convenience, highlighting the property's blend of bygone charm and present-day functionality. It really is the best of both worlds! Did we mention the wine cellar on the ground floor underneath the home for the wine connoisseur in the family?

53 Lake Monger Drive is more than just a house; it's a lifestyle opportunity that doesn’t come up all too often. With its combination of modern functionality, a bygone groove, and a lakeside setting, this property is a one-of-a-kind offering in Perth's real estate market. It's a chance to own a piece of Wembley's history and a home that beautifully encapsulates the essence of lakeside living with all the perks of an active, vibrant community right on your doorstep.


If you want these boxes ticked, this could be the perfect home for you:

+ Mid century lovers

+ Entertainer’s paradise

+ Family living

+ A connected lifestyle

+ Modern, sleek and bespoke finishes


Merging inner-city convenience and a strong connection to community, this part of the world is one of the most idyllic places to live. When you want a change of pace, the vibrancy of Wembley, West Leederville, Subiaco and Leederville are all within easy reach. Life on Lake Monger Drive promises a blend of tranquility and urban convenience. With the city, beaches, and freeway entries just a short drive away, every box is ticked at this address.

Lake Monger - Visits to Lake Monger will be a year-round activity, whether it's long picnics in the sun on a summer afternoon, or crisp morning walks in winter with your furry friend.

Monsterella Pizza - Relaxed, authentic and local dining at its best, Monsterella serves up some of the best pizza in town.

Mummucc - A cosy and intimate restaurant and wine bar, Mummucc serves up modern Italian interpretations.

Get in touch with Property Consultants Craig Gaspar or Declan Turner for further information on 53 Lake Monger Drive, Wembley.

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