AUCTION ONSITE SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER AT 10AM
DEPOSIT: $100,000 ON FALL OF THE HAMMER
SETTLEMENT: 60 OR 90 DAYS AT BUYERS NOMINATION
Whatever your dream for your home and your business, whatever your vocation or your passion, this extraordinary mixed-use property offers a marvellous array of spaces, choices and income generation, all within an historic building whose thick stone walls resonate with countless stories from its fascinating history.
There is so much opportunity and flexibility here, it's hard to take it all in. At the heart of the property is a stunning open-plan family home, but there's so much more: a charming separate studio apartment at the rear; commercial premises at the front; a long gallery space (or large office or boardroom); another enormous high-ceilinged room with huge double-hung sash windows, and more.
Built from local limestone in 1898 as the North Fremantle Infants' School, it has been re-interpreted for the 21st century by award-winning Fremantle-born architect David Hartree. The family home at the centre of the property is an absolutely delightful and quiet haven full of inspired ideas brought to fruition with great style by the artist owner.
The jarrah-floored, open plan kitchen, dining and living area is a soaring space featuring the original curved pressed-tin ceiling with its unusual tin ceiling roses. A winch-operated door leads down to the wine cellar and bi-fold doors open to the deck and garden, with outdoor bath and shower and a rainwater tank delivering fresh filtered water to the kitchen. Upstairs you'll find an expansive master bedroom with large ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, a charming second bedroom, bathroom and study, all fitted with beautifully crafted marri timber features. Connected to this inspiring home are three more large and flexible spaces which could be used as studios, offices, boardroom, extra family space - whatever your lifestyle, your business or your creative pursuits require.
In addition, the front of this remarkable old school building is currently commercial premises, featuring a large retail, salon or office space, with kitchen, wheelchair-friendly bathroom and extra kitchenette. At the rear of the property is a separate, charming studio apartment with mezzanine, kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet and freestanding bath - it even has 3 phase power should you choose to use it as a workshop. There's also secure garaging with plenty of space to store surfboards or windsurfing equipment to make the most of being so very close to the beach.
In 1899 Cyril Jackson, the Inspector General of Schools, wrote to the Minister of Education seeking to secure more land for the school's expansion, saying “North Fremantle is never likely to diminish and property will hardly go down much in value”. How right he was. In the 21st century, here's a chance to realise your own vision and make your own history in a place brimming with exciting possibilities.
- Historic former North Fremantle Infants' School building
- Stunning, creative open-plan family home with cellar
- Remarkable flexibility for home, studios and business
- Commercial premises with full facilities and established rental income
- Charming separate studio apartment with mezzanine
- 7 parking spaces
- Secure garaging and storage
- Three enormous additional spaces for office, studio, boardroom, etc
- Thick limestone walls and double-glazed windows
- Outdoor bath and shower
- Extraordinary curved pressed-tin ceiling
- Close to the ocean and North Fremantle train station