Cascading down one of Fremantle's prettiest streets is a rare and intact row of 1886 terrace houses: their stone and tuck-pointed brick, iron lacework and bullnose verandahs present a fine example of the enduring architecture of the gold boom era. Number 24 retains its original charm, with the advantages of abundant natural light, modern white kitchen, north-facing living and rear access to double garaging, plus a separate studio with its own bathroom and wine cellar. Walk down the hill to the markets, restaurants and the train station and come home to quiet, privacy and comfort within the thick stone walls of this historic home.
A decorative iron gate leads to the entry path with original tiling, and across the jarrah verandah the home opens to the traditional hallway with decorative arch. The front bedroom (or generous office) has double-hung sash windows overlooking the verandah, high ceilings with ceiling rose and a jarrah fireplace with cast-iron insert. Another bedroom features built-in jarrah wardrobes on either side of the fireplace and a northern window with a pretty courtyard aspect. The hallway opens out to a lovely sitting room with a gas log fireplace and beyond is the modern white kitchen with pale engineered stone tops and a stainless steel Ilve range. A skylight and clerestory window fills the space with light, and the kitchen opens to a delightful little side courtyard. There's a large laundry with a wall of storage and a white bathroom with bath and skylight.
The surprises continue as the home opens to another sunny living space, north-facing, with large Velux skylights, louvres for cross-ventilation and a wall of glass with concertina doors opening to the rear courtyard. Down the recycled brick path with its wall of climbing roses is an air-conditioned, rendered brick studio with jarrah floors, lime-washed timber ceilings, its own bathroom and stairs leading down to a high-ceilinged wine cellar. This is a very flexible space with the opportunity for independent accommodation. The double garage has rear access, workshop bench space and loft storage.
Thoughtfully renovated and extended, with its historic charm completely retained, this is a fine example of a classic early Fremantle stone home - serene, peaceful and private, but with all the advantages of urban living in a wonderfully walkable location.
- Early stone terrace with studio and double garage
- Historic charm extended and renovated
- North-facing living
- Abundant natural light
- Jarrah floors, high ceilings, original features
- Studio has cellar, own bathroom and rear access
- Walk down the hill to town
- Quiet, private, serene
- Heritage listed and classified by the National Trust
- Mixed use zoning