Enter this 1895 stone home and feel the sensation of 21st century space, light and openness created by an architect-designed two-storey transformation. Winner of a Fremantle Heritage Award, the home retains its classic exterior but inside is fresh and full of surprises, with vast open-plan living, rear lawn and gardens, north-facing alfresco, beautiful designer bathrooms and an upstairs master suite and study perched above this already elevated location. This is a wonderfully walkable spot where you can make the most of Fremantle life: walk to the Fishing Boat Harbour and the markets, cycle down to the beach and stroll around the corner to Wray Avenue cafes and shopping.
Sitting above the street with the verandah catching the breezes, this beautiful home is incredibly quiet inside, with thick stone walls and double glazing creating a sense of total privacy. Two large, high-ceilinged bedrooms overlook the front verandah, one with a large walk-through robe leading to a very spacious bathroom with oval freestanding bath and an extra-long vanity with the pale Essastone tops found throughout the home. This bathroom has convenient dual access from the living area.
The open-plan kitchen, dining and living is huge and welcoming, with the beautiful jarrah floors reflecting the original materials of the heritage home. This is the perfect white kitchen, with long island bench, grey glass splashbacks and Miele appliances. Glass sliding doors to the north open to the timber-decked alfresco, leading up to a surprising garden space with lawn for the children to play - a real oasis in the heart of Freo (complete with original outdoor dunny). There is also an additional toilet behind the kitchen in the family laundry.
Up the jarrah stairs comes another surprise: a carpeted study with built-in white cabinetry, then the master-suite beyond. There is a real feeling here of being above it all, with charming rooftop vistas, complete seclusion and good contemporary design. A timber feature wall conceals the walk-through robe and the bathroom is created with simply elegant flair, including striking Italian tiling in grey and white.
If you love contemporary houses, light and space, but also have a yearning for the classic materials of stone, jarrah and some irreplaceable Freo history, this award-winning architectural reinvention is for you.
- Classic Fremantle stone home internally transformed
- Award-winning two-storey extension with upstairs master suite
- Vast open-plan living and north-facing alfresco
- Charming secluded garden and lawn
- Essastone velvet benchtops
- Fabulous white kitchen with Miele appliances
- Outdoor gas ports for heating and barbecue
- Reticulation and garden lighting
- Beautiful designer bathrooms
- Four toilets
- Jarrah floors, high ceilings
- Alarm system
- Solar panels
- Water tank
- Double glazing for whisper-quiet interior
- Elevated location - walk to everything