THIS South Fremantle warehouse conversion shows what can be done with imagination and flair.
Originally a woolstore the old red-brick building was transformed into three funky dwellings a few years back.
At the time each unit was a huge open space (except for the bathroom of course).
Over the years practicality has seen this 31a Scott Street abode transformed into a three-bedroom home, but losing little of its cavernous openness.
Massive double timber doors off the front courtyard garden open directly onto the living spaces.
A timbered and beamed cathedral ceiling soars overhead adding to the sense of endless space.
And light floods in through the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of an expansive inner-courtyard, bouncing off the soft glow of the jarrah floors.
Half-roofed in alsynite the courtyard is a great outdoors area which at the same time is very much part of the rest of the home.
There’s a synthetic grassed bench to sit at while waiting for the pizza oven to fire up.
The kitchen has a great urban-industrial feel thanks to polished concrete benches, including an island, and painted brick walls.
There’s no shortage of work space nor storage.
The central lounge area is sunken, giving a sense of separation, while at the same time being at the centre of what’s going on in the home.
All bedrooms are double, including a great mezzanine tucked under the eaves: With its sense of attic magic it’s sure to delight the young ones.
Should the kids want to let off steam just open the door and point them towards lovely Parmelia Park, literally a minute’s walk away.
Or grab the beach towels and wander a little further down to South Beach. Being South Freo there’s no shortage of shops, cafes and restaurants, including a swag on the South Terrace strip at your corner.
by JENNY D’ANGER
31a Scott Street, South Fremantle
0409 298 100
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