Light and space

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This Ord Street home proves you should never judge a book by its cover.

From the outside the house appears quaint and charming, with cute tiny dragons built into the roof.

Upon entry I discover looks can be deceiving, and that the home is in fact enormous.

With five bedrooms, two floors and a sprawling backyard, this home is the ideal size and in a fantastic location for families to enjoy the laidback Freo lifestyle.

Built in 1929, this 842sqm property has the character of an old heritage house, with high ceilings, antique light switches and an impressive outdated fireplace in the dining room.

Natural light pours in through the large windows, making the entire upper floor appear bright and cheery.

The bedrooms are spacious, and one towards the back has a beautiful view of the port city.

Maroon wall tiles bring the kitchen to life, with a quirky red breakfast bar, plenty of storage space and funky, modern appliances.

I was astonished to discover I wasn’t at the end of the tour just yet, finding a set of stairs hidden by the kitchen which lead you down to a second bathroom, a couple more bedrooms, and a cosy little nook that could function as a second living room.

This downstairs area would be the ideal space for older kids to create their own den away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the home. Or servants’ quarters, if you like that sort of thing.

The backyard is huge, with an alfresco area, shed, and rambles of grass.

Literally next door to Fremantle Park, and less than a five-minute walk from the centre of Fremantle, it doesn’t get much better than this.

by SOPHIE MITCHELL

3 Ord Street, Fremantle
Sale by negotiation
Mark Dimmock | 0404 048 277
William Porteous Properties | 9386 8800

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