Wake up call

22. 47HOME1Bird calls are the alarm clock for the vendors of this King Street, East Fremantle home.

Bifold doors in the second storey main bedroom peel back onto a balcony—and a veritable forest.

“I love to have the doors open and listen to the birds in the morning,” the vendor tells the Herald.

The lush garden is one of many winning features of this turn-of-the-century cottage.

Viewed through the bifold doors of the open-plan living area you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a south-west forest retreat.

There’s a grapevine-covered pergola, and lime and lemon trees, while grassed limestone terraces and hidden nooks add to the charming ambience—and ensure places for quiet contemplation.

Or just sit under the covered patio and let the myriad bird calls wash over you as you enjoy an alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The substantial living area is a modern light-filled space, thanks to huge banks of windows and doors on two sides.

Originally a humble workers’ cottage, in the-then poor part of East Fremantle, this four-bedroom home has been extended and renovated to create a modern home, without losing its heritage credentials.

The stained glass surrounding the front door is both gorgeous and unusual in that it extends from the floor level and tracks across the top of the door in a lovely heritage floral design.

Jarrah floors, high ceilings, many with beautiful roses, wide skirting boards, and fireplaces are to be found in the two bedrooms and study of the original cottage.

The substantial living area is a modern light-filled space, thanks to huge banks of windows and doors on two sides.

The kitchen has a foot in both worlds, with a massive double set of old timber-framed windows, with attractive blue panels top and bottom.

The rest is pure 21st century with plenty of bench space, a huge pantry and lovely red glass splashbacks around the stove, making cooking in this open space a delight.

The main bedroom and a minor one are upstairs, creating a parents’ retreat or, perhaps, a nursery.

East Fremantle’s vibrant George Street shopping/cafe precinct is a short walk away, as is the local primary school and John Curtin College of the Arts.

And it’s not much of a stretch to wander into Fremantle’s CBD, or down to the river foreshore.

BY JENNY D’ANGER

93 King St, East Fremantle
Auction November 23, 12.30pm
Stefanie Dobro 0409 229 115
Caporn Young Estate Agents

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