HICKORY dickory dock, this one’s on the block.
When the hammer falls down, new owners will be found
Hickory dickory dock.
Actually this delightful Hickory Street, abode isn’t being auctioned, but I couldn’t come up with a better rhyme.
In the heart of South Fremantle the turn-of-the-century cottage, sitting on 455sqm, has been beautifully renovated to meet today’s lifestyle.
It’s nestled on a cul de sac just one street back from South Beach and comes with solar passive design and a swag of stylish, contemporary features. (The end “wall” of the garage is a massive, steel rainwater tank, a great mix of function and form).
The vendor’s planned on staying here, so they created the home they wanted to live in for the long haul, renovating it to become a four-bedroom/two-bathroom family home.
But a career shift means they’re heading off, leaving their dream nest to another family.
Step off the wrap-around verandah, overlooking a lovely bush garden, and you’re struck by space and light—in no small turn thanks to a wall of bifold doors at the far end onto a deck and delightful garden.
Soaring ceilings, huge picture windows, sets of louvres for cooling cross-ventilation, and glowing jarrah floors set the seal on this lovely, and very functional, living area.
The kitchen is a mix of golden timber cupboards, including a generous double pantry, and easy-care stainless steel benchtops.
Front-of-house is a formal lounge, with cute leadlight/stained glass windows and French doors onto the verandah.
I can see dinner guests moving from the dining room to the lounge, with the doors thrown open to catch the sea breeze, sweetened by the smell of eucalyptus from the mature gum in the front garden.
The main bedroom is a commodious space, with huge windows onto the rear garden, and a walk-in-robe.
A wall of glass in the ensuite turns the shower into an atrium; all the pleasure of outdoors, without cold winds, or burning solar rays.
A covered-timber deck off the dining area is the perfect spot for alfresco dining, or simply sipping coffee over the morning papers.
Surrounded by natural rock formations, lush plantings, tall trees and a swathe of grass, you’ll be in no hurry to finish.
And should you prefer your outdoor shower with sun, there’s a terrific one in the garden.
This is a sought after address, mere minutes walk to the beach and a swag of cafes and restaurants, or jump on the CAT bus and you’re in Fremantle before you can say “Hickory, dickory, dock”.
by JENNY D’ANGER
10 Hickory St,
0419 932 302
Mark Brophy Estate Agent