Upside down, inside out … no downside

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THIS Petra Street home has been turned inside out and upside down to equip it for the needs of today’s modern family.

The main bedroom is now a spacious kitchen/dining area which integrates beautifully with the nearby lounge, while the old kitchen is a bedroom and study. Living spaces integrate harmoniously with the private, walled front garden and patio.


When the Herald arrived, an energetic trio of youngsters was kicking a soccer ball around: you could tell by the tables under the massive tree this is an area well used by the family.

The best of this East Freo home’s art deco heritage has been retained, with the modern and stylish renovation transforming it into a great family home.

Fully refurbished with new appliances, floor-to-ceiling pantries, caesar stone benchtops and polished floors, the kitchen is the hub.

This chic abode is stylish and sophisticated while still retaining the 1950s old-world feel…

The light, open-plan kitchen/dining room with French doors opening out to the entertaining area and grassy front yard, makes it the perfect place to relax and watch the kids run around.

This chic abode is stylish and sophisticated while still retaining the 1950s old-world feel, with the beautiful leadlight doors and high ceilings associated with the era.

The living room is airy and light, whilst still feeling cosy and homely thanks to a built-in gas fire.

Smart design

With some very smart design and renovation ideas, the newly redone bathroom is a standout. With a huge skylight letting in tonnes of natural light, a separate bath and shower and freshly painted vanity, it gives a chic, classy, beach house vibe.

The bedrooms are all spacious and inviting, with a large ensuite and walk-in robe attached to the main bedroom. The second bedroom is large with a sleepout attached, easily fitting two children.

This bedroom can be arranged to fit a study or play area and could even be used as a fourth bedroom. With a third bedroom, central bathroom and study area, this house is a very comfortable size.

Despite a complete transformation, this house maintains a cosy, warm feeling with subtle hints to its previous appearance.

There’s plenty of shops and cafes just up the road, and of course Fremantle is a short drive away.


7 Petra Street,
East Fremantle
Clare Hickey-Shand
0424 593 139
Yard Property
9339 1006

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