STRONG winds whip up white-capped waves as you gaze out to Carnac Island. Boats bob up and down in the Fremantle sailing club, the wind howling through masts.
Wild, wintry weather is often overlooked by photographers and artists enamoured by tranquil spring sunsets but wow, this was picturesque.
Upon opening the forest-green door and stepping into this early 1900s federation style bungalow, you are met with a feeling of serenity.
To fully appreciate the views, the kitchen has been moved to the front of the house and it makes sense to be able to eat and cook in the kitchen whilst looking out onto the water instead of being tucked away out the back.
It really doesn’t make sense to have bedrooms in prime position: you spend so little time in them and most of that is asleep.
Open and spacious, with plenty of natural light, this home’s living room has a distinctive beachhouse feel about it, with views of the marina just across the street.
The original fireplace is the highlight of this room, with a large mirror above and gold detailing around the mantle.
With beautiful views of summer sunsets and wintery storms, the kitchen and front porch are the ideal place to sit and watch nature in all its glories.
Three large bedrooms lead off the central hall, all bright and spacious with fireplaces in each and an en suite in the main bedroom including a huge timber wardrobe.
The white walls and ceilings, light rooms and timber floors give the house the natural, open atmosphere one associates with a beach holiday house.
Outside, there is a toilet and shower, laundry room and shed as well as outdoor seating area. There is also a garage with rear lane access off Jenkins Street.
Retaining many of its features such as striking fireplaces, ornate ceilings and timber floorboards, this waterside cottage has maintained a feeling of authenticity about it.
Walking distance from South Freo’s thriving cafe strip, restaurants, beaches and harbours, this house is just streets from all that cosmopolitan Fremantle has to offer.
by RANI GEORGE
148 Marine Tce, Fremantle
offers over $1.3m
Jenny Henshaw 0418 908 858
Mark Brophy Estate Agent 9335 9800