LIKE a multifaceted jewel, beautiful leadlight/stained glass windows are everywhere in this drop-dead gorgeous East Fremantle home.
In many of the rooms, including the huge entry, panels of delicately patterned glass stretch from floor to ceiling, bordered by lovely art nouveau jarrah frames, with their subtly Japanese shape.
Beautifully arched french doors connect the formal lounge and dining areas—a sweeping space I can imagine balls being held in (or perhaps house music parties, with mobile phones held aloft). But, with two of the four bedrooms next door the vendor’s kids use it as a play area. Lucky kids.
The original owners were well ahead of their time because this home has the openness expected by today’s family and the entry flows effortlessly into a vast family/kitchen/dining space.
The huge kitchen has a swag of honey-gold timber cupboards and drawers, including a walk-in pantry, and a sweep of granite benches, for easy meal preparation.
A covered patio off the informal dining room is a pleasant spot for alfresco dining, or crank up the built-in-barbecue and invite the crowd around.
The garden needs a bit of TLC, but there’s plenty of mature trees and vines as the basis of a green oasis.
The main bedroom has its share of stained glass, a beautiful set of embayed windows overlooking the spacious front garden. Even the ensuite has a delicately embossed window. And with a walk-in robe there’s no excuse for an untidy bedroom.
The huge, fenced front garden is a great space for kids to play, with room for riding a bike at one side and a game of basketball the other, all under the shade of a couple of lovely, mature trees.
A large expanse of front garden means the house is set well back from busy Canning Highway, ensuring traffic noise isn’t an issue.
Set on a whopping 794sqm this lovely home has retained its heritage credentials, while easily fitting a modern lifestyle.
This green and leafy section of East Fremantle is close to schools, shops and cafes.
by JENNY D’ANGER
14 Bedford St, East Fremantle
Clare Hickey-Shand 0424 593 136
Yard Property 9339 1006