Great on Gordon

FREMANTLE architect Gerard McCann’s sensitive extensions on heritage homes are always worth looking at, so I was very interested in checking out a house he’d designed from scratch.

Of course I wasn’t disappointed with this stunningly modern four-bedroom home on Gordon Street, East Fremantle.

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And I was rather impressed he set himself the challenge of more-or-less designing it around keeping a pool, left behind after the block fronting Preston Point Road was subdivided.

With 445sqm of land to play with the result is amazing, with massive columns around the pool supporting the soaring home rising above, and providing protection against the blazing sun for those in the water.

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Protected by high garden walls there’s  room for a swathe of grass for the kids to play, and a great barbecue kitchen with its own stereo system.

Tomato sauce empty? Just use the intercom to call for a back-up. And with a wall-mounted TV you can bob gently in the cooling water without missing your favourite program.

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Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, all double.

Head upstairs and you’ll find a massive open plan living/dining/kitchen, with the same stunning honey-gold timber floors as the lower level.

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Massive windows ensure plenty of light, and from the kitchen sink you can see the river and Perth skyline.

The vendor reckons the view is a moving feast, with dragon boats, launches and yachts on the river and people walking their dogs or jogging in the park.

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You can see the Royal Show fireworks from the living room. And watch local cricket on nearby Henry Jeffery Oval  from the comfort of the lounge room.

“[And] you can see the lights at Subi Oval and feel like your there [for the footy].”

Everything is slick and modern in this spacious home, and the generous kitchen has everything today’s chefs demand.

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The main bedroom is a sweeping space, with stunning views up the river. Which having put it to the test I can guarantee are just as good reclining on the bed.

An ensuite, with lovely French sandstone floors and walls and a generous walk-in robe makes this the perfect parents’ retreat.

With the river and parks virtually on your doorstep, and no shortage of shops and cafes a short drive away, this really is a great home in a fantastic location.


10 Gordon Street, East  Fremantle
mid $2 million
Daryl Cook 0400 209 894
Abode Real Estate 9385 3377

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