BELLEVUE Terrace is one of those quintessentially Fremantle streets, full of gorgeous heritage cottages and semi-detached homes.
This delightful three-bedroom limestone abode, sitting on a modest 235sqm, is of the later variety and has the classic long hall from which a variety of rooms branch off.
The first is a bedroom with all you’d expect from an 1890 home, jarrah floors, ceiling rose, fireplace—and the cutest French doors onto the front verandah.
The main bedroom is on the second level, a gargantuan space with vaulted ceiling, set with two windows, and a quirky pink, curved wall guarding the generous ensuite.
A spacious balcony is a great spot to relax, with built in timber seating to recline or raise the back and loll—and great views across an assortment of roof tops to the ocean. Sunsets from here must be spectacular.
Back on ground level you emerge from the hall into the huge kitchen/dining area.
An old fireplace in the dining area has been stripped back to reveal warm, raw brick and a tile fire installed making this a toasty space in winter.
The kitchen is purely a modern space, a long, lean galley-style domain, with sparkling white stone bench tops, plenty of white drawers with slick stainless steel handles, Smeg appliances and a pull-out pantry.
Crisp, white walls and ceiling in the living area are relieved by the deep, chocolate richness of aged jarrah floors, and softened by huge glass doors leading to the garden.
“It’s a wee oasis of calm,” says the vendor’s mum, visiting from Scotland and relishing her last hours in this private sanctuary before returning to the savage wilds of Pictland.
Lush garden beds, mature trees and textured brick paving really do make this an oasis—and there’s no worry about neighbours peering in when you’re in the spa.
Bellevue Terrace is a hop, skip and a jump from Fremantle’s many cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries and living here is to embrace inner-city living in a genteel manner.
by JENNY D’ANGER
42 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle
Rommel Niblett 0439 911 637
Caporn Young Estate Agents 9335 5977