Uncomplicate your life

As I wander around Fremantle I keep a keen eye out, wondering what I’ll find down unsuspecting lanes and alleyways.

Behind locked gates this Pakenham Street dwelling has intrigued me for some time, but here I was at last through the gates, wandering between the limestone wall of a converted stable and the pressed tin and brick of its newer companion.

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Inner-city living doesn’t get any cuter than this tiny dwelling and I fell in love the minute I walked into the absolutely delightful courtyard garden. Raw limestone and rendered walls covered in a climbing ficus, planter boxes—one with a decent sized tree—and terracotta paving give this alfresco area a very Freo feel.

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Slide the bolt on the solid metal gate and you’re in a world of your own.

It’s an uncomplicated world with this home comprised of a ground-floor living/dining/kitchen and an upstairs bedroom/bathroom.

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A wall of steel and glass onto the courtyard makes the living area look and feel particularly spacious and light.

Steel girders hold up a white timber ceiling and huge copper pipes add to the industrial look and feel.

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The kitchen is compact but not squeezy and there’s plenty of stainless steel bench tops, including an island/breakfast bar.

There’s no shortage of cupboards and drawers, and—in the European style—there’s even a washing machine tucked under the bench.

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The bedroom is upstairs, where you’ll find room for a couch and a study nook, under a soaring cathedral ceiling.

With a wall of glass there’s no shortage of light, and a Juliet balcony gazes down the lane and across Fremantle roof tops.

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All Fremantle has to offer is literally at your doorstep, whether it’s the cappuccino strip and its many cafes and restaurants, movies or nightclubs, or the lovely Bathers Beach—it’s all a stroll away. Sell the car, you can get everywhere by feet, bike, train or CAT bus.

Currently used for short-term accommodation, this is a good little earner, or a terrific home for a single or couple.


49 Pakenham Street, Fremantle
mid $600,000s
Lauri Curtain 0422 478 150
9336 1166

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