Recycled on Forrest

RUBBLE was kept on site, and bricks recycled to create what would have to be one of the loveliest small gardens you could wish for at this Forrest Street, Fremantle abode.

From the street it’s a humble two-bedroom unit, but the garden would put many a larger home, with their sterile courtyards, in the shade,

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The mellow, aged bricks of the slightly elevated patio came from demolished houses around Fremantle, and some from the 1943 Hollywood Hospital chapel.

All the plaster and cement chipped off went into creating a lime-rendered wall that rises and falls in curves around the not insubstantial garden with its swathe of lawn and lush planting.

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Attesting to the providence of the bricks, where they came from is written along the facing concrete of the patio.

Love and care has gone into the renovation of this cute home, and the skillion roof over the alfresco area was built with the help of the vendor’s carpenter father-in-law, including the hand-cut brackets.

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The vendor was eight months pregnant when she tiled the immaculate, and pristine-white, kitchen.

Space has been cleverly used in this central hub, with the “messy” preparation area hidden from view of the open living/dining space, by a built-in-cupboard holding the fridge, stove and oven.

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A sweep of white bench top end with a floor-to-ceiling pull-out pantry.

Good old dad built the table, which doubles as extra bench space, or pull out the matching timber bench chair and “dinner is served”.

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Pale gold floating timber floors and white walls create a sense of light and space in the living area, aided by huge windows overlooking Gibson Park.

The good-sized main bedroom has a study nook and a walk-in-robe.

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This cute abode, is a great entry point to the Fremantle market, or perfect for a retired couple looking to downsize.

Jump on a bus on Marmion Street and you’re in Fremantle in next to no time, and there’s no shortage of shops and eateries nearby.

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1 /3 Forrest Street, Fremantle
from $495,000
Nicola Fleet 0403 969 227
Yard Property 9339 1006

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