Kids grow here

THERE’S something rather delightful about leafy, tree-lined neighbourhood where the kids walk to school together.

“It’s very community in East Fremantle, everyone seems to know each other,” the vendor of this Dalgety Street home says.

She’s lived here for well over 20 years, waving her now grown-up kids head off to school, oversized backpacks toppling them over, from the wrap-around verandah of this beautifully renovated early 1900s home.

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All the bells and whistle of the period can be found inside, with beautiful ceiling roses and fireplaces, lovely leadlight windows and doors, wide skirting boards, and of course rich, chocolatey jarrah floors.

The main bedroom of this four-bedroom home is at the front, overlooking a manicured front garden.

The generously proportioned room has a trio of leadlight and coloured glass windows, and a renovated ensuite, complete with built-in-robe.

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An extension some years ago has added everything today’s families want, with part of the existing build the basis for a huge open-plan living/dining/kitchen—and a very cute study.

With its jarrah floors and heritage touches this area maintains a sense of dignified tranquility.

Massive banks of windows over the kitchen benches ensure plenty of light—and great views of the magnificent garden.

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The long, lean galley style cuts down on walking and there’s no shortage of bench space or storage, including a double pantry.

French doors led to a covered alfresco area and mellow brick paving up to a massive magnolia tree.

“It’s the biggest in Perth, [and] flowers from November to January,” the vendor says.

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Brick paths wander through mature trees, huge hibiscuses and lushly planted garden beds in this magical jungle.

An old garage has been converted into an amazing self-contained studio, with a huge bedroom/sitting room and separate kitchen, and a second loft bedroom.

Sad to leave, the vendor is hoping she’ll be handing over treasured memories yet to come to a new family, and a new generation of kids walking to the local primary school.


32 Dalgety Street,
East Fremantle
mid-high $1 million
Emma Powell
0405 704 528
Caporn Young
9335 5977
open Saturday (May 2) 2–2.30pm

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