SITTING on the elevated verandah of this King Street, home, I felt like queen of the street, nodding and waving to people strolling by.
Arriving early was a good opportunity to get a sense of the peaceful ambience of this once working class slice of East Fremantle, and although it’s close to Marmion Street, traffic was barely audible.
Built somewhere around the 1920s, the brick and tile home must have been one of the more substantial in the area, judging by the four generous bedrooms in the original section.
The windows have white shutters, rather than curtains, which gives a pleasing colonial touch to the rooms, with their jarrah floors, ceiling roses and fireplaces.
A central lounge/sitting room is a well of stillness, a place for quiet contemplation. Perhaps in front of the open fire?
Bifold shutters mark where old meets new, and you step across the threshold into the vast expanse of white-washed pine floors of the huge open plan area, where enormous glass doors frame a delightful garden.
The kitchen is massive, with a double pull-out pantry and a sweep of caesar stone benches, including a huge island.
High over head the stepped-down ceiling has a bank of windows, ensuring the area is flooded with natural light.
When it comes to alfresco entertaining simple peel back the floor-to-ceiling glass doors off the living/dining area and step onto the timber deck. Or cross the swathe of grass to a brick-paved sitting area under an ancient olive tree.
One of the two bathrooms, a huge, slick modern room, opens onto the garden, which is great for when the kids have been making mud pies–no mess dragged through the house.
A delightful blend of heritage and modernity this lovely home, sitting on 509sqm, is close to the great vibe of the George Street cafe and shopping strip, and in the catchment for East Fremantle Primary and John Curtin College of the Arts, both of which are in walking distance.
89 King Street, East Fremantle
Lauri Curtain | 0422 478 150
Linda Digby | 0402 122 267
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