AFTER a week of beach camping and waking up to sunlight glinting off the sparkling ocean, I’m ready for a sea change — and this South Fremantle abode fits the bill.
The three-bedroom townhouse covers three levels and there are so many things that are right about each of them, including the fact the South Fremantle dog beach is across the road.
With a long enough lead you could walk your dog from the comfort of the second-level balcony.
Which of course I wouldn’t; he would steal too many other dogs’ balls, and besides there’s something very pleasant about walking your pooch on the beach.
The main bedroom is on the middle level, where every morning I would wake up to soothing ocean views across the green parkland.
The open-plan kitchen/dining/living is on this level as well so it would be views for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The spacious balcony offers barbecues with views, and an expanding sunshade that drops down to cut glare and wind but still allows you to see the view behind.
The recently upgraded kitchen is a tidy, well-designed space with no shortage of preparation area and storage, including a tall pantry.
The refurb included renovating the two bathrooms and installing new timber floorboards throughout the house.
Two of the bedrooms and a second bathroom are on the ground floor, making them perfect for teenage kids, or visitors.
The third level is a generous mezzanine study with a lovely arched window over the stairs and of course ocean views from a large, peaked window.
Sheltered by lushly planted vegetation the front courtyard is a pleasant green retreat, a well of shade on the hottest days.
There’s no shortage of cafes, restaurants, pubs and boutique shops in walking distance, and with a CAT bus stop across the road the Fremantle CBD is mere minutes away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
5/174 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle
0412 106 959
Mark Brophy Estate Agent