VIEWED from the rooftop of this East Street apartment, cranes on the harbour stride across the landscape like prehistoric giraffes.
The signal station on Cantonment Hill is almost at eye level and the city and river are laid out like a magical carpet.
This two-bedroom apartment offers penthouse living at ground floor prices elsewhere, with plenty to offer for those looking to get into the market – or retirees wanting to downsize.
No worries about stairs; there’s a lift to whisk you to your rooftop eyrie.
Peel back the bifold doors onto the north-facing balcony off the compact open plan living/dining/kitchen and let the soft summer breezes caress you as you gaze in awe at the vista, with Rottnest floating on an aqua sea and the train snaking its way from North Fremantle into the city.
Or step out onto the vast roof deck where the view gets even better.
It’s a communal area, but living here I reckon for most of the time you’d have it to yourself.
I could imagine the parties over summer, and watching storms rolling in over winter, scurrying inside before it hits and enjoying the cosy indoors while the rains hits the huge glass doors.
The apartment has been recently refurbished, with a brand new kitchen and bathroom, and a fresh coat of paint throughout.
The kitchen is small but well designed with stylish black bench tops and crisp white cupboards.
Large off-white tiles make keeping the floor in the open plan clean a breeze.
A huge picture window in the main bedroom offers wonderful ocean and river views.
On the border of East Fremantle this is a great location with the George Street shopping strip, with its terrific eateries and boutique shops, literally across the road.
The river foreshore is a walk of mere minutes, jump on your bike and take the bike path into Freo, or head up to the Left Bank or Zephyrs for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee.
by JENNY D’ANGER
50/31 East Street, Fremantle
0419 932 302
Mark Brophy Real Estate