WITH its leafy streets lined with graceful older homes, East Fremantle’s Woodside precinct is sought-after real estate and this Oakover Street home fits the bill for a delightful family home.
A white picket fence, cottage garden and an expanse of grass flanking a brick path set the mood even before you step onto the wide verandah of Woodhaven.
The front door is set with age-mellowed stained glass – unusually bunches of grapes.
Built in 1935 this three-bedroom home has all the bells and whistles of its era, with rich jarrah floors, high ceilings and deep skirting, delicate ceiling roses and fireplaces.
A gas-powered “coal” fire warms the generous central lounge, a dignified space with a huge window making for a pleasant light-filled space.
A wide doorway leads to the open kitchen/dining area, a more recent addition with almost floor-to-ceiling stacker doors that bring the outdoors in. Or do they take the indoors out?
The kitchen is a very generous space, conveniently located to serve meals alfresco or indoors.
White benches wrap around the U-shaped space, where you’ll find a heap of storage including a floor-to-ceiling pantry and sparkling, almost new, stainless steel appliances.
Set on 487sqm the alfresco area consists of a generous deck, where the sweet smell of jasmine wafts from the profusion on the high rear fence.
This is a delightful space for entertaining or enjoying the papers over breakfast.
When it comes to the kids playing, the lawn out the front is vast enough to kick a ball, or ride a trike.
This lovely home, with its blend of old and new, is close to the George Street precinct and walking distance to Richmond Primary School and the river foreshore.
And Fremantle is just down the road.
by JENNY D’ANGER
57 Oakover Street, East Fremantle
0424 593 136