Art over architecture

ART trumped architecture in the design of this amazing South Fremantle abode in Rose Street, with artist Jane Tangney given the commission rather than an architect.

The result is a very funky free-standing dwelling, a cross between an apartment and a townhouse, but not quite either.

Inside and out the single-bedroom dwelling is elegant and minimalist, with crisp, clean lines and its more practical workings hidden from view.


Leafy street

Rising from the small and leafy street the black-painted timber of the modernistic home is softened by dramatically cascading native gardens in huge planter boxes that are part of the structure.

Entering off Rose Street via a golden-timber gate, you’ll find a small private courtyard, where a wall-garden adds a green ambience.

Concrete stairs lead to the second level residence, and a breathtaking open-plan with a sweep of lovely honey-gold blackbutt flooring.


The open plan has lovely clean lines, and the vast caesar-stone island bench doubles as a dining table.

The uber-modern kitchen has more caesar-stone bench space, soft close drawers, a generous pantry and integrated dishwasher.

Whip up something delicious, roll back the triple stacker doors and head out to the north-facing balcony to soak up the great outdoors.


In a nod to WA’s history you can see the words “Bunning Bros, Perth” stamped into a couple of the recycled jarrah floorboards lining a wall and the ceiling of the deck.

This spacious area is protected from street view by the lush greenery in the planter box.

The huge bedroom has a bank of streamlined, floor-to-ceiling robes and drawers, and its own balcony, also protected from street view by a planter box.


Solar panel

The abode has undercover parking and a bank of solar panels. And when it comes to convenience the vendor reckons it doesn’t get any better than Ruocco’s Pizza on the corner and a pub across the road.

And of course there’s a heap of cafes and shops almost on the doorstep.


17A Rose St, South Fremantle
Mark Brophy
0403 382 555
Mark Brophy Real Estate
9335 9800


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