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.
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.
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.
by JENNY D’ANGER
17A Rose St, South Fremantle
0403 382 555
Mark Brophy Real Estate