THERE’S a touch of Spain, a hint of Tuscany and a boat load of funky Fremantle in this Chester Street home.
Architecturally designed, this South Freo home is wonderfully eclectic, with no boring corners in its two-storey limestone build.
Unlike the gloomy Spanish influence in 1970s Australian suburbia, this home has clean lines and subtle arching of windows and doors.
A soaring, timber-beamed, cathedral ceiling adds a sense of light and space to the home.
Western red cedar has been used to good effect to frame the multitude of windows and doors, and there’s lovely golden-hued timber on some ceilings, and limestone and bagged walls throughout.
One of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor, which is predominately living space, with an open dining/family room and formal lounge.
An under-stairs area has been cleverly turned into a walk-in-pantry in the galley-style kitchen, with sweeping golden timber bench tops and cupboards.
With huge timber-framed windows this is a fantastic cooking area, with plenty of light and space, for preparing the family meal or whipping up a feast for a party.
A pot-belly stove warms up the family/dining area, where there are two sets of double doors to the alfresco area, including a timber deck.
Banks of western red cedar windows and beams in the peaked ceiling contrast beautifully with the white, bagged walls, and rich jarrah floor of the formal lounge.
The rest of the bedrooms, and a sitting area are on the second level.
The main has walk-in-robes, and a cute ensuite tucked under the eaves.
Sitting on 333sqm there’s room for a pleasant native garden, with steps leading down to a two-car garage, accessed from a rear lane.
This funky home is walking distance to shops, cafes and South Beach, and if you have a dog you’ll make instant friends at the dog-friendly Parmelia Park, which is so close it doesn’t count as exercise.
by JENNY D’ANGER
3a Chester Street, South Fremantle
auction Saturday, March 11, 1.30pm
0414 572 440
Acton East Fremantle