HAVE you ever dreamt of owning a cute cottage in Fremantle that has all the mod cons and space to boot?
It may seem about as plausible as Bert Newton playing basketball for Australia, but this semi-detached cottage on Attfield Street has been tastefully renovated and extended to maximise every inch of space.
The front of the house looks quaint and inviting, featuring a stained-glass front door, limestone walls and a porch with a vintage wrought-iron trim.
The period feel continues in the original front section of the home, with a long passageway, jarrah floorboards, and high ceilings conjuring space and light.
Two of the three bedrooms are in this area, and are well-sized, with one bedroom containing a fireplace, and a separate living room that is perfect for hiding from the kids.
As you progress to the back of the cottage, the magic unfolds, with the tasteful expansion covering two levels.
Upstairs the delightful master bedroom includes an ensuite, and a private balcony where you can enjoy views of Fremantle’s fishing boat harbour and glimpses of the Indian Ocean.
This is a lovely spot to read a book and chill in your own space.
On the ground floor is the cottage’s alter-ego: a modern extension that boasts polished concrete floors, high-vaulted ceilings and exposed aggregate finish.
This could have been a jarring experience, but the designers have made the transition seamless by continuing the neutral colour scheme employed in the front of the house.
A clever and tasteful trick.
The rear area is an entertainer’s paradise and has a stylish contemporary kitchen, with plenty of bench space, and a relaxing lounge/living area.
A large set of bi-fold doors open onto a classy timber deck, which is the perfect spot for enjoying a frothy cappuccino with your partner, or surfing the net on your tablet.
And if that wasn’t enough, a small flight of stairs leads to a well-sized patio, where you can wine and dine friends and talk about the accoutrements of life.
The patio is another design masterstroke and is located on top of the double garage, ensuring every centimetre of this 252 sqm cottage has been put to good use.
This two-bathroom home has air conditioning, an intercom door bell, two separate living areas and vehicle access via a laneway to the garage.
Shopping won’t be a problem with the Wray Avenue strip around the corner, and if you keep walking you’ll be in the bustling heart of Fremantle in no time.
If you want a tasteful tardis of a cottage this is the home for you.
by STEPHEN POLLOCK
77 Attfield Street, Fremantle
All offers presented by July 3
0411 695 313