KING William I of Bimbia puzzled African chiefs when he sold land to a British missionary to found a Baptist colony, as the king didn’t actually own the land.
No such problem with this King William Street, South Fremantle home, which is probably named after Queen Victoria’s predecessor, William IV, who died eight years after Freo was founded in 1829.
Huge timber garage doors and soaring brickwork are a nod to the industrial origins of this row of dwellings.
A theme continued inside the warehouse conversion with massive steel beams supporting soaring cantilevered ceilings.
Terracotta tiled floors flow throughout the ground-floor open-plan where a bank of north facing bifold doors ensure there’s plenty of natural light.
Brown granite is used for the bench tops in the generous kitchen, which includes an island breakfast bar.
Oatmeal-coloured timber fronts the many cupboards and there’s a half pantry for extra storage and an appliances cupboard.
Super high walls ensure the alfresco area is private enough to sunbake in the buff, or keep your clothes on and invite friends around for a barbecue.
Steel and timber stairs lead to the second-storey bedrooms, split over two levels.
One is a mezzanine overlooking the living area, while another has a cute juliet balcony with a street view.
You’re a 20-minute walk from the centre of Fremantle, and even closer to South Beach, or walk around the corner and you’re in the heart of South Fremantle’s burgeoning cafe strip.
This quirky abode offers the best of city living, without the noise and congestion of the CBD.
by JENNY D’ANGER
3/10 King William Street, South Fremantle
0418 908 858
Mark Brophy Real Estate