I’VE been up and down Hubble Street in East Fremantle so many times I can’t believe I’ve haven’t noticed the townhouses at number 84.
Set behind a limestone and iron fence, the small complex is positioned to catch the northern light and runs east/west, so it has a low-key street presence.
There’s a semi-Mediterranean look to the limestone rendered exterior, and Juliet could do her famous “O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?” from the wrought iron balcony of the second level, main bedroom.
One of my favourite books, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, lay on a table by the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and it was tempting to take advantage of a nearby lounge chair to enjoy Mr Darcy as the vernal sunshine poured in.
A second bedroom and a fresh, white bathroom are also on this level.
The living spaces are on the ground-floor, and like the main bedroom, the living room was awash with light from a huge north-facing, floor-to-ceiling window.
The townhouse is carpeted throughout, except for the kitchen/dining area which has a golden-yellow floating timber floor and sparkling white cupboards, adding to the clean, fresh lines of space.
Timber-framed french doors lead to a surprisingly spacious courtyard, protected by high fences and a sail-shade overhead.
Raised limestone garden beds add a splash of greenery, and there’s even a lemon tree.
This two-bedroom home is a great starter for those wanting an East Fremantle address, and is perfect for singles, or retirees wanting to down size.
It offers a great lifestyle with the George Street precinct, and its many shops, wine bars and cafes, a two-minute walk away.
Or take a pleasant ten minute stroll along the river foreshore for breakfast at Left Bank, and then head down to the Fremantle Arts Centre for some culture.
by JENNY D’ANGER
3/84 Hubble Street,
0402 122 267