I FELL in love with this Fremantle home when I first saw it years ago, beguiled by its Mediterranean look and terracotta rammed-earth walls.
And I was totally smitten by the huge glass-roofed courtyard, dividing the living areas from the bedrooms.
The massive, peaked roof of this Marmion Street abode means the alfresco can be used all year round, for dining and entertaining, or even as a makeshift play area for the kids.
The open-plan living area is vast, and a sweep of terracotta tiles, coupled with rammed-earth walls, is redolent of Tuscany.
Huge north-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows/doors ensure plenty of light, without the harshness of the summer sun.
Flanking an open fire place, with an interesting mosaic ledge, is a window with a built-in-seat.
It’s the perfect spot for reading, whether by the fire, or soaking up a bit of sunshine.
Recently renovated, the kitchen is a generous space with a heap of drawers and cupboards, including a double, pull-out pantry, and a second pantry tucked around a corner.
There’s also lovely grey stone bench tops and a generous 900mm oven.
A connecting passageway leads to three of the four bedrooms, which are on the Marmion Street side of the home.
With thick rammed-earth walls keeping things peaceful, and cool, there’s no annoying traffic din.
The main bedroom is a huge space with built-in-robes and an ensuite with double vanities.
A studio at the rear of the 500sqm property houses the fourth bedroom/sitting room and ensuite.
This generous space is great for guests, whether paying or free-loading. There’s a grassed area on the Marmion Street side of the home for kids to play, protected by high walls.
For more energetic games, Horrie Long Park is across the road.
The kids can walk to school, with East Fremantle Primary School and John Curtin College of the Arts nearby. As is the delightful George Street cafe precinct.
by JENNY D’ANGER
31 Marmion Street, Fremantle
negotiations over $910,000
0415 920 920
Mint Real Estate