ROMEO, Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo.
The mezzanine dining room in this East Fremantle home – with it’s timber-beamed ceiling and jarrah railing to the family room below – brings out the inner thespian, the owner reckons.
“I come from a performance background and it has the feel of an Elizabethan theatre.”
Walking past the three bedrooms at the front of the home, there’s an element of surprise as you climb the jarrah stairs to discover an upper level kitchen/dining, set under a soaring roof.
“There’s a reveal when you walk down the hall, it’s not what you expect,” the owner says.
Built in 1991 the three-bedroom home will get rave reviews with it’s freshly polished timber floors, high ceilings and light filled rooms; some with attractive port-hole windows.
The huge kitchen/dining area is bright and the kitchen has a very practical layout, with stone benchtops on three sides and honey-gold timber cupboards and a floor-to-ceiling double pantry.
Head down a second set of stairs and your in the front row of the theatre, or rather the family room, with its gas-powered log-fire.
The mezzanine above creates a pleasant sitting area to one side, and french doors lead to a pleasant alfresco, protected by two sets of shade sails.
The garden is pleasant and low maintenance, with a sweep of lawn and high fences. Almost on the doorstep is the George Street strip, with its many cafes and boutique shops, and there’s a new jazz bar about to open on the corner.
The house is situated on a cul de sac across the road from the East Fremantle Primary School and in the John Curtin College of the Arts precinct.
by JENNY D’ANGER
72 Duke Street, East Fremantle
0400 889 289