THIS federation home on Bolton Street is a slice of East Fremantle history.
Originally owned by councillor Leonard Burlington Bolton, the driveway once led to stables and servants quarters.
Bolton’s dad was a UK coach builder and Leonard modernised the company with automobiles, before immigrating to Australia.
This stunning home has been beautifully renovated and maintained, and offers the best of modern living with all the charm of a bygone era.
From the covered, timber deck at the front of the home, you can enjoy stunning views of the river, ocean and port.
Inside are some of the most amazing ceilings you’ll see. “Michelangelo, eat your heart out,” I thought as I gazed up at the domed ceiling embossed with vines in the first of four bedrooms.
Originally a sitting room, there’s now a very stylish en suite, and french doors lead to the deck.
The central lounge is more muted, but still colourful, and the air vents are decorated with plaster birds.
The open-plan gives this home a 21st century twist, with huge windows flooding the area with natural light and port views.
In the huge kitchen, solid timber cupboards add a rich honey glow, contrasting nicely with the granite benchtops.
Off the dining area, glass doors lead to a small courtyard.
Head upstairs to the second level and you can see down to Garden Island and up river to Mosman Park.
The main bedroom is on this level, and is large enough for a sitting area, along with french doors opening onto a wrap-around verandah.
The second bedroom is currently used as a study/office.
This is a stunning home with the best of all worlds, not to mention its close proximity to cafes, bars and river parkland.
by JENNY D’ANGER
8 Bolton Street, East Fremantle
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