THERE was a time when the workers’ cottages in East Fremantle were viewed as down-market, but not anymore and this King Street home oozes heritage charm.
Built around the turn of the nineteenth century, there’s a plethora of coal fire places, dainty ceiling roses, sash-windows and rich jarrah floors.
Three of the four-bedrooms are in the original section of the home.
The central lounge is a cosy room for quiet contemplation, possibly in front of a glowing fire.
The kitchen/dining area is the demarcation line between 1900 and 2000, but it’s tastefully done and there’s no visual jolt.
Jarrah floors glow underfoot and there’s honey-gold timber cupboards and drawers in this expansive space.
Steps lead down to the spacious light-filled extension, which has soaring limestone walls and banks of jarrah-framed doors.
A gas-fired potbelly will be put to good use in winter, but for now the roofed and vine-covered al fresco is a great spot for family barbecues or Sunday brunches.
Bricked-walled garden beds are waiting to be planted with lush greenery or turned into vegetable and herb beds, and there’s plenty of room on the 508sqm property for kids to play.
The generous fourth bedroom is at the rear of the home and has a walk-in-robe.
With french doors leading to the garden, it would be easy to add an en suite to the bedroom to make it a stunning main.
The vibrant George Street strip with its many cafes and shops is a stone’s throw away, and East Fremantle Primary School and John Curtin College of the Arts are very close by.
by JENNY D’ANGER
59 King Street, East Fremantle
auction March 23
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