A HIDDEN sanctuary perched above the Fremantle skyline, full of breeze and unblemished ocean views, yet only one street back from the Wray Avenue precinct?
It sounds too good to be true – but it isn’t.
Already a beautiful circa-1899 heritage-listed cottage, long-term owners Sue and John decided to take their house to the next level – literally.
Engaging local builders Linton and Rose, they added a stunning rear extension with a loft, cellar and undercroft/workshop, which was in keeping with the aesthetic of the original cottage.
Entering the house from Brennan Street, the high ceilings and the feature arch tempting you further down the jarrah-lined hallway make an instant impression for all the right reasons.
Passing the main bedroom, beautifully tiled bathroom and remaining two bedrooms, you arrive at the living room, once the original tail of the house.
A back door alcove connects to the extension, where you’ll find a stunning dining room, polished oregon oak staircase and kitchen.
Jarrah floorboards, flowing out to the rear deck, contrast nicely with the white marble benchtop, oak ceiling and cabinetry.
The rear yard has a reticulated garden with vines and creepers, punctuating gorgeous limestone and recycled brick.
From the courtyard you can access the charming alleyways through a wooden gate, or via an electric roller door and an off-street car space.
Climb the charming wooden staircase and you’ll be rewarded with views that stretches out to the Indian Ocean.
A breeze drifts in through the open doors of the upstairs balcony, and a hidden panel on the opposite end provides access to the original roof, which is now used for storage.
Located on Brennan Street, there’s a park across the road and and Fremantle Primary School is only a few minutes away.
This house is a heritage stunner and in 1995 the extension won a gong at the West Australian Homes of the Year award.
by JUSTIN STAHL
2 Brennan Street, Fremantle
Mark Brophy 0403 382 555
Mark Brophy Real Estate 9335 9800