THE first thing you notice about this renovated 1899 Fremantle cottage is the attention to detail.
It has been meticulously and tastefully brought into the 21st century.
Opening the front gate is uncharacteristically squeak-free thanks to a recent restoration, and the refurbished Jarrah deck is more solid than many rushed “heritage” offerings.
A glance around the front step reveals a doorbell with integrated security camera, an air conditioning unit tastefully enclosed in a jarrah box, and a discrete control box for the six solar panels.
The tuck-pointing is immaculate, the guttering shipshape, and the rainwater tanks at the side of the house provide water for the easy-care garden.
All of this leads to a simple conclusion–this house is the perfect mix of old and new.
Two of the three large bedrooms have beautiful vintage fireplaces, and they all have decorative wrought iron outside the windows. There’s art deco lights and polished jarrah floorboards in the main hallway, which leads to a renovated kitchen with stone tiles, matt white cabinets and modern, stainless steel appliances.
At the rear of the house, the old back door provides access to the extension, which is nice and bright and has a high oak ceiling.
Th extension includes a bathroom and laundry and access to the north-facing courtyard.
From the rear wooden deck you can survey the abundant greenery, which includes some lovely passionfruit vines.
If you follow the stepping stones you’ll arrive at a quaint barn, which is now a single garage with a toilet.
Located on Price Street, this house is a five-minute walk from the centre of Fremantle and features the best of old and new.
by JUSTIN STAHL
8 Price Street, Fremantle
Offers in the $900,000’s
Nick French 0407 884 035
Dethridge Groves 9336 1166