THIS gorgeous row of 1897 terrace homes on Point Street in Fremantle are on the state heritage register.
Number 19 has commercial and residential zoning and has been used as offices for a number of years, but I reckon it could be a great home for a young couple who want that Freo inner-city lifestyle.
The three-bedroom/one-bathroom abode has all the charm of its vintage, including dainty ceiling roses, uber-high ceilings, deep skirting and picture rails.
Carpet has protected the five inch-wide jarrah floorboards, and etched red glass adds a lovely touch to the sash windows in the street-facing lounge room.
A large cellar, accessed via a door off the hall, is where the original owners would have kept perishables cool during the summer months.
Over the cold winters, fireplaces in almost every room would have made things cosy.
As the property was used as offices there’s no full kitchen, but there’s scope to create a modern one in the generous kitchenette.
One of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor, while the rest are on the second level, along with the spacious modern bathroom.
Tall sash windows in the street-facing bedroom and study lead to a verandah, protected by lovely iron lace-work balustrading.
There’s a spacious, peaked-roof timber deck at the rear of the second level, which is perfect for al fresco entertaining.
For more intimate gatherings there’s a high, limestone-walled courtyard off the kitchen.
Living in the CBD, the new owners will be walking more than driving, but there’s secure parking for two cars.
By JENNY D’ANGER
19 Point Street, Fremantle
Mark Brophy 0403 382 555
Brad Katnich 0466 900 955
Mark Brophy Estate Agent 9335 9800