THE Spanish influence on 1970s Australian architecture is evident as you walk up to this townhouse in Fremantle.
Chunky raw brick and an abundance of arches say “bienvenido a mi casa”.
Step inside and you’ll find a spacious open plan with good separation of lounge, dining and kitchen zones.
Large white tiles on the floor and crisp white walls are striking counterpoints to raw-brick feature walls.
The galley-styled kitchen has been modernised with plenty of crisp white drawers and cupboards, including a huge pantry, and there’s a sweep of charcoal benchtops.
Almost floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a pleasant courtyard with a mature weeping mulberry and bottlebrush.
High fences and a roofed pergola mean year-round al fresco dining.
The garden could do with a bit of TLC, but there’s plenty of scope for improvement and even a garden shed to store tools and equipment.
Open white-framed timber stairs lead to the three bedrooms on the second level.
Like the kitchen, the bathroom has been brought into the 21st century with a deep bath, separate shower, a funky oval vanity and white stone benchtop.
Situated towards the Hampton Road-end of Wray Avenue, where off-street parking is scarce, this home has two undercover parking bays.
But with an abundance of cafes and shops nearby, the cars probably won’t get much of an outing.
This townhouse is currently leased, with the tenants paying $425 a week in rent.
By JENNY D’ANGER
12/55 Wray Avenue, Fremantle
Barbara Roberts 0477 172 240