THIS modern Fremantle home won an architectural award for its intriguing design.
The minute you step through the huge pivoting front door you can see why.
There’s glowing jarrah floors in the spacious sun-drenched lounge, and natural light from windows and glass doors bounce off honey-gold skillion ceilings.
Blond wood cabinetry is used throughout, including the TV cabinet in the lounge, adding a golden hue to the interior.
Accessed via a small set of stairs, a wine cellar stretches partially under the dining room and kitchen.
Off the living area, bifold doors lead to a pleasant courtyard garden with a lush dichondra lawn and weeping mulberry tree.
The galley-style kitchen is slightly elevated and looks down onto the living room and the tranquil garden.
Large north-facing windows provide lots of natural light in the kitchen, which has masses of cupboards, a large pantry and black granite benchtops.
Floor-to-ceiling bifold doors lead to a gorgeous alfresco courtyard, sheltered by high walls and a limestone wall. Here you’ll find small plants peeping out from nooks and crannies in the natural stone.
The bedrooms are on the second level, including the main, where north-facing windows set under the timber skillion roof flood the room with winter sunlight.
A sheltered balcony is a delightful spot to curl up with a book, or you can check out the bustling port or the old signal station on Cantonment Hill.
Another bedroom, currently used as an office, has a nice balcony with double glass doors.
This three-bedroom/two-bathroom home is situated on Malcolm Street, where heritage and modern homes gracefully rub shoulders.
The Fremantle Army Barracks are at the bottom of the road, the Arts Centre and Leisure Centre are around the corner, and there’s loads of cafes within walking distance.
By JENNY D’ANGER
11b Malcolm Street, Fremantle
Mark Brophy 0403 382 555
Mark Brophy Estate Agent 9335 9800