Modern Way

THE marketing photos of this Fremantle property were so spell-bindingly modern I had to ask the agent if they were computer- generated.

She laughingly assured me the brand new property did exist, and it had won national and state architecture awards.

“This is what infill should look like,” the agent says.

“University students come to look at what can be done.”

Designed by Spaceagency Architects, the property is one of 12 on Rochfort Way in the former Knutsford semi-industrial zone, which is being transformed into a cultural precinct.

The cluster of properties creates a village-like atmosphere, with paths and community spaces connecting homes to the public golf course, Booyeembara Park, Stevens Reserve and Monument Hill.

Two of three bedrooms and one of two bathrooms are on the ground floor, as well as a sitting area that stretches from the front to the rear of the property.

The almost floor-to-ceiling windows rustle up great views of the lovely native garden at the front, and a swathe of grass and two car spaces at the rear.

Sunglasses are a must when climbing to the second level, where walls of glass flood the huge living areas with natural light.

Black cupboards and grey stone benchtops add a dramatic zing to the sleek, galley-style kitchen, which contrasts nicely with the startling white walls in the living and dining areas.

If you fancy some alfresco dining just walk out onto the huge private terrace, sheltered by high walls on two sides.

The spacious main bedroom is on this level and has massive windows overlooking the street.

The funky ensuite has a skylight over the shower and there’s a walk-in-robe. The Knutsford precinct is fast shedding its industrial past and there are some interesting little cafes popping up in surrounding streets, and even more choice a short distance away.

by JENNY D’ANGER

6 Rochfort Way, Fremantle
from $905,000
Barbara Roberts
0477 172 240
Glenn O’Connor-Smith
0413 545 044
Acton Fremantle

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