THERE is a lot to like about this 1930s home on Chester Street in Fremantle.
The historic street is named after the early settler family the Chesters, but apart from a stable, the 556m block was mostly vacant until Ernest Mincrullo built this home in about 1937.
He liked it so much he lived there for more than 60 years.
Throughout the front of the house there are dark jarrah floorboards, high ceilings and timber-framed casement windows.
The back section has a skillion roof that complements the rest of the house, which has a touch of the modern day with its solar panels. The design of the house is well thought-out with two bedrooms at the front, the kitchen and living area in the middle, and a bathroom and office (or possible third bedroom) at the rear.
The kitchen and bathroom have previously been renovated, but are in keeping with the feel of the original home.
Considering the house’s vintage, there’s very little wear and tear, apart from the kitchen’s wooden counter that could do with a touch-up. The hallway and living room are complete with hanging light shades and there is charming fretwork in the entrance hallway.
Ornate ceilings with decorative roses add a delightful touch.
The front door features a stained glass window depicting a lighthouse, befitting of the beach a short stroll away.
The back yard has an undercover decked area overlooking a lawn, and includes a wonderful pink and white frangipani tree, a fruit-bearing fig tree, and one of the nicest lemon trees I have ever seen.
For added convenience there’s an outdoor toilet. There is plenty of space for guests to park their cars at the back, plus a double garage with ample storage and a large driveway leading to the back yard.
by ALEX MURFETT
4 Chester Street, South Fremantle
Denise Muir 0419 932 302
Mark Brophy Estate Agent