THE ground-floor bedroom in this Fremantle home is so spacious and plush I thought it was the main.
Silly me, it’s a bedroom in the guest wing.
The real main is part of a stunning parents’ wing on the second level, where wrap-around windows provide 180 degree views of Garden, Carnac and Rottnest islands.
This four-bathroom/three-bathroom home is resort-style living on a grand scale, starting with the huge portico and double timber doors that lead to the entry vestibule.
Soaring columns march down the travertine-tiled hall to a sunken formal lounge, which has a stone feature-wall and an imitation coal fire.
Floor-to-ceiling doors and windows flood the room with light, showcasing the beautiful, dark-honey timber ceiling.
On the other side of the doors is a pleasant courtyard with a limestone well that harks back to Fremantle’s early days.
The view from the massive open plan is so good it will no doubt aid digestion, whether seated in the dining area, at the breakfast bar or on the alfresco terrace.
The gourmet kitchen has granite benchtops, Miele appliances and a multitude of cupboards and drawers.
A massive wall of glass curves around the travertine stairs to the second level, where you’ll find three of the four bedrooms and a spacious study.
Sitting on 627sqm, there’s a grassed area for kids in the minimalist garden.
Situated on Swanbourne Street, this breathtaking home is a stone’s throw from Monument Hill, The Royal Fremantle Golf Club is just up the road and there’s loads of cafes nearby.
By JENNY D’ANGER
9 Swanbourne Street, Fremantle
price on application
Stefanie Dobro 0409 229 115
White House Property Partners