THERE’S something magical about this cottage in East Fremantle.
Maybe it’s the dainty lights festooned across the lush garden or the windows either side of the front door creating a cute symmetry.
Whatever’s going on, you get a fairytale vibe as you pass under the bullnose verandah and walk inside this four bedroom, two bathroom home.
The cottage was recently upgraded and has lots of modern features while still retaining its heritage charm.
As you walk down the main hallway you reach the open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area, where wooden floors and high ceilings create a sense of space.
The kitchen is killer – a very tasteful renovation with marble benchtops, gorgeous cabinetry and a pressed-tin splash back.
I love that the preparation island bench has drawers and cupboards, as often this dead space is not utilised.
There’s a walk-in pantry and plenty of cupboards and drawers, and some industrial downlights set this area off nicely.
One of my favourite spots in this house is the sitting room; it has a gorgeous fireplace (perfect for winter) and just feels like a cosy nook where you’d snuggle up with a glass of red wine and read a book.
The bedrooms at the front of the house have white timber shutters, built-in robes and an ensuite with double shower.
After a nice meal open the glass doors and head out to the lovely undercover patio, fringed by lush plants and small trees.
Around the corner is a magical back garden, sheltered by high limestone walls, with a nice patch of lawn, more greenery, a towering gum tree and lots of atmospheric lights.
I could imagine sitting out here at night with a bottle of vino and watching the lambent light cast shadows onto the foliage. It truly is a magical oasis.
There’s a second wing to the house with more bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and study that opens out onto the garden.
This area would be perfect for teenagers who need space or visiting guests.
and ceiling fans throughout the property you’ll feel comfortable all year round.
Situated on 465sqm on Fraser Street, the home is close to the river foreshore, local shops and cafes, and Richmond Primary School.
If you fancy a ‘chocolate box cottage’ that suits the needs of a modern family, then check this one out.
21 Fraser Street, East Fremantle
Viewings by private appointment
DethridgeGROVES 9336 1166
Agent Linda Digby 0402 122 267