THE postie must have sweaty palms every time he delivers mail to this Fremantle home.
That’s because the letterbox is an old repurposed sea mine, complete with giant detonation spikes.
It is a fantastic entry statement that acknowledges Freo’s maritime past and sets the tone for the rest of this historic property.
Situated on a whopping 1127sqm elevated block on Solomon Street, it’s one of those prime old-school blocks that don’t come to market very often, or if it does the house is in disrepair and needs demolished.
No such worries here: this two bedroom 1.5 bathroom home is in excellent condition with only two caring owners since it was built in 1932.
The “museum-quality” interiors include loads of deco features including ornate ceilings, a period fireplace and fine jarrah architraves, doors, picture rails, floors and windows.
The expansive open plan living/dining/kitchen area is a cracker with the buttermilk paint job giving the room an inviting, soft feel.
A chandelier sets things off nicely and there is plenty of space in the kitchen with numerous white cupboards and drawers.
Although the house is vintage, it has had additions and renovations to bring it in line with 21st century life.
There are two stylish living areas (one with an original fireplace), a study and a third room which could be another bedroom or activity room, depending on your needs.
The large bathroom has been renovated and includes a a timber and granite double vanity.
Complementing the gorgeous period features is the beautiful panoramic view, stretching from Rottnest to Rockingham and encompassing the old stone walls of the prison and the masts at Fishing Boat Harbour.
It really is a stunner and I could image sitting on the front verandah with a large gin and tonic and enjoying this vista for years to come.
The home office and main bedroom face the view, so you can send emails or lie in bed, or do both at the same time, while enjoying this glorious panorama.
On one side of the house is
a massive swathe of lawn (with enough room for a pool and alfresco) a three-car garage and a gated driveway with space for a trailer, boat or caravan.
The home includes solar power, air-conditioning, second toilet, laundry out-building and a garden shed.
Situated on Solomon Street, you are a stones throw from Stevens Reserve and it’s a short walk down the hill to all the pubs, restaurants and cafes in Fremantle, including the recently opened Old Courthouse.
This is a great property on a massive block with amazing views – what more could you ask for?On-site auction Saturday
April 9, 10.30am
20 Solomon Street, Fremantle
dethridgeGROVES 9336 1166
Agent Michael Harris 0434 076 229