THIS South Fremantle home is an absolute “Klopper”.
That’s a good thing, by the way, and nothing to do with Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp.
A mid-80s recycled brick-and-iron classic, it was designed by prominent local architect, the late Brian Klopper and features a lot of his trademark flourishes.
Highlights of this three bedroom two bathroom home include the exposed beams and floorboards when you walk into the lounge.
And just to clarify, the Chook is talking about the floorboards from the second level, not the first.
Elsewhere in the lounge its bricks galore – on the floors (matt black), walls, fireplace and even the stairs.
It shouldn’t work but it does, combining Tudor mansion, brickwork kiln and Scandanvian minimalism to great effect.
It all feels very airy and spacious and I can imagine this would be a nice cool spot in the summer months.
The kitchen is just as striking with the gable wooden roof and beams creating lovely architectural lines above the beautiful natural wood marri benchtops (especially striking on the island).
I like the cool aqua-blue splash back in the kitchen and the deep breakfast bar where you can enjoy your cereal and toast.
The indoor-outdoor mantra is taken to the max here and you literally pull back the humungous engineered glass sliding doors and walkout onto the lovely alfresco which has a cute wooden bench and table.
The “indoor-outdoor” theme was part of a recent, major upgrade that makes this property feel very Grand Designs.
The garden is a lovely shady arbor with plenty of leafy trees and verdure softening the brick work.
The minimalist theme continues upstairs in the bedrooms with the same mix of exposed wooden beams and brickwork.
The ensuite main is particularly impressive with jarrah floorboards and floor-to-ceiling windows creating the feeling of being at one with the leafy trees and nature outside.
The home includes a large powered limestone shed, full air-con, skylights, electronic driveway gate, 12kw solar system with top of the range ‘Sun Power Maxeon’, gas plumbed BBQ, reticulated gardens and veggie patch, and a carport with electric winches.
Situated on a 359sqm block on Sheedy Street, you are around the corner from all the pubs, restaurants and cafes on South Terrace including Copper Chimney, Wild Bakery and Big Rigz Burger Co, and South Beach is very close-by for a refreshing dip in the summer.
This is a fantastic “Klopper” home for a family who want that indoor-outdoor feel and all the delights of living in South Freo.
Home open today (Saturday December 3) 12:30pm-1:15pm
12 Sheedy Street, South Fremantle
Mark Brophy Estate Agent
Phone 9335 9800
0403 382 555