THIS gorgeous East Fremantle home has the best of both worlds – character and practicality.
Normally a federation era cottage is a delightful wormhole that whisks you back to a simpler time with beautiful period features, but on the downside there’s usually only two bedrooms and a Dickensian toilet.
Well this character home ticks all the boxes with a a seamless second storey addition and four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
It’s got that classic facade with a white picket fence, bullnose verandah and a picturesque front garden with roses, rosemary and a fishpond.
The home has delightful original features including wide jarrah floorboards, high ceilings, picture rails, tall skirtings and decorative fireplaces.
Walking through this property is like an unofficial history tour, where you marvel at all the lovely heritage features and architecture. It really is a special house.
The kitchen is a particular delight with a pot-belly stove and exposed brickwork contrasting nicely with the terracotta-style tiles and white cupboards in the large, farmhouse-style kitchen.
It’s a belter of a kitchen with a walk-in pantry and a very stylish black Falcon range cooker.
There’s a lovely long table off to the side and I could imagine the family gathering here for their big leisurely Sunday brekkie.
The main living area, dining room/kitchen and three bedrooms are on the ground floor, so it’s well configured if you have guests or family coming to stay.
There’s also a laundry down here and a shared bathroom.
Upstairs is another living area plus study and the main ensuite bedroom. The upstairs area would make the perfect home office and is also a great space for older kids to hang out with their mates.
The main bedroom features a beautiful ceiling fan – it’s almost like a work of art – and a lovely ensuite with gorgeous tiles.
Often these character homes in established suburbs don’t have much of a garden, but this has a good-sized rear courtyard with
a decent patch of lawn, paved alfresco, water feature and a BBQ area. There’s also a lovely raised garden bed on one side.
Parking won’t be an issue with a double carport at the front of the property. Situated on a 420sqm block on Preston Point Road in the riverside Richmond Precinct, you are a short walk from all the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in Fremantle.
This is a gorgeous East Fremantle property and interest will be high.
Home open today (Saturday February 11 11am-11:30am)
18 Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
White House Property Partners 9319 2024
Agent Stefanie Dobro
0409 229 115