A new level

IF you’re after a unique property, look no further than this East Fremantle classic.

Built in the 1960s at the high end of Woodhouse Road, “Applegate House” has long been a talking point in the suburb with people fascinated by the architecture and design of this three level abode.

It’s hard to neatly sum up the style of this four bedroom two bathroom property, but it has the feel of a clifftop home you would find in Malibu or San Diego. 

Over the years it’s been extended and refurbished to embrace the 21st century without sacrificing its mid-century roots.

The open plan dining/kitchen/lounge on the first floor is particularly stunning – an expansive area with polished jarrah floorboards and almost matching black butt panels on the ceiling creating the feel of a mirror image.

Punctuating the rich wood on the ceiling is large thick white beams, which adds an air of individuality.

Another bold statement is the almost flamingo-pink benchtop in the kitchen – a very cool spot to eat your cornflakes in the morning.

The kitchen is a stylish beast with loads of top-end appliances and has featured in several lifestyle magazines.

The floor-to-ceiling windows maximise the view of the surrounding treetops and flood the area with natural light.

There’s a good indoor-outdoor flow and you can open the French doors and walk out onto the lovely balcony, which has loads of room for a lounge setting/BBQ/pizza oven and more. 

It’s a fantastic spot to relax with a drink at dusk and enjoy the glorious vistas of East Freo.

The home has a great layout with the main living areas on the first floor, the main bedroom suite and parents’ retreat on the top floor, and guest bedroom or second living area on the ground floor.

All the bedrooms and bathrooms are fantastically stylish, but there’s one “room” on the top floor that is a real show stopper.

It’s like an indoor-outdoor room with a bath in the corner and retractable roof blinds, so you can bathe in the semi-great outdoors.

From here you can view sunsets and totally unwind, enjoying the illusion of being completely at one with nature.

This north-facing home includes solar panels with a 4KW inverter, huge walk-in pantry, German electronic exterior venetian blinds, gas Jets heater to central living area, and a double lock-up garage with plenty of storage.

Situated on a large 744sqm block on the highly desirable Woodhouse Road, it’s a short walk to the Swan River and you are in the catchment for Richmond Primary School and John Curtin College of the Arts.

Designed by renowned WA architect Gus Ferguson in 1957, the real estate agents are dubbing this East Freo home a “mid-century modern masterpiece” and it’s hard to argue with that.

Home open 11am-11:45am Saturday February 25
5 Woodhouse Road, East Fremantle
C&Co Real Estate 6268 6493
Nick French 0407 884 035
Shaun Mayze 0407 774 264

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