Period charm

OFTEN heritage homes don’t have much space or the layout isn’t conducive to modern family life.

No such worries at this Freo property which has a total of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and four parking spaces.

Built in the late 1800s during the gold boom, it’s a gorgeous stone residence in the Victorian Georgian style.

A nice bonus is the self-contained one bedroom apartment at the front of the property.

It has its own lounge and side access making it perfect for renting or as guest accommodation when family and friends come to stay.

Given the unprecedented demand for rentals and low stock right now, it would be a guaranteed way to earn some passive income. 

But we are getting ahead of ourselves – what’s the main house like?

Well, it’s got all the heritage bells and whistles including wide jarrah floorboards, ornate ceilings, period fireplaces and a timber kitchen.

The Chook really likes the main hallway where gorgeous plasterwork funnels your gaze towards the light streaming through the distant French doors. 

It’s almost like an optical illusion or a beautifully composed scene from Citizen Kane.

Sometimes older homes can be a bit poky, but there’s masses of room in the lounge and other living areas with the high ceilings and large windows enhancing the sense of space.

If you like natural wood, you’ll love the timber-style kitchen, which has recently been updated with top-notch modern appliances.

It’s bathed in natural light, courtesy of the large French doors, and from here you have lovely views of the expansive back garden.

There’s a nice indoor-outdoor flow and you can open the French doors and walk onto the paved courtyard which has plenty of space for a large dining table, BBQ and umbrella.

Venture up the stone stairs and enter the lush, elevated back garden which has a relaxing mix of established trees, shrubs, lawn and flowers.

There’s a shed down the back and plenty of room for kids to play and pets to stretch their legs.

The home has a lovely facade with a bullnose verandah, and there’s a secluded feel with the front yard enclosed by a solid rendered brick wall.

The home includes a laundry, extensive air con and off-street parking for four cars.

Situated on a 645sqm block on Hampton Road in a great central location, it’s only a short walk to all the cafes, pubs and restaurants on South Terrace, or head into the heart of Fremantle for even more choice.

This is a lovely heritage abode with lots of flexibility courtesy of the self-contained one bedroom apartment. 

Mid $1 millions
Home open tomorrow
(Sunday March 12) 1-1.30pm 56 Hampton Road, Fremantle
Smartchoice Realty 9430 9438
Agent Frank Sander 0411 123 477

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