Historic abode

THIS Fremantle home is an absolute stunner.

Built in the early 1900s for wealthy Fremantle merchant and mayor E.H Fothergill Jnr, it is awash with history and charm.

It impresses from the off with a gated entrance, circular driveway and a gorgeous facade that features an ornate Victorian balcony.

It’s quite the entrance statement and I imagine buyers will be salivating at the mouth by the time they get to the front door, which is surrounded by gorgeous leadlight glass.

The inside of this four bedroom two bathroom home maintains the high standard with a gorgeous tiled floor in the hallway.

The house is full of beautiful period detail including jarrah floorboards, bay windows and high ceilings, but all the mod cons have been deftly integrated, so you have the best of both worlds.

This is evident in the fantastic kitchen which has two ovens, chic benchtops and in a little nod to yesteryear, a vintage fireplace.

 There’s plenty of natural light in here, courtesy of the bi-fold glass doors which connect the kitchen to the leafy back garden.

The home is well laid out with all the living areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the first.

There’s plenty of space for a sprawling brood with a sitting room, dining area and library (second living area).

But I reckon the kids will be spending a lot of time in the pool house out the back.

Come summer this will be a hive of activity as people shuttle between the pool and the gorgeous little studio beside it (used to be the old stables) for drinks and nibbles.

The whole back yard is a delight – there’s a secluded upper garden where you can go for relaxing strolls amongst the trees and foliage.

It really does have that magic garden feel and is a great place to get away from it all and take some time out.

There’s also a cute little courtyard and verandah where you can sip a glass of vino while enjoying the relaxing verdure.

And if you like vino, you’ll love the wine cellar in this house, complete with a little bar for tastings.

All the bedrooms are top notch with the main featuring built-in robes and an ensuite with double vanities, standalone bath and shower.

The home includes 1.5kW solar panels, ocean views, fully reticulated gardens, extensive parking at front and rear, and side lane access to rear carport and boat parking.

Situated on a whopping 1060sqm block on Hampton Road, you are a short walk from all the cafes, bars and restaurants in Fremantle.

This house is awash with history and charm, but it has been extensively refurbished to meet the needs of the 21st century family.

It’s sure to attract attention when it comes to auction on Saturday September 9.

Home open today (Saturday August 26) 11:30am-12pm
8 Hampton Road, Fremantle
White House Property
Partners 9319 2024
Agent Stefanie Dobro
0409 229 115

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