We are proud to present this opportunity to own a piece of South Fremantle history, with the sale of this thoughtfully renovated character apartment in the heart of the South Fremantle cafe precinct. Originally built in 1896, this historic building was carefully updated by architect Ian Scott in 1996, which then resulted in the building being nominated for a Fremantle award for Heritage Conservation. And now you, could own a slice of this rich history.
When I asked the current owners what they fell in love with when they first saw the property, their response was simply:
“We instantly fell in love with the sky-high ceilings, abundance of natural light through the huge sash windows and original timber flooring. Combine those stunning character features with having our favourite beach on one side and Freo’s best cafes and bars on the other, and we were in heaven!”
This quintessential Fremantle apartment is one of only 3 within the complex and oozes the charm and stylistic features one would expect from a New York style warehouse loft. Incredibly high ceilings, exposed brickwork, original timber floor boards, an open plan living and dining area and large sash windows are all nods to an era gone, but not forgotten. They just don’t make them like this anymore. Add to that, an abundance of natural light, those signature coastal sunsets and glorious Fremantle ocean breezes, and you’ve got yourself one idyllic Fremantle abode. This property keeps naturally cool during Summer given its proximity to the ocean, but does include air-conditioning throughout should you want further creature comforts.
The brand new kitchen is perfect for cooking enthusiasts and features plentiful bench space, a large sink, stainless steel gas cooktop and oven, integrated dishwasher, and lots of under-cabinet and over-head storage. The carefully chosen fixtures and fittings also complement the unique look and feel of the property.
A modern bathroom renovation merges the aesthetic of the new world with the old, and features floor-to-ceiling tiling, rain style shower head, modern fittings and a contemporary vanity setting to please the eye of the most discerning.
A master bedroom fit for a King and Queen is located on the South Terrace side of the property, and provides not only a large footprint, but also a vast amount of ceiling height should you ever wish to consider building in a mezzanine level above. Invigorating natural light enters the master bedroom via the sash windows on the eastern wall making this space a wonderful room to wake up in. A new air-conditioner has also been installed into this space, ensuring year-round comfort.
From the upstairs second bedroom, you’ll enjoy ocean views towards South Beach and fresh coastal breezes. This room is spacious enough to house a workstation as well, and also includes air-conditioning.
For outdoor entertaining, you’ll be able to enjoy the ocean facing balcony which features a corrugated iron design and a specially designed balcony door, perfect for closing the space off if you have a small pet as part of your family. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of dedicated off-street parking.
The location of the property needs little introduction. You will be positioned right on the bustling South Fremantle cafe strip with Manna, Little Lefroys, The Local and Ootong & Lincoln all at your doorstep, less than a 5 minute walk to South Beach, a short 10 minute stroll to the heart of Fremantle as well as enjoy the convenience of the free CAT bus service just outside and the Fremantle Train Station only a 20 minute walk away.