47 Duke – Alteration & Addition by Jill Birt Architect.

47 Duke Street, East Fremantle WA 6158

  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath
Sold $1,850,000

47 Duke - Alteration & Addition by Jill Birt Architect.

Originally built circa 1893, this beautiful cottage has been loved and lived in by the current owners for 22 years. Undergoing a significant architect designed extension in 2010 by Jill Birt Architect, the design balances the old with the new seamlessly. With a transition between spaces that feels natural and warm, the outcome has provided a substantial family home which benefits from natural light, privacy and wonderful functionality for a growing family.


/ Originally built circa 1893 and extended in 2010
/ Extension designed by Jill Birt Architect
/ Original part of the house has been restored
/ Located in the “George Street precinct”
/ 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas
/ 508 sqm Green Title block
/ Large alfresco area for outdoor entertaining
/ Internal courtyard floods the central core with light
/ Abundance of natural light
/ Original sash windows
/ Jarrah floorboards
/ Gas fireplace to front lounge room
/ Two gas bayonets
/ Rogerseller tapware
/ Original pressed tin ceilings
/ Fully restored fireplace surrounds in three rooms
/ Asko kitchen appliances inc 5 burner gas cook top, oven and dishwasher
/ Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
/ Shed to rear garden
/ Established hedges, lawns, deciduous Chinese Tallow, Navel orange tree, olive trees, magnolia to internal courtyard
/ Prime street and walking distance to George Street and the Swan River
/ Family-friendly and quiet neighbourhood
/ Only minutes to Port Beach and Fremantle

With all the charm of yesteryear, the existing federation cottage is renovated yet maintains its original character features, such as stained glass insets to the front door, pressed tin ceilings in the bedrooms, fireplace surrounds to three rooms, sash windows, Jarrah floorboards, picture rails and an ornate ceiling rose to the living room. Plantation shutters to the front bedrooms provide a contemporary lift and overhead ceiling fans ensure comfort.

As you step through the cottage, one starts to get a sense that there is more than meets the eye. The front living room is light and airy and features a working gas fireplace. Opposite you’ll find the fourth bedroom, which also functions as a very generous home office.

The “reveal” as you transition from the original cottage to the contemporary extension is both surprising and welcome. With a considered design and attention given to light and functionality, this addition flows seamlessly and integrates naturally with the original house. With solar passive heating and cooling in mind, the extension benefits from north facing winter sun and excellent air flow through the large bi-fold doors and internal courtyard. A large second living area anchors the space and is flooded with indirect sunlight. A large open plan kitchen sits adjacent, providing wonderful visibility from the kitchen; whilst a separate dining room sits between the kitchen and the internal courtyard, creating a dedicated dining space that remains integrated to the overall area. Evident from the extension is just how well the home communicates to the external environment; multiple vantage points looking towards the greenery outside provide a sense of calm and serenity when inside.

The kitchen features Asko appliances, an abundance of storage and a large central island. Appliances include a five burner gas cook top, dishwasher and new oven.

A large main bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in robe is located to the rear of the residence, providing privacy and separation and which opens out to the rear garden. A main bathroom, laundry, dedicated linen storage and built-in feature cabinetry is also designed into the extension, adding excellent amenity to this very well rounded home.

Sitting on a 508 sqm green title block, the grounds are lush, leafy and private. The established gardens feature lawn, hedges, deciduous Chinese Tallow, Navel orange tree, Olive trees and a Magnolia in the internal courtyard. A stunning rear deck and alfresco area extends from the main house, providing a superb place to entertain and unwind from the day. An outdoor shower, under-deck storage, and two storage sheds are also provided.

With a location that needs little introduction, Duke Street is one of the most sought after streets in the George Street precinct. Its family friendly nature and convenient proximity to George Street and the Swan River ensures demand. Port Beach and the town center of Fremantle are only minutes away.

We anticipate strong interest and encourage buyers to act promptly.

Land Size
508.00 sqm

Property Features
  • House
  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath
  • Land is 508 m²
  • Ensuite
  • Open Parking Spaces
47 Duke Street, East Fremantle WA 6158
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