7/17 Essex Street,
BEAUTIFUL SANCTUARY IN THE HEART OF OLD FREMANTLEBeyond the tall gates is all the life of the old city - markets, cinema, restaurants, shopping - but inside is the quiet seclusion of a substantial and very pretty limestone and iron home. With high ceilings, jarrah floors, charming balconies, and open-plan living leading to a private high-walled courtyard, this is a delightful and spacious sanctuary full of atmosphere.
As part of the old stone flour mill renewal, this is one of the homes created in addition to the original buildings, retaining the historic feel and authentic materials of stone and timber, but with the advantage of contemporary construction.
Built over three levels, there are independent zones for flexible living, including a top floor master suite with its own generous sitting room and two balconies with long views.
This home is set right back from the street, behind the lovely central piazza with its fountain and flowers, and so is perfectly positioned for quiet and privacy while also being close to the heart of urban life. Here you can walk to everything, but there are also two secure undercroft car bays.
The home opens to a large, high-ceilinged entry lobby full of natural light, leading through to the open-plan space.
The floors are jarrah, and that fine traditional timber is used beautifully throughout the home, in skirtings, architraves and balustrades.
The kitchen, with black stone island bench and white cabinetry, overlooks the living and dining area, where two sets of French doors open to the courtyard.
With plenty of room for outdoor dining and relaxation, this is a serene space, with high walls, water feature and garden lighting.
There is a powder room next to the kitchen, convenient for guests, and substantial storage under the stairs.
The second floor has three bedrooms, each with a delightful outlook from its own balcony. Two of the bedrooms have built-in storage, and there is a wall of storage on the landing.
Also on this level is the laundry and bathroom, with bath, in white with natural-toned tiling.
Up the stairs to the air-conditioned master suite, you are struck by a grand sense of space.
The master bedroom, with interesting angled ceilings, extends to its own substantial sitting room, where a skylight floods the room with natural light, with an additional skylight in the en-suite.
There are two balconies in this lofty retreat - one from the sitting room looking south over the rooftops to the fishing boat harbour and one with views east though the Norfolk pines.
It is rare to find such a secluded and spacious home in a quiet spot close to the action and even more rare to find a place full of such atmosphere and character.
Here is your perfect port city hideaway.
4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 2 cars
- Charming, substantial and secluded stone and iron home
- Perfect urban living in historic Fremantle
- Quiet and set back from the street
- Large, beautiful common courtyard
- Own private courtyard for outdoor entertaining
- Jarrah floors, high ceilings
- Whitewashed walls
- Open-plan living
- Large master suite with sitting room
- Balconies and fans in all bedrooms
- Lovely elevated outlooks
- Secure undercroft parking for two cars
- Walk to restaurants, shopping, cinema, Esplanade Park, train