18 Pearse Street, North Fremantle WA 6159

Charming North Fremantle Cottage

Property Details

North Fremantle WA 6159


House - North Fremantle WA

Cooldown at the beach in the evenings and then walk home to this delightful three bedroom character home in North Fremantle.

A Victorian Georgian worker’s cottage built in the 1890s and thought to have been extended in 1913, this beautiful home has been lovingly renovated and restored in recent years, making it a home that retains all the charm of yesteryear but is perfect for modern-day living.

The house sits on a good-sized 364sqm block on one of North Fremantle’s enviable heritage locales, just a short walk from the ocean’s edge. Lined with original workers cottages, Pearse Street has since been almost completely heritage registered, to retain its authentic fabric and history. As such, the road has a delightful yesteryear feel, with charming homes with front verandas and mature street trees adding to its friendly, protected feel. With Pearse Street ‘off the beaten track, it is only frequented by its residents, who enjoy the lack of traffic and easy access at the end of the road to the beach.

And while many of the homes on Pearse Street do not encompass their own off-street parking, the house has generous driveway parking for up to three cars (or a boat) as well as a rear garage or workshop that can accommodate a small to medium sized vehicle.

A towering peppermint tree shades the footpath of number 18, complementing the attractive symmetrical façade with its fresh white weatherboards, sash windows and recycled red brick and limestone features. The timber veranda, with corrugated tin bullnose roof, is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the cooling Fremantle Doctor breezes in summer.

The entryway features the original front door with Victorian twist doorbell and feature glass. Another of the home’s special features is its original tongue and groove panelling with chair rail, an interior element that adds character and texture to each of the original rooms. The original wide jarrah floorboards have also been carefully restored by the owners, who added underfloor insulation to help keep the home at a comfortable temperature year-round.

The light-filled entry is flanked by two large bedrooms, the first with an ornate wrought iron fireplace. The other bedroom has double French doors that fill it with northern light and open up onto a private courtyard garden. Scented by a mature orange tree and with recycled brick paving and white pergola, it’s another ideal spot to enjoy the sea breezes or for parents to spend a quiet moment in the evenings. This bedroom has a split-system air-conditioner.

Next door to this bedroom is the third bedroom, that also features double French doors to the courtyard garden as well as a wall of robes offering plenty of storage. At the back of the home is a combined family bathroom with laundry, with benchtop space, toilet and glass-fronted shower.

The home has a pleasing feel of space and openness, with high ceilings, great natural light and hall that flows seamlessly into the bright, open-plan kitchen and living room that opens to the back garden.

To the kitchen and living are two original fireplace surrounds, one to the lounge and one to the kitchen. A nod to North Fremantle’s industrial heritage, the open-style kitchen has a concrete floor, exposed red brick chimney surround, subway tile splashback and timber benchtops, including a waterfall end to the island bench.

This is a kitchen that is ideal for families and entertainers. Light-filled and airy, there is plenty of benchtop space, including a large bench with dining seating that means cooks feel part of the action while entertaining. Meanwhile, the wall of windows means parents have an uninterrupted look across the lawned, enclosed back garden to be able to keep an eye on children while cooking.

The gardens are a delight. Nicely sized and practical, they encompass a neat lawn, sandpit, fruit trees including olive, lemon and fig, and low-maintenance tropical style plantings that pop against the black fencing. The covered entertaining area under the veranda roof is a perfect spot to dine alfresco or just relax at the end of the day with a wine.

Double gates by the back veranda offer easy access to the generous driveway parking, paved with recycled red brick pavers. A pretty element here is the kitchen’s external red brick chimney, set with a traditional copper light. The workshop shed is large, with storage and space for bikes.

The current owners say they rarely need to jump in the car, with so much in the way of facilities and entertainment easily accessible by bike or foot. The house is a short walk to numerous local cafes and restaurants including Propellor, Ooh Coffee, Bruce Town, Habitue and Piggy Food Co and a host of amenities and facilities, as well as easy transport. And with the house set on the Jewell Parade side of Pearse Street, occupants enjoy a spot gently buffered from any train line noise.

With three generously proportioned bedrooms, the home is ideal for young families, professional couples, empty-nesters or downsizers wanting to make the most of a beachside lifestyle, riverside proximity and abundance of amenities.

Enjoy all the wonderful features of a restored heritage home in a spot between beach and river, and make this lovely home your own.

• Off-street parking for 3 or 4 cars
• Elevated 364sqm block
• Sun-filled back garden perfect for children and pets
• Large shed for undercover car parking or boat storage
• Heritage-listed Level 3 Municipal Inventory

Rates & Local Information:
Water Rates: $1169.72 (2021/22)
City of Fremantle Council Rates: $1858.41 (2021/22)
Zoning: R25
Primary School: North Fremantle Primary School
Secondary School: Melville Senior High School, Fremantle College, John Curtin College of the Arts & Shenton College.

For more information please contact Sarah Bourke on 0474 310 500.

*PLEASE NOTE while every effort has been made to ensure the given information is correct at the time of listing, this information is provided for reference only and is subject to change.

Property Features
  • House
  • 3 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 3 Parking Spaces
  • 3 Carport

Contact Agent

Sarah Bourke
Mint Real Estate - East Fremantle East Fremantle

Sarah Bourke

Mint Real Estate - East Fremantle East Fremantle