Sold October 2016

5A Riverside Road East Fremantle 6158 WA

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Sold for $1,550,000


A significant heritage building classified by the National Trust is a rare treasure.
What is more remarkable is to find it on the waterfront, north-facing, with far-reaching views and transformed internally to create a gracious, harmonious and quite extraordinary home.
This expansive 1902 limestone terrace offers a flexible series of living, sleeping, working and entertaining zones and riverside balconies.
It all unfolds over several light-filled levels, from the vine-covered courtyard by the river to the inspiring office at the top of the building with views to Rottnest.

Architect Norman Hitchcock, known for the distinctive decorative detailing on his terrace houses in Melbourne, came to Western Australia from Victoria at the end of the 19th century.
He set up an office in Hubble St in East Fremantle and his most significant West Australian work was built just down the road in 1902: Glanville's Buildings.
Now two homes, the building occupies a prime waterside position with a precious northern aspect.

Set back above the river, 5A Riverside begins with a tiered courtyard of elegantly simple landscape design.
A sitting room looks out over the courtyard to the river, then timber stairs lead to a gracious living room, dining room and kitchen, opening to a wide balcony for outdoor dining. On the next level is a double bedroom and charming bathroom with stained glass windows, then the master bedroom with an angled wall to ensure you wake up to the best of the panorama. Here there is also a walk-through robe, an en-suite and another deep balcony to step outside into the view. Another bedroom with its own living room follows, then at the top of the building, the limestone walls are exposed as you reach a remarkably inspiring and secluded place to work: an office that doubles as an ocean lookout.

The architectural transformation of the interior is thoughtful and elegant, with custom cabinetry providing extensive storage, as well as a series of skylights bringing light in everywhere.
It is very quiet, and the thick stone walls, northern aspect and sea breezes make this a very comfortable place to be in all seasons. It is easy to fall in love with this inspiring, unusual and very beautiful home on the river.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 study, 3 living areas, 2 cars

- Historic home on the water
- River, port and ocean views
- Elegant internal transformation
- North-facing
- Landmark building by architect Norman Hitchcock
- Flexible living zones over several levels
- Very rare opportunity



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19-21 Queen Victoria Street
Fremantle WA, 6160
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