Positioned in one of the most unique and prestigious locations in the area, 21 Angwin Street, East Fremantle is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a characterful home bursting with charm.
Originally built in 1908, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has been lovingly curated over the years to incorporate modern touches throughout, with Mont Property Managing Director Matthew Podesta saying the charming residence is an icon in a tightly held suburb known for its rich history and close-knit community.
“This stunning home sits front and centre in a beautiful pocket of East Fremantle, well known for its heritage and some of the most outstanding homes in Perth,” he said. “This is one of them.”
Dripping in federation architecture, this home features a tuckpointed facade and striking blue garage doors drawing your attention in.
A side access leads you to a tranquil pond, a mini golf course and a hidden garden sanctuary housing an outdoor woodfire pizza oven bordered by a life-sized chess board.
Inside the home, the entry foyer directs you through a gallery-style hallway towards three generously sized bedrooms and a formal dining room – all featuring antique fireplaces – two bathrooms and a spacious laundry.
The home also packs in a formal living area, as well as a chef-grade kitchen peppered with inclusions such as granite benchtops and deluxe appliances, and a federation-style front balcony with a view like no other.
“We had always wanted a house overlooking the harbour, so we bought the old house – a really rundown old place,” the current owners said.
“It was rented by some guys, so we let them rent it for a few more years before we renovated it and moved in ourselves.”
Adding their personal touch on the lower level, guarded by a set of antique Chinese village gates, is an obscure theatre room with a bar and sizeable wine cellar cleverly dug into the limestone hill.
“It was only a one-storey building when we bought it, and this was a funny little cave,” the owners said. “You had to climb through a little opening that our son used to use as a den when he was a teenager.
“So, we cut out some of the limestone to put a door into it and then we had to excavate into the hill to put that whole room in with the bar.
“The wine cellar – we did that ourselves manually. We got picks and we dug out a limestone cellar.”
Also on the lower level, reached by stairs or a lift, you will find a grand master suite with access to the outdoor area, a separate walk-in robe, a marble-lined ensuite and an outdoor shower tiled with Kimberly stone.
Additionally on this level is an inviting living area that seamlessly leads you out onto the alfresco, which has been finished with a stunning travertine marble deck, an outdoor kitchen, a sparkling pool and a spa.
The property also has a large rear granny flat, which houses an ensuite shower, a toilet and a kitchenette, and above this space is the original boathouse with street access.
“We have loved the view, the big block with the beautiful gardens, plenty of trees producing lots of fruit and lots of space for the kids – it is a great family home,” the owners said. “The kids have now all moved out and we have lived on our own for the past few years – it’s time for another family to enjoy it.”
“Not only is it in a sought-after location for buyers wanting a blend of the Fremantle lifestyle, a wonderful community and access to beaches, East Fremantle has plenty of amenity, history and a high calibre of homes,” Mr Podesta said.
21 Angwin Street, East Fremantle
Price: Offers above $3 million
Agent: Mont Property
Contact: Matthew Podesta, 0408 950 039