Sometimes we like to daydream about packing it all up for a tree change… But then we remember that in our hearts, we are truly city folk. Luckily, properties like this allow us to live out our farm-life fantasies while staying in the big smoke.
Listed by The Haus Exchange and located in the heart of East Fremantle – just a few minutes away from Jetty, Young George, the Left Bank and even our favourite new bakery, Hunter Bread – the home is an impressive blend of industrial design, a sustainable ethos and a dedication to permaculture.
With the solar-powered house set into a sloping block, entry to the home is via a striking walkway. This upper level of the home is where you’ll find a stunning rooftop deck, powder room and light-filled study on the northern side, while the southern side of the level has a spacious open-plan living area, dining room, and the home’s unique modular kitchen.
With power points concealed within the concrete flooring, the kitchen can be rearranged to almost any configuration, with the huge double copper sink that overlooks the garden the only fixed feature.
Alongside the high ceilings, polished concrete and huge windows, features like the jarrah barn doors that conceal a butler’s pantry bring plenty of warmth and personality to the home – made from the original WWII cottage’s floorboards, these doors are just one example of the home’s near-exclusive use of upcycled and hand crafted materials.
Downstairs, two bedrooms are connected by a spacious, industrial-style bathroom. As well as a stylish waterfall shower, the bathroom opens out onto a secluded garden at the side of the house.
Of course, the most magnificent part of the property has got to be the vast, impressive garden. Not only is it home to an array of established, fruiting trees (think almonds, apricots, grapefruit, lemon, avocado, bananas, jackfruit, guava and many more), herbs and veggies, it’s also been fitted out with infrastructure to ensure your long-term success. Rainwater tanks, an automatic grey water system that feeds the drip reticulation, compost stations, chicken runs, worm farms and even bee hives are all set up ready to go. The current owners even get two meals a day from their backyard farm!
To check out 10 Preston Point Road’s listing, click HERE.