This should come as a shock to absolutely no one, but we are suckers when it comes to a cheeky bit of midcentury architecture. We just can’t get enough of it! And this East Fremantle, 1957 beauty is chockas with midcentury motifs, quirky features and family-home warmth. Have a sneak peek inside, thanks to our friends over at Crib Creative.
Spread over three sprawling floors, the four bedroom home typifies the notion of bringing the outside in. Just about ever room makes the most of its vantage point, with sweeping views that capture the ocean, river and city skyline.
Entering into the lower level, a cosy studio – with the same Blackbutt-clad ceiling and exposed brickwork seen throughout the rest of the house – opens up onto the manicured front garden and makes the perfect home office, guest room or studio to hide away in.
The middle floor is not just literally, but also figuratively the centre of the home. An expansive balcony overlooks the front garden and near pond, and extends the open plan living and dining spaces to the outdoors.
Inside, the signature midcentury brickwork and timber continues, this time with raked Blackbutt ceilings that mirror the Jarrah floors. To the rear, this floor opens out onto a charming backyard, with lawns, another pond and a secluded rear garden deck in addition to the verandah.
The triumphant, cantilevered upper level has a more contemporary feel. The more recent addition is dedicated to a parent’s retreat-style primary bedroom. The T-shaped floor plan continues to make excellent use of the sweeping views, with windows on just about every facet – not just around that relaxing lounge, but the unique outdoor bathroom. Just imagine soaking in that balcony tub, taking in the setting sun and the cool afternoon breeze.
Feeling the midcentury vibes? Check out the listing for 5 Woodhouse Road here.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative.