YOU could imagine Poirot twiddling his wax moustache in the lounge of this East Fremantle home.
Then summoning all the guests to a meeting where he hams it up and dramatically reveals the person who put arsenic in Miss Fridget’s chamomile tea.
That’s because there are some lovely Art Deco features in this delightful three bedroom two bathroom 1930s bungalow, including ceiling roses, leadlight doors and a gorgeous original fireplace.
This is most evident in the lounge where the Art Deco fireplace is a stunning focal point. Off to the side are leadlight glass French doors leading to a seperate dining room.
Call me old fashioned, but I still like my dining room to be closed off if need be.
This has the best of both worlds with the French doors letting in plenty of natural light, even when the dining room is ‘shut’.
Another downside to modern open plan houses is noise, especially if you have kids – trying to watch TV in the lounge while the kettle is on and the kids are running amok. Sometimes you need doors!
Another highlight of this home is the polished jarrah floorboards in the living areas, adding a rich hue to the interior.
They complement the burnished picture rails and door frames, which really “pop” against the smooth white walls.
Walk through a huge stylish archway into the kitchen, which has lovely natural wood cabinets and drawers.
The Art Deco theme is subtly implied with shiny square wall tiles and the little recess above the stainless steel cooker.
All the bedrooms are finished to the same high standard and the bathrooms are a decent size with all the mod cons.
This circa 1935 Californian bungalow has been extended at the back with a third bedroom and extra bathroom, making it ideal for older children, guests and family coming to stay, or even a lodger for passive income.
The front of the house has a lovely shady garden with bushes and trees, creating just the right amount of privacy.
The back garden has a BBQ area and a small patch of grass with loads of verdure including shrubs, plants and trees.
Depending on your preference, this could be trimmed back to create more open space or you might like the lush look.
Situated on a 531sqm green title lot on the leafy Oakover Street, you are a short walk from Nine Seeds Cafe and East Fremantle Oval, and it’s a quick cycle, bus ride or drive into Fremantle.
The home includes a two-car garage so parking won’t be an issue.
Or why not just toddle down to George Street and enjoy all the cafes, pubs and restaurants in East Fremantle.
This would be a great house for a small family or couple who want to enjoy all the delights East Fremantle has to offer.
Just watch out for Hastings in the hallway…
Home Open tomorrow
(Saturday July 30) 2pm-2:30pm
46 Oakover Street, East Fremantle
dethridgeGROVES 9336 1166
Chanel Majeks 0403 246 377
Christine Majeks 0402 762 601