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South Fremantle 6162 Australia

Listing # 138124

Rates From AUD 825 Weekly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 10, 2020

Silver Street Studio Fremantle

Originally built as an artists’ space and gallery, the Silver Street Studio has been converted into a comfortable, two storey residence and is a well known South Fremantle icon which carries many a story within its walls.

Located between Fremantle proper and beautiful South Beach, the Studio is ideally situated near the coast and all the facilities South Fremantle’s culinary hub has to offer.

The downstairs level was originally built as a sculpture studio. Old wharf timbers from the old wool stores and historic Rob Jetty adjoin weathered limestone blocks recycled from an old Fremantle church setting a timeless mood to this creative space. The Studio turret was rescued from the former Swanbourne Hospital in the late 70s and now shines a soft light on Silver Street at night. This eclectic mix of interesting memorabilia creates a lovely ambiance.

On arrival, one enters the property from the Silver Street Laneway via a small ‘hobbit’ door. This sits within a larger wooden, ‘medieval’, gate supported by high limestone walls which hide a lush private courtyard. Huge glass sliding doors connect this leafy outdoor area to the main living space which is well equipped and beautifully furnished.

The upper level, originally used as a ceramics studio, is reached by an industrial steel staircase which opens into the bedroom where a queen size loft bed is fitted with quality bedding and sheets. A mezzanine walkway connects to a large open plan bathroom/ dressing room where shower, vanity WC, washing machine, clothes storage are located and a small upstairs sitting area. This space leads onto the north facing veranda which houses a recently restored, four claw bath..... beautiful in summer, perhaps a little chilly in the winter months. The former kiln room to the left is now used as a quiet reading room or extra study.

There is a second WC and Balinese washbasin off the north facing corridor courtyard which is great when eating alfresco or when having a BBQ.

Everything in Fremantle is walkable however, two mountain bikes are kept in the downstairs store room and we are happy to loan them out. It is a perfect way to get around town. There is also the free CAT bus which runs from the end of the road every 10 minutes and stops at the train and bus station for those going into Perth


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
200 Sq. Meters
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, August 1, 2020 until Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City South Fremantle
Postal Code - State or Province 6162 WA
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords South Fremantle, Fremantle, Perth
Closest University Notre Dame University
University nearby Murdoch University, Curtin, UWA, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Rental Price:

AUD 825 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Architecturally quite open plan, spacious.


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Care for house and garden as you would your own home

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About Me
I grew up in the UK and in 1973 relocated to Southern Africa where I worked briefly as a welfare sister in the Kalahari. Married to a geologist, we left Botswana, after 3 years, and moved to the Namibian Skeleton Coast for a further 4 years before emigrating to Australia in 1980. We spent the first year in Tenant Creek, in the NT. After relocating to Perth, I began formal studies in Design, then Visual Art, at Curtin University. This was followed by an honours degree in English and Comparative Literature from Murdoch University and a PhD in English and Creative Arts. I have lectured at Edith Cowan, Curtin University and Murdoch University and exhibited here and overseas through my practice. I am particularly interested in ‘identity’, notions of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’. The last major conference at which I presented was at MIT, Boston, on ‘Adoption and Culture’. In 2007, I was represented at Fremantle Art Centre in the Perth International Arts Festival with a multi-screen video installation, ‘Translating Hiraeth’. We have both travelled extensively in relation to our work and careers. My husband has also written a book, ‘The Sacred and the Symbolic’, on the history of diamonds in India and their relationship to the major religions there. However, over the last 10 years, following his retirement, we have been very busy restoring a ruined barn in SE France. We now spend 4-5 months of the year in France and thoroughly enjoy immersing ourselves in a ‘new’ culture and language, hence our desire to let out our own home in South Fremantle for the 4-5 months that we are away each year. We both enjoy art, travel and meeting new people from around the world!
https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au>view>author>Durey, Judith



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