Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fremantle Woolstores.. ninety four years new.



On the way to Fremantle Harbour on Sunday I thought it was about time I stopped and took a shot of the now fabulously restored and renovated Fremantle Dalgety Woolstores built in 1923 opposite the railway station. Derelict ten years ago there were calls for the woolstore building to be demolished.. thankfully unheeded and now this historic building houses apartments that range in price from half, to over a million dollars. If you click the link here and scroll down you can see what the apartments and the development looks like now, what do you think? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


24 comments:

  1. I went to the link you provided Grace and all I can say is wow! They did an absolutely amazing job and I'm so glad it was not demolished.

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  2. It is great to see an old building saved & preserved. I am in a 100+ years old building that had been a bakery when first built & love the history and the feel of it!

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  3. Fine looking modern condos in that building, but they are quite pricy. Glad the building has found a new life.

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  4. It is so good that buildings are being renovated, I love it that old places are saved and most of them are far better built in the first place then the building of today! Of course we really have very old here, but I am delighted that Australia is looking after the older places. Take care cheers Diane

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  5. At first I wondered if this was originally a Woolworth store... but no... It's a gorgeous old building and the renovation has been, I think, a great success. One thing I noticed is that the apartments are light and airy. And in many cases they have built separate rooms but used glass walls so you get the impression of a larger space. The apartments are a bit pricey, though. Do you know what the square footage is and whether or not the price includes a garage?

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  6. A great example of the repurposing of old buildings. There should be much more.

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  7. What a beautiful building and they did an excellent job on the restoration of it.

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  8. What a great job! Beautiful! No wonder the apartments are so expensive.

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  9. Very beautiful place. I want to move! Good to see some one had the interest (and money) to restore that grand old building.

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  10. I wouldn't mind living in one of those fabulous apartments. Now if only I could afford it. Ha! They certainly have been beautifully restored!

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  11. It would have been a crime to have demolished this building. The apartments are very hip and chic. With the bones of the original structure I'm betting that they're very, very solid.

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  12. I am happy that they saved them. They look great and sounds like they are convienent to the train.

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  13. I wonder why housing has to be expensive nowadays. Here the same is happening.

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  14. Quite a nice building and even better that it was saved.

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  15. I clicked on the link and when I win the lottery I will come to Perth and buy one of the apartments..;) Just wonderful!

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  16. Beautiful inside out, Grace!
    So spacy and light, oh I want to be rich badly :-)

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  17. I saw they had an open house at the Woolstores building last weekend, limited number of visitors and it was already full. A friend of mine bought an apartment there...

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  18. Quite the building and it's worthy of being restored!

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