Federation/ Federation Bungalow with Queen Anne Influences
No. 1 Osborne Road is a single-storey house constructed in tuck-pointed brick and rendered brick, with a hipped and gabled, tiled roof. It is a very fine expression of the Federation Queen Anne style. The place is located on a corner lot that addresses both Osborne Road and Canning Highway. The Canning Highway elevation is symmetrically composed with a full-width, return, hip-roofed verandah. The Osborne Road elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and a part-width, return, hip-roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts with post brackets. The half-timbered gable bay jetties over a bay window. The bay window features multi-pane casements with hopper lights. There is a central entry door under a rendered archway. The door features hopper and sidelights. There is a roundel window on the Osborne Road frontage. The roof features finials, tiled crestings and tall tapered, roughcast rendered chimneys. There are render string courses.
Research on the history of this property is currently under way by the Museum of Perth in partnership with the Town of East Fremantle. If you have any stories or information about this property, please contribute in the comments below.