PALATIAL OCEAN ESTATEWelcome to Ocean View. This magnificent limestone Estate commands respect, built in 1884 it blends graceful heritage with blissful tranquility, this magnificent home sits on a huge 2949m2 lot.High up on the streetscape, sits this gracious property, elevated approximately 28 metres above sea level - offering you amazing panoramic ocean views casting all the way over to Garden Island, Carnac Island and Rottnest Island alike.This architectural masterpiece boasts amazing multi-levelled grounds spanning all the way from Solomon Street to your front door step. The ambient space gives you a very surreal feeling of a small holding and the privacy that offers, all whilst being in the heart of all that is going on. This majestic residence is located in one of the most desirable locations and is only minutes walk to South Beach and the Fremantle City Centre.Entering this home you are greeted by a formal entrance hallway, grand ballroom, central living areas, soaring 15 feet high ceilings and luxurious wrap around verandahs.From the first moment you step foot in this Estate you will notice how meticulously maintained and well looked after it has been. This home has stood the test of time and was built to last, the sheer quality and craftsmanship that it took to create such a masterpiece is immediately evident.As you enter this grand property, you will find yourself driving up the 35+ metre driveway, where you begin to notice the sheer size of this magnificent home. It becomes very apparent what potential lies - with a previous DA approval now expired to build your own private 6 car garage - reinvigorate and design your own with council approval.This property has undergone an extensive works program including: a new iron roof, extensive electrical and plumbing works, new restored wrap-around verandahs, new bathroom and laundry and extensive limestone retaining throughout the whole property.The attraction and benefits of owning this home is clearly evident, not only are you buying one of the most iconic and incredible pieces of history, but you are buying a lifestyle for the whole family to enjoy.Where else can you buy prime untouched 2949m2 of land on the upper reaches of Fremantle with incredible Ocean Views.This residence is perfect for a large family wanting ambient space and close proximity to absolutely everything and a home to create life-long lasting memories. Picture yourself sitting on the front verandah, whilst the kids are playing on the amazing grounds, whilst watching the boats/submarines setting off into the sound. This is a home where dreams are made of.All conservation works have been completed and confirmed by the WA State Heritage Council.FEATURES:- Formal entrance hallway- Grand Ballroom- Central living areas- 6 original fireplaces- Soaring 15 feet high ceilings- Luxurious wrap around verandahs- Jarrah & Oregon timber floorboards throughout- Elaborate ceiling roses- Elaborate Doors - Imported from San Francisco- Windmill - Imported from Chicago- Well- 2949m2 lot- Multi-levelled grounds- Viewing platform- Ocean views- Conservation grantsHISTORYThis palatial Victorian Regency estate is one of the most iconic privately-owned residences on the western seaboard of Australia and is the last remaining intact example of its style in the state.Built in the 1880s by well-known Australian businessman and federal, state and local politician, Elias Solomon, he resided here with his family for many years before the property passed into the hands of Captain Frank Biddles who rented the estate out to be used as a military hospital during the First World War for American soldiers.Captain Frank Biddles, the famous industrial pearling pioneer of Broome, has been noted in many articles and books, the most popular being the book Pearls of the Past.After the war, the house passed into the hands of Annie Sheedy who relocated her maternity hospital to Ocean View. Ocean View was an incredibly busy obstetrical unit for many years. The famous Jack Sheedy, Annie Sheedys grandson, was born at Ocean View, he went on to win the Lynne medal four times and was colloquially known as both Mr Football and The Reverend.The house finally came into the hands of the current owners where it has remained in the family for more than 67 years.This one of a kind masterpiece is a time capsule of history and a detailed insight into our rich history, receiving recognition over the years in a number of newspaper articles and featuring in a music video and movie.This home is also believed to be the location of the first Western Australian synagogue, it has deep ties to the Jewish community and is a very significant site.This Estate is the epitome of history and for one of the first times in over 67 years is now available to change hands.