Fremantle's Warders' Cottages are brought back to life
Smeg in partnership with the Western Australian Government State Heritage Office recently completed restoration of the historic Warders' Cottages in the heart of Fremantle.
These beautiful terrace cottages were built during the 1850s by convicts to house Fremantle Prison warders and their families.
In light of the heritage nature of the cottages, and the design aesthetic of Smeg ’s range of retro appliances including our modern vintage Victoria Collection, Smeg was selected as a partner who could best bring to life the kitchen refurbishment whilst maintaining the integrity of these important buildings.
The kitchen restoration incorporated a variety of Smeg appliances including our retro Victoria Thermoseal Pyrolytic oven and FAB28 refrigerator that marries stylish vintage design with the latest technology. Our sleek Smartsense induction cooktop and Compact Speed Oven seamlessly integrated into these new surrounds, offering high performance cooking within these historic cottages.
WA Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Albert Jacob recently attended the opening of the buildings.
Mr Barnett said he was proud to see this program delivering such outstanding results.
"It's very rewarding to see this commitment delivering through the transformation of these historic cottages, which will not only ensure they are protected into the future, but will help revive the heart of Fremantle."
Mr Barnett noted that the refurbishment program had retained the original character of the cottages, with the addition of some modern conveniences.
"I think it's been beautifully done. Nothing has been lost but a few little things added… making it a little more modern," he said.
Smeg was proud to be involved in this restoration project that sees proceeds from the sales used to fund future heritage projects across the state.
For more information on the WA State Heritage Officer visit www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au