Several appliances from Smeg Australia featured in a recent restoration project undertaken by the Western Australian Government State Heritage Office for the historic Warders' Cottages.
Located in the heart of Fremantle, these beautiful terrace cottages were built during the 1850s by convicts to house Fremantle Prison warders and their families. The retro design aesthetic of Smeg’s kitchen appliances from their modern vintage Victoria Collection met the requirements of the heritage cottages during the restoration.
Smeg appliances chosen for the kitchen restoration included the retro Victoria Thermoseal pyrolytic oven and FAB28 refrigerator that conceals the latest technology within a stylish vintage design. Smeg’s sleek Smartsense induction cooktop and Compact Speed Oven also seamlessly integrated into the heritage environment, while delivering the convenience of high performance cooking.
The formal opening of the heritage cottages was attended by WA Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Albert Jacob. Mr Barnett commented that the transformation of these historic cottages will not only ensure they are protected into the future, but will help revive the heart of Fremantle. He also noted that the refurbishment program had retained the original character of the cottages, with the addition of some modern conveniences.
Smeg was proud to be involved in this restoration project, with proceeds from the sales to fund future heritage projects across the state.
Image: Smeg’s FAB28 refrigerator marries stylish vintage design with the latest technology