CITY CLASSIC RE-IMAGINED
In Albany’s historic precinct on the side of Mt Clarence and just 300 metres from the CBD, this classic heritage cottage displays a well-balanced, elegant blend of original character features with the essential modern amenities demanded by today’s buyers.
The veranda and two front bedrooms also share fabulous views over town and Princess Royal Harbour, from the wind farm to Torndirrup.
The charming original section of the home at the front has been thoughtfully preserved and restored. It displays beautiful jarrah flooring, high ceilings with decorative roses, picture rails and timber sash windows.
Textured stained glass flanks the traditional timber front door, and an ornate archway marks the transition from the hallway to the generous lounge, which has a gas log fire in the polished jarrah fireplace.
The three bedrooms, all of which are big doubles, two of which have jarrah fireplaces.
A modern addition at the rear consists of an inviting, sunny kitchen/dining area, with Double glass doors opening onto a courtyard and a lovely sheltered patio.
Timber kitchen cabinetry is set off with polished black stone benchtops, and there’s gas cooking as well as space for a dishwasher.
Opulent high-gloss ceramic floor tiling extends from the kitchen to the adjoining well-appointed laundry, shower room with toilet and vanity and separate second toilet.
A concrete driveway runs past the house to a car bay at the rear, still leaving room for a patio area for the winter sun – an important consideration for a home of this era.
Evocative of the early 1900s, the partly-rendered brick and iron home is very well presented and has undergone significant structural work as part of the renovation.
Another major drawcard for this home is its proximity to the shops, cafés, entertainment and attractions of the city, and both primary and high schools are within walking distance.
A rainwater tank, solar hot water system and insulation are other advantages of this property, which occupies a 380sqm block with gardens at the front.
Discerning buyers with an eye for a piece of Albany’s history will appreciate the character this home offers without having to sacrifice modern conveniences.
What you need to know:
- Historic character cottage near CBD
- Views over harbour and town to Torndirrup
- Original jarrah floors, sash windows, high ceilings
- Open fireplaces in lounge and two bedrooms
- Generous lounge with gas log fire original timber surround
- Three big double bedrooms
- Modern kitchen/dining area with gas cooking, space for dishwasher
- Undercover patio in rear courtyard
- Laundry with cabinetry
- Shower room with vanity and toilet
- Second toilet
- 380sqm block
- 300m from CBD – cafés, shops, entertainment and events
- Walking distance of primary and high schools
- Well preserved and tastefully renovated
- Rainwater tank, solar hot water, insulation
- Parking bay at rear
- Council rates $2,367.06
- Water rates $1,463.15