LOOK OUT OVER THE WORLD
In a city where many properties take in amazing views, this one in historic Albany is among the privileged few enjoying one of the most spectacular.
It presents an exceptional opportunity to purchase a substantial holding on the side of Mt Melville, where the dress-circle vista spans from Mt Clarence, over the port, town jetty and entertainment centre, around to Princess Royal Harbour and to the hills of Torndirrup National Park.
Consisting of 2732sqm of land on the hill in prestigious Cliff Street and an impressive, substantial character home from the 1950s, it has excellent development potential.
The land slopes up to an area reached via Bay Street at the back, where an extensive house site – selected to maximise the magnificent outlook – has already been established and retaining walls are in place.
A new home of any style would enhance the eclectic streetscape of some of the grandest period homes in WA, strikingly offset with contemporary buildings incorporating state-of-the-art materials and design.
While a block of this size and quality is a rare find so close to the city, the home adds to the flexibility of the property.
Beautifully preserved, the residence displays original jarrah floors, decorative ceilings and timber window frames and takes in sensational views.
Sunny, warm and welcoming with extensive glazing on the view side, it includes a generous lounge, a long sunroom, a hobby room and a dining area adjoining the well-appointed kitchen complete with gas cooking and a dishwasher. Three of the four bedrooms are doubles, the master has an en suite bathroom, and there’s an undercroft garage and even a wine cellar and workshop rounding off the facilities.
Owners might choose to live in it while building a new residence at the rear, subdivide and sell the existing home or the block, or build a new home and sell one. These are just some of the quality options for far-sighted purchasers, whose new favourite pastime will be gazing at ships moving in to harbour, yachts sailing in the bay and the New Year’s Eve fireworks.
This property’s proximity to the city is another major attraction. Zoned R30, it is close to Albany’s original settlement and 1km from the restaurants, cafés, shops and nightlife.
What you need to know:
- 1950s character home on elevated 2732sqm block
- Zoned R30, exceptional development potential
- Among the best views in Albany – harbour, port, jetty, entertainment centre, Torndirrup
- Substantial home with original features
- Prepared house site off Bay Street at the rear
- Among some of Albany’s grandest period and contemporary homes
- Options include subdivision, building new and selling one or both
- Spacious home – lounge, sunroom, dining, hobby room, en suite to main bedroom,
garage, wine cellar, workshop.
- 1km from York Street restaurants, cafés, shops and nightlife
- Council rates $2,872.18
- Water rates $1,463.15