CHARM OF OLD ALBANY
15 Alicia Street
MOUNT MELVILLE, WA 6330
Older homes that have been sympathetically renovated display an outstanding individuality and character while being practical and pleasant to live in.
Alicia Cottage in Alicia Street on Mt Melville reflects the charm of an earlier era without compromising on comfort and modern conveniences.
Its original jarrah features such as polished floorboards, doors and dadoes have been preserved, and high ceilings, open fireplaces and timber sash windows enhance the appeal of this lovely home.
The cottage sits behind a white picket fence with a driveway at the side and a garden shed on the 375sqm block.
Inside the front door, the lounge is a comfortable room flowing through to a family room at the centre of the home and then to the L-shaped kitchen and meals area. With a practical slate floor and two sets of French doors, this is an addition to the original home. The kitchen is a well-appointed workspace with a pantry and enough room for a meals table. At the side is a private seating nook and at the rear is a sizeable covered patio with cafe blinds. This is part of a low-maintenance, private walled garden, which is mostly paved, with peppermint trees and a raised vegetable bed.
All three bedrooms are big doubles;
The centrally positioned bathroom is a modern room with a shower, bath, vanity and toilet, and the laundry is off the kitchen.
Everything is in excellent order and the home is well presented inside and out.
Located on the edge of Albany’s CBD, the home offers the convenience of a major shopping centre almost on the doorstep and the shops, entertainment, cafes and restaurants of York Street are just around the corner. For families, schools and day care are within easy walking distance.
Beautiful old homes such as this – in an excellent location and with all the work done – are a rare find.
Alicia Cottage will appeal to a wide range of people, from first homeowners to downsizers and also tenants – making this purchase a judicious move for investors, who could expect to rent it out for $350 a week.
It would also make a perfect weekender or holiday home, with the option of Air BnB letting in between.
What you need to know:
– Renovated character cottage on 375sqm
– On the edge of the CBD, close to shops and schools
– Original jarrah floorboards, doors and dadoes
– Open fireplaces, high ceilings, timber sash windows
– Lounge and family room
– L-shaped kitchen and meals area
– Big double bedrooms, two with jarrah boards;
– Modern bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and vanity
– Sheltered patio with cafe blinds
– Walled rear garden with peppermint trees and raised vegetable bed
– Garden shed
Property Type: Residential Homes