VINTAGE CHARMER NEAR THE CBD
7 Bridges Street
Albany, WA 6330
Do you love character homes or fancy a project to pay dividends?
In surprisingly great shape for its 110 years of age, this delightful cottage presents several possibilities to explore.
Number 7 Bridges Street traces its origins to a time when the best residential lots were being developed near the town centre.
Neighbouring homes reflect an eclectic mix of building styles from century-old cottages such as this to contemporary two-storey houses. So a well-planned rear extension to this home could blend with the streetscape while providing modern accommodation and exploiting the amazing views at the rear – the harbour, wind farm, jetty and boat pens, and the nearby Albany Entertainment Centre.
Other options would be to replace it with a bespoke residence, or simply modernise it and love it just as it is.
As with most buildings of this era, the Weatherboard and tin home features timber in its floors and sash window frames, while other original characteristics include stained glass panels at the front door, high skirtings, timber ceilings and picture rails.
From the front, this is a quaint old place with a front veranda and a central door with windows either side.
Inside, a hallway leads to the lounge and the king-sized master bedroom, then through to a dining room or family room, another king-sized bedroom and then the kitchen and meals area, with gas cooking in the original stove recess.
There’s a third bedroom – a double – and in an extension at the rear, a sizeable utility room also housing the laundry, separate toilet and bathroom with a walk-in shower and vanity.
At the end of a cul-de-sac, the cottage has street parking at the front door as well as side access from Frederick Street to a carport and further off-road space on its 690sqm block.
It’s a few minutes’ walk from the CBD for essential amenities and the plethora of options for eating, enjoying boutique beers and fine wines, shopping and entertainment.
Well maintained over the years, this home is just waiting for new owners to bring out its best and use the opportunities it presents for a city lifestyle with inspiring views. To arrange an inspection of this little gem of a property, contact Lee Stonell on 0409 684 653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What you need to know:
– Well-maintained Weatherboard cottage, built 1910
– Amazing harbour views from the rear
– Renovate, extend or replace
– Original timber features, high ceilings
– Front veranda
– Dining room or family room
– Big kitchen with meals area
– Two king-sized bedrooms, one double
– Utility room
– Bathroom with walk-in shower and vanity
– Cul-de-sac location, 690sqm block
– Access from side street to carport and off-road parking
– Further parking at front
– Close to CBD – eateries, shops, entertainment
– Council rates $1,951.08
– Water rates $1,463.15
Property Type: Residential Homes
Land Size: 690.00 m²