CLASSIC OLD ALBANY
26 Grey Street East
ALBANY, WA 6330
Since its grand beginnings in the 1880s, this outstanding character home has been lovingly preserved and expertly extended and modernised.
It represents a rare opportunity to purchase a high-quality historic home displaying original features without any further work to carry out.
Exhibiting late Victorian architecture of a symmetrical façade with a central door and a front veranda, the home stands on the lower slopes of Mt Clarence. Although it is only 300 metres from York Street, it takes in fabulous views over Princess Royal Harbour to Torndirrup National Park, the wind farm, the town hall and Mt Melville.
A distinctive granite dry-stone wall defines the wedge-shaped corner block of 858sqm, which has a garage and access to further off-street parking at the rear.
Jarrah floorboards, timber sash windows, high ceilings and open fireplaces characterise the inside of the home, which is spacious, inviting and immaculately presented.
A classic layout for a home of this period, it features a central hallway leading past four bedrooms to the main living area. All these bedrooms are generous and lend themselves to other uses to suit the owners, such as a library, studio or formal dining room.
The comfortable, spacious lounge, with an open fireplace, is towards the rear, near the extension, the two separated by a central atrium with a fish pond and seating nook. The newer part fits tastefully into the style of the original building.
Next is the well-appointed modern kitchen. A big, inviting room with superior cabinetry and a central dining table, this is a wonderful venue for family meals and casual entertaining with the French doors open to a sheltered pergola in the back garden.
A claw-foot bath with a shower is the focus of the generous bathroom at the rear. This is accessed through the laundry and also from a fifth bedroom, which adjoins a second sitting room. The toilet is separate, off the laundry.
Mostly in lawn, the back garden has a vegetable patch, a few native trees and private areas for sitting out and taking in the expansive view.
A fine example of home of its era, this will appeal to discerning buyers demanding character and convenience in one pleasant package.
What you need to know:
– 1880s character home
– Tastefully modernised and extended
– 858sqm corner block with extensive granite dry-stone wall
– Views over the harbour to Torndirrup, the wind farm, town hall, Mt Melville
– Classic late Victorian architecture, front veranda
– Jarrah floorboards, open fireplaces, high ceilings, timber sash windows
– Spacious rooms
– Modern kitchen with superior cabinetry and space for dining table
– Lounge with open fireplace
– Second sitting room
– Bathroom with claw-foot bath, shower, vanity
– Atrium with fish pond and seating nook
– Sheltered rear pergola
– Lawn, few native trees, private seating areas
– Garage and off-road parking
– 300m from the city centre
– Immaculate throughout
Property Type: Residential Homes
Land Size: 858.0 m²