MATURE LIKE A FINE RED
165 Serpentine Road
Albany, WA 6330
On the side of Mt Melville less than 1km from York Street sits a most impressive home with beautiful original features reflecting its 1960s heritage.
Big rooms with high ceilings, jarrah floorboards and leadlight windows in timber frames characterise this outstanding Serpentine Road property, which occupies a 2205sqm block – that’s more than half an acre.
Set well back off the road near the top of the sloping lot, it is reached via a long, paved driveway leading to a double garage on one side and a single carport on the other.
From its perch, it takes in wide-ranging views to Albany’s north-east and at the same time it is screened from the road by a row of mature trees.
It is a warm, inviting home centred on a spacious open living room. This consists of a comfortable sitting area with a wood fire and a generous dining space with full-length windows and a door leading to the back yard. The corner kitchen, with smart ivory cabinets with black granite bench-tops, a dishwasher and a walk-in pantry adjoining, is a modern, well-appointed workspace.
In addition to this main living room, there’s a second lounge. Another sizeable room, this has an efficient gas log fire and would be ideal for entertaining.
Then there’s the impressive theatre room. An extension to the original home, this cavernous space has its own external access and lends itself to many other uses to suit the owners.
All three bedrooms are king-sized. The master has a walk-in robe and en suite bathroom and there’s a second bathroom convenient to the other bedrooms.
While the living spaces are comfortable and warm in winter, there’s a choice of sheltered outdoor seating areas for the warmer months. These consist of a partly enclosed deck at the side of the home and an undercover back patio looking out to terraced garden beds, a lemon tree and a feature bougainvillea. There’s also a little courtyard with a water feature for quieter moments.
The block is mostly in lawn with some mature trees and gardens.
A beautiful family home with classic architecture suited to any style of furnishing, this will delight discerning new owners, who will also appreciate living on a rare big block on the city’s doorstep.
What you need to know:
– Extensive character home, built 1965
– 2205sqm block, mostly in lawn
– Wide-ranging view
– Generous rooms with high ceilings
– Jarrah floors, timber windows, some leadlight
– Open living room with wood fire
– Dining area with full-length windows and door to rear
– Lounge or formal dining room
– Appealing kitchen with dishwasher and walk-in pantry
– Huge theatre room with external access
– King-sized bedrooms
– En suite to master bedroom
– Second bathroom with separate toilet
– Sheltered side deck
– Undercover rear patio
– Double garage, single carport
– Exemplary presentation
– Less than 1km to York Street
– 2017/2018 Water Rates $250.40
– 2018/2019 City of Albany Rates $2,189.29
Property Type: Residential Homes
Land Size: 2209.00 m²