CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC ALBANY
86 Spencer Street
Albany, WA 6330
Built in the 1930s, this impressive home has undergone tasteful renovation, cleverly marrying original character features and modern appointments to present as a well-rounded, versatile residence.
Set in a streetscape proudly displaying the architecture of this era, it revels in its setting of a desirable historic precinct just 300 metres from York Street and all the buzz and amenities of the CBD.
Not only that, lovely views to Mt Melville, Princess Royal Harbour and out to Torndirrup National Park enhance the livability and entertaining value.
The home occupies an elevated section of its 422sqm block with a garage and steps leading up to the main entrance and delightful paved front terrace.
Inside, it displays original jarrah flooring, high ceilings and timber windows and a layout that’s classic for the era, with rooms radiating off a central hallway.
Impressive finishing and modern appointments create a comfortable, welcoming ambience. The home has been redecorated throughout and finished with classy white cabinetry in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry as well as attractive tiling and modern appliances.
A sunroom at the front takes in the view, and beyond that is the appealing lounge, with two windows and air conditioning.
The kitchen is next – a big room with space for a dining table – fitted with a stainless steel chef’s stove and dishwasher.
At the end of the hall is a spacious open family room or games room, with access to the toilet and laundry, and the lovely bathroom, complete with a claw-foot bath.
Of the three bedrooms, the king-sized master has an open fireplace. At the front, this shares the view, while the other two are both good-sized doubles and one has a built-in robe.
The split-level back yard is mostly in lawn with space for planting veggies and fruit trees, and there’s a garden shed in the corner for stowing the mower and tools.
A paved area in the shade of a little arbour would make an alternative to the front patio for quiet moments outdoors.
This charming property promises an inner-city lifestyle full of character with renowned watering holes, eateries, schools and shops a short walk away.
What you need to know:
– 1930s fibro and iron home
– Character home – jarrah floorboards, high ceilings, timber windows
– Elevated block of 422sqm
– Wide-ranging views to Mt Melville, Princess Royal Harbour, Torndirrup National Park
– 300 metres from Albany’s main street
– Stylish renovations to kitchen, bathroom and laundry
– Front terrace
– Air-conditioned lounge
– Family or games room
– Modern kitchen with chef’s stove and dishwasher
– Bathroom with clawfoot bath
– King-sized master bedroom with open fireplace
– Two double bedrooms, one with built-in robe
– Laundry and separate toilet
– Terraced back yard, mostly in lawn
– Garden shed
– Council rates $2,099.64
– Water rates $1,427.45
Property Type: Residential Homes