IMMACULATELY RESTORED 1880S COTTAGE
6 Vancouver Street
ALBANY, WA 6330
Surely up there among Albany’s most beautiful character homes, this central city property occupies a prime position in the historic precinct just two minutes’ walk from York Street.
Built by Mayor Robert Muir and his wife Mary in 1883, the heritage-listed property has undergone complete restoration and high-quality renovation, resulting in a delightful, spacious home with all modern conveniences sympathetically blended with original features.
A front veranda, broad jarrah floorboards, timber sash windows, open fireplaces in most rooms and high ceilings with ornate roses are among many fine details reflecting the home’s beginnings, while today’s families will appreciate the brilliantly appointed, up-to-date facilities for everyday living and entertaining guests.
In the original house at the front are the four big double bedrooms. The master has a connecting door to a second bedroom, suiting it for use as a nursery or dressing room, and one currently used as a lounge has a wood stove in the original marble fireplace.
Stylish and comfortable, the generous open living room comprises a family room, dining space and kitchen, with two sets of French doors opening onto a sizeable north-facing patio in the back yard.
With a black granite-topped island bench, an impressive Falcon gas stove, classy ivory cabinetry, a dishwasher and walk-in pantry, the sunny kitchen is a generous and well-appointed workspace.
The bathroom has been similarly fitted out with superior cabinetry, a double shower, vanity and toilet. A second toilet is reached off the laundry.
A driveway at the side of the 685sqm block leads to the enclosed back yard and the garage – with power, a workshop and storage space – and further parking. The back garden is terraced with fruit trees and vegetable beds.
Every detail was attended to during the recently completed renovation, and presentation is exemplary throughout.
The property is across the road from the farmers’ market and within easy walking distance of shops, schools, cafés and restaurants, the entertainment centre, Anzac Park and fishing off the jetty.
This is an exciting proposition for buyers looking for a modern character home representing a significant era of Albany’s history in a top location.
What you need to know:
– Historic city-centre cottage built 1883
– Completely restored and renovated to high standard
– Spacious and packed with original features
– Open family room, dining area and kitchen
– French doors to north-facing covered patio
– Superior quality kitchen – dishwasher, walk-in pantry, Falcon gas stove
– Four big bedrooms with fireplaces
– Bathroom with double shower, vanity, toilet
– Laundry and second toilet
– 685sqm block
– Garage with workshop and storage space
– Further parking space
– Terraced back garden with fruit trees, vegetables
– Walk to farmers’ market, cafés, restaurants, shops, schools, Anzac Park and jetty
– Council rates $2,010.50
– Water rates $1,427.45
Property Type: Residential Homes
Land Size: 685.0 m²