176 Grey Street West Albany WA 6330
A GRAND LADY!176 Grey Street West, Albany
Built in 1923 on an incredible 2564sqm block this grand home has aesthetic and historical reference for the family that originally lived here and for all of the guests it famously entertained in the day. It was a social hub for the Bolts family - Shipping Agents of the Whitestar Line and was built for grand parties and entertaining with a cloak room and front parlour that still remain.
Harbour-view dinner parties and sumptuous high teas continue to this day, yet with a 4-minute stroll down to York Street for the Sunday papers, this truly is location, location, location.
14ft ceilings, 13-inch jarrah skirting boards, magnificent bay windows with original jarrah window storage seats make this home a rare find. Standing proud are magnificent marble-like archways as well as the original claw foot bath in the main family bathroom, stained glass feature lead windows are some of the many outstanding features to name but a few.
The entire front of the home boasts an unbelievable fully enclosed verandah/entertaining space that houses both an open-plan lounge, dining and casual seating area overlooking the harbour.
The parlour is currently a formal dining space with the original jarrah fire place where Billy Freeman (a famous Albany identity) would gather the family and guests for the traditional Sunday roast, play piano and everyone would join in with song.
A formal lounge area resides at the other side of the home and offers further views and a choice of heating from either a reverse cycle air conditioner or slow combustion heater. Everything about this home boasts personality, charm and inspiration, from the rear of the home that offers multiple living options, to the front for uninterrupted views.
Positioned at the rear of the home you'll find an additional garage and workshop that are exceptionally sound quarters with two separate living areas that could easily become private guest quarters or a teenagers retreat. This is complimented also by a double carport too.
2567sqm has been divided with a retaining wall already in place where you can easily subdivide the land now, or save for later as a future nest egg or investment for the children. A triple garage already resides on this half, is cleared and grassed, ready to build a stunning elevated second home if desired.
A paved, quaint courtyard has been created for a pretty seating area with a smaller garden shed adjacent as well as a long driveway past the front yard offering ample parking space for many guests.
The massive block, with double street frontage ensures ultimate privacy yet resides right in the middle of the town centre.
Having had surprisingly only four owners, this beautifully preserved home still provides that wonderful space and charm of yesteryear. For the first time in 42 years, this magnificent stately home with prestige and personality is finally available. This is not just a home, its a lifestyle! A rare opportunity! Be quick!
What you should know:
- Panoramic city harbour views
- Super central location, walk to town
- Classic, federation character home
- High ceilings, jarrah floors
- Several living quarters
- Elevated & north facing
- Entertainers quarters with glorious views
- Shed & garages galore on this 2564sqm block
- No inspections scheduled
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Real Estate For Sale in Albany, WA 6330 priced between $1,000,000 and $1,900,000