Albany Extra

Elegant charmer

Harbour views from heritage gem

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6 2 1 93 SPENCER STREET, ALBANY

Price: $949,000 Agent: Wellington and Reeves

Contact: Lindy Burton 0416 079 031

If only the walls could talk, this incredible heritage home, with harbour to national park views, would have some interestin­g tales to tell.

It was originally an office building set opposite the Albany railway station in the 1890s but was relocated to 93 Spencer Street in 1902, according to the City of Albany Heritage Inventory.

A website article states the offices were originally built in kit form to be used during the constructi­on of the Great Southern Railway from Albany to Perth.

Local couple Samuel and Alice Loxton were the first new owners to move into the relocated building.

The back of the home was later annexed and given to their daughter, who had it moved to another location before the couple sold their home in 1950. Part of the land was sold and the house was split into three units, according to the article.

Fast-forward almost five decades to 1998 to another new owner, who lovingly restored and renovated the home, highlighti­ng its many original features including Oregon pine walls, pressed-tin ceilings, classic fireplaces, exposed stone walls, timber floors and decorative balustradi­ng.

This quality home makes a generous retreat with private entertainm­ent areas, flowing light-filled interiors and a coveted location that’s within walking distance of downtown Albany, schools, parks and recreation facilities.

This home exudes elegance at every turn from the three engaging living areas, six bedrooms and dining room to the renovated kitchen, scullery and Federation-era bathrooms.

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