7 Johnston Street, Mount Melville
TRANQUILITY IN THE CITY House - Property ID: 535711 283
Set well back on a superbly landscaped acre (2023 sqm) block only one kilometre from Albany's CBD is this fully restored and renovated character 5 bedroom, 1 bathroom family home that exudes all the charm of yesteryear from the original home (Mayfield circa 1931) through to the more recent extensions.
Fully serviced and with an R30 zoning, the property features subdivision potential, range views, a sunny north-facing hillside aspect and amazing gardens dotted with pretty flower beds, beautiful silver birch and peppermint trees and an assortment of established shrubs. The feeling is peaceful, relaxed and inviting, and the local birdlife could not agree more, being regular daily visitors. Just a short stroll from home are also tranquil walk trails across Mount Melville. The local leisure centre and other sporting amenities are also nearby.
The engaging home with attractive L-shaped front verandah, reveals many classic features including polished jarrah floors, picture rails, 10 ft high ceilings, ornate fireplaces, elaborate ceiling roses and stained glass.
A grand central hallway flows to three large bedrooms, all with built in robes, a modern bathroom with character decor, vaulted ceiling and skylight, and elegant formal lounge and dining room with verandah access.
Beyond a door at the end of hall is the newest wing of the property, where all the classic attributes of the original home, including high ceilings, picture rails and jarrah floors, have been incorporated into the design to keep it true to its original era.
The open plan kitchen, dining and living area have inspiring views over the beautiful gardens, large gable patio and ranges to the North. A modern wood fire heats this area of the home to perfection in the cooler months, as well as the two additional bedrooms that flow off this hub of the home.
The stylish kitchen is well appointed with modern oven, pot drawers, pantry, microwave hutch, dishwasher, breakfast bar and ample storage. The adjoining laundry with separate toilet is also spacious and flows to the patio overlooking the grounds.
Outside, the property has a lovely tree-lined driveway that leads to a modern powered double garage. A single powered workshop/storeroom also sits behind the double garage.
This property exudes warmth and beauty from every inch and is all about a type of lifestyle that is getting rarer and rarer to find so close to the CBD.