House for sale
77 Walford Road,
6 3 2
Offers above $970,000
MILLION DOLLAR HARBOUR VIEWS!Relax and indulge in views stretching all the way from Lower King Bridge to Emu Point and beyond. Oyster Harbour in all its entirety is yours to view from two luxury residences on 12 acres of pristine Kalgan country.
This 12-acre property is unique in this beautiful “Rural Residential” zoned area. The Albany city planning scheme allows for a minimum of 5 acres per lot - sub-divide to enjoy the profits now or enjoy the space of this truly special 12 acres in its present form. The choice is all yours .
A private driveway leads you up to the main residence whilst in your rear-view mirror you can glimpse the harbour behind.
As you reach the top, surprise after surprise unfolds. A one-off residence where you'll never see the same again. The type of home that you compare every other home to yet none will ever match-up.
Standing proud is a Stonemasonry master-piece of Jerramungup stone, a beautiful, natural, light filled homestead created with a villa-esque ambience. Immaculate grounds surround the home as you stare in awe over your estate and the picture-perfect water views.
Verandahs sweep around the entire home with no shortage of French doors to relish the views at every impromptu opportunity. Imagine sipping champagne with all your loved ones as you celebrate your new home, and share the extraordinary sunset together.
Character features and charm unfold as you step inside the home. Be prepared to be wrapped in the magical glamour of this extraordinary property and delight in exquisite finishes. The jewels in the crown are the living works of architectural timber craftsmanship that include a majestic jarrah IMPERIAL staircase. A real show-piece! High ceilings with exposed Karri beams above, Sheoak kitchen, Tasmanian oak floors and French doors. Prestige and quality surround your every step.
A generous conservatory is the first point of entry to the residence where you get the first sight of the imperial staircase. High-pitched ceilings offer a warm and bright tone with a small wood burner for cooler days enabling you to host long-lunches throughout the year. And with the separate formal dining area attached your hosting capacity has just tripled. This is the home where the extended family will want to share every Christmas with you.
From the conservatory enter into the grand, central hub of the home where the staircase takes centre stage. A horse-shoe shaped kitchen positioned just behind the stairs floats elegantly with tremendous open space all around. Create culinary delights with stunning harbour views before you. A solid stone top bench sits above solid Sheoak cabinetry with deep-set drawers, two integral dishwasher drawers and cupboards. The pantry is larger than your average and offers scullery capabilities. And for the unusual quirk... never to be seen again; the oven is built into the lower staircase. A wonderful design feature!
To the right of the central hub you'll find a separate family lounge, connected via French doors to the formal dining area, all with direct access to the verandah. The home elegantly boasts an easy-flow design and layout.
The bedroom chambers reside on the left with the Master bedroom and Sheoak ensuite encompassing further luxury finishes, not forgetting water and sunset views. Boasting new refurbishments, the ensuite offers a power shower and a luxury spa bath to indulge in relaxation, gazing at the harbour
views! Holiday atmosphere all year round!
A further two double bedrooms plus family bathroom and laundry complete the ground level of the home with now the added suspense of exploring the second-floor.
Ascending the imperial staircase and taking a left turn; open the door into an enormous room with exposed beam cathedral ceilings that comfortably accommodates a king bed and a lounge space. Boasting elevated views, plus discreet storage cupboards and a reverse-cycle air conditioner. The room provides exceptional space for the ultimate guest room or for the largest of families.
Stroll across the staircase/landing which offers a mezzanine view over the central-hub of the home and step into your decadent open-plan office and library.
If you can recover from all the amazing aspects of the first home, now is time to meander across the beautiful and well established gardens to the self-contained 2x1 cottage that has been run as an “Airbnb” since October 2014 and is licensed by the City of Albany for short stay accommodation. All the work has already been done!
Offering breathtaking views, the fully insulated cottage also boasts a patio, a large, tiled open-plan lounge and dining area with wood burner and an exceptional Tasmanian oak kitchen. Luxury all the way through to the concealed, timber drawer dishwasher, pull-out pantry, and top-of the range Italian gas stove/electric oven. The cottage alone makes the average home seem inadequate. Two bedrooms, one queen and one double offer a colossal amount of storage too. With the family bathroom decked-out in contemporary decor to finish.
The perfect business opportunity to run a B&B or as permanent residence for the extended family perhaps. The possibilities are endless!
The grounds offer 12 acres in total with 4 acres of wooded lands, 5 paddocks surrounding the parameter of the property, a glade of daffodils
and a spectacular array of over 400 Banksia & Protea trees with some only being native to the local area. Plus, the added bonus of “WIFI” to the entire property.
The main shed has a studio attached as well as a large lean-to with a smaller machinery shed
near-by. Also, an enormous supply of rainwater tanks will ensure you'll never be without water.
Only 19km to Albany's historic city centre and Great Southern Grammar K-12 school mere moments away. You'll find the local convenience store of Lower King only a five minutes' drive and not forgetting the more important lifestyle pursuits like fishing and boating on the river or beach; all within a few minutes' drive.
If you're looking for privacy and million dollar views with opportunity to create a hobby farm, run an Airbnb, possible subdivision or simply a heaven for your horses, then this is it. An immaculately presented estate that offers something for everyone.
What you should know:
- Million-dollar water views stretch from Lower King to Emu Point
- 12 acres of immaculate undulating land, 4 acres of woods plus 5 paddocks
- Main 4x2 residence plus a self-contained 2x1 cottage
- Run an “Airbnb” or short stay accommodation
- Beautiful property for up to 2 to 3 horses
- Potential for sub-division into 2 lots
- Large entertainers' conservatory including wood burner
- Formal separate dining room plus separate lounge
- A show-piece custom-built jarrah imperial staircase
- Massive entertainers Sheoak timber kitchen
- Tasmanian Oak floors & French doors
- Cathedral ceilings with exposed Karri beams
- Family guest room on 2nd floor plus office & library
- Shed/workshop, lean-to, machinery shed plus working studio
Last updated: 02:08PM on Jan 22nd 2018