House of the Week
4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR
- 630 Kiewa Street, Albury
- For sale by auction: 11am Saturday, October 2 (virtual or on-site)
- Agency: Wodonga Real Estate
- Agent: Clinton Harvey
- Contact: 0408 605 950.
AGE has wearied this stately central Albury residence, meaning endless opportunities for its new owner.
Showcasing an eclectic mix of early to mid-20th century styling, this landmark Kiewa Street property known as 'la Paloma' (the Dove) enjoys a prime inner city location and while displaying all the charm and character of the era, the time is right for new owners to restore or to put their individual stamp on it.
Subject to council approval, it could be converted for professional purposes.
The four bedroom brick residence sits on a 935sq m corner allotment opposite Albury High School and is within easy walking distance of Albury's bustling CBD, parkland, sporting facilities, and the city's popular coffee and entertainment culture.
Structurally sound and well-maintained, the house requires work to be conducive to modern living as it is largely untouched since it was built, the exception being a large, open plan, upstairs extension with wet bar, extensive storage, and a seating nook.
A contemporary open plan layout would change the interior beyond recognition.
The present layout comprises a porch entry, 10 main rooms (four bedrooms, a study, a formal lounge room, office, formal dining, family room, and sewing/craft room), a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a separate toilet, with an additional toilet and a laundry to the rear of the house.
All the charm and character of the era are retained, with vinyl timber plank flooring, a built-in wet bar in the lounge room, a modern upright stove, a dishwasher, and ducted air conditioning breaking with tradition.
Period features include high ceilings with ornate cornices, tall skirtings, etched glass double-framed windows, glass panelled doors, period light fittings, switches and door handles, exterior window shutters, and several non-functional open fireplaces.
Updates over the years have been made to the kitchen and to the bathrooms, while security doors and screens have also been added.
Built-in cabinetry features throughout.
A small front yard, north facing backyard, and a private, south-facing courtyard area present a blank canvas for the green thumb.
Nice touches include wrought iron infills to the front and side fences.
Improvements include off-street parking, a separate carport, a double length lock-up garage with separate shedding, a barbecue area, and under house storage which could be used as a wine cellar.
- Read this week's Border Mail Real Estate View online here.