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albion renovated cottage has city skyline views

Written by The ReReport

The house at 33 Lever St, Albion, is for sale.

THE ever evolving Albion has been the ideal place for Hunter and Sally Higgins to build their perfect family home.
Mr Higgins said the recent boom in the suburb’s cafe culture and the upcoming train station upgrade made it an up and coming suburb.

The front of the house has the original cottage from the block.

“Albion, I believe, is the next big growth precinct,” Mr Higgins said.
“It has evolved with all the restaurants, coffee shops and microbreweries, and it’s only 4km from the city.
“There’s a lot to happen in Albion in the near future.”
With the added advantage of being in the prestigious Ascot State School catchment, it would be hard to beat the location of the house in the quiet Lever St.

At the rear of the home is a plunge pool.

The residence includes a small part of the original cottage at the front of the property, before opening up to a large extension, both upstairs and down.
There are two bedrooms on each floor, with a garage, bathroom, laundry and family room also downstairs.
Upstairs is the main bedroom, and its ensuite which has a double vanity.

There is an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge on the balcony.

At the rear of the second floor is an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which flows out to the back deck.
This area has an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge, and is Mr Higgins’ favourite space at the property.

Kick back and gaze out on the city with a glass of wine.

“We love the view from the deck,” Mr Higgins said.
“We like to sit back with a glass of wine, looking straight at the city.”
Mr Higgins said the indoor-outdoor flow enabled easy entertaining.
“We really wanted the kitchen to flow and connect with the external deck area,” he said.
“The layout has been fantastic for entertaining when we have people over for things like Riverfire.”

An indoor-outdoor flow was an important part of the home’s design.

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