Thursday, August 27, 2020

More on The Albany

Grace of Perth Daily Photo wondered what the restored building formerly known as The Albany Hotel was now used for now. I walked past today and so far as I can see, and using the www, it is a private resident. A real estate site indicates a sale value of AU$8.44 million to $12.66 million.

Here is a link back to the photo and photos of the front door. I like that it is not completely locked away behind a high brick wall, as so many houses like this would be. There is an intercom with a camera at the gate a couple of metres away and just a normal looking lock in the door. 'Tis a rather nice place I could rattle around in.



Later: There is something not quite right about the real estate information. The sold date is wrong and two bedroom, three bathroom and three garage spaces doesn't sound quite right.

30 comments:

  1. Thank you and Grace.
    That door and its surrounds is lovely.
    I do hope that it is a private residence and not just an investment. And that the owner enjoys his/her home.

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  2. I'd take the keys to that!

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    1. Be a different life you Maribeth.

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  3. If you have more than two bedrooms, family will want to come stay, my parents made that mistake in retirement.

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    1. Travel, we made the same mistake with a three bedroom apartment. Mother is going to stay in the near future for two non consecutive nights. There will be talcum powder everywhere and all surfaces cluttered with lotions, potions and cosmetics.

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  4. Beautiful door. Golly I'm sure there should be more than 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in that huge hotel. It was a lovely building.

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  5. Oh my gosh imagine calling this place home! How gorgeous the tiling at the front door, and then there's the front door itself! That's a lot of money for a house with more bathrooms than bedrooms Andrew.. still :)

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    1. Grace, yes the tiling was very nice indeed.

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  6. P.s. can you find a rreal estate link that shows the inside? Please :)

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    1. No, because it never went on the market after it was sold as a hotel. I assume whoever bought it did the development next door and the house for themselves to live in.

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  7. How did it get its name? Being as how the town I live in is also named Albany.

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    1. Strayer, i don't know. There isn't an Albany, town or street, around here.

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  8. It's a good door with lead light surrounding it, looks like it and a good entrance..

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    1. Margaret, it is a very handsome entrance.

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  9. Nice door. It looks like a nice estate. Rather expensive.

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    1. Gigi, shockingly expensive really.

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  10. I found out Albany, Oregon was named, by one of its founders, after his home town of Albany, New York.

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  11. New York was named after the English Duke of York and Albany. So the name Albany comes from England.

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  12. Your town of Albany, in Australia, was also named after the Duke of York and Albany. "In 1826 the first European settlement in the state, a penal colony called Frederickstown (for Frederick Augustus, duke of York and Albany), was established there by the British. Known as Albany by 1832,"

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    1. I finally found the origina of Albany. Alba is the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland. This evolved, in England, into Albany.

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    2. It's interesting how the Albany you mention Strayer is pronounced differently to how we say the name of the hotel.

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  13. It's a pretty impressive door, whatever the building is used for!

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    1. Steve, I am sure it is just as impressive inside too.

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  14. Nice entrance; I could live with that.

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  15. It does look very nice, I like the glass each side of the front door. I agree two bedrooms doesn't sound right for a place that size.

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    1. River, more like six or more I should think. The photo doesn't do the glass justice really. It is very nice.

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