A well renowned, gracious home, "Belvedere" was built in 1934 for Alfred Charles Hake (Charlie). Hake, once a well-known local barrister and an alderman for the Albury Council, was a lover of beautiful things. He therefore commissioned one of the most influential architects of the time, Edward Fielder Billson, to build his family home. Billson, who began his career under Burley Griffin, was responsible for many magnificent buildings throughout the country. This grand home has the original features of Art Deco architecture, and is as elegant and strong today as when it was first built. "Belvedere" is loaded with rich historical value and possesses uncapped potential, 720 Forrest Hill Avenue is truly a remarkable offering rarely seen within the Albury market.
Situated at the meeting point of both Forrest Hill Avenue and Fellowes Crescent, "Belvedere" is of solid double-brick construction and is set on an expansive 2,023m2 double block of land with access from three points. Such a combination of astute position, flowing access and elevated views is seldom offered.
Internally, the home offers a grand entry, timber wall panelling, wide hallways, art deco light fittings and original high ceilings with ornate cornices. There is three generously proportioned bedrooms and a study/sunroom. The two large living spaces have original fireplaces and can be divided using the elegant timber sliding doors with beveled glass. The family bathroom features original tiling and freestanding vanity. The original spacious veranda with a pressed tin ceiling, plus all the living zones, provide an amazing outlook over Albury and surrounds.
The house is set on an enormous double block with a beautiful garden and well-established trees, with an in-ground salt water swimming pool and an automatic sprinkler system.
Under the house there is two large lockable garages, a cellar and another storage room. There is internal access to the downstairs garages as well as another separate single carport. Duel access from both Fellowes Crescent as well as Forrest Hill Avenue provide boundless options for those seeking a vast amount of flexibility or storage in central Albury.
The home comprises of 3 original open fireplaces, plus ducted gas heating and a split system reverse cycle air conditioner, providing year round comfort.
This is rare opportunity to own a part of Albury's history, on a large block yet just minutes from the CBD. Offering a multitude of options and uncapped potential, this home should be inspected to be truly appreciated.