Every now and then a special property comes on to the market and “Hazeldene” certainly fits that category. Built pre 1900 the residence exudes charm and character and has been lovingly and extensively renovated by the current owners over many years.
Originally owned by the well known Bowden family with author, radio, and television broadcaster and producer, Tim Bowden, probably the most notable family member. Part of Tim’s book “The Way My Father Tells It” describes a wonderful family life in “Hazeldine”. Adjacent to the main residence is the original Summerhouse where the three Bowden boys and their grandfather slept.
The residence has two levels plus a wonderful roof top deck, ideal for entertaining and encompassing a far reaching bird’s eye view across the city to the River Derwent and beyond.
The primary level is accessed thru an impressive arched hallway with beautiful exposed kauri floorboards which extend throughout most of this floor. Accommodation comprises four double bedrooms all with high ceilings, built in robes, and electric heating. The dual living areas are separated only by the coal grate in the centre and currently utilised as a studio by the owner, contemporary artist John Ancher.
The kitchen has ample bench and cupboard space and is complimented by a generous walk in pantry. A feature of this kitchen/dining area include a large skylight with remote controlled blind and a free standing wood heater adding comfort and ambience to the area. The family bathroom has a skylight, shower, vanity and toilet.
An internal staircase provides easy access to a perfect haven for extended family or independent teenager. This area has separate access and offers a huge open plan living area, a laundry, double bedroom and second bathroom comprising bath, shower, and vanity.
The allotment of 2362m2 is presently in lawn and trees with a slight slope on the lower section providing a fantastic playground for a young family.
Within walking distance to the restaurant strip of North Hobart and just minutes from the Hobart CBD, this allotment presents a wonderful oppurtunity for an astute developer to take advantage of the easy vehicle access to the rear of the property and plan a suitable unit development(STCA).
Avoid disappointment and phone now as properties in such a sought after location with land this size are seldom available.