This five bedroom residence is a magnificent example of the Federation period and literally will take your breath away. It is extremely rare to find such a tranquil and private position that captures almost unrivalled views of the winding Derwent River. Apart from its enormous external appeal, on entering, the first thing that hits you is quality. It is the personification of sheer elegance transitioning perfectly into a warm and inviting home. It simply is all class. Located just a few minutes away from the buzz of city life. No expense has been spared with the carefully considered and lovingly executed restoration and expansion of the original structure. With bay windows, towering ceilings, and fire places all with original surrounds being just the beginning.
There’s many defined living spaces, starting with a delightful formal lounge, complete with bay window and window seat – capturing expansive views over the majestic Derwent River. Just upon entering this room – you know straight away you have found something very special. From here you naturally move to a space far too grand to be described as a sun room’, but in this sun drenched’ room sits a grand piano! The natural flow of the design takes you now into a big surprise it’s the actual hub of the home. A massive central room! A spectacular atrium multi-purpose space that really is the heart of this home that can comfortably host the largest of families or gatherings. It naturally leads into the kitchen and another dining area with a sitting room in which to relax with you’re after dinner drink. This entire area opens to an expansive deck via a number of French doors. This is your complete outdoor living experience and once again offers the very best of river and city views that are repeated throughout the home and comes complete with a six person spa! The custom designed kitchen has been planned with entertaining in mind. Featuring Coles Bay granite bench tops and quality European appliances. It’s large enough to be mistaken for a commercial kitchen, but with all the warmth and charm that encompasses the entire house.
The bedroom options are almost endless – the choice is yours, there’s five in total! All beautifully appointed, most with fire places, one leads to an enclosed veranda space offering again all sorts of options. The Master Bedroom with the ubiquitous water views, provides a peaceful enclave. There’s a very substantial office, beautifully appointed bathrooms, one featuring a deluxe claw foot bath along with the quality fittings you come to expect from this home. Another surprise is a lead light door in the main bathroom leading to what could be a wonderful in-door mini garden!
A substantial staircase leads to further wet areas including a huge laundry complete with chute from upstairs to the laundry. There’s a wine cellar, large storage area.
The gardens are divine, and feature a brick courtyard, water feature and fernery under the deck.
Even the carport is elegant! This is an extraordinary home with sought after period features, and every conceivable modern convenience.
A huge bonus is the fact that this property is within walking distance of the CBC, North Hobart restaurants, State Theatre, Lansdowne Primary School, St Mary’s and Friends Colleges as well as Hobart Matriculation College. It is sun drenched and full of light courtesy of many carefully placed sky lights. The views are incredible, the quality unrivalled, the position enviable, While we often overuse the word rare’ this is how you define rareness. There is a reason why this is the first time this commanding home is being offered for sale for the first time in twenty years – opportunity is knocking. It is the personification of sheer elegance transitioning perfectly into a warm and inviting home