Architectural charm, stately features and brilliant location
This stately and functional residence is a fine example of the work of prominent Hobart architect, Bernard Walker. The Arts and Crafts' style home is set back from the street and has an established garden with great street presence and glimpses of the river and casino. Commissioned to be built in 1925 by L.F.Giblin Esquire and completed in 1932, this fine single storey residence features a parapet gable tiled roof, round headed arches, triple multiple pane casement oriel windows, bracketed eaves, oak wall panelling and ceilings, and solid brick walls and fireplace. A significant extension designed by Frank Stary was completed in 1960 increasing the floor space considerably.
The home offers 176 square meters of floor space including four to five very generously sized bedrooms (or four bedrooms and two living areas), separate living and dining rooms, a marble spa bathroom with circular shower and marble tiling, additional toilet, and a practical kitchen with modern appliances. It also boasts original oak and brass features, 2 reverse-cycle heat pumps and off street parking.
There is a generous basement with potential to fit out as a wine cellar or develop further subject to council approval, plus a number of other outbuildings providing multi-functional use and plenty of storage. This stately and functional residence is a fine example of the work of prominent Hobart architect, Bernard Walker.
Having been rented for the past 14 years with full occupancy, which in itself is testimony to the desirable location and spacious accommodation, this home is in need of some additional renovation and upgrading, not only to enhance the beautiful original features, but to ensure that this architectural gem is returned to it's former glory.
Here lies an opportunity to acquire a stately residence with the potential to value add or alternatively retain as an addition to your investment portfolio. A chance to enter what is referred to as a buoyant' market where properties such as this are very rare to come by. Take advantage of the situation and reap the rewards in the future.
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