Mercury (Hobart) - Property - - Real Estate -

ASTUNNING­makeover has trans­formed this grand Ed­war­dian water­front home into a con­tem­po­rary mas­ter­piece.

While the charm­ing 1905 facade and a num­ber of pe­riod fea­tures have been re­tained, the home has been sub­stan­tially re­mod­eled at the rear to take ad­van­tage of the home’s wa­ter-side lo­ca­tion.

From both storeys of the home, there are won­der­ful views across the yacht club mari­nas to the nearby casino, and of the wider har­bour.

The prop­erty has ti­tle to the high wa­ter mark and is close to the univer­sity, pres­ti­gious schools, beaches and Sandy Bay.

Be­hind the walled street front, there is a paved fore­court and park­ing area, be­fore a large ve­ran­dah with tim­ber deck­ing and a Baltic pine sof­fit.

Alead­light en­try opens on to a bright foyer with a ceil­ing rose and chan­de­lier, cor­nices and car­peted stairs to the up­per level.

Close by is a bed­room with pol­ished floor­boards and an open fire­place.

The up­graded liv­ing room com­prises a vast en­ter­tain­ing area with tri­par­tite fold­ing doors, which open on to a tim­ber sun­deck and a ter­raced gar­den lead­ing to a sea­wall, dinghy davit and a small land­ing stage.

The liv­ing room has an at­trac­tive coal­grate fire­place with a Cel­ery Top pine man­tel and a re­verse-cy­cle air con­di­tioner.

The spacious and con­tem­po­rary kitchen boasts a glass and Ital­ian mar­ble break­fast bar and benches, a glass splash­back, stain­less steel stove and in­duc­tion cook­top, a dou­ble elec­tric oven and slow cooker. There’s also a stain­less steel ex­haust flue and dish­washer plus easy­close draw­ers and cup­boards.

The tiled laun­dry opens on to a dry­ing deck. Bi­fold doors lead to a mod­ern bath­room with a deep tub and shower over, a van­ity and a loo.

The stair­case , which has stor­age un­der, leads up to a land­ing with ac­cess to a good-sized box room and an­other mod­ernised bath­room with a loo.

There are three bed­rooms with fire­places and pol­ished floor­boards and one has a view ofMt Welling­ton while the other two have ac­cess to the sun­room.

The sun­room runs the length of the house and has tri­par­tite fold­ing doors open­ing onto the wa­ter views with a safety glass balustrade.

Adress­ing room with built-ins is at­tached to the main bed­room.

This im­mac­u­late res­i­dence has been beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated and rep­re­sents one of the city’s out­stand­ing homes.

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