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THEREare glimpses of the River Derwent and Tasman Bridge from this late Victorian gentleman’s residence with park-like gardens.
Sunny Taroona retains a host of its architectural features, but has been sympathetically upgraded to provide for modern living.
Dating from 1880, it includes a wrap-a-round veranda with exquisite fretwork and wroughtiron lacework, spacious rooms with high ceilings, chandeliers and fireplaces.
Behind the low picket fence with sandstone footings there is a paved driveway through the landscaped, colourful gardens with rose arch, pergolas and a wishing well.
From the front veranda, a solid Baltic pine door leads to the entrance hallway with a ceiling rose and chandelier, ornate cornices, picture rails, high skirting boards and an elaborate archway with glass panels.
Onone side of the entry is a spacious lounge room with a huge hand-painted ceiling rose and chandelier, an arched fireplace and a reverse cycle air conditioner.
Opposite, there is a parlour or bedroom, which also has a handpainted rose as well as a coalgrate fireplace.
Further along the hall there are three large bedrooms. One has a fireplace and built-in wardrobe while another boasts a fireplace and skylight.
There is a spacious family/dining room featuring a fireplace with mirrored over and under mantels, a ceiling rose and chandelier, cornices, picture rails and a door to the veranda return.
The big modern kitchen has a glossy finish, a skylight, polished floorboards, a large island workbench-breakfast bar with a stone top, a gas cooktop with a tile splashback and stainless steel exhaust flue, a double stainless steel oven, a twin-drawer stainless steel dishwasher, an appliance cupboard and a pantry.
Adjoining one side is a modern bathroom with a tile floor, a clawfoot tub, a corner shower bay, a vanity basin and a light/heater/ exhaust.
Onthe other side is a powder room and then a saloon with a raked ceiling, a built-in bar, air conditioner and access to a rear, covered and paved entertaining area.
The home also has a bright sunroom with a access to a paved patio and nearby hothouse, plus a timber laundry. Another door leads to a side courtyard and a large rumpus room under the house.
At the top of the driveway there’s a double garage/workshop with two automatic roller doors and an expansive rear garden terrace, which includes another hothouse, a wire-enclosed veggie patch and fruit trees.