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Mercury (Hobart) - Property - - Real Estate -

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.

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