Life­style be­yond the hedgerow

Mercury (Hobart) - Property - - Front Page -

WITHa ru­ral feel but just min­utes from the beach, shops and the air­port, the in­ter­est­ing fea­tures of this prop­erty be­gin at the front bound­ary.

The her­itage hedgerow main­tained by the coun­cil is more than 100 years old, fram­ing 2ha of man­i­cured gar­dens, lawns and es­tab­lished trees.

For­merly part of Cil­wen Es­tate (c1835), this land is known as some of the most use­able in the state, says con­sul­tant Ant Man­ton.

The home, laid out on one level, has a cosy am­bi­ence be­cause of the ex­ten­sive use of tim­ber throughout the house, such as the western red cedar doors and win­dows.

Warmth in the cooler months is not a prob­lem, with the dou­ble-brick con­struc­tion com­bined with a cen­tral hearth in the liv­ing room with an open fire­place on one side and a com­bus­tion wood heater on the other.

The open-plan liv­ing area looks on to the rest of the land and is high­lighted by beau­ti­ful lead lighting in the floorto-ceil­ing win­dows.

The kitchen com­prises an is­land bench with in­duc­tion cook­top, a walk-in pantry and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances built into the tim­ber cab­i­netry.

Via the French doors, you can ac­cess the paved ter­race and back­yard with a large barn, two gar­den sheds, gazebo, BBQarea and mul­ti­ple pad­docks which suit crops or for horses.

The mas­ter bed­room fea­tures a built-in wardrobe and en­suite with a spa bath and cor­ner shower.

An­other two bed­rooms with built-ins are lo­cated off the en­try and a third could be used as a bed­room or study.

The main bath­room con­tains a lovely claw­foot cast-iron bath with the shower over.

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