Developer tips Kingston revival
ONEof the developers of a more than $2 million executive townhouse complex in Kingston Beach says he hopes the development will stimulate confidence and be a catalyst for other similar developments.
Peter Hodgman said the three two-storey townhouses had lifted the quality of residential accommodation in the Kingborough area to a level comparable to other traditionally prestigious areas.
‘‘When you look around and see the money being spent on projects around Kingston it’s clear we’re emerging as strong competition for places like Sandy Bay and Salamanca,’’ the Raine and Horne consultant said.
‘‘I’ve always believed Kingborough had huge potential and I’m confident we’ll see this be a trigger for other developers to come forward and do the same.’’
The development group comprisedMr Hodgman, architect Graham Hills and builder Bill Gardner, whohave all worked together on various projects during the past 12 years.
Located at 52 Roslyn Ave, Kingston Beach, Mr Hodgman says developments such as these are very important for Tasmania’s future.
‘‘I think Tasmania offers a fabulous lifestyle and has huge potential,’’ he said.
At offers over $750,000, the apartments will be available for inspection on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30-1.30pm.
CONGRATULATIONSto the LJ Hooker Margate and Launceston offices for taking out two awards each at the Victoria/Tasmania Night of the Stars Awards last Saturday night in Melbourne.
LJ Hooker Margate executive assistant Olivia
All properties have an official zoning status and altering that, if not impossible, is at its best a long and costly process.
So, how do you describe and market properties where residential and some form of money generating/ business space is combined?
How do you sell the combined benefits where the residential part will be lived in by the same people Bennett was named the winner for the top business support category while the entire office, led by principal Susan Clifford, took out top country office.
The Launceston office, led by Col and Jill Edwards, took home the award for excellence in marketing and for the seventh year in a row was named the top office winner for all incomes.
AUCTIONof the week is an architectural gem overlooking Taroona. 4 Harrow Place goes under thehammeron Saturday at noon.
This iconic 1950s architect designed home occupies a coveted position within an exclusively private enclave with an expansive outlook to the River Derwent.
While the home mayneed some internal who run the business? Are these places ‘‘bizhomes’’ (No! that’s awful) or an expansion of the live/work title, or even resicomms? I’m not sure.
The final hurdle for these properties is that if you are tempted as a buyer, anything that doesn’t fulfil a 100 per cent residential category makes lenders want to treat the property as a commercial acquisition, which often means tougher lending modernisation, it offers a striking and unusual style – from the unique facade and classic entry foyer to the curved iron windows of the front master bedroom. Three double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and one with ensuite, provide an adaptable floor plan while allowing scope for a contemporary facelift.
Flexibility is assured, with the original separate kitchen adjoining the dining that flows via glass French doors to the spacious and comfortable lounge. This substantial platform offers scope to open and extend for a modern plan or simply enjoy the current comfortable flow.
Set on 1733m2 of land, there is potential for subdivision. As one of Hobart’s sought after fringe precincts, Taroona offers an easy commute to both the Sandy Bay and city shopping centre, as well as the ever-expanding Kingston precinct.
Contact Craig Anderson on 0428 449 843. criteria with higher interest rates, minimum deposits as high as 30 per cent and you can forget first home buyer incentives.
My main advice has been to break the marketing into two separate campaigns – one focusing on the business side and the other focusing on residential. But this is far from ideal and twice as costly!
I just want a name, a recognised category, lenders’ review and public awareness of the miscellaneous money generating/residential property type. If you’ve got any ideas, on what we could call it, tweet me on @andrewtwinter, or post to my Facebook page.
TAROONA STUNNER: This 1950s home at Harrow Place will be auctioned on Saturday.