Prepare to be amazed
THE 100-year-old Sentosa is the definition of a sublime, spectacular Sandy Bay mansion.
The position is unmatched, with this five-bedroom property nested on Blinking Billy Point among elegant, tranquil gardens.
Knight Frank sales agent and auctioneer Mathew Chugg described Sentosa as “arguably one of the best properties in Tasmania”.
“It being available to buy is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” he said.
“There is nothing on the market like Sentosa.
“There have been some great sales over the last six to 12 months in Sandy Bay, and it is still a place that people want to be.”
Sentosa dates back to 1917. Extensive renovations have seamlessly fused the original character of the home with contemporary style.
The curves of the home’s design take advantage of the exclusive position at the crown of the headland, bringing the breathtaking views into nearly every room.
Mr Chugg said it was tricky to single out the property’s standout features because the list is so long.
“Where do I start? The position, certainly, is hard to go past,” he said.
“The landscaped gardens are incredible — it is like visiting the Botanical Gardens.
“When visiting, you walk down a sandstone-lined wall, turn left towards the main entrance and it opens up before you with its views across the stunning Paul Bangay-designed gardens, the river and up to the Tasman Bridge — it truly is amazing.
“The home also boasts a 15-metre gas-heated swimming pool, and it has its own boat ramp on a 25-year licence.”
The feel on the ground floor is a majestic manor with its grand dining room, sumptuous lounge and stately staircase crafted from Huon pine with bespoke iron balustrades.
The master bedroom overlooking the river is a complete suite with its superior ensuite — including a claw-footed bath — and a separate dressing room.
On the northern side of the house, a contemporary wing with vaulted ceilings houses a kitchen and casual living area.
Floor-to-ceiling windows draw warmth and light into the homely space.
Outside there is a Europeanstyle sandstone terrace.
Upstairs is dominated by a huge room at the front of the home.
The polished boards in this heavenly space reflect the sun on to the angled white ceiling, creating a mesmerising performance of light.
The first floor is able to be fully self-contained, with two bedrooms, a separate lounge, kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
Ramp access to the garage and an elevator make the home easily accessible.