Rare river gem
WITH windows on four sides bringing the sun indoors all day long, this impressive ’70s waterfront home is a rarity in Battery Point.
As Hobart’s most expensive and desired suburb, Battery Point is home to many historically significant and expensive properties.
But locations right on the waterside, like this one in Marine Tce, that is something that doesn’t come along every day.
Knight Frank senior residential sales consultant Rorie M Auld said this property was one of very few titles not defined by low or high water mark.
“Instead, it is defined by linear measurement extending into the water. It includes title to a small area beyond the low water mark,” he said.
“Among the home’s excellent features is the professionally landscaped terrace.
“It is sheltered by a glass wind screen, enjoys excellent views and the sounds of lapping water.” Mr Auld said the chance to buy this house was a “very special opportunity” in blue ribbon Battery Point. This three level home’s windows frame picture-perfect views over the Derwent River to Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay’s beaches and beyond.
Each of the expansive living areas offer water views.
A delightful timber kitchen with a pantry flows through to a generous dining area and living room.
The level below includes two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.
A balcony off the main bedroom is a constant reminder of the changing vista of the Derwent River.
The bedrooms share a large bathroom with a bath and shower.
On the lower ground level there is a living room that can be used as a library area with its built-in bookshelves.
A glass door opens to the terrace which leads down to the waterfront and negotiated access to a jetty.
Mr Auld said considering Battery Point’s shipbuilding tradition, one of the home’s finest features was the substantial 19th century UK winch installed on the home’s lower level.
“Also, noted builder Bob Mirowski handled all of the renovations about 12 years ago and retained as many good ’70s features as he could,” he said.