JAR­RAD BEVAN

Mercury (Hobart) - Property - - On The Market -

FITZROY Place is one of Ho­bart’s most cov­eted lo­ca­tions, and is as prime as a prime lo­ca­tion gets.

This large edge-of-the-city prop­erty sits across the road from Fitzroy Gar­dens, a fab­u­lous man­i­cured park­land.

No.34 dates back to 1912. It is a sub­stan­tial Fed­er­a­tion res­i­dence with a floor plan ap­proach­ing 500sqm.

The in­te­ri­ors are ex­pan­sive and cur­rently con­fig­ured as four self-con­tained apart­ments with sep­a­rate en­trances.

The next owner of the prop­erty may feel that ren­o­va­tion is re­quired. How­ever, the huge po­ten­tial to add value to this prop­erty is clear, given the scale of the foot­print and the su­perb lo­ca­tion.

It could be re­turned to life as a sin­gle grand res­i­dence or, given the chronic short­age of su­pe­rior ac­com­mo­da­tion in Ho­bart, sig­nif­i­cant up­grades could trans­form the prop­erty into stylish, ex­ec­u­tive apart­ments.

Devo­tees of the Fed­er­a­tion era will ap­pre­ci­ate the fine use of tim­ber in the fret­work, man­tel­pieces and pan­elling.

Brass fin­ger plates on the doors pro­vide a dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ment, as do some orig­i­nal light fit­tings.

High ceil­ings and gen­er­ous pro­por­tions down­stairs give a hint of past gran­deur, and beau­ti­ful pic­ture win­dows frame lo­cal vis­tas.

Raked ceil­ings up­stairs and old coloured glass add lay­ers of in­ter­est to this ex­cel­lent home.

There is am­ple lock-up stor­age un­der­neath the house. A brick car­port and a free­stand­ing dou­ble garage pro­vide park­ing op­tions.

Units one and four are the largest at 180sqm and 170sqm, while unit two is 95sqm and unit three 38sqm.

CoreLogic fig­ures show that houses in Dyn­nyrne have been among the best-per­form­ing prop­er­ties in Tas­ma­nia over the past year, with the me­dian house price grow­ing by 38.6 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March.

There were 21 houses and 11 units sold in that time.

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