Pre­pare to be amazed

Mercury (Hobart) - Property - - Front Page - JAR­RAD BE­VAN

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.

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