Mercury (Hobart) - Property


A home of the size, location and gorgeous grandeur is bound to be a hit with historic home lovers.



SANDY BAY’S Golden Mile is home to some of Tasmania’s finest homes, including this timeless and stately Nelson Road property.

It is the type of home that has so much going for it, one has to take a moment to find a starting point. What are the most impressive features among the abundant splendid features?

It could be the prime position among a neighbourh­ood of spectacula­r properties. Or the 1000sq m-plus block. Perhaps the stunning architectu­re that takes you on a spin back to the 1920s.

For some buyers, it might be the potential. The current owner has an idea or two along those lines … more on that in a moment.

Property consultant at EIS Property, Edward McKay, described the property as a timeless and aspiration­al home.

It is the type of property that a lot of purchasers are looking for, he said.

“It is a gorgeous property. When the owners bought it 16 years ago, they expected it would be their ‘forever home’,” Mr McKay said.

“It was always envisaged that this would be their family home.

“They got to work on plans for the property to be extended with renowned building designer Gregory Eade of Eadesign, which would have added an exquisite contempora­ry extension.

“However, when they returned to Tasmania a few years ago, another property came along that captured their imaginatio­n and it was already updated.

“Now the time has come to let No.8 Nelson go.”

Renders of the design that the owner had intended to build reveal its potential as a trophy home.

Over the past few months, the owners have dedicated themselves to showcasing their property in a manner fitting its glorious stature.

It has had a fresh lick of paint, carpet has been removed, floorboard­s polished and some plaster repairs have been completed.

Mr McKay believes buyers were bound to be impressed by the high ceilings, the double brick constructi­on, the sandstone foundation and lintels.

“The grandeur of having such a large, detached home in an outstandin­g location is sensationa­l,” he said.

“And you hardly even know that you have neighbours as no one overlooks you.”

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