Iconic mansion goes up for sale
IN less than a fortnight, historic Beaumaris House will have a new owner.
Knight Frank sales consultant Jim Playsted described the 11-bedroom, late 1800s-built Battery Point mansion as “one of Tasmania’s iconic properties”.
Interest has been strong with inquiries coming in from across the globe. Mr Playsted said inquiries were tilting 60/40 favouring commercial use over residential as people had “identified its potential for uses such as a boutique hotel”.
This grand home was built by Henry Llewelyn Roberts and Mary Grant Roberts between 1879 and 1880.
Ms Roberts is remembered as the first to breed Tasmanian devils in captivity, and her zoo was home to a collection of thylacines.
This grand estate also has a history with the armed forces, with the Commonwealth of Australia acquiring it from the Roberts family in 1939.
Period details include leadlight windows, a grand central staircase, Tasmanian timbers, and a mix of slate, white marble and timber fireplaces.
The Roberts family crest can be seen in the veranda’s ornate iron lace.
Mr Playsted said his vendor had owned Beaumaris House for almost two decades, but the time was right to sell.
Beaumaris House at 7-13 Newcastle St, Battery Point, will go under the hammer on site at 11am on November 30, with Knight Frank expecting it to sell for more than $4 million.
The vendors reserve the right to consider offers prior to auction.
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