The Weekend Australian - Life - - PRESTIGE PROPERTY - For Pres­tige Prop­erty in­quiries con­tact Emily Pettafor, emi­ly­may.pres­tige@gmail.com.

The street frontage of this lovely Ge­or­gian home looks like a fish­er­man’s cot­tage but the fa­cade con­ceals three lev­els of metic­u­lously re­stored liv­ing space with sweep­ing views over the Der­went River.

The prop­erty was built in 1848 and has been in ven­dor Diane Smith’s fam­ily for 35 years. “I’ve al­ways loved her­itage homes,” she says.

Smith, whose fam­ily own the famed Wil­lie Smith Cider com­pany from the Huon Val­ley, took over the prop­erty from her mother in 2000 and set about a com­pre­hen­sive ren­o­va­tion.

“I took it right back to the bare bones,” Smith says. “We lit­er­ally had ceil­ings dis­in­te­grat­ing and drop­ping into the toaster and brick walls where large slabs of plas­ter would fall off.”

Her­itage ar­chi­tect Graeme Cor­ney de­signed a sym­pa­thetic ex­ten­sion, open­ing the prop­erty up to light and the lovely views.

The home is on 610sq m, which is large for Bat­tery Point, with five bed­rooms and three bath­rooms.

The en­try level houses the for­mal liv­ing and sit­ting rooms, master bed­room, kitchen and a light­filled liv­ing space in the rear over­look­ing the wa­ter.

Two bed­rooms are built into the at­tic, with two more on the lower level along with a sec­ond kitchen and wrap­around tim­ber deck. Smith says she loves the home’s tra­di­tional de­sign, with large rooms and plenty of pe­riod fea­tures. “It just has a lovely pres­ence, a beau­ti­ful feel in ev­ery room.”

She is a keen kayaker and the wa­ter is just foot­steps from her home.

Now look­ing to down­size, Smith looks for­ward to more out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and less renovating and project man­age­ment.

AGENT: Chris Huxtable, Fall Real Es­tate, Ho­bart.

TAS­MA­NIA Ho­bart. 2 Ham­p­den Road, Bat­tery Point. $1.6M

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