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