West Hobart Chic
Tres Chic, minimalist
PRICE RANGE: Over $1 Million
- Property Type: House
- Bedrooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 3
- Building Size: 464.98 m² (50 squares) approx
- Land Size: 814 m² (approx)
yet again, it still works, if you like simple styling.
I don’t think I would ever decorate like this home,
but I still liked it.
House of Style
A fresh and striking approach has given new life to this substantial Victorian Italianate residence. Enhancing the original architectural forms, the clever refurbishment has transformed and created a highly functional contemporary home, a four bedroom flat on the first level and a one bedroom flat on the ground level.
Built in 1885, Elim’s’ facade is impressive with a faceted bay window and verandah with slender posts, decorated iron brackets and frieze. The property evokes a wonderful sense of history and contributes significantly to the area’s late 19th century streetscape. The building is spacious at 465.00 square metres. The exterior is in need of painting. The land area is just over 800 square metres with a sizeable garden to the side, a mature Hawthorn hedge marking the boundary. The two verandahs provide excellent views.
Professionally designed in the Modern Provincial Industrial style, the interior is an outstanding example of the conversion of a heritage building into modern streamlined functionality. The main residence is a spacious 280.00sm and comprises of open plan kitchen and dining, living room, second loft living room/studio, four generous bedrooms, and bathroom and powder room. A sense of grandeur in the scale of the rooms echoes Victorian dimensions and contrasts brilliantly with the clean fresh dcor. There is a grand front entrance and wide central hall, high ceilings and original architraves.
The Modern Provincial Industrial’ design works brilliantly in the open plan kitchen and dining area. With commercial stove and dishwasher, enormous pantry, lots of space and French doors providing access to the deck and through to the living room, this area is perfect for family and friends. Simple, classic lines of the bathroom have a modern edge with white brick tiles and provincial style fittings.
The overall impression is one of stunning and refreshing simplicity and this has been carried through to the two flats. The large flat on the first floor, with separate entrance, has four double bedrooms, living room, enclosed verandah, bathroom and separate laundry. The flat on the ground floor, also with separate entry, has one double bedroom, bathroom, living room and small kitchen. There is off street parking for two cars.
This property offers the combination of residence and investment property in a desirable location. Lansdowne Crescent Primary School is next door and it’s less than a minutes walk to the Hill Street Grocer, pharmacy and cafe. Hobart City and Friends School are minutes away and there are many other schools close by.