Tudor Inspired Estate close to Blackmans Bay!
The amazing style of housing, that really draws on the character of the English architecture and the patriotism for the British Empire is the Tudor Inspired or Old English. This unique property is located in Howden, which is on the shores of North West Bay, only 15 minutes from Hobart and nestled between the thriving townships of Kingston and Blackmans Bay.
The steeply pitched gables at the front of the home and its English Garden Bond brick wall, which supports the stucco wall cladding, emphasise the Tudor style. The house sits on 2.5 acres of secluded gardens, consisting of 5 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom, 2 toilets and a separate laundry with additional hand washing facilities. There are ample parking spaces with a double garage and carport and a big workshop which can be used as boat or caravan storage. The house, in its northerly orientation, was designed with passive solar heating in mind to keep out summer sun and let in winter sun.
Inside, exposed Oregon timbers add to the cosy appeal of this iconic, architectural representation. All doors are custom-made with Tassie Oak timber and the owners have tirelessly sourced replica English gate door knobs as a feature for the internal doors. The entrance door of the house is also made of Oregon timber and comes with an antique door knocker that was salvaged from an old federation house in the city!
On the ground floor a large, elaborate, open fire place with chimney in the formal lounge also services the fifth bedroom/study. In addition to the open fire place, an enclosed, wood heater is in place to warm up the family, dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen showcases quality design and hand-made carpentry work. Leading up to the first floor is the single flight staircase and spindle balustrade, showing off the quality of the hand-made structure. Four bedrooms with a spacious bathroom with spa bath, offers size, quality and functionality for this level. The sliding windows of different shapes and sizes have been designed to maximise lighting and the stunning views to Sleeping Beauty and Mount Wellington.
A row of Silver Birches line the driveway and create a tranquil approach to the buildings themselves. The family homestead sits gracefully on the landscaped, picturesque and well-tended acreage. The productive garden includes apples, apricots, cherries, lowquats, peaches, pears, grapes, figs, lemons and plum trees. There is also a fenced, vegetable garden bed lined with a rosemary hedge. Deciduous and evergreen trees like silky oak, blackwood, ash and sycamore are cleverly planted to maximise shade and privacy. The sundial, pergola and sandstone wall add further character to this charming, country estate. The property is adjacent to a Nature Reserve, with many walking and biking trails.
A home like this will always offer you and your family a marvellous feeling of nostalgia and a delightful sense of space so close to city conveniences.
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- Built-In Wardrobes
- Secure Parking
- Formal Lounge
- Separate Dining