SOLD - Astley Bank, Circa 1834, Charming Colonial Gem
House Sold - SANDY BAY TAS
Rarely do superb properties such as this fine example of the Old Colonial Georgian period, come onto the market.
Beautifully renovated and styled throughout with charm and sophistication, this naturally light and roomy historic property combines striking original features with modern day conveniences to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for comfortable family living and entertaining both inside and out.
The classic symmetrical faade of the era, with its central panelled door and 12 paned sash windows on either side, are the first indication of an architectural era long past but still very much revered by many. The Latin inscription on the old stone plaque at the front door translates to small house much happiness!
The picturesque, old world, garden is stunning all year round and includes a towering sycamore tree, numerous mature plantings, formal box hedging and garden sheds. The high sandstone wall further compliments the superb street appeal of this beautiful historic home.
The floor plan consists of three bedrooms, a generous formal lounge room or fourth bedroom with impressive carved fire surround and open fire for warmth and ambience on those cold winter nights. The spacious informal living room has a Rinnai gas fired heater and adjoins a delightful conservatory/breakfast room. The gorgeous renovated kitchen is large enough to accommodate a family kitchen table for informal gatherings and has an abundance of storage space and quality appliances. From here, French doors open out to a patio area and the garden to provide for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. The generous sized bathroom, combined laundry and WC has been tastefully renovated and internal stairs lead to a spacious basement room with an open fire place and storage area, suitable for an assortment of uses.
Ducted gas heating has been installed to maintain a comfortable cosy heat throughout the home and the lovely gas fired heater in the living room creates a cosy ambience. There is also natural gas cooking and hot water for further energy efficiency and cost saving advantages.
Ample off street parking for up to 3 cars is available including covered parking for one car.
Centrally located, on the doorstep to Sandy Bay’s shopping precinct and essential services, transport and public and private schools and walking distance or minutes’ drive to UTAS, Hobart’s CBD, Battery Point and vibrant Salamanca Place and the Docks.
Astley Bank, is a rare and outstanding find and much admired historic home in a brilliant convenient location of Sandy Bay.