“AN absolute gem.”
That was the description by Fall Real Estate property consultant Jeanne Best in summing up this 1900-built Federation home — and she was spot on the money.
This historic charmer has got it all.
The street appeal is off the charts. The period features are bound to impress. The location is among the best in Hobart. And the house is a perfect size for a family lifestyle or an executive couple.
Jeanne said interest in the property had been strong, including 25 groups coming through the first open home.
“Someone will be very happy here,” she said.
“This part of King Street is highly desirable.
“You can stroll to the water’s edge at Marieville Esplanade in one direction, or pop to Sandy Bay’s retail precinct in the other.”
Homes along this part of King Street are not sold all that often.
CoreLogic figures show that since 2014 there have been just 12 home sales between No.1 and No.43 King Street.
“It is a lovely neighbourhood,” Jeanne said.
“There are beautiful homes, of various eras, up and down the street.
“To me, this area is the pick of King Street.”
This three-bedroom weatherboard home features Tasmanian oak floors, high ceilings, original fireplaces, as well as leadlight in the pretty front porch entrance.
On entry there is a central hallway.
To the left is a sunny front room with a stunning bay window. This formal living space is highlighted by a ceiling rose, decorative cornices and wide architraves.
Across the hall is the first of three bedrooms. Light and airy, each bedroom is a generous size and each features ceiling-high built-in wardrobes and storage.
The feature mantelpieces around the original fireplaces — now with modern electric panel heating — hint at the home’s rich heritage.
The master bedroom boasts a walk-through wardrobe and a stylish tiled ensuite with a shower and a vanity.
The modern kitchen is one of the home’s most impressive spaces. This chef’s dream has a Bosch oven, induction cooktop, a step-in pantry, soft-close drawers, stone benchtops, plenty of storage and a tiled splashback.
“The kitchen has got everything you might need,” Jeanne said.
“I could cook up a storm in here!”
From the kitchen, there is easy access to the large dining room, which features the warmth and ambience of a fireplace with a wood heater.
Ideal for a family, there is a bath and separate shower in the modern main bathroom.
In the separate laundry there is a stone benchtop and a quality washer.
Outside, the front garden is attractive and will be easy to care for.
As well as the attractive front fence there is a remote-controlled gate.
Down the drive there is a large double garage with a workshop. There is also plenty of space in the driveway for a caravan or motorhome.
The back yard has a timber deck space that will be ideal for summertime entertainment. There is also a grassed area behind the garage for children or pets.
No.35 King Street, Sandy Bay, is listed at $1.2 million.
Desirable Sandy Bay was named Tasmania’s most expensive suburb in the latest Real Estate Institute of Tasmania quarterly report.
In the 12 months to the end of April, CoreLogic recorded 111 house sales and 88 unit sales in Sandy Bay.
In that 12-month period, houses were sold in an average of 23 days on the market, while units took 16 days to change hands.