Hidden behind ivy-wrapped walls, Glenfruin is Launceston’s hidden treasure.
Built in the 1880s, today the mansion at 1 Brisbane Street exists as a gorgeous blend of classic Italianate architecture and contemporary design. It’s on the market for $3.5 million, and that’s a bargain!
Set on 1,450sqm, the multi-level property boasts landscaped gardens, tiled courtyards and incredible views all the way out to the lush North Esk River. Inside, high pressed metal ceilings, crystal chandeliers and vintage fittings hark back to the home’s storied past.
Despite extensive renovations, the formal and informal rooms at the front of the house still hold the sort of charm and elegance that only comes with 140 years of history. On the western edge of the residence, the formal living room is filled with sunshine thanks to floor-to-ceiling bay windows, with an elegant collection of chairs positioned around the modern fireplace.
For a more contemporary living experience, you can’t go past the joint living and dining space. Blue feature walls give the expansive room the perfect pop of colour, with each half separated by a double-sided fireplace. Even the structure of the home has been updated, with a new floating timber staircase along one wall. Balancing these modern elements, rustic wood furniture and claw-footed decor call back to the history of the estate, with neutral timber flooring to bring it all together!
Just around the corner, the wonderfully designed gourmet kitchen surprises with red marble and stainless steel benchtops, integrated appliances and electric cupboard doors. Continuing the journey, floor-to-ceiling glass leads out to a secluded rear courtyard just begging for al fresco dining!
Two of the five bedrooms are located on the ground floor, including a king-size master suite that fully embraces Glenfruin’s history. Antique timber wardrobes complement the attached walk-in robe, leading through to a wonderfully spacious en suite. For the perfect finishing touch, north-facing bay windows looking out over City Park flood the room with light, accentuated by a crystal chandelier.
On the upper floor two modern bedrooms are joined by an office, with an additional bedroom on the lower ground floor, and an oversized games room and wine cellar! Just one minute from the CBD but totally private, Glenfruin has to be seen to be believed.
1 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tas 7250
Katrina Garwood – 0417 513 373
Ian McCallum – 0411 702 197