Sandy Bay estate blends old and new

 Sandy Bay estate blends old and new

A lifestyle property in Hobart’s coveted Sandy Bay has only been on the market a short time but already received multiple offers.

Set on 1,277sqm of land, the stately home and pristine gardens at 2 Beechworth Road, Sandy Bay, is just one block from the beach.

Peterswald agent Kim Morgan says the owners had price expectations of about $3.5 million, and their expectations have been met.

“They’ve lived here for over a decade and it’s simply time to move on,” Kim says. “It was a family home first and foremost, with great amenities for a family, and now it’s time.”

Contemporary features blend seamlessly with classic inter-war architecture and 1930s period style, including beautifully moulded architraves, high ceilings, cornices, and lead-lighting.

The best examples of this stylistic blend can be found in the two formal rooms at the front of the house. Art deco chandeliers hang from feature rafters, shining down onto the property’s original fireplaces and mantles – now fitted with electric heating.

Further in the house, gorgeous lead-light doors unlatch onto an open-plan, tiled space containing a casual family room, informal dining, and kitchen. The kitchen is fantastically modern, with callbacks to the home’s storied past. A vintage-front oven sits under sleek granite benchtops beside premium appliances and bespoke cabinetry, including a walk-in pantry.

“The home was built in 1937 and it’s full of quality,” Kim says. “It has some lovely traditional features, but decorated in a neutral palette.”

“The art deco features shine, but it appeals to contemporary sensibilities too so it’s very versatile,” he says.

“And it’s in such a beautiful location, near the water in a small community, but walking distance to several good schools, sailing clubs and restaurants.

“There’s a lovely outlook with clear air and little traffic.”

Past the dining room is entry to a very special space – a glass conservatory with a heated pool, in-ground spa, sauna, and rinse-off shower. A massive, domed skylight floods the area with sunshine, and there’s space leftover for outdoor entertaining and a home gym!

Heading upstairs you’ll find large windows with garden views in each of the four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite, a library and attached home office.  The library is built to purpose – custom-designed shelving and cabinets create a cozy reading room, with an attached study nook. 

Back outdoors and established, fully fenced grounds nourish blooming flowers, manicured hedges, statuary, and shady greenery throughout. Take a moment to take it all in on a stone bench or in the conveniently placed gazebo, and keep an eye out for the waterlily-covered fishpond on the eastern side of the garden!

“This is an exceptional lifestyle property,” Kim says. “Sandy Bay is a tightly held area, once people acquire a home here they stay for a while. This is a family home first and foremost, on one of the largest blocks of land in the precinct.”

Address:

2 Beechworth Road, Sandy Bay, Tas 7005

Agents:

Kim Morgan
0408 297 440
Eunice Ware
0402 200 687
Peterswald

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