On a quiet South Hobart street a truly modern masterpiece sits behind a classic redbrick façade.
Constructed in 1911, the property was once home to stalwarts of Tasmanian business, and even Hollywood legend Errol Flynn. Many of the features from that time remain, including the magnificent stained glass windows, ornate fireplaces and decorative door handles.
Knight Frank agent Abi Freeman says the multi-million dollar property at 296 Davey Street has a fantastic open-plan addition at the rear of the house in addition to the original rooms.
“The extension gives it the modern amenities people want, but the original dwelling has been so well built and maintained, it’s a stunning property.”
“Every room in the house has a different personality,” she says. “For example, the two living rooms have a completely different feel, and the bedrooms feel very private, while the modern extension has so much light.”
With glass pane walls, the modern extension certainly welcomes the sun inside! Combining a kitchen with dining and living, the open-plan room forms the heart of the home. The state of the art kitchen enjoys an extensive walk-in pantry, and those glass panes aren’t just decorative – the central pair are sliding doors that open out to the timber decked entertaining area.
For more formal living, a sitting room and stately dining room at the front of the home are the perfect choices. Skylights and bay windows keep the rooms light and airy, with charming stained glass feature windows pointing back to the building’s history.
Two bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, but wait until you see the master suite on the second floor! A beautiful rounded bay window lets light flood in and back to the en suite, with similar results in the sunroom across the hall.
“It has beautiful grounds with established trees and plants, the property is low maintenance making it perfect for families with busy lives,” Abi says.
“There’s space for large families, so it’s attracting good interest across the board, locally and interstate.”
296 Davey Street, South Hobart, Tas 7004
Abi Freeman – 0438 291 301