“Successful B and B, Federation Home”
Lovers of history and grandeur will not be anything but impressed by this incredible homestead on the outskirts of Huonville township. In the past it formed part of a much larger former apple orchard property, as did many of the homes in the district and was built circa 1890.
The current owners have extended and renovated the whole home since moving in 13 years ago, but have retained the homes character by keeping its original features, such as fireplaces, doors, skirtings and floorboards. And have done so with a view to respecting the integrity of the era, while still including touches of luxury.
Since the upgrades the owners have been running the front half of the house as a successful B and B. With 3 beautifully appointed studio bedrooms, with modern en-suites and kitchenettes. Each suite has its own access from outside the house, which allows privacy for both guests and the owners. They also have their own parking space and small outdoor patio/seating area. The 11ft ceilings throughout the original section of the home makes these rooms feel spacious and grand.
The home is surrounded by more than half an acre of grounds, with park like English style gardens filled with vibrant perennial flower beds, majestic trees providing dappled shelter and year round interest from blossoms in spring through to rich autumn leaves. Productive fruit trees in the chicken run give you a kitchen full of deliciousness.
And speaking of kitchens this one will be the envy of your friends. It has been designed around people and function, with fantastic flow between prep, washing, storage and cooking areas, with plenty of storage to boot.
The kitchen adjoins the main sitting and dining area which opens through french doors onto a private deck. This section of the home has been set up for the owners to enjoy as their own private area. It includes 2 bedrooms and a well appointed bathroom with clawfoot bath, brass tap ware and a separate shower.
Although there have been public and private sections to this home for the current owners, if you are looking for a grand, old federation home for personal use this one is easily converted back to a single family home.
Homes of this standard and character don't come to market often, so if this is the one you've been waiting for give me a call, send me an email or watch one of our Facebook Live Walk-through videos.
Year Built- 1890
Zoning- General Residential
Rates - $2,280 approx p.a