‘Prospect House’ is one of Tasmania’s significant early Colonial Georgian country houses. Positioned on the Northern side of Clyde Hill, it overlooks the historic township of Hamilton, surrounding farmland and River Clyde. Originally named ‘Acacia Cottage’, it was built by convict labour on land granted to James Triffett in 1824. The house was further extended in 1834 for the district surgeon, Dr John Sharland, who named it ‘Prospect’. Today, the house is testament to one of the best surviving works by colonial architect Edward Winch.
Prospect House has been fully restored and retains some of the finest architectural features found in Tasmania including the stone work, cedar joinery, internal shutters, regency and marble fireplaces, French doors and the pedimented wings added in 1834, considered rare in Australia.
The 450m2 (approx.) house comprises of 5 bedrooms, the master with a dressing and box room, 2 bathrooms – all of generous proportions. The interior includes a number of formal and informal rooms, expected from a house of this size and importance – including a library, dining room, music room, gracious drawing room and sitting room. The stunning country kitchen with all facilities including the original bread oven and flagstone flooring, laundry/storage room and 4 roomed cellar complete the domestic quarters. Beyond the house are the stables, garaging, 2 storey stone barn and poultry shed.
The gardens at Prospect House are spectacular and highly regarded. Situated on 4790m2, the garden has been laid out in the classic English manner with several garden rooms. These include the trellis, herbaceous, rose and urn garden, as well as an Italian garden complete with a fountain and faux temple. The garden includes structured box hedging, perennials, roses, original fruit plantings and open lawn areas. The setting is private, calming and peaceful.
Prospect House is situated on the edge of historic Hamilton, know for it’s numerous original Georgian and early Victorian listed buildings. Set against the Great Western Tiers, the township is close to Lake Meadowbank and the highland lakes, home to some of the best fishing in the world. Nearby are the townships of Bothwell, Ouse, New Norfolk and the Pristine Derwent Valley – home to world class wineries, distilleries, heritage sites, restaurants and antique stores. The city of Hobart and the Hobart Airport are within a 1 hour drive.
Prospect House offers a rare opportunity to secure one of Australia’s important and unique historic country houses. The property is well suited as a tourism venture, weekend country escape, retreat or a gracious private home.
For any further information or to arrange a private inspection, Please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email at – email@example.com