Dunloran represents a rare opportunity to acquire a residence rich in history and sympathetically modernised and refurbished by the current owner. Perfect as a principal family residence, weekend townhouse or exclusive, upmarket, high return accommodation venture. Dunloran is located within one of Launceston’ most important streetscapes known for its finest Georgian, Victorian and Federation architecture – all within minutes of the city’s vibrant centre and cafe precinct. This two storey, 188m2 residence, built in 1881, is one of three terraces known as the ‘Dunloran Cottages’. They are of historic, architectural and social importance due to their association with one of Tasmania’s most well know pioneers and business identity – Henry Reed.
Situated on an allotment of 316m2, this solid brick residence provides numerous beautifully appointed rooms. The entry hallway on the ground floor leads to formal and informal sitting rooms, a library complete with bespoke bookcases and cabinetry, a reading room/fourth bedroom and formal dining room. A sunlit atrium leads through to an impressive fully serviced kitchen with quality fittings, marble work surfaces, pantry, storage and an expansive eating area, perfect for breakfast or casual dining – including powder room and European laundry.
The staircase leads to three beautiful and comfortable bedrooms and a spacious, luxurious bathroom that could easily grace the cover of Vogue Living. All rooms retain classical architectural features associated with the period – faithfully restored fireplaces, multi-paned windows and shutters, polished floorboards, wide architraves and skirting boards, high ceilings with arched hallways and period lighting.
A picket fence announces an impressive garden where you are welcomed into a formal parterre garden which includes two substantial weeping silver birch trees. Reminiscent of a London townhouse, the rear garden has three brick courtyards featuring established evergreen deciduous and flowering plantings. These secluded and private areas are framed by Dunloran’s beautifully weathered walls and provide the perfect setting for alfresco dining or just a quiet spot to curl up with a good book.
The carport, which is accessed by a ROW includes ample storage. The house is kept comfortable year round with the provision of hydronic heating which includes underfloor and radiator panels, plus tow split-system air conditioners and three working fireplaces. NBN is connected.
Perfectly positioned on the doorstep of Launceston’s CBD with it’s gourmet restaurants and cafes, parks, river walks, supermarkets, malls, museums and art galleries, leading schools, University of Tasmania and Launceston General Hospital and within a 15 minute drive of the Launceston Airport, an easy 2 hour drive of Hobart and a quick 50 minute flight of Melbourne.
The nearby historic townships of Evandale, Longford and Perth are within easy reach, as is the famous Tamar Valley Wine and Food route.
98 Balfour Street is truly a rare offering and investment located in a highly sought after central position within Launceston – one of Australia’s strongest growth and high demand cities.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email email@example.com