Branthwaite represents a rare opportunity to acquire a residence rich in history. Beautifully refurbished and modernized by the current owners, this immaculate home offers a relaxed and elegant lifestyle for the discerning purchaser. Perfect as a principal family residence, weekend escape or exclusive, upmarket high return accommodation venture, Branthwaite has endless possibilities.
The property is located opposite the Fitzroy Gardens and on one of Hobart’s most important streetscapes known for it’s finest Georgian, Victorian and Federation architecture, all within walking distance from Hobart’s vibrant waterfront and city centre.
The 324m2 regency villa built in c.1835 is of historic, social and architectural importance and was previously owned by one of Tasmania’s most successful business identities – Gamaliel Butler – and was designed by renowned convict architect – James A. Thomson.
The exterior retains all the unique architectural features associated with a residence of this importance, including – Grecian key pattern in relief, sandstone, quoining, tall chimney stacks, cast iron verandah and dormer attic windows.
The interior of the house is graced with symmetry and elegance and the expansive living offers an air of calm throughout all of the beautifully appointed and proportioned rooms. The main entry leads to several formal and informal living rooms, study / office with extensive shelving, two bedrooms – including the master room, enhanced with a contemporary ensuite, breakfast room and cellar access, fully equipped kitchen with walk-in-pantry, expansive food preparation areas and storeroom – perfect for the enthusiastic cook, second bathroom and the laundry.
All rooms retain classical elements of the Regency and Georgian periods – cedar joinery, French doors, high ceilings, wide floorboards, architraves and skirting boards, panelled doors, thick solid walls, marble and regency marble and cedar fire surrounds.
The garden and approach to the house are equally impressive. The main timber gates and charming picket fence give a wonderful sense of arrival. Greeting you is the established garden which still retains it’s colonial resonance. The impressive 1573m2 garden is laid out with mature exotic, native and deciduous trees, flower beds formal grassed areas, hedging, pathways, the central water fountain and large garden shed.
Branthwaite is perfectly positioned minutes away from Hobart’s vibrant centre, great restaurants and cafes, galleries, leading schools, shopping and the world famous waterfront and historic precincts of Battery Point and Sandy Bay.
Branthwaite is a beautifully appointed and versatile residence of important historical merit – all within the heart of one of Australia’s most beautiful cities – Hobart.
For further information or organise a private inspection at any time, please contact Dominic Romeo – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0438 500 277.