Morton House is without doubt one of Launceston’s most admired and important Georgian buildings and represents a versatile opportunity to purchase a grand home in the growing market for historic inner-city houses or as a commercial investment for the astute and creative entrepreneur – perfect as an art gallery, boutique retail outlet, corporate headquarters, medical centre or tourism / hospitality venture.
Situated on a large 746m2 allotment opposite Prince’s Park, this three storey Georgian building is believed to have been built in 1831 by Alexander Waddle, a freed convict, hotel keeper and property owner on land originally granted to him. The building was first used as St John’s Hospital, where the first recorded surgical anaesthesia was conducted in 1847. Over the years this Georgian building has been used as a boarding house, school, consulting and office rooms, restaurant and private residence.
Morton House has an abundance of original internal and external features including grand entry, regency and marble mantles and fireplaces, wide timber mouldings, high ceilings, dormer windows, attic rooms, decorative ceilings, arched hallways, timber staircases, large windows and a low maintenance garden complete with a Weeping Elm recorded on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and National Trust of Australia Register of Significant Trees.
In addition to the 354m2 fully restored solid house, there are also two large, modern 65m2 office spaces with parking for 10 cars at the rear of the property, perfect for an additional income stream. All town services are provided.
Launceston is a culturally, historically and artistically rich and diverse city. It is fast becoming a regional city of choice and experiencing strong economic and commercial growth, providing solid investment opportunities. Launceston was recently voted as Australia’s best place to visit and Tasmania is ranked as one of the top 5 safest places in the world.
Morton House is perfectly positioned in Launceston’s vibrant CBD. Within walking distance are the Charles Street cafe and restaurant precinct, parks, river walks and famous Gorge, supermarkets, shopping, museums and art galleries, the University of Tasmania and Launceston General Hospital. Launceston Airport is only 15 minutes away, Hobart and easy 2 hour drive and Melbourne a quick 47 minute flight.
Morton House is one of Launceston’s best known iconic historic buildings and represents a solid commercial investment opportunity or unique inner-city residence.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection please contact – Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email – email@example.com