The Gables is a historic residence rich in architectural beauty and has been sympathetically refurbished. The house is perfect as a principal and gracious family residence, weekend escape or accommodation pursuit.
The 1920′ saw a shift in architectural style, away from the Edwardian and Federation styles and saw the Californian Bungalow become the design of choice for homes after the First World War and the Gables is no exception. The house was built in 1924 for Campbell Town warden and councillor, Anthony E. Jones, whose father was a well-known local grazier and owner of ‘Riccarton’ and ‘Douglas Park’. The Gables today stands largely as it was built by the Jones family.
The Gables is a landmark 292m2 house constructed of solid concrete and stuccoed with elaborate gables and bargeboards, steep roofline, terra cotta roof tiles and distinctive portico with tessellated tiles and pillars. The entry hall is impressive with extensive stained hardwood timber work, pillars and leadlight – all typical of the era. There are a number of gracious and well-proportioned formal and informal rooms including the sitting room, dining room, smaller informal rooms and two beautiful sunrooms. The charming fully serviced country kitchen includes beautiful cabinetry and butler’s pantry. There are 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate toilets, utility room, ample storage space, green house and courtyard.
The 1.42ha (3.5 acre) property also includes 3 self-contained cottages, privately set away from the main residence, providing an exceptional opportunity for an independent source of income. All the units include a kitchen, living/dining room, bedroom and bathroom.
The established garden is abundant with native and deciduous trees, including medlars, lindens, ash, oaks, walnuts, Macrocarpa hedges, cottage flowers, extensive lawn areas, orchard, herb and vegetable gardens. The property includes 2 good sheds, a 2 car garage and carport. The property is well fenced and all town services are provided.
The Gables is situated close to the town centre of Campbell Town, established in 1821 and is perfectly positioned between Launceston and Hobart in a historically and culturally rich region. The thriving township is picturesque and progressive, having many eateries, cafes, artisan bakeries, traditional pubs, book and antique shops, boutique stores, art galleries and historic buildings. Close by are the historic Georgian hamlets of Oatlands, Ross and Evandale, award winning wineries, the historic public estates of Woolmer’s and Clarendon, ski fields, trout fishing and the East Coast. The town is well serviced with public facilities including a hospital, library, public parks picnic spots on the Elizabeth River and sporting ovals.
The city of Launceston is only a short 65km’s away, Launceston Airport 50km’s and Hobart 130km’s.
The Gables is a truly exceptional offering and perfect if you are thinking of an exciting lifestyle change or have a vision to own a gracious country house, pursue an accommodation venture or both.
Further for information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org