Launceston is quickly becoming the city of choice for residential living. Not only does it have Australia’s best preserved historic cityscape but it is one of only 2 cities in Australia to have been named as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy for its food culture.
The Headmaster’s House represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a residence rich in history, extensively and sympathetically restored and subtly modernised. The house is perfect as a principal family residence, weekend town house or exclusive upmarket high return accommodation venture all within minutes’ walk from the city’s vibrant centre and café, food and arts precinct.
Originally the residence of Reverend Henry Plow Kane, headmaster of Launceston Grammar School, this unique four storey Georgian town house was designed in the 1840’s by architect Robert de Little. De Little was responsible for designing many important colonial buildings throughout Launceston.
The 230m2 residence is situated on an allotment of 227m2. The home provides numerous beautifully appointed Georgian rooms. The four levels comprise of several formal and informal sitting rooms, dining room, office, kitchen which includes an integrated Miele dishwasher, Liebherr fridge and freezer, Miele hot plates, convection oven and microwave oven and Miele steam oven. There is ample storage and an expansive family room with French doors to the balcony. The basement is fully self-contained and overlooks the garden. There are 4 well proportioned bedrooms including 2 attic or garret rooms with gable windows serviced by 2 bathrooms and powder room.
All rooms retain the classical architectural features associated with the Georgian period including regency fireplaces, skirting boards, wide architraves, floorboards, multi-paned windows and cedar doors.
The formal garden is equally as impressive. The paved courtyard includes evergreen, deciduous and flowering plantings, hedging, citrus trees, fountain and brick wall with an established espaliered ornamental pear tree. The setting is private, protected and captures the afternoon sun – perfect for alfresco dining or afternoon tea.
The property is perfectly positioned. From your front door you are within walking distance of the cosmopolitan heart of Launceston CBD, gourmet restaurants and cafes, parks, river walks, supermarkets, malls, museums, art galleries, leading schools, the University of Tasmania and Launceston Hospital. Within a 15 minute drive the Launceston Airport, the historic townships of Evandale, Longford and the famous Tamar Valley Wine and Food route can be reached. Hobart is a 2 hour drive and Melbourne a quick 45 minute flight.
The Headmaster’s House is truly a rare offering and solid investment in a highly sought after and tightly held inner city position in Launceston – one of Australia’s strong growth and culturally important cities.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 5000 277 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org