Property Summary

Beds: 2 Baths: 2

Property Description

Roxburgh House offers a remarkable opportunity to embrace the city life in one of Hobart’s landmark historic houses. Rich in history and sympathetically refurbished, this historic apartment is perfect as a permanent principal city residence, interstate city escape, investment holding, city office/residence or exclusive upmarket accommodation venture.

Roxburgh House is historically important to the City of Hobart. In 1822, Frederick Langloh built the large 3 storey stone private residence called Roxborough House. Over the years the house was used commercially including as the site of the George and Dragon Inn. In 1853, the property was purchased by Victorian millionaire William Clarke. It became a cheap boarding house for squatters and over time, slowly became derelict. At that time it was locally known as Rat’s Castle. Clark demolished the building in 1879 and sold the site to Schoolmaster Alexander Ireland, who built the current Roxburgh House in 1880 and Scotch College behind the house. The property has been held by the current owners for over 40 years. The building remains an important part of Hobart’s history and an exceptional and rare example of the Mid Victorian Free Gothic style of architecture.

A wonderful sense of arrival is created from the moment you walk through the cast iron gates and formal garden toward the front door. The facade of Roxburgh House is simply breathtaking. The 207m2 apartment features a central common hallway with sweeping staircase, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, gracious 4.9m x 9.2m lounge room, second 6.9m x 4.8m formal living area, open plan fully serviced kitchen with dining area, laundry, storage room, walk in safe, front verandah and personal car park. The floor plan is very versatile and allows use it as your home and separate office, or large grand home. The interior retains all the historical features associated with an important mid Victorian building – bay windows, high ceilings, ornate rosettes and cornices, fireplaces, gothic arches and solid walls.

This well located apartment benefits from its enviable position in the heart of Hobart. At your doorstep are Hobart’s financial and corporate world, art galleries, entertainment venues, multicultural food precincts, endless shopping strips and arcades of leading retail brands and indie stores, sporting grounds, schools and the University of Tasmania. The famous Constitution Dock and Salamanca Place are only a 15 minute walk away.

This is a prime opportunity to embrace city life and own a remarkable apartment in one of Hobart’s most iconic historic buildings in the heart of the CBD.

NB: Unit 2 (level 1) is also available for sale.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email dominicromeo@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au.