Property Summary

Beds: 5 Baths: 4

Property Description

Roxburgh House offers a unique opportunity to purchase one of two remarkable apartments or purchase both apartments to create a truly remarkable and opulent 5 bedroom city residence. Rich in history and sympathetically refurbished, the historic apartments are perfect as a permanent principal city residence, interstate city escape, investment, city office/residence or exclusive upmarket accommodation venture.

Roxburgh House is historically important to the City of Hobart. In 1822, Frederick Lanfloh built a large 3 storey stone private residence called Roxborough House. Over the years the house was used commercially including 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 slowly became derelict. It was locally known as Rat’s Castle. Clarke 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 in ownership by the current owners for over 40 years. The house 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 towards the front door. The facade of Roxburgh House is simply breathtaking. 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.

Unit 1 features 207m2 of ground floor living including a central common hallway with a 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 services kitchen with a dining area, laundry, storage room, walk in safe, front verandah and a personal car park.

Unit 2 features 176m2 of living and features 2 large bedrooms, WIR, 2 bathrooms, large 4.9m x 4.2m living room, 3rd bedroom/office, expansive 9.2m x 3.9m open plan fully serviced kitchen with dining and sitting area, private hallway, private balcony with stunning city views, and a personal car park.

The apartments benefit from their enviable position in the heart of Hobart and the Midtown precinct. At your doorstep is Hobart’s financial and corporate world, are 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.

This is a prime opportunity to embrace city life and own one of two remarkable apartments or purchase both and create an opulent private residence, in one of Hobart’s iconic historic buildings, in the heart of the CBD.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email