Property Summary

Beds: 2 Baths: 2

Property Description

A wonderful sense of arrival is created from the moment you walk through the cast iron gates and formal garden toward the front door of this historically significant building. The facade of Roxburgh House is simply breathtaking, it gives you tingles every time!
When it comes to city living – it doesn’t get much better than this unique first-level apartment. The view from your private balcony is stunning – historic mansions and churches, rows of cafes and stores, and the hustle and bustle of city life.

Roxburgh House offers a remarkable and exciting opportunity to embrace 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 a 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 slowly over time, became derelict. It was then 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 property has been held by the current owners for over 40 years. This house remains an important part of Hobart’s history and an exceptional and rare example of the Mid Victorian Free Gothic style of architecture.

The 176m2 apartment features 2 large bedrooms, WIR, 2 bathrooms, large 4.0m 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 and a personal car park. The interior retains all the historic features associated with an important mid-Victorian building – bay windows, high ceilings, ornate rosettes and cornices, fireplaces, and gothic arches. All the hard work has been done.

This 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 unique opportunity to embrace city life and own a remarkable apartment in one of Hobart’s iconic historic buildings in the heart of Hobart’s cosmopolitan centre.

NB: Unit 1 (ground floor) is also available for sale.

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