Property Summary

Beds: 5 Baths: 1

Property Description

Expression of Interest Closing Thursday 4th July 2024 at 4.00pm (unless sold prior).

‘Invercoe’ is undoubtedly one of Tasmania’s best-known and admired historic houses. Architecturally, historically, and socially significant, ‘Invercoe’ was designed by Henry Hunter as a private residence in 1883, positioned in an enviable location in one of the most intact Georgian villages in Australia. The property offers an opportunity for an interior designer/restorer to embark on a high-profile project, an astute investor to add to their portfolio, a unique corporate headquarters, or your wish to own “the trophy property.” Whatever your dream, ‘Invercoe’ has possibilities only limited by your imagination.

The property comes with provenance. James Murdoch, a successful merchant and member of the Legislative Council, commissioned Henry Hunter to design his private five-bedroom stone residence. Henry Hunter was the most prolific architect during the Victorian period and dramatically changed the character of Hobart between 1851 and 1887. He dominated the architectural scene, achieving great success in designing ecclesiastical and public buildings, including the Hobart Town Hall. Although Hunter designed many private homes in the Gothic style, ‘Invercoe’ is an eclectic Victorian house. The Murdochs were custodians of ‘Invercoe’ until they sold it in the late 1920s. Since the sale, the house has had many varied uses, including residential rental, medical clinic, and financial offices.

‘Invercoe’ is a substantial 234m2 one-and-a-half-storey, ashlar sandstone residence. Notable architectural features include its steep Welsh slated roof, tall chimneys, distinctive bargeboards, Minton tessellated verandah tiles, decorative verandah detailing, and picket fence. Currently utilised as corporate headquarters, the original design and floorplan included the vestibule, hallway, grand formal and informal sitting rooms, dining room, kitchen, five bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Original internal features remain intact, including cornices, rosettes, timberwork, a gothic arched hallway with acid-etched glass, decorative fireplaces, paneled doors, a bay window, and high ceilings. The house is on a corner allotment of 530m2 and includes an established front garden, mature trees, parking, and one of the most charming storybook weatherboard stables in Hobart. All rooms have exceptional views of the historic village streetscape and Mount Wellington. The house is in excellent structural condition and can readily be reverted to one of Battery Point’s most impressive private residences.

The location of ‘Invercoe’ is enviable. Battery Point has a wonderful sense of community and a relaxed cosmopolitan culture. At your doorstep, you are spoilt by Hampden Road’s cafĂ© society with some of the best eateries and artisan bread makers in Hobart, including Jackman and McRoss, Serendipity, Da Angelo Ristorante, Ozus, to name a few. Hobart’s CBD is only 2km away, and access to regional centres and the Airport is convenient.

Whether ‘Invercoe’, is your next private family home, weekender, interstate escape, corporate headquarters, or commercial investment – it offers endless possibilities and an exciting opportunity to own a trophy property in one of the world’s great cities.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo, Heritage Property Specialist on – 0434 500 277 or email – dominicromeo@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au

In conjunction with Rorie Auld, Elders Real Estate Hobart 0413 887 009.