Boatshed 36, Cornelia Bay, New Town. Pictures: CHARLOTTE PETERSWALD for Property. For Mercury real estate guide
IT is not often that a boatshed sells for the price of a family home, but Boatshed 36 at Cornelian Bay has done just that.
The northernmost building in the row of Cornelian Bay boathouses was on the market for only a week before it was snapped up by a Tasmanian expat for more than $300,000.
Charlotte Peterswald property consultant Debbie Heron said the property sold “in a heartbeat”.
Boatshed 36, on the end of the row of boatshed at Cornelian Bay, New Town.
Ms Heron said the price attracted by the property exceeded her expectations.
“It was more than any other boatshed sold in the past,” she said.
Ms Heron said she could not reveal the exact price until the sale had settled.
The property was bought by Gabrielle Edwards, who lives in Canberra.
Ms Edwards said she was attracted to the property for sentimental reasons.
“I used to go down to Cornelian Bay with my grandmother to feed the ducks and my dad remembers going down there as well when he was a little boy,” she said.
“His grandfather had one of the boat sheds. He lived there and he had a boat on the bay.”
The boat house has been renovated over the past three years.
Ms Edwards works in heritage and said she appreciated the way the shed had been carefully renovated with consultation.
“I think there’s a romance about the boat sheds in general and I think they’re getting to a pretty iconic status in Hobart.
“They’ve been standing for over 100 years now.”
Crown regulations dictate the Cornelian Bay boathouses are for recreational use only.
”I was a bit put off by not being able to live there, but I’m going to use it as a family gathering spot and for weekend use,” Ms Edwards said.
It is the only boatshed with a jetty.
The building, which was purchased and renovated in the past three years, was originally the Lenah Valley dance hall and was relocated to the bay in 1946. It is the largest of the boatsheds at Cornelian Bay and the only one with a jetty.
Inside is a modern, open-plan kitchen and living area, a bathroom, a freestanding bath with a view of the bay and a composting toilet.
The building is freehold with Crown lease to the high water mark.
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