DESIGNED by noted Tasmanian architect Lauriston Crisp as his own home, Iluka has had just a handful of owners since it was built in 1926.
Homes are not built like this any more, from the double-brick walls with hard plaster internal finishes to the timber-lined ceilings, brick fireplaces or the multi-paned windows with retrofitted double-glazing.
In a neighbourhood of large, impressive, historic homes, Iluka is set back from the roadway behind heritage-listed sandstone and wrought-iron gates.
This beautifully built home offers a flexible floor plan, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
It has a wide entry foyer via an arched portico, a large loungeroom with a feature brick fireplace and exposed timber ceiling beams, plus an interconnected sunroom, a spacious dining room with a fireplace and a doorway to the rear terrace.
Of the three bathrooms, one has been refurbished in recent years.
The property has two kitchens, a laundry and an additional living room.
The upper-level bedroom has the feeling of a peaceful retreat. As well as pretty views, it also boasts a private bathroom and built-in wardrobes.
In the past the house has been configured as a three-bedroom home with a single-bedroom apartment.
This type of flexibility may appeal to buyers with an extended family, or for people looking at additional income options.
The home features highly sought-after level access, a secure automated gateway, low-maintenance gardens and a freestanding double carport.
There is a large northeast-facing paved outdoor entertaining area and a wide driveway with a porte-cochere.
The location is brilliant, just a walk to the shops, yacht club and the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay campus.
CoreLogic figures show steady growth in Sandy Bay in the 12 months to the end of July, with 116 house sales at a median of $913,000. The suburb’s median house price has grown by almost 25 per cent compared with prices three years ago.
During the 12 months to the end of July, there were also 102 units sales in Sandy Bay.