AWARD-WINNING architects Ryan Strating and Chris Clinton from Core Collective have breathed new life into this 1937 beauty.
The Hobart architects have designed a comprehensive renovation and “enlightened addition… retaining some original spaces, while completely upgrading the building’s amenity’’.
There is “hidden value’’ evident throughout, with an impressive array of green-smart elements employed in the installation of triple-glazed windows, fully insulated roof, walls and floor space.
In addition, there is gas hydronic heating and ceiling fans, plus photovoltaic cells (5.1kW) with a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.
Entry to the property is via a path paved with recycled bricks that leads to a
semi-enclosed porch featuring a terrazzo floor of a majestic lion representing the Tasmanian coat of arms.
To the left of the front door there is a sitting room with a sunny northwesterly aspect and a built-in wood heater ensuring warmth and ambience year round.
The architects incorporated a clever aperture here over the staircase to the lower level, providing a link to the
kitchen/living area on the mezzanine level.
Pretty garden vistas and dappled light complement the city and river outlook.
The kitchen offers contemporary flair, including imported appliances such as the two Garland USA commercial cookers alongside a generous island bench in engineered stone and a butler’s pantry — it is a cook’s dream.
The open-plan dining and casual living spaces are defined by an inviting window seat beneath Danish window frames. The space extends seamlessly outdoors to a private terrace, perfect for dining alfresco.
A built-in fireplace and a specially commissioned green glass wall is a highlight and screens this area from passing pedestrian traffic.
There are three double bedrooms, each with an ensuite and serviced by a European-style laundry.
The master bedroom is on the lower ground floor level. This wonderful retreat has direct access to a timber deck and sandstone patio at the rear.
A walk-in dressing room and a luxurious bathroom — including a bathtub — completes this almost self-contained level.
In the established gardens, peppered with rare and interesting plantings, there is a timer-controlled irrigation system.
The property has a garage with a remote-controlled door and secure internal access, plus additional off-street parking for up to three cars.
Grasp this opportunity to secure a stunning property in coveted West Hobart, located on the city fringe within walking distance to the CBD, North Hobart, a fine selection of eateries and leisure activities on picturesque Knocklofty Reserve.
Listed with Harcourts Signature, No.23 William Street in West Hobart is priced at “Offers over $980,000”.
New realestate.com.au figures show almost 70 house sales and 17 unit sales in West Hobart in the past 12 months.
In that time the median house price has been steady with 2.6 per cent growth, while unit prices jumped by 24.1 per cent.