Wyvenhoe Substantial Home - Coach House - stunning garden
This stunning Old Colonial Georgian home and stone coach house/stables offer spacious accommodation, HIA award winning kitchen extension and professionally designed and landscaped gardens over a private double block. Framed by a pair of magnificent African Flame trees, Wyvenhoe is picture-perfect with French doors opening from the projecting gabled wings and verandah overlooking the formal garden. A landmark and former tea rooms, the property has the benefit of the Bellerive village and marina at one end of the street and Bellerive Beach at the other. An excellent location, the lifestyle property is situated in the historic Bellerive Bluff approximately 7.5km from Hobart City, just a few minutes drive.
Reminders of the colonial past abound with solid stone walls and elegant Cedar fire surrounds, doors and architraves, all lovingly restored. The property has been sympathetically upgraded to provide comfort and modern amenity. Heating include gas heaters in the living and dining rooms, panel heaters on timers, under floor heating in kitchen and bathroom and a wood heater in the sitting room. The kitchen was totally renovated to provide light, space and functionality with double-glazed windows, light wells and custom-made cabinetry. The appliances are Siemens, including steam oven, convection, microwave, warming drawers and dishwasher. The central island cooking station has gas and induction hotplates and canopy range-hood designed to provide quiet operation. The kitchen overlooks the superb private garden and provides access to the spacious paved outdoor entertaining area. Lindsay Campbell designed the gardens with formal to enhance the street appeal and informal for the private leafy areas, including an in-ground watering system. The garden is superb with mature alders, birches and walnut trees, three ornamental pears and a bay tree. Fruit trees include a prolific lemon and equally prolific apricot, mulberry and four espaliered peach trees. The coach house has insulated ceiling, bathroom and concertina doors opening to the courtyard. Double carport and off-street parking are accessed through automatic gates opening from Scott Street.
There has been much speculation about Wyvenhoe's design and date of construction. Heritage architects have suggested that the house may have been built in three stages, a three roomed gabled cottage in 1820s - 1830s; the gabled wings circa 1845, and the last stage was the addition of the master bedroom and Victorian lounge circa 1860. Situated opposite the St Mark's Chapel of Ease, the properties are part of the historic precinct of Bellerive and an important contributor to the streetscape. The property is permanently registered with the Tasmanian Heritage Council.
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