Enchanting Historic Residence
Hillgrove is one of Hobart's most recognised historic homes located directly across from the Shot Tower and Glen Albyn Estate in beautiful Taroona. Built in the 1860's, this mid-Victorian home is perfectly positioned on eleven acres to capture stunning views of the Derwent Estuary and Storm Bay. The property is substantial with three levels of space, five bedrooms and three bathrooms combined with over 26 metres of verandah to fully appreciate the picturesque location.
With a complimentary design providing a flexible layout, the home would suit a large or extended family. The option to return the residence to B&B accommodation is also available. Whilst the history and features of Hillgrove are vast, it is the exterior sandstone, brick, weatherboard and imposing mansard roof that contributed to its inclusion on the Tasmanian Heritage Council and National Trust of Australia.
On the entry level you are welcomed into a foyer and multiple access to all levels by the warmth and impressive Baltic pine panelling and stained glass details. Occupying the middle level is a warm and inviting kitchen with double sink, granite bench tops and ample cabinetry. The high ceilings throughout the open plan kitchen and adjoining dining nook are striking and this is the perfect area to catch the morning sun overlooking the English cottage style garden and water views outside.
Ample bird life and wild life visit the property and provide quite an entertaining scene for visitors. This area of the home leads onto one of the wrap around verandahs which is partially covered, providing all weather usage and magnificent views. Also on this level are both formal and informal living rooms, dining room, library, period bathroom, separate laundry and a total of five original fireplaces throughout ensure the highest level of comfort.
The upper level of the property includes a total of three bedrooms including a large master suite with stunning renovated bathroom, walk in robe, separate study, Juliet balcony and views of both the water, native bush land and gardens. The lower level offers numerous separate living options, two bedrooms, large bathroom, kitchenette, cellar and direct access to the gardens. External to the residence there are several outbuildings currently used for a workshop and storage.
Hillgrove offers the purchaser a rare opportunity to own a unique land holding of significant historic value. It's presence, architecture, location and ambience are captivating.