IN a quiet cul-de-sac in historic Battery Point, St Botolph is an elegant Victorian house built in 1901.
Being close to the River Derwent with a northeasterly aspect, this area of Battery Point has always attracted substantial dwellings.
Set on a large, sunny block, the property is flawlessly presented. The location is in the northern end of the suburb only a short walk from Salamanca Place and Hobart’s waterfront, cafes and restaurants.
Views from the home’s veranda take in the final minutes of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
This wide veranda extends around two sides of the house, complementing the sandstone foundation blocks and window sills.
At the front of the house there are two spacious formal living or dining rooms with views through the bay windows to the gardens.
The interior has been lovingly refurbished, retaining much of the home’s character, including detailed architraves, cornices and colourful leadlight windows and skylights.
An archway leads from the wide entrance hall to the home’s living and sleeping spaces.
In the modern family kitchen there are quality appliances combined with crisp white cupboards with warm timber tones.
There are four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry.
A self-contained chalet will be ideal for guests or teens. It has a mezzanine, kitchen, a dining area, bathroom and laundry.
There is off-street parking on both sides of the property, a substantial bonus in Battery Point.
The gardens are as beautifully presented as the house and chalet.
There are brick-paved paths, peony roses, bulbs, box hedges, miniature conifers, lavender, and trees such as birches, Japanese cherries and maples.
No.11 Secheron Road in Battery Point will be sold by expressions of interest, it is listed with Knight Frank.
CoreLogic figures for the 12 months through to the end of June put Battery Point as clearly Tasmania’s most expensive suburb with a median house price of more than $1.3 million.
There were 12 sales in that period, with the median rising by more than 41 per cent in that time.