The Moorings, a federation beauty
Victoria Esplanade is a highly sought-after and prestigious street, filled with a rich history. Some of Hobart’s most grand homes reside here and 2-2a is absolutely one of those. Built in 1904 for Owen Tinning, a local Solicitor, The Moorings is an exceptionally fine example of federation architecture and boasts several features including Marseilles roof tiles, turret, ridge capping, tall chimney’s, stained glass porthole window, ceiling roses, 14 foot ceilings and many more.
The home benefits from its premium position, slightly elevated and overlooking Kangaroo Bay, River Derwent and across to the city. Stepping inside the home, you immediately feel a sense of space and charm. The high ceilings, fireplaces, ceiling roses and skirting boards feature throughout and certainly allow you appreciate character of this fine residence. They do not build them like this anymore.
This much-loved home was separated in 1947 into two living quarters and offers a flexible floorplan for the lucky buyer to continue to utilise the dual occupancy or return it to the large family home that it once was by removing the dividing wall. Both sides of the home benefit from a spacious lounge with stunning views over Kangaroo Bay bathed in afternoon sun. There are at least four spacious bedrooms in the home, two each side, with potential for more if required as well as a study, sunrooms, and mudrooms. There are currently two neatly presented kitchens and bathrooms, with the one bathroom recently very tastefully renovated.
Outside, the grounds are immaculately maintained and feature cottage-style shrubs and neat grassed area overlooking the bay. The front of the home is enclosed in covered veranda where the afternoons will be spent soaking up the sun and taking in the views. Running along the rear of the home is a substantial set out outbuildings including laundry space, large workshop with sandstone wall, plenty of storage space and an outside toilet. There is lots of off-street parking up the concrete driveway.
The Moorings is set on one of Hobart’s most prestigious streets with an ideal north facing aspect. Just a short stroll to Bellerive Village for cafes, newsagent, restaurants, bakery and many more, the location offers the ideal lifestyle. The Moorings is a superb character home filled with history and offers the astute purchaser a blank canvas upon which to make their mark.
– Character home on Victoria Esplanade
– Currently separated into two premises, easily converted
– Superb example of federation architecture
– Northerly aspect with glorious views of Kangaroo Bay
– Two kitchens, two bathrooms, two sunrooms, two mudrooms
– Stained glass porthole window
– Extensive storage and workshops space at rear
– Manicured gardens
– Just a short walk to all Bellerive Village has to offer