“Bellerive House” circa 1900
This iconic Federation property in Bellerive is absolutely superb. One of few original homesteads in the area, immaculately presented throughout preserving authentic period features, with dual living areas, ample accommodation and bathrooms and lovely views across Bellerive Marina extending to the city and Mt Wellington.
Situated on the corner of Cambridge Road and Ormond Street, there is driveway access and OSP off Ormond comprising a double carport and space for two additional vehicles, or a boat, camper or trailer. Most stunning however is the street appeal and formal front entry off Cambridge Road, with twin brick gables as very stately pillars to the two storey home. The covered entry porch with intricate fretwork and leadlight windows set the tone for some of the very impressive features inside.
The front entry opens to a spacious foyer that leads to the main lounge and second family room, both with refurbished original fireplaces and mantles, ornate cornice and ceiling roses, timber floors, skirting and architraves. The areas provide separate living options to relax or entertain and both benefit from a westerly aspect for afternoon sun and views toward the water. Heating includes two wood fires in the living areas and panel heaters in the hallway, and all upstairs bedrooms.
A short hall leads to the formal dining room and adjoining kitchen, which was a 1970s extension to the original dwelling. The kitchen was subsequently refurbished with an island bench and breakfast bar, room for an informal meals table, and very well appointed with two Bosch ovens and a gas stove, Miele integrated dishwasher, custom fitted fridge and feature range hood, on timeless hand laid slate floors. The kitchen opens through French doors to a very private and pleasant outdoor patio area, ideal for alfresco dining or entertaining family and friends. Also on the lower level is a separate study or home office, and one of the four family bedrooms, with modern ensuite bathroom and WIR, as well as a separate laundry.
A central stairwell in the entry foyer leads to the three upstairs bedrooms, all of which also feature stylish ensuite bathrooms, standalone robes and 2 with elevated river and mountain views. The property has previously been operated as a guest house and hosted accommodation and as such the bedrooms also comprise timber joinery for a television, bar fridge, glassware and cutlery, ideal for guests as required or versatile cabinetry for kids. The ensuites all have heated towel rails and underfloor heating for the cooler winter months.
The outdoor areas of the home are equally as impressive and practical as the interior. In addition to driveway access off Ormond Street, there is access via Cambridge Road to a single garage, able to be used to house a vehicle, motorbikes, or as a separate workshop. The gardens at front and rear are fully landscaped and well established with beautiful English borders, rose gardens, as well as mature plants and trees. The property is fully fenced and secured at both front and back for pets or kids play.
The home is ideally situated in close proximity to local schools, shops and recreational areas including Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Boardwalk and Bellerive Beach, and a very short commute to Rosny Park or the Hobart CBD. This perfectly maintained residence is certainly one of the most remarkable properties in the area ideal for a family or executive couple needing room.
• Historic home in immaculate condition
• Views across Derwent to Mt Wellington
• Dual lounge areas and formal dining room
• Modern kitchen with quality appliances
• Convenient study or home office space
• Four double bedrooms with ensuite baths
• Stunning fireplaces and original features
• Private courtyard for outdoor entertaining
• Beautiful established yard and gardens
• Double carport plus additional OSP
• Minutes from local shops and recreation
• Less than 10mins commute to Hobart CBD