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43 High Street

East Launceston TAS 7250




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A property of renowned status, an opportunity of rare significance - Hatherley House represents the chance to adopt a Launceston icon, to live in a landmark. The provenance, proportions and position of this exceptional residence reflect a balance of past, present and future appeal that’s unparalleled anywhere in Australia.

Spaces of rich period integrity have been painstakingly conserved and comprehensively renovated so that Hatherley’s classical elegance is appropriately, sympathetically matched by modern excellence. The results are nothing less than astonishing.

Nationally recognized as one of the country’s most important examples of Tuscan Italianate design, the dimensions and the details of Hatherley illustrate a commitment to quality by 19th century proprietor Henry Dowling and the era’s master craftsman James Bennell that has clearly endured.

Elegant, established gardens provide privacy and ensure discretion enhances the distinction of a home that’s introduced by a majestic portico and a paneled front door that retains Bennell’s signature six panels. Spectacular tessellated tiles define the foyer that precedes the grand hall’s unforgettable impact, fabulous stained glass and evocative light fittings.

A series of stunning living rooms beneath soaring 12ft ceilings flow to a romantic verandah and beyond to the botanic beauty of rear gardens that look toward Ben Lomond and an intrinsically Tasmanian landscape that stretches endlessly to the east.

No fewer that eight bedrooms, including a wonderful main bedroom in the former ballroom, are served in style by seven bathrooms in a residence kept constantly comfortable by reverse cycle heating/cooling systems, entirely updated electrics and plumbing.

A kitchen created to cater to contemporary demands and desires is accompanied by elite appliances, an inviting everyday dining domain and a coffee bar – attributes that confirm the success with which such an outstanding example of its period has adopted a relevance to the present day.

The gardener’s cottage, also totally transformed, delivers ideal studio, gym or home office spaces in grounds that include reticulated irrigation, secure garaging and ample additional parking.

High on Windmill Hill, with leading schools, the university campus, pretty parks, the pool, cafes and the city centre all readily reached, Hatherley House occupies a position that’s as convenient as it is prominent – and completely in keeping with its stature.

Construction Year: 1830
Land Size: 1927m2 (approx)
Build Size: 426m2 (approx)
Open Verandah Size: 102m2 (approx)