We have great pleasure in presenting this magnificent heritage listed property to the market. Constructed in the Gothic Revival style, Airlie was designed in 1880 by the renowned architect Henry Hunter who designed many public and residential buildings, including churches and schools, commercial buildings, the Tasmanian Museum and the Hobart Town Hall.
The 490 sqm, three storey rendered brick building with a slate roof now stands on an allotment approximately 1824 sqm in size and the adjoining lot (approximately 1164 sqm) on the western boundary is on a separate title. Combined they form the existing park-like gardens which provide a tranquil oasis within three blocks of the CBD and they are being offered for sale by expressions of interest as one parcel.
The building which has a very efficient ducted central heating system has 10 main rooms including a large kitchen/dining room, a substantial sunroom overlooking the garden, 2 bathrooms, several powder rooms, wide hallways and a grand central staircase. It retains many of its original features both internally and externally including high ceilings, wide skirtings, intricate plaster work, wide cornices, ceiling roses, oak grained woodwork, stained glass windows and front door and marble tiles to the front entrance. The interior of the lower level is of mixed stone and brick and it is presumed that the materials originated from the partial demolition of Port Arthur, which ceased operations as a penal settlement in 1877.
The first Hobart croquet lawn was reputedly part of what is now a park like garden with many exotic and native species and a mini orchard with a variety of fruit trees.
Currently the property is being used as an educational establishment and therefore offers various commercial uses, but it would easily convert back to a grand and elegant residence and the adjoining vacant allotment also offers development opportunities (subject to statutory approvals).
Expressions of interest invited.
Year Built: 1880
Floor Area: 490sqm
Land Area: 1 acr
Parking: 5 cars