A prestige home that checks every box


Jarrad Bevan

News Corp Australia Network

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point. Picture: Supplied

FOR buyers looking for an elegant home in a green oasis, this historic Battery Point marvel would be well worth your consideration.

Built in 1910, this refined, solid brick home is located in a quiet street with ‘pedestrian access only’ at one end.

Separated from neighbours by driveways and mature trees in a beautifully designed garden,

No.12 Newcastle St is a private oasis in Tasmania’s most prestigious neighbourhood.

A significant renovation has been made by the current owners with the addition of a two-storey wing at the rear of the property.

Crucially, their design maintains the traditional street frontage while creating an ideal home for contemporary 21st Century living.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

Two iconic pencil pines herald the brick-paved entrance leading up to the tiled, Federation-style front porch.

All is early 20th Century, but as the timber and stained glass front door opens, a sense of intermingling of the old and new is immediately apparent.

From the traditional carved wooden arch separating ‘front from back of house’, to the modern open staircase, and through to the rear picture window, a sense of space and light is created.

The three original downstairs rooms have maintained their architectural integrity with bay windows, picture rails and deep skirting boards, and where once the functional kitchen and washroom would have been, a double story lightwell now floods both floors and leads into the contemporary kitchen and living/dining space.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

This area not only has a sleek, white, modern kitchen with quality appliances, but it has a calm atmosphere as the large windows and sliding doors open onto the north-facing courtyard and the leafy greenery of the garden: an ideal alfresco environment.

On the upper floor of the additional wing is the primary bedroom complete with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, separated from the other two double bedrooms and family bathroom by the landing and lightwell.

A third family bathroom can be found on the lower floor allowing for a flexible floorplan of the original rooms on this level.

A quaint workshop and storage space adjoins the rear of the house adding charm to the attractively landscaped gardens.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point.

This beautiful family home is in the heart of Battery Point with its village atmosphere of cafes, restaurants, shops and local pubs.

The suburb is immersed in history from the quaint, gentrified working-men’s cottages to the grand homes of the colony’s wealthy citizens.

Newcastle St is within walking distance of the Hobart CBD and waterfront, including Salamanca Market, while the Sandy Bay shopping precinct, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and other marine and recreational facilities are a five-minute drive away.

No.12 Newcastle St, Battery Point is listed with Harrison Agents, it is priced at “Offers over $2.5m”.

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