Roscraig, Hobart’s Grand Home

Roscraig, 21 Mortimer Avenue Mount Stuart, Tasmania

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Historic Tasmanian home with department store fame

By Jennifer Duke – Friday, 20 December 2013 at

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Noted as one of Hobart’s ‘true’ mansions, 1905-built Roscraig was constructed for Mr Brownell, the owner of Brownell Brothers Ltd, the first department store in Hobart.

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General Features:

  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Building Size: 330.00 m² (36 squares) approx
  • Land Size: 2246 m² (approx)
Other Features

  • Close to Schools,Close to Shops,
  • Close to Transport,
  • Fireplace(s),
  • Garden,
  • Formal Lounge

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Interactive Tour

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Indoor Features:

  • Toilets: 2
  • Air Conditioning
Outdoor Features

  • Carport Spaces: 2
  • Open Car Spaces: 4
Floorplan Virtual Tour

  • The property is on approvimately 2,246 square metres on the high side of the road, and has views over New Town, North Hobart, the Hobart Docks and the Eastern Shore.
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  • The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, 21 Mortimer Avenue, Mount Stuart, includes an operational original servants bell and six car spaces.
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  • The pictures show beautiful stained glass windows and period-features, such as bay windows and fireplaces.
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Iconic mansion

  • “Steeped in proud history this is one of Hobart’s true mansions. ‘Roscraig’ was was built in 1905 for Mr Brownell who was the owner of Brownell Brothers Ltd, a large department store in Hobart. Designed and constructed as a mark of status everything about this residence symbolises prosperity.
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  • “Imposingly nestled on approx. 2,246sqm of land on the high side of the road this property offers a fabulous panorama with a lovely vista over New Town, North Hobart and the Eastern Shore as well as a lovely snapshot of the Hobart docks area.
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  • “Luxuriously proportioned with stunning, original features throughout there are numerous options for accommodation and living areas. With even the servants bells still operational this is an opportunity to secure a magnificent home in an exquisite residential enclave within a stone’s throw from the wonderful North Hobart cappuccino strip.”
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  • It’s currently listed asking for $1.2 million. RP Data records show that previously, it was bought in 2005 for $650,000, having been purchased for $205,500 in 1987.
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  • Brownwells originally began as David Moses’ London Mart, which was a drapery and general store builty in 1836. It then became Brownwell Brothers in 1888, according to The Companion to Tasmanian History, before becoming a public company in 1902.
  • It was remodelled in the 1950s with American techniques, becoming Tasmania’s largest department store, before being taken over by Myer in 1959.


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