Tasmanian Beauty

Tasmanian Heritage & Federation Beauties

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Stanley Guest House
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In Tasmania, as in continental Australia, the ornate Federation house, built mainly between 1900 and 1914, was a sign of prosperity – an Australian version of the English Edwardian house.

  • Tasmania had a plentiful supply of fine timber and these homes exemplify the beauty of timber/weatherboard construction.
  • Federation houses were detached, with gardens, and with Australian motifs and a roof of terracotta tiles with detailed fretwork in the roof gables and windows.
  • For the domestic home, Queen Anne, Arts and Craft and the Bungalow were the choice of the day.
  • Roofs were predominantly galvanized iron, although there was an increasing use of terracotta tiling. With this increased use also came the introduction of decorative ridge tiles, finials and the roof ornamentation commonly seen in the Queen Anne style.
  • Following the international Arts and Craft Movement, decoration became more important.
    Cast iron was out of fashion, but ornamental woodwork became popular.
    Brickwork incorporated detailing around windows, doors and chimneys.
  • Leadlight windows became more common, but the veranda became a simple entry porch.

These houses typify the plentiful timber decoration and stained glass available for decoration in this boom period.

108 Elphin Road Launceston TAS

“Very Classy Federation Classic”
For Sale for $680000-$750000
“The stylish facade is reminiscent of an era when no expense was spared and homes were a statement of quality build using the best available materials.
“Professionally Renovated, Classically Styled, Perfectly Positioned.”
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  • “Standing on the sweeping front veranda looking towards Mt Barrow it is not hard to picture the days of electric trams and T model Fords making their way back and forth.
  • “The layout is as versatile as it is large and offers up to 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms and 4 toilets.
  • “The entry hallway is stunning with beautiful polished floors and feature staircase to the upstairs bedrooms.
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  • “Heating is superb with two Daikin heat pumps plus a wood heater and feature fireplace in the lounge.
  • ‘The 3 living rooms are a convenient mix of formal and informal and can be switched around depending on family dynamics.
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  • The kitchen is one for the masterchef and offers acres of bench space, huge walk-in pantry, gas cook top and quality inbuilt coffee machine.
  • Outside is a marvellous all weather entertaining area complete with inbuilt BBQ and full stainless kitchen no imagination needed here.

“Kurrajong”, 17 Adelaide Street, East Launceston, Tas

“Simply Sublime!”
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“Proud owners Julie and Graeme have for 15 years not only run Kurrajong as one of Launceston’s most Successful bed and breakfasts but also as their family home.
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  • “Circa 1880 Kurrajong House will delight you with its sublime blend of grand Victorian heritage and modern changes the current owners have made to ensure that every creature comfort their extensive client list demands is not only met but exceeded.
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  • “Kurrajong offers 7 fully ensuited guest rooms each with its own charm and character that has taken the owners many years to perfect.
  • The owners enjoy their own spacious wing that consists of an ornate and well proportioned master suite, ensuite bathroom, separate sun filled lounge room as well as a delightful fully enclosed verandah.
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  • The guests will fall in love with the sun filled conservatory that blends both chic and traditional so well, overlooking the stunning court yard garden and filled with the owners own art.
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“Stanley Guest House”, 27 Main Road STANLEY, N.W. Tasmania

For sale for $579,000

"Stanley Guest House offers elegant bed and breakfast accommodation at Stanley on Tasmania’s north west coast."
“Stanley Guest House offers elegant bed and breakfast accommodation at Stanley on Tasmania’s north west coast.”

“Stanley Guest House is a heritage listed, National Trust Classified Queen Anne Federation home built in 1909. Now fully restored to its former glory with elegant furnishings and fine antiques it now reflects the elegance and relaxing atmosphere of a bygone era.
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“Built in an era when craftsmanship and style were highly valued, this Federation Queen Anne home has been lovingly restored by its’ current caring owners. Whilst trading as a guest house for some years, it is currently used primarily as a grand residence.
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“The home consists of four bedrooms (one with ensuite), 3 bathrooms, 2 lounge rooms and a sunny combined kitchen/dining area. Complete with every sought after feature from this era; beautifully grained floorboards, fancy cornices, 11ft ceilings, fireplaces with original timber surrounds. All period furniture and linen is included in the sale of the new owner should they wish to re-open as accommodation.
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“The award winning home is circa 1910 and is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and is set on a 1012m2 level block amongst beautifully maintained cottage garden.
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‘Eversley’, 50 Hill Street, West Launceston

For sale for $585,000
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“Eversley enjoys a commanding location close to the city and dates back to 1888 with a rich history and plenty of style and serious street appeal the significance of this delightful home has been recognised with Heritage Listing.
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The current owners have over the past five years painstakingly renovated, repaired and upgraded the property and today it presents as a truly exceptional home!
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Inside you will appreciate the tasteful decor and meticulous presentation with features like Baltic pine floor boards, original hand painted glass panels in the main front entry door, the spacious rooms and the flowing design
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“Simply sensational views over the city and mountains beyond and the sunny aspect!
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Outside the wrap-around veranda creates character, and the gardens make the most of the 1251m2 parcel of prime land and keen gardeners will delight in the various facets from rose gardens to the vintage orchard.”
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