Built in the 1880s, the iconic "Glenfruin" stands as a superb example of early period Italianate architecture and a perfect marriage of maintaining that 140-year-old charm and elegance with an ultra-modern contemporary lifestyle. The home is beautifully positioned being on the very edge of the city and opposite a Launceston masterpiece in City Park with its origins dating back to 1820.
The home boasts, typical of its era and status, high, pressed metal ceilings, crystal chandeliers and a host of elegant rooms including a formal dining and formal lounge. The ability to dine alfresco is available both on the north-facing balcony featuring City Park and river views, or alternatively, meander through the floor to ceiling double glazed glass doors leading from the kitchen and informal dining area to a completely private courtyard.
The gourmet kitchen is a wonderfully designed with red marble benches, a fridge draw, an integrated dishwasher and the finest appliances, electronic cupboard doors and many more features ensuring that this becomes an integral part of the home.
A floating timber staircase will lead you to a most generous office, two bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom, all with a modern feel.
The king-size master suite is a genuine highlight with its sheer elegance combining a massive dressing room and a full-size bathroom. The bedrooms on this level have that real air of "yesteryear" while the two bedrooms on the upper level have a more modern touch. An attractive bonus is a guest bedroom which includes an ensuite and a lounge/games room with its own French doors leading out to a large balcony.
Low maintenance terraced gardens are yet another feature. The home includes hydronic heating, underfloor insulation, double glazing, video security and pin coded entry.
Sitting on over 1400 square meters the home has a double carport with room for another six vehicles and gives you complete privacy.
A truly magnificent property offering a unique lifestyle in one of the most sought after sites in both Tasmania and Australia.
Land Size: 1450m2 approx.
Building Size: 336m2 approx.
Year Built: 1880s
Local Council: Launceston
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