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Location: Hobart, TAS

After living in Melbourne for nearly a decade, Tasmanians Scott and Sarah are heading home to Hobart!

THE BRIEF:
After living in Melbourne for nearly a decade, Tasmanians Scott and Sarah are heading home to Hobart. They are expecting baby number two and they are looking to raise their kids close to old friends and family. Lifestyle on their doorstep is their goal. They love mid century architecture and quirky features - something with 'cool ' and amazing, fill-the-window water views. They are happy with three bedrooms and one bathroom and they’d rather not pay for someone else’s bad taste.  They’re keen to add what they need, as long as the land is large, the vistas are larger and the front has character. Their budget includes any renovation work required and while they’re keen on the eastern shore they’d also consider other options if they fit the brief. They want this to be their twenty year home

AREA OVERVIEW:
The Tasman Bridge links Hobart city with the eastern shore of the Derwent River. On Hobart’s eastern shore there are very affordable homes that would make mainlanders envious, with many with spectacular views across the river to Mt Wellington. The architecture on this side of the bridge reflects the fits and starts of development in the city. It’s a mix of older federation homes, mid century modernist and contemporary housing. Only ten minutes by car or bus into the city, the excellent facilities of these areas include schools, large shopping centres, yacht clubs, restaurants, pubs and sporting facilities. Hobart Airport is nearby and river ferry rides are available across to the city from Bellerive. The Eastern shore has had the highest population growth in Tasmania in the past year.

Bellerive

  • SALE PRICE
  • Sale guide: $460K
  • Reduced guide: $449K

HOUSE DESCRIPTION
Originally built by the Master Builders Association as the “House of Hope” for a Miss Tasmania fundraiser in the 1970’s, this is a home with great nostalgic features and feeling. Set up high on a hill there are wonderful views to Mt Wellington, the CBD, the Tasman Bridge and Kangaroo Bay. A brand new kitchen and two living rooms are on offer, the front with wrap around windows to capture the view. The master bedroom is separated from the other two bedrooms and is positioned at the front of the home again with spectacular views. A built-in robe and ensuite complete the “parent’s wing”. Outside the grounds are well established and a large workshop and garden shed are great for storage

AREA DESCRIPTION
Bellerive – a French word meaning beautiful river, funnily enough is best known as the home of international cricket ground Bellerive Oval. It’s also a popular sailing area, with the  Bellerive Yacht Club and Marina located at Bellerive Quay. The town is also the eastern port of call for Hobart commuter ferries.  Around the Quay and the boardwalk there is a quaint village feel, with many historical homes and buildings , some of which date from the early 19th century. Hobart's largest shopping centre 'Eastlands', caters for Bellerive and surrounds, as does the Shoreline Shopping Centre. Open-air markets are held at the Boardwalk occasionally and a jazz festival is held once a year at the same venue. It is also only a short ten minute drive to Hobart’s CBD and western shore.

Howrah

  • Price Guide: $750K
  • Sold:$735
  • LAND SIZE 655sqm

HOUSE DESCRIPTION
A spectacular riverside location with amazing river, mountain and city views. This renovated family home has been upgraded inside and out.  Two enclosed sun decks mean the space can be used for all seasons. Inside there is a new designer kitchen, open plan living and dining, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside there is an established garden with vege patch, boatshed, garden shed and a workshop for storage.

AREA DESCRIPTION
With its spectacular views, coastal lifestyle and self-contained convenience, locals call Howrah, “God’s Country”. Howrah is a beachside suburb, with views across the Derwent River and Storm Bay to Hobart City. Clarence Street runs through the centre of the suburb separating the hillside section from the beachside. Howrah has a number of parks including Wentworth Park, which is one of the key recreation areas on the Eastern Shore. Howrah offers a real contrast in the housing styles, ranging from beach bungalows dating back to the 1950s and 60s, to giant ultra-modern homes with views across to the city. Median house prices are around $379K

Lindisfarne

  • Price Guide: $650k
  • Sold for $622,500 to Scott and Sarah
  • LAND SIZE 835sqm

HOUSE DESCRIPTION
Located on the waterside of Lindisfarne Bay, this home  captures uninterrupted views of the Marina, Mt Wellington, the surrounding bay and the active waterways of the river Derwent. This is a lovely established 1959 home. When entering the home you immediately notice and appreciate all the natural light capturing and showcasing the many characteristic features throughout. Spacious living and dining areas provide access through to the front verandah, where many hours can be spent admiring the surrounding views. The spacious, private, level block would be ideal for further extensions or renovations and a desirable, secluded entertainment area is the cherry on top for this beautifully presented home.??- Convenient Location?- Flexible Living Areas?- Fully Fenced Backyard?- Fabulous Views  and Sunny Disposition?

AREA DESCRIPTION
Lindisfarne is a suburb of Hobart's Eastern Shore, about six kilometres from the CBD. Lindisfarne is centred around a bay of the same name that is one of many such sheltered anchorages on the Derwent River. The bay is home to many of clubs that cater for rowing, sailing and motor-cruising on the local waterways.  It is an established residential area with median housing prices sitting at about $358K. The area is well serviced by schools, community centers and recreation parks terrific for families.

 
 

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