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An outstanding home with expansive views across spectacular Apollo Bay situated only a few-minutes-drive from the ferry at Roberts Point. This location is in one of Tasmania's 'top 10 must visit destinations' and the house is DA approved for short term accommodation.
This premium island home is the perfect distance from Hobart. Only 25 minutes from Kettering to the heart of the city leaves the feeling you haven't had to travel too far to get away for a break, or alternatively it's an easy commute to the city.
There is an overwhelming sense of relaxation when at this property. It's a joy to admire the endangered swift parrot and forty spotted pardalotes in the spotted gums and it's not unusual to see silver eyes, currawongs and wedge tail eagles. There is also a large variety of wildlife that frequent the grounds, you will often see possums, wallabies, spotted quolls and the occasional numbat.
This home is designed using raw materials and natural timbers with earthy tones. Inside is spacious open-plan living and outside the build sits beautifully into the landscape with a futuristic feel, surrounded by a panorama of channel and bushland vistas.
The construction detail is comprehensive and includes precast sandwich external walls with embedded 270mm Kingspan insulation panels. There is a 650 lineal metre air circulation network under the house with passive ventilation ducting incorporated in the walls, moderating the temperature.
The floorplan offers flexibility with separate family living spaces. The fireplace in the formal lounge area has a 3-speed booster fan and is great for getting the house toasty in the winter. Another cleverly designed space that could be either additional family living as a games/rumpus room or utilised as a library/study, or even gallery, also has an electric heater.
The engineered design splits levels into three with the lowest ceiling height approx. 2.7m and the highest impressively about 4.8m. Living area bi-fold doors open outwards to the patio and provide approx. a 5m clear opening. These also have horizontal fly screens that retract to the building columns, so you can have the bi-fold's completely open on a summers afternoon but keep the fly's out. All glass used in the construction of this home is thermally broken double-glazed units with Argon fill adding to the quality insulation.
The large kitchen island makes for a chef's delight and a great place for friends to share in the preparation of a feast. The bench is underlit with LED lighting and has two flush-mounted pull up power outlets, each with two USB charging points. The kitchen design is not only unique with its storage space but also is an ideal entertaining area and is fully equipped with quality appliances.
The bath is the perfect place to relax as the view looks directly out over protected Apollo Bay and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. The master bedroom has another luxurious bathroom with twin showers and sinks. Both bathrooms feature solid Tasmanian Oak vanity's and Methven tapware.
The master bedroom also has the convenience of dual walk-in storage spaces as well as capturing even more beautiful water views with a sitting area. The wall-mounted bed side tables are Tasmanian Oak as are the stairs and balustrade rails in the entrance areas. There are two more spacious bedrooms both also offering stylish retreats.
The large garage has enough room for 'all the toys' and services a laundry area, condenser dryer and washing machine. The structural "I" beam under the roof is rated for a 2-tonne gantry hoist and the garage door is also insulated. Additionally, there is an approx. 10mx10m dog run behind the garage and a 40' high cube shipping container for on-site storage.
The building collects its own rainwater via an extensive catchment area of stainless steel internal box guttering. Water supply is via 2x24,000L coupled tanks with a Davey fire-fighting pump and there is an additional 10,000L fire-fighting water supply tank.
Add to all this, Bruny Island is 'world renown' for its breathtaking coastal scenery, stunning surfing beaches and National Park walks along with iconic scenic landmarks and dramatic cliff formations. Spoilt for choice, the island offers boutique produce including oysters, cheese, wine and fruits.
Testimonials from visitors to the island have them enthralled by the activities and rejuvenated by the surroundings - not to mention itching to return!
This property has great potential as a luxury accommodation business and there are on-island complete management options for running visitor accommodation that can be made available upon request. The home includes a sizable lockable storage room specifically to service the operation of visitor accommodation and furnishings can be included in the purchase, subject to negotiation.
Disclaimer: All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.