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'Daisy Banks' is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Bruny Island history with a superb waterfront location. Owned by one of Bruny Islands original pioneer families until the early 2000's, this acreage adjoins waterfront reserve and enjoys beautiful D'Entrecasteaux Channel views from every aspect of its almost five acres.
Ideally located only about 20 minutes from the ferry, there is 2.1ha of mainly gently sloping pasture with a picturesque dam. This parcel has two boundaries joining onto council and Crown Reserve with the Southern boundary waterfront beach access through Crown Reserve and the historical Quarantine Station owned by National Parks & Wildlife beyond the reserve.
The original house was built around 1910 with the addition of a veranda in 2009 that contains an enclosed kitchen and dining room on the eastern side. The home has been sympathetically renovated to retain all the original features including solid Tasmania Oak floorboards, Baltic Pine walls and ceilings, restored architraves, panel doors and handles.
Windows mimic works of art that bring the outside landscape into the home, along with the spectacular vistas from every glass panel the many windows fill the home with natural light. Adding to this is school-house style hand blown lighting throughout the cottage, with two original lights in the living room.
True to the build era is the 2.9m ceiling height and two working open fireplaces, each furnished with mantle pieces complementing the nostalgia of this turn of the century home. One of the open fireplaces has a Jotul wood heater installed and there is also a Fujitsu reverse cycle heater/air-conditioner.
The kitchen is a light and welcoming space with ample cabinets and drawers and includes an integrated dishwasher. There is a fire clay farmhouse-sink and oak benchtops along with a Ilve 'Nostalgie' 70cm wide freestanding cooker with gas cooktop, electric oven and separate electric grill/oven.
There are three good sized bedrooms, one of these rooms is currently used as a library with floor to ceiling shelving. In both bedrooms you wake to enjoy private water views of the Channel and one of the two working open fireplaces is in the guest bedroom.
The home has a modern, combined bathroom/laundry and a second bathroom has recently been added off the master bedroom featuring the original claw foot bath. This new generous sized bathroom also opens to the full-length veranda that has Celery Top decking.
Importantly, this property has in place a current and approved Development Application for a 6.4m x 12m studio close to the Crown Coastal Reserve. This perfect location, cleared and ready to build, with its wonderful water views also makes an ideal site for a potential visitor accommodation business.
The property offers the convenience of instant gas hot water and two 24,000 litre rainwater collection tanks for house use. Underground pipes interconnect with three tap outlets and easily meet all garden needs with a third 24,000litre water tank dedicated to the garden. An underground water pipe at the dam site is also available.
There are many additional features including 5kilowatt solar array installed with a hybrid inverter and a 6m x 12m Colorbond shed with power and concrete floor. This building consists of a double garage with 2 roller doors and a 6m x 6m studio with window and glass sliders. There is an additional original hardwood timber shed also with power and a 3m x 2m greenhouse.
Positioned at the end of a quiet road this waterfront location has an abundance of birdlife including sea eagles and wild ducks as well as echidnas and wallabies to name just a few of the marsupials. Exploring Bruny Island's iconic landmarks and many tourist attractions is something you can never tire from!
This premium property in its exceptional location is a chance to experience a real sea change offering recreational activities including bushwalking, boating, fishing, diving and kayaking all literally at the back door. The possibility also exists to potentially re-install a mooring so you could be sitting on the deck looking at your yacht in the bay.
Contact Laureen, island resident and specialist, for further information about this highly sought-after destination and unparalleled lifestyle opportunity!
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.