An historic Victorian Italianate home in the blue chip locale of East Launceston, Windarra is illustrative of the architectural heritage of Tasmania. Built in 1878 by renowned builders J & T Gunn and on the list of historic properties in Tasmania, the home now blends the character of period styling with modern upgrades befitting today’s requirements.
Situated on approximately 840sqm of level land, the significant 550sqm of floor space over two levels inspires a multitude of accommodation, living and entertaining options. Occupying the ground level are two large bedrooms each with ensuite and kitchenette, multiple living areas including the original grand dining room, creating a wonderful space for large private gatherings or the opportunity to utilise as a rumpus or family room. A chef’s commercial style kitchen, complete with a generous walk-in pantry (formerly a cool room), modern appliances with a limited edition Rayburn wood stove and a lower level cellar - the perfect place for any wine enthusiast to store an extensive collection. Offering flexibility, there’s also a reading/family room, home gym and a very cosy TV snug to get away from it all.
The craftsmanship of a bygone era showcases original plaster work, fireplaces, hardwood floors, high ceilings, mantles and picture rails. The home itself offers an enormous amount of space for a growing family, adult children, guest or in-law accommodation or perhaps a home business with a separate entrance. The chance to create and adapt the existing footprint is endless whilst offering vast scope to further capitalise.
The upper level boasts six rooms, mostly utilised as bedrooms, each with an ensuite including the main bedroom which enjoys an abundant walk-in robe/dressing room. The generously sized, light filled study is peacefully located offering an opportunity to plan and create.
Reflecting the timeless elegance of the period, the undercover verandahs at the front of the home complement the private patio and family area at the rear. There is a paved driveway with onsite parking for 4 cars and 2 sheds at the rear, one of which could become a studio.
The impressive footprint of Windarra grants the current owners their own generously sized private residence whilst incorporating and managing a successful, long standing boutique bed and breakfast. Whilst not currently at full capacity, Windarra claims the esteemed title of the longest continually running Bed and Breakfast in Launceston with its longevity attributed to the blue chip location and history of the home.
Close to private and public schools as well as many of Launceston’s well known attractions, Inveresk’s Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, UTAS Stadium, cafes, restaurants, the Launceston Aquatic Centre and just a short walk into the CBD.
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