EVERY facet of this Clarke Avenue house is impeccable.
From the Italian tiles, myrtle seating and glass fencing of the showstopping waterside terrace to the space-age, stainless-steel storage, each inch of this grand household residence feels well-considered and expertly crafted.
After which there may be the prime location. The water’s edge property makes a press release the second you step inside its tall, safe entrance gates.
Steps lead all the best way all the way down to the entrance door that swings open to disclose uninterrupted Derwent River views that appear to fill each room.
For proprietor Bruce White, that view was the tipping level when he first checked out shopping for the property 16 years in the past.
Working as a world pilot from Hong Kong — and initially from Tassie — Bruce and his accomplice wished a Hobart base.
After they discovered No.14 Clarke Avenue it was an ideal match.
“The view? That was your complete factor; it’s what we liked most concerning the property,” he stated.
At the moment the house was a two-storey pink brick Nineteen Forties-built home. There are a couple of related ones within the space.
However Bruce clearly had a wealth of concepts for what the property may change into.
To see it now reworked into a cushty, up to date residence that makes the a lot of the breathtaking place is a uncommon deal with.
Throughout many ranges, the home has a really versatile ground plan.
On the highest ground is a wonderful residence workplace with its personal particular view of the water, plus a sitting room and a household room.
The primary ground is residence to a number of double-size bedrooms, together with the grasp. Every bed room has views over the Derwent, plus there are two trendy Italian-themed bogs with underfloor heating.
One of many bogs is a lavish ensuite to the spacious main bedroom, which has floor-to-ceiling home windows and sliding doorways that open to a personal balcony.
Descend the bespoke stairs to find the principle dwelling areas on the entry stage.
Italian tiles function in a powerful lobby main in the direction of the jarrah kitchen with Miele home equipment, double sinks and plentiful cabinets.
Storage won’t ever be a difficulty — all through your complete residence.
Alongside the kitchen and waterside balcony there’s a eating space and a lounge room.
Spotlights spotlight the artworks that dangle on the partitions whereas a cleverly positioned mirror tips the attention into considering the river stretches on and on.
Whereas the entire waterfront is outstanding, this residence feels significantly lucky to be positioned in an area tucked away from the climate but in pole place to benefit from the motion on the river, which incorporates yacht races and dolphins passing by.
On the decrease floor stage there’s a sizeable storeroom, a laundry with a bathe and bathroom, and a 1000-bottle wine cellar.
On the entrance of the house there’s a household/video games room space that Bruce has used as a fitness center prior to now.
From there, the following cease is an expansive, enclosed entertaining space by the river plus a decrease terrace that extends to the river financial institution.
The property’s title stretches to the excessive water mark simply centimetres under.
Whereas providing the entire house and opulent luxurious an proprietor may dream of, the house additionally feels extraordinarily personal.
It additionally presents quick access to the delights of town and waterfront, which is barely a 10-minute stroll from No.14’s entrance door.
Status property skilled Pam Corkhill stated the house had generated curiosity far and broad, with inquiries coming from native and interstate patrons, and internationals too, together with expats based mostly in New York.
It’s straightforward to make the case that tightly held Clark Avenue and neighbouring Napoleon Road are the best space in Tasmania. Lately Clark Avenue has recorded a $4m and a $4.55m sale.
And in Napoleon, there was a $3m sale final yr and two in extra of $4m in 2018.
Gross sales at this stage don’t come alongside usually, however they definitely converse to the extent of status and opulent way of life that patrons recognise Clarke and Napoleon for.
In any yr, No.14 can be one of many best Tasmanian properties to hit the market.
When it’s bought, it’s sure to take a seat amongst Tassie’s high gross sales on file.
Battery Level’s 14 Clarke Avenue is listed with Knight Frank.