24 Clarke Avenue,
Battery Point, TAS
Waterfront property in historic Battery PointClarke Avenue in Battery Point is undoubtedly one of Hobarts most prestigious streets and Number 24, situated on the water side, lives up to the reputation. With expansive picture windows and decks both upstairs and down, the views and sun are maximised to advantage.
Entering through a secure gate at street level, steps lead down to a paved courtyard and welcoming entry porch. From the front door, the water views are enticing but before experiencing the whole panorama, one passes a double bedroom with en suite on the left and a very comfortable library/study on the right which could easily be converted to another bedroom with private access to what is currently a spacious powder room. Beautiful polished floorboards are a feature of the hallway and continue down the curved staircase leading to the lower level. But it is the stunning view of this waterfront property that is so appealing. It unfolds on entering the spacious living area, panning from the hills of Sandy Bay and Mt Nelson to the expansive eastern shore to South Arm, and on moving to the dining area and kitchen, continues to the north capturing Macquarie Point and the Tasman Bridge. All of this can be enjoyed from the covered balcony. For those cooler days in winter, the atmosphere in the living room is definitely enhanced with a crackling open fire.
The lower level has equally stunning views from a spacious master bedroom with en suite and two walk-in wardrobes, and a large second living area with doors opening onto a covered deck. Another bedroom, separate toilet and laundry with excellent storage, can also be found on this level. Easily maintained and attractively terraced gardens lead down to the Derwent River. Two garages are located at street level, both of which access the house through the courtyard and have well developed storage rooms underneath, one being a wine cellar and the other a woodshed.
This property is in a prime position close to the cafés and restaurants of historic Battery Point, the shopping precinct of Sandy Bay, the lively waterfront areas of Salamanca Place and Hunter Street, and the city centre.