House for sale
344 Davey Street,
South Hobart, TAS
5 3 5
Expressions of interest
A corner of serenity in South Hobart villageMoretta (circa 1904) is of historical significance for its associations with GP FitzGerald (1843--1917) a prominent businessman and politician and an early scholar of the Hutchins School. The building is of historic significance and regarded as important to the community's sense of place.
Consisting of 13 rooms, Moretta has 4-5 bedrooms, a library, both formal dining and sitting rooms and a gym or sunroom/conservatory. It has voluminous proportions, yet the palette is warm and intimate. The French provincial kitchen, complete with Carrara marble bench tops, gas cooktop and walk-in pantry provide a bountiful place to cook and entertain. With views to Mount Wellington, up and down the Derwent River and over Sandy Bay, this commanding position still sits nestled in a very private garden surrounded by century old established trees, beautiful Rhododendrons, Camelias and Azaleas.
The house includes prominent projecting gables with timbered effect, repeated in the smaller gabled entrance and return verandahs on two levels; with timber balustrade upstairs and timber friezes at the lower level. Windows are rounded with multi-pane uppers, some with label moulds and brick arches. There is a faceted single storey bay facing to the south-east and two parts of the lower verandah are glazed. Moretta is of historic significance, demonstrating beautifully the principal characteristics of a two-storey brick Federation Queen Anne domestic building.
Last updated: 10:19AM on Feb 25th 2019