395 Liverpool Street,
West Hobart, TAS
Historic home with splendid views"Liverpool House", at the top end of Liverpool St, West Hobart, is an imposing, double-storeyed historic home in the Georgian-Victorian style, wrought-iron balustraded verandahs adding to its charm. Set in an elevated position towards the rear of a large block, it has commanding views over Battery Point, Sandy Bay, and the River Derwent.
The lower level of the house is distinctly different and quite separate from the upper, suggesting servants quarters in earlier days. At present this level is stylishly presented as rental accommodation with two good-sized bedrooms, a sitting room, dining room, and recently renovated kitchen and bathroom. The upper level, in contrast, exudes the grandeur of a bygone era with its ornate cornices, high ceilings and spacious rooms: three bedrooms, one with en suite, a living room with an atrium to welcome afternoon sun, a kitchen/dining room capturing all day sun, and a second living room. The kitchen and bathrooms have been sensitively renovated in keeping with the period of the house. Flat land to the side enjoys the panoramic views and has the potential to be developed into a pleasant garden and entertainment area.
Apart from the obvious appeal of this historic home, it is also the location that makes it an attractive property: within walking distance of the Hobart CBD, independent and state schools, and close to the natural spaces of Knocklofty Reserve and the Cascades.