50 Waimea Avenue,
Sandy Bay, TAS
Position, potential, renovationIf you'd like to live in the heart of Sandy Bay on a sun-drenched block with privacy, beautiful mature trees and a classic Edwardian house that needs your love and care, then this is the property for you. Set towards the back of the block, the home comes into view as the driveway winds its way past roses and shady trees, all of which are thriving but require attention. With careful pruning and some removal, the sun would pour into the house for much of the day.
The Bernard Walker designed house itself is full of character and charm, from the 1920s tiled porch, to the wooden dado boards adorning the hallway walls, the intricately inlaid woodwork on the fire surrounds, and the beautifully proportioned seats in the bay windows of the sitting room. An elegant balcony extends along the front of the home, with doors accessing it from the spacious sitting and master bedrooms. At present, there are another three bedrooms, a bathroom, dining room, kitchen and closed in back porch. Adjoining the house and across a courtyard are the laundry and two storerooms. This solid brick home with its excellent "bones" is in very sound condition but in much need of a makeover. This property is full of potential: it could be a stylish and comfortable home in one of Hobart's most prestigious avenues.