A HANDCRAFTED stone home in Richmond, built by perfectionist owners, sits comfortably in the historic suburb’s heritage surrounds — this gem is an absolute treat.
From the first step inside the front gate, it is crystal clear that the owners have an eye for detail, artistic creativity and a wealth of building experience.
Over the years they have constructed a number of stone homes.
He is a talented stonemason, Devine Property agent Bec Owens said.
“The owners handcrafted this home externally from sandstone, limestone and cedar. Inside, various timbers and stones were used and the design has a little bit of that gorgeous barn-conversion feel with the tall cathedral ceilings, the iron, the lighting and the angles of the design.
“While it has some modern neighbours, they chose a traditional style for the design so that it would be sympathetic to architecture found in this area.
“When you walk in it just feels right. It has that welcoming ambience of being a house with a soul and feeling like ‘home’ immediately.”
When the owners bought the block a few years ago it came with an established garden featuring 50 to 60-year-old trees.
“They built the house in and around the gardens, which adds to the feeling of a home that has ‘been there forever’ even though it is quite new,” Ms Owens said.
“The home makes the most of this garden setting.
“For example, the master bedroom’s Juliette balcony has tree-top views all around it and the stacking sliding doors in the second living room open to give the feel of being in a garden room.”
Entry to the property is via a stone fenced front garden.
The dramatic roofline and quality workmanship is immediately apparent.
The main pavilion of the house is its primary living zone including the kitchen, dining and lounge area with cathedral ceilings.
French doors and a kitchen servery window lead to the courtyard and gardens beyond.
The accommodation pavilion is linked by a hallway with a laundry and floor-to-ceiling glass showcasing a colourful vista.
Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, opening off a living space that wraps around the garden. Stacking slider doors link the entertainment and living zones together.
The luxurious family bathroom captures more garden views and features a walk-in shower and a large corner spa.
Stairs lead from the living area to the private master suite with a walk-in wardrobe and a beautifully finished bathroom.
At the front of the property there is a single garage with internal access to the house.
The private fourth bedroom is a generous space that would make a beautiful studio, home office or teen retreat
The house is well insulated, cool in summer and warm in winter.
Outside, the gardens make you feel like you are in your own world. Large trees, lush grass, entertainment zones and private garden spaces are linked with sandstone paths and paving.
There are a number of sandstone sculptures in the gardens, some that will stay put and others that could be available by negotiation if a purchaser is interested in buying them.
Even the garden shed is made from stone.
The grounds are fully fenced and gated for children or pets to enjoy.
Richmond Village is located in the Coal River wine region enjoying excellent facilities, a range of local schools, cafes and galleries.
It is a short commute to Hobart’s CBD and has great access through to Sorell or the stunning East Coast of Tasmania.
Ms Owens said Richmond was a supremely popular suburb where people are often watching and waiting for the right property to hit the market.
“Sometimes they are waiting for the right size property to come along, a larger house or a smaller cottage-style home,” she said.
“To get a sizeable, open plan, modern style of home — like No.24 Franklin — that is also on a flat block and in the Village, that is something that people are looking for.
“It will appeal to families, but could certainly appeal to those looking for a B&B opportunity as well.”
No.24 Franklin Street, Richmond is listed with Devine Property and priced at “Offers over $1,250,000”.
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