Green living in the middle of the city

No.505/126 Bathurst S, Hobart. Picture: Supplied

THE chance to get a foot in the door of this environmentally sustainable Hobart CBD building is rather uncommon.

After an initial surge in 2017 and 2018, it took two years for one of the homes in this Hobart inner-city building to hit the market and then sell.

Just six have changed hands since mid-2020, per

No.505 at The Commons is not just any city apartment, it is a highly coveted three-bedroom two-bathroom home set in a building that takes a fresh approach to urban living and was designed to offer an environmentally sustainable lifestyle for residents.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

The Commons was Australia’s first carbon-positive apartment building. It achieves an average energy efficiency rating of 9-stars and includes access to shared rooftop gardens featuring a superb kitchen/entertaining terrace, communal laundry and a carshare program with two electric cars located in the basement.

Apartment No.505 has a 100sq m floorplan and it occupies a northeast facing corner position.

It is thermally high performing with hydronic heating while being superbly situated with intimate views of Hobart’s CBD, the River Derwent and beyond.

The floorplan provides open plan living and dining, with a beautifully appointed kitchen.

The apartment also features a private balcony, perfect for moments of reflection and relaxation.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

Each of the three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, while the spacious master bedroom is complimented by a comfortable ensuite bathroom.

A fabulous main bathroom with a walk-in shower completes the floorplan of this outstanding residence, that is within steps of the CBD and a short stroll to Hobart’s waterfront and the Salamanca precinct.

No.505/126 Bathurst Street, Hobart could be a solid investment, a city sanctum or a fabulous residence.

It is listed with Peterswald for property, and it is priced at $1.095m-plus.

No.505/126 Bathurst St, Hobart.

Per, the value of houses and units in the Hobart suburb have grown by about 15 per cent in the past 12 months.

Compared to five years ago, the median is about 47 per cent higher.

Over the past year houses have sold in about two weeks on the market while units took three weeks.

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