THERE is something magical that is capturing the hearts and minds of everyone that sees this Sandfly home.
People are inspecting the property, falling in love with it, and saying they ‘never want to leave’.
For two consecutive weeks, it has been Tasmania’s most viewed home on realestate.com.au, a feat that has not been achieved for years.
In its first week on the market, the property ranked No.4 on the national charts, too.
This week, No.875 Huon Hwy, Sandfly passed by 22,000 listing views on REA, and it is still climbing.
Knight Frank property representative Abi Freeman said people had been stopping her in the street to comment on what a beautiful home it is.
“They are right, it is absolutely gorgeous,” she said.
“The inquiry level has been huge. A one-hour open home turned into a three-hour inspection because so many people turned up.
“It is a property with the type of flexible floorplan that appeals to everybody. From people looking for a lifestyle retreat to large or multi-generational families.
“It is a home that parents and children warm to quickly. You can see people falling in love with it at inspection.”
Mrs Freeman said a big part of the appeal is that it is so close to Kingston and Hobart’s CBD — 6 or 20 minutes drive — and yet it offers that ‘middle of nowhere’ tranquil appeal.
“A lot of people have said how much they like the massive shed. The owner put a lot of time and effort into it. It is really well designed and built.
“Some buyers see it as a large studio that they could work in; it ticks that box as well.”
The insulated shed measures 12m x 9m, with the workshop built on a 150mm slab.
It has a 3m high sliding door, suitable for a variety of uses including storage for a caravan, boat or camper van, or as a home business or office separate to the main house.
No.875 Huon is set on an attractive 14.3ha — private, tranquil and leafy.
This five-bedroom family retreat is a statement in contemporary country chic design.
Alongside the picture-perfect home and the substantial workshop, there is so much to discover including spring water flowing from the source to the house.
Mrs Freeman said the water was used in the past to supply iconic Tasmanian brand, Hartz mineral water.
The home’s expansive floorplan offers multiple living areas, highlighted by a well-equipped kitchen featuring quality stainless steel appliances and storage hidden behind bespoke joinery.
The adjacent family room has glass sliders that open to a wraparound veranda creating seamless indoor/outdoor living with access to the patio with a fire pit and pizza oven.
Generously proportioned, the dining and living space is warmed by a wood heater.
On the entry level there are four bedrooms and a central family bathroom with a luxuriously deep freestanding claw-foot tub.
Take the stairs upward to discover the private master bedroom suite with an ensuite with bathtub and shower, plus a walk-in wardrobe.
Light filled and spacious, a tasteful monochromatic palette has been implemented throughout, complemented by bespoke Tasmanian timbers and extensive glazing capturing breathtaking rural views from every window.
Solar panels and reverse cycle central heating enhance the home’s energy efficiency.
The acreage offers beautiful bushland — home to local fauna, flora, wildlife and birdlife.
It is a property that provides the best of country living, yet is desirably located minutes from the schools, shops and amenities of Kingston and Hobart.
No.875 Huon Hwy is listed at “Offers over $1.4m”.
Source by www.realestate.com.au