Situated in Launceston approx. 100m from the river and walking tracks, this unique and historic 3-storey town house is ideal for those in search for a convenient, secure, inner-city lifestyle home.
Originally built c.1828 by the renowned colonial government architect John Lee Archer as the Launceston Penitentiary Commandant's House, the property today is part of the stylish Customs House Mews complex.
The property was maintained by the government until the 1980s when it moved into private ownership and became part of Customs House Mews.
The Commandant's House has been fully renovated in recent years, inside and out.
The National Trust of Tasmania-listed property offers a flexible floorplan; the options are endless, adjustable to suit individual requirements. Currently, the home is set up as a 3-bedroom + study/office, 2-bathroom, two living room residence. Reallocating rooms could accommodate an additional bedroom.
The ground floor is greeted from the front door by an elegant entrance that leads to a gourmet's kitchen with quality appointments including integrated Liebherr refrigerators, Miele dishwasher, stone bench top, 900ml freestanding Glem gas stove, and under-floor heating. The kitchen includes an informal dining space.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry; an entrance to the courtyard; and access to the two undercover car spaces. Vehicle entry/exit from the carpark to George Street is through a remote controlled roll-a-door.
The ground floor also features a magnificent sitting room, combined with a more formal dining area.
Heading up to the next level is a recently-renovated bathroom with a light airy feel, walk-in shower, floor-to-ceiling tiles, and under-floor heating. Continuing on the first-floor level there is a good size bedroom with built-in robes with an adjoining room that is currently used as an office/study. The first floor also incorporates a grand living room with a wood heater. A Juliet window off the first-floor hallway overlooks the garden.
The top-level of this home includes the beautiful master suite with designer built-in wardrobes and cabinetry, a stylish bathroom with Villeroy & Boch handbasin and toilet, and a contemporary colour palette. There is a third bedroom on the top floor, and another Juliet window that overlooks the peaceful courtyard garden.
The home is conveniently located on the edge of the Launceston CBD within walking distance of The Seaport, the University of Tasmania, City Park, trendy cafes and restaurants, shops and walking tracks. The property has private access to two undercover parking spaces with direct access to the building, and well as two secure gated entrances to the building, one on George Street, the other from the courtyard. The lovely paved courtyard and its furnishings are shared with others in the Customs House Mews body corporate.
This quality, modern dwelling encased in one of Launceston's oldest buildings is not only a lovely contemporary family home, but a perfect 'lock up and leave' executive home for a busy professional.
• Inner city living at its finest;
• Flexible floorplan options;
• Private and secure 'lock up and leave';
• Renovated throughout, including kitchen, bathrooms and laundry;
• Period features and quality appointments;
• Plantation shutters installed on all street-facing windows;
• Juliet windows on level 1 & 2;
• Two undercover, secure parking spaces;
• Gas and electricity.
This beautiful home is truly something special, and it is unique in so many ways!
Year Built: 1828
House Size: 164m2
Land Size: 275m2
Water Rates: $1,000 pa approx
Council Rates: $1,774 pa approx
Body Corporate: $1,188 pq approx (covers all external maintenance and repairs)
Municipality: Launceston City
School Catchments: East Launceston Primary, Queechy High
Zoning: Urban Mixed Use
Sims for Property has no reason to doubt the accuracy of the information in this document which has been sourced from means which are considered reliable, however we cannot guarantee accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.