Chance to sell grandparents former home a rare opportunity

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Harcourts Hobart property consultant Colin Miller has listed a property where his father grew up. He is pictured at that property, 44 Queen Street, Bellerive. Picture: MATT THOMPSON

DECADES ago Colin Miller spent his childhood playing with siblings and cousins at this Bellerive property.

Today he has the opportunity to sell it for its current owners.

It’s the type of “that’s so Hobart” story that probably happens elsewhere but feels uniquely Tasmanian.

In years past, a 1930s bungalow took pride of place at No.44 Queen Street, a mere 100m walk from Bellerive Beach.

Colin’s grandparents sold the home to the current owners, who are set to sell it because the time is right to downsize.

The impressive four-bedroom and three-bathroom house is set on a large block of more than 1000 square metres.

Street appeal.

Just a short walk from the beach.

On the ground floor there is a formal dining room, with a sitting room to the right. The entry leads straight ahead to a timber kitchen and a large living and dining room.

This level is also home to a conservatory. In the laundry there is a shower which will be perfect for washing off after a trip to the beach.

The master bedroom is upstairs, privately separated from the other bedrooms, each of which has built-ins.

The master has the luxury of a large walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and a study.

The property also boasts a double garage and a couple of sheds. One is a large workshop built from weatherboards salvaged from the property’s original home.

Colin said the owners had used many relics from his grandparents’ home and sympathetically integrated them into the newer building.

Come on in.

Space for a family.

He pointed out a handmade stained-glass windows, original doors and the abundant sandstone.

“There was so much sandstone recycled from the footings of the bungalow that the owners were able to use blocks and pavers in the gardens here, at their shack, and they gave some away too,” Colin said.

“One of the doors upstairs was the original back door. That was the one we would use when we came to visit Nan and Grandpa.

“I remember creating a golf course in the back yard, and playing by the oak tree in the front yard.

“We would play cricket in the park just around the corner near where Blundstone Arena stands now.

“Even the layout of this home is nostalgic for me. The sitting room at the front has a similar layout now to how it was back then.”

An office with river views.

Just a hint of the gorgeous grounds.

Colin said it was an absolute pleasure to be able to work with the vendors to sell this property.

“Ever since I started in real estate it has been in the back of my mind that I would like to list this house one day,” he said.

“And by chance that opportunity came along. Its owners came to an open home and we got chatting. The rest is history.”

No.44 Queen Street, Bellerive is listed with Harcourts Hobart. It will be sold by expressions of interest over $1 million, closing on April 15.

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