Remember the days of the old school yard
DECADES ago, future film star Errol Flynn walked the halls of this building as a student.
More recently, the 1913-built Albuera Street Schoolhouse underwent a complete transformation into four luxurious apartments.
Designed by local architects JAWS, the firm sought to peel away the unsympathetic additions that had been made over the years to reveal the building’s stately beauty.
Last week, No.1/23 Albuera Street in Battery Point was Tasmania’s most viewed home on realestate.com.au.
Charlotte Peterswald for Property senior representative Debbie Heron described the
apartments as “unique”.
She said the building’s impressive transformation had been completed “sympathetically”, with the “beautiful building retaining its stunning integrity”.
“Among its many amazing features, the external appeal is outstanding,” Debbie said.
“The beautifully maintained surrounds, an exceptional feeling of space internally with all of the rooms of generous proportions, the ground-floor level access, the double garage with masses of storage, the ‘hobby room’ and the excellent security — this property has so much going for it.”
The three-bedroom apartment features polished floors, built-in cabinetry, pressed-metal ceilings, double-hung Huon pine window frames, and folding wooden shutters.
In the master bedroom there is a walk-in wardrobe and a superior bathroom featuring a freestanding soaker bath and a seamless shower.
A private, leafy, walled courtyard with bluestone paving will be the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining.
There is also a north-facing terrace with established gardens bordering the remainder of the property.
Debbie said part of the appeal of the Albuera Street neighbourhood was that it is slightly offset from mainstream Battery Point.
“This affords it a level of privacy and peace and quiet,” she said.
“It is a relatively secluded enclave, yet it still offers the same convenience.”
Debbie said there was always a significant demand for luxury properties close to the city, and Salamanca, and more particularly Battery Point.
“The secure parking for two cars is a major drawcard, as is the advantage of being able to lock up and leave knowing the entire complex is under tight security,” she said.
“In addition, the property is so close to everything, including reputable and well-respected schools, UTAS, shopping, cafes and restaurants, yacht clubs and the Hobart CBD.”
No.1/23 Albuera Street is listed with Charlotte Peterswald at “Expressions of interest over $1.475 million”.