Tasmanian ‘castle’ home unlike anything on the market
INSPIRED by a Scottish castle and positioned alongside giant granite boulders, there is nothing on the Tasmanian property scene remotely similar to this home.
It is set on 101ha of forest and positioned on a 650m-high rocky pinnacle with 360 degree views, including Bass Strait on a clear day.
Knight Frank sales agent Peter Dehnert described the property, at Goulds Country, in the state’s North-East, as unique.
“I have never seen anything like it; it is magnificent,” he said.
Since the home hit the market, Mr Dehnert has been swamped by calls and emails from people curious about the property.
“The level of inquiry has been quite extraordinary,” he said.
“In the first two days I have had more than 60 inquiries and there were a lot of people that I would describe as genuine buyers with real interest from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, locals and Tassie ex-pats.
“I expect a certain type of person will fall in love with this property and buy it.”
The triple-level, two-bedroom house was built by an owner-builder from Tasmania’s East Coast.
Mr Dehnert said if the aim was to build something absolutely spectacular? “Tick! They definitely achieved that,” he said.
“Everything, inside and out, is bespoke.
“The interiors are luxuriously high-end. Take the kitchen for an example, which is highlighted by its $10,000 stove.
“The house was also engineered to withstand anything nature can throw at it.
“And it is entirely off-grid.
“It has solar electricity with battery backup, tank water and hydronic heating. Big double glazed windows soak in the sunshine and warm the home.”
Mr Dehnert described the house as “surrounded by forest” with just one adjoining property that had been gifted to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.
Alongside eucalyptus trees there are Tasmanian species like celery top, sassafras and myrtle. And there is no shortage of wildlife.
“The striking boulders look like a giant picked them up and placed them next to the house,” Mr Dehnert said, “but that is actually the natural terrain.
“The granite boulders have the same geology as Monsanto village in Portugal and they are estimated to be in excess of 380 million years old.
“To me, the best features are the location and the views. At this elevation you are up there with the eagles.”
While the location appears remote, St Helens is about 30 minutes’ drive away, or Launceston is about two hours.
No.535 New England Rd, Goulds Country, is listed with Knight Frank and will be sold by expressions of interest.