Unique beyond measure, this landmark home is one of a kind
BUILT in 1876, this landmark property has had only four owners in its 140-plus years.
A home to the Graves and Hay families, it also served as a mill office and store and later as a holiday home to thousands of southern Tasmanian children.
Recently it has operated as a successful bed and breakfast.
The feeling of timelessness is enhanced by its pristine surroundings and peaceful aspect.
The main house features spacious living, dining and kitchen areas, three sitting rooms and seven generous bedrooms.
There are also three bathrooms, plus a wraparound veranda from which the private gardens look absolutely beautiful.
Huon pine was used extensively throughout the home.
It boasts high ceilings, fireplaces, dormer windows, pressed-tin ceilings, rustic convict-era brickwork and timber panelling, as well as incredible timber floors.
A lovely bonus is the property’s boat mooring, which is about 30 metres off the end of the jetty.
Just a short distance from the main house, the Manager’s Cottage offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a sunroom and workshop.
The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area in the centre showcases a slightly more contemporary feel than the property’s main home. It has updated interiors, vaulted ceilings and a punch of colour throughout.
A single-bedroom worker’s hut, a gazebo, carport and many sheds round out the property’s structures.
This property at 8848 Huon Highway is listed with Fall Real Estate at “Offers over $1.28 million”.
Southport is a small township in the far south of Tasmania of less than 200 residents.
Last year CoreLogic recorded two house sales in the suburb.