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The phone enquiry code for this property is – 0560
This is a newly built house on a 650 metre pinnacle overlooking the north-east of Tasmania.
The property is thirty minutes to the white beaches of the Bay of Fires, and thirty-five minutes to the town of St Helens.
The house has views to the eastern and northern coastlines, with the Bass Straight Islands visible on clear days. Landmarks include the craggy peaks of Flinders Island (110km away), Mt Tanner (145km), Chappell Islands (105km), Mt Cameron (24km), Georges Bay (25km), St Helens Island (32km), St Patricks Head (48km) and Mt Elephant (52km). Closer views include the rainforest escarpment of the Blue Tier.
The house has two lighting systems. After dinner, downlights can be swapped for wall-lights. Open the curtains and watch the slow rhythm of Eddystone Lighthouse. And further away, the more subtle flashes of Swan Island and Goose Island Lighthouses. In the morning, watch the sunrise over the ocean.
Throughout the year thunderstorms commonly chart a course through the Bass Straight, creating a night-time lightshow best watched from the four-storey high lounge room.
This is a heavily engineered house, built into and on top of granite stone. Note that this is a windy and rugged location.
The granite boulders that surround the house are aged at 380 million years (same geology as the Medieval village of Monsanto, Portugal).
The property is 250 acres and borders the Blue Tier Forest Reserve. There are no neighbours. The nearest house is 25-minutes away. There is one adjoining property, which was acquired by a philanthropist, and gifted to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy. The Conservancy has since converted that property to a permanent conservation reserve due to the rainforest in this area.
Portions of the property are myrtle rainforest, with species including sassafras, celery-top pine, Tasmanian pepper and tree ferns. The property also has a year-round clear water creek.
Evening sightings of wombats, quolls, pademelons and wallabies are common. Two wedge-tailed eagles frequently circle the updraughts created by the pinnacle.
A paddock has been cleared on a highland saddle, with potential to convert lower altitude portions of the property to pasture (includes two small dams). The property also has a quarry with substantial reserves of gravel for any future projects.
Access to the property is via gravel roads. Slightly rough in places, but 2WD accessible in all weather conditions. From the boom-gate, the driveway ascends nearly 500m in altitude. All portions are graded and drained with culverts. All steep sections are pre-sheeted in granite gravel and top-sheeted in blue metal. The steepest section of the driveway is corrugated reinforced concrete.
The house has hydronic heating throughout. Hardwood oak floors throughout. The ceiling and walls are extra-insulated. Smaller windows are e-glass, larger windows are double-glazed. The kitchen features a UK-made twin-oven cooker, granite benchtops, fully-integrated dishwasher, butler’s pantry, etc. Sale price includes the option to ‘walk-in-walk-out’, with regard to all furniture and appliances, including wall-mounted TV, new fridge, hardwood bed, etc.
Bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has an attached study/walk-in wardrobe. The bottom level has a two-car garage with remote roller door access.
The house is serviced by a new off-grid solar panel system and battery bank (with automatic generator back-up).
The house was built by a fully licenced local builder. The house and all components retain warranties.
Enquiries most welcome. Inspections by appointment. Reluctant sale, but must sell.