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House of the week
5 Bed | 3 Bath | 8 Car
- 1 Brisbane Street, Launceston
- Agency: Parry Property
- Agent: Katrina Garwood, 0417 513 373
- Agent: Ian McCallum, 0411 702 197
Built in the 1880s, the iconic "Glenfruin" stands as a superb example of early period Italianate architecture and a perfect marriage of maintaining that 140-year-old charm and elegance with an ultra-modern contemporary lifestyle. The home is beautifully positioned on the very edge of the city and opposite a Launceston masterpiece in City Park with its origins dating back to 1820.
The home boasts, typical of its era and status, high, pressed metal ceilings, crystal chandeliers and a host of elegant rooms including a formal dining and formal lounge.
The ability to dine alfresco is available both on the north-facing balcony featuring City Park and river views, or meander through the floor to ceiling double glazed glass doors leading from the kitchen and informal dining area to a completely private courtyard.
The gourmet kitchen is wonderfully designed with red marble benches, an integrated dishwasher, the finest appliances and electronic cupboard doors.
A floating timber staircase will lead you to a generous office, two bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom, all with a modern feel.
The king-size master suite is a genuine highlight with its sheer elegance combining a massive dressing room and a full-size bathroom. The bedrooms on this level have that real air of "yesteryear" while the two bedrooms on the upper level have a more modern touch. An attractive bonus is a guest bedroom which includes an ensuite and a lounge/games room with French doors leading out to a large balcony.
Sitting on over 1400 square meters, the property features low maintenance terraced gardens giving you complete privacy.
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