An icon atop High Street, heritage-listed historic Hatherley House is officially off the market - snapped up by an interstate buyer, breaking the East Launceston suburb sale price record in the process.
At $3.25 million, it is also one of the state's highest sale prices so far this year.
The 1830s home is recognised nationally as an example of Tuscan Italianate design - built by craftsman James Bennell and proprietor Henry Dowling.
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The property was sold by Harrison Agents' property consultant Jessica Bryant, who said it was an "absolute honour" to present the unique property to prospective purchasers.
"It was my priority to make sure that this historic and well loved home was matched to the buyer whom appreciated and valued her as much as the vendors did," she said.
The property was purchased by a buyer from Sydney.
"Her favourite features of the house were the privacy of the home, the scale of the rooms in which she is able to display her collection of artwork and the timeless original features such as the marble fireplaces," Ms Bryant said.
The property has been on the market for some time - previously listed by another Launceston agency.
Hatherley House was purchased and renovated by award-winning architects Jack and Rebecca Birrell in 2011, and has been used as boutique accommodation in the past.
With its beautiful, timeless architecture and a modern feel to the home's design, unsurprisingly many fell in love with it online - including Ms Bryant herself.
"I fell in love with the whole house and felt it had a personality of its own," she said.
"I would say that my favourite features of the house are the red felt door in the entry with the beautiful crystal handle, the Italianate tessellated tiles in the foyer and the beautiful garden.
"This experience has been a standout highlight in my career to date and it will be a cherished memory."
The sale comes at a time where property prices are rising across the state.
Another unique property, Glenfruin at 1 Brisbane Street, is currently listed for $3.5 million.
For more homes available for purchase in Northern Tasmania, find your copy of the realestateview guide in Thursday's edition of The Examiner.
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