Positioned up a quaint country lane, overlooking the village of Franklin and surrounded by pastures with cows is this character filled California Bungalow style home dating back from 1935. Consisting of more than half an acre (2428m2) of beautiful mature park-like gardens, this home feels more like a country farmhouse on acreage than a home on the edge of the village and within walking distance to the Huon River and all that the town offers.
The home itself has been lovingly cared for over the years and still retains many original features, timber floors, mantlepieces, bay windows, and decorative fretwork. Recent upgrades have seen wonderful new additions such as french doors opening onto a large deck with vistas across the grounds, the surrounding paddocks, and out to the River at the bottom of the hill. Through the ornamental trees, there is even a gorgeous framed view of Mount Sleeping Beauty.
The grounds are generous and sweep away from the home towards the farmers paddocks surrounding them, your only close neighbours here will be cows over the side fence. The established trees give a sense of longevity with the blaze of autumn colour at the moment nothing short of spectacular. There are also many treasured heritage and rare roses in this garden, as well as a vast array of fruit and nut trees including hazelnut, walnut, pear, apples, and apricot. At the top of the garden and not too far from the home is a recently upgraded studio space, ideal as the artist's studio with inspiring views or maybe a home office or workshop. Clean and fresh inside and with new timber cladding on the outside it fits perfectly with the country atmosphere.
A recent bathroom renovation has made this a rejuvenating space with a luxe feel, floor to ceiling tiles with underfloor heating and a walk-in shower adding to the high-end feel. A fresh coat of paint throughout and new carpet in the living spaces complement the beautiful timber floors in the extra wide entry hallway and bedrooms. There are 3 generous bedrooms. The master suite is huge and comes with its own bay window. Another matching bay window is in the lounge room, an ideal spot to set up a study nook or a window seat to take in the lovely views on offer. The multiple spaces for living and dining, as is often the case with these older homes provides a flexible floor plan to suit your needs. With the option of more formal areas, or informal or potentially a 4th bedroom if required.
A timber clad closed in carport is located as you arrive at the property and down the concrete driveway, another practical carport gives you covered access from the car directly into the utility space near the kitchen. Here there is a boot room that leads to the laundry and a second shower and toilet. Great for when coming in from the garden. Through to the kitchen opens up into the open plan living. Here there is a cosy wood fire that will both heat the home and provide a wonderful atmosphere.
The town of Franklin sits along the banks of the Huon River and is filled with character cottages and grand buildings of a by gone era. There is a huge focus on wooden boats with a Wooden Boat Building School and the very popular Living Boat Trust. There is a bakery, post office and assorted small eateries and shops. It is only 10 minutes from the central hub of Huonville, on the Hobart Public Transport route and only around 45 minutes from the Hobart CBD.
Looking forward to seeing you at one of our Open Homes, or please call to arrange a private inspection.