Have you ever dreamt of living in a castle? This magnificent property in Hobart suburb of New Town, Tasmania could make that dream a reality.
The grand Gothic Revival mansion before you was completed back in 1887 and constructed from high-quality sandstone imported from England and Scotland. Known as Stoke House, the stately 20-room, three-level mansion has been carefully and artfully restored. It’s now on the market for the first time in more than 15 years.
“It is one of Tasmania’s largest and most spectacular mansions,” listing agent Deb Stephens said. “It is a private sanctuary on just over 4,400 square meters of beautiful well-established gardens.”
The 1,025-square-meter (11,000-square-foot) house has nine bedrooms, six full bathrooms and one partial bathroom, 11 fireplaces, a cellar, a tower room, electric front gates, and a three-car garage with storage for gardening tools.
The primary living rooms and kitchen are on the ground floor, and a sitting room on this level could be used as a bedroom. The country-style kitchen has an electric oven with a gas cooktop and an island bench on castors that moves easily.
The second level has most of the bedrooms, several bathrooms, a minstrel gallery and a small-but-practical galley kitchen for guests or an evening snack.
The third level, former servants quarters, has two attic bedrooms, a bathroom and access to the tower and roof.
Other features include a grand, fully restored ballroom, 14- and 12-foot ceiling heights, ornate ceiling moldings, stained glass windows, high skirting boards and brass fittings.
The restored gardens that surround the house feature fruit trees, vegetables, aromatic and decorative flowers and great climbing trees for children.
Stoke House is located at 12 Stoke Street in New Town. This charming mansion is set to sell for just $5.7 million.