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Federation Queen Anne Excellence in Sandy Bay

20 Fitzroy Place, Sandy Bay, Tas 7005

Offers in excess of $3,250,000 18 Beds 4 Baths 2152 SQM
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History exudes from the walls of this exceptional stately Federation Queen Anne mansion known as ‘Derwent Court’ in Sandy Bay.

From the lovely leafy streetscape of Fitzroy Place the grand scale of the property is apparent as you go up a private driveway that opens out to reveal the massive house.

The versatile architecture, enormous scale, and exclusive location of this one-of-a-kind residential property, with over 18 bedrooms spread across two levels and six living rooms, offers up a thrilling concoction of possibilities for potential use.

“While “Derwent Court’s” is currently registered as a “boarding house”, it does not require a permit to change this exclusively to a primary residence, as it once was,” EIS Property senior property consultant Deb Stephens said.

“This mansion has attracted lots of local and interstate interest from buyers looking at a range of uses within the parameters of what is possible with this stately Heritage Listed property.  Sandy Bay has and always will be a highly sought-after suburb as is the case with the surrounding suburbs of South Hobart, Battery Point and West Hobart,” she added.

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The stately feel pervades the original as well as the more recent extensions though there is a strong distinction between the two creating an effortless connection between time.

Many of the original parts of the historic home has been preserved, including beautiful wooden coffered ceilings, exposed rafters, leadlight windows, the original tower rooms, massive bay windows, ornate ceiling decorations and rose, timber wainscoting and dados, and the elaborate timber fireplace surround including mantle and shelving in the entry.

The house is set back on the property, resting on 2,152 sqm of spacious level grounds, with the scale of the land surrounding this magnificent estate serving as a blank canvas for prospective homeowners to create theirr own landscape masterpiece. 

Built around 1900 the home has a notable history. Derwent Court was originally a 15-room house built for the manager of the Cascade Brewery, which was known as ‘Manor Court’ at the time.

The grounds on which it stood once housed a tennis court, a cottage, gardener’s and a housemaid’s flat. Around 1960 it was turned into a nursing home. This use continued with various owners until 1979 when it was later remodelled and expanded.

The current owners, who have owned the property for 37 years, called the nursing home ‘Derwent Court’ in 1984. Many of the nursing home finishes and appliances still exist in the newer portion since being used as a dwelling for the past decade.