A CREATIVE extension to this 1980s home has ushered it into the world of stylish and roomy modern living.
The present owners have extended the original home to create a bespoke living space that includes huge open plan dining and living zones.
This new part of the home is accessed via a study and up a small, curved staircase.
From here the space opens up before you with its cathedral ceilings and exposed red beams.
The extension is fully insulated with double glazed picture windows to draw sunlight in and capture the views from sunrise to sunset.
A unique addition is a window positioned for moon gazing.
In the kitchen there is a wood-fuelled cooker and a big walk-in pantry — essentials for a home chef. There are two ovens and an induction cooktop, a dishwasher and loads of storage.
Off the living room, there is a covered deck facing Betsy Island.
French doors open to a generous northwest facing sundeck and a private veranda. The original home has three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The master bedroom has the luxury of an ensuite, while the family bathroom is positioned nearby the bedrooms and laundry.
The bedrooms adjoin a downstairs living room with a wood fire and sliding doors that lead to another outdoor living space — a covered veranda.
This private home is set in the centre of its 10ha, nestled among acres of garden, native trees and grevilleas.
Pear, peach, quince, feijoa, loquat, fig and apricot trees feature throughout the gardens alongside grapevines and raspberries.
The property has six fenced paddocks in addition to the house paddock, which has an electric fence.
Four paddocks have automatic-fill water troughs.
There is a four-car garage and workshop building plus a handstand area complete with a sink and water connection.
It’s warm in winter, cool in summer, with an outside area for all occasions.
In the owner’s words, it offers “peace and privacy and a real sense of community”.
There are many added benefits to living in South Arm.
These include the golf course, launching a kayak into the sheltered waters of Ralphs Bay or surfing or beachcombing on Roaring Beach.
This home has the Metro bus services to Hobart at its front gate.
The RSL Community Club is open seven days a week for meals.
No.2850 South Arm Road, South Arm is listed with Fall Real Estate and priced at “Offers over $850,000”.