FOR over a decade the Clarke household have referred to as this historic Moonah property house, however the time has come to seek out Loscombe’s subsequent custodians.
Over time Andrew and Belinda Clarke — and the homeowners earlier than them — have invested time, effort and lot of affection into the restoration and preservation of their Regency-style Victorian house.
“About 18 months in the past we had the entire home repainted together with the entrance a part of the home in heritage colors,” Mrs Clarke mentioned.
“However we didn’t paint the ceilings due to the handpainted ceiling roses.”
Mrs Clarke mentioned a relative of the unique proprietor, Bob Wherrett, nonetheless lives subsequent door.
“He’ll pop by every now and then and inform us tales in regards to the house,” she mentioned.
With such sturdy attachments to the property, it was no simple determination for the Clarkes to place Loscombe available on the market.
“She has a persona,” Mrs Clarke mentioned.
“We completely find it irresistible and it will be incredible if it was bought by somebody that loves it, too and understands the heritage worth of this property,” she mentioned.
LJ Hooker Pinnacle Property companion Alison Rogers described Loscombe as a “house wealthy with historic significance”, not just for its structure but additionally for the household that referred to as it house for 100 years.
“Charles Wherrett was a famend 1800s creative photographer, who purchased the property and constructed this stately house,” she mentioned.
“My coronary heart has been warmed by the extent of curiosity within the house’s historical past by potential purchasers, and what a privilege to have the ability to convey generations of descendants of the unique houses homeowners collectively reuniting them with part of their historical past.”
Loscombe is the kind of house that’s not possible to neglect.
Entry is through a large, curved sandstone entry with a sweeping veranda, boxed eaves and huge paned double-hung home windows nodding to its wealthy historical past.
A large timber hallway options images by Wherret whereas ornate excessive ceilings with ornamental ceiling roses, cornice stencilling and vast timber architraves magically replicate a romantic period.
Off the hallway there are three massive bedrooms — all with intricate options — and one with image rails and an ornamental fire.
Polished oak timber flooring stream via to a spacious, luxurious toilet that includes a separate bathe and a freestanding claw foot bathtub.
The hallway opens to an open plan lounge room. From the dwelling house, the parquetry ground within the eating room provides a contact of practicality and elegance.
The added wow issue right here is the cellar beneath the eating room ground, positive so as to add a contact of flare to any banquet.
A marble counter high adorns the island bench within the timber kitchen, which options an enviable butler’s pantry, European home equipment and entry to a paved, non-public courtyard.
A pleasant sunroom with backyard views would make the right house research house.
The versatile floorplan additionally presents a proper eating room that might be returned to a bed room or make approach for a library, if desired.
Exterior, there’s a chalet and workshop within the landscaped gardens.
Whereas the house’s historical past shines vibrant with its stunning interval options, Mrs Clarke mentioned it was additionally comfy for a contemporary life-style.
“It’s in immaculate situation,” she mentioned.
“We made positive it has trendy heating and cooling, photo voltaic vitality, trendy home equipment, new carpets — internally, the subsequent proprietor wouldn’t see something that wants consideration.
“Once we promote, I feel we are going to miss how calm the house is.
“It has monumental 14-foot excessive ceilings and an incredible sense of house that I doubt we’d be capable of discover once more.
“I additionally love the side. We do plenty of indoor-outdoor dwelling and either side on the again have gotten sandstone areas that you could sit out on and we’ve got used them so much, I’ll miss that.
“And the larder … I like to cook dinner and the house actually lends itself to household cooking and shared cooking.”
Overflowing with character and appeal, this impeccable house is about close by eating places, cafes, outlets, colleges, sporting amenities, parks and walks.
No.1 Loscombe Courtroom, Moonah can also be solely a brief drive to Hobart’s CBD.
The property is listed with LJ Hooker Pinnacle Property and might be offered by expressions of curiosity over $1.175 million.