Boutique Tasmanian Luxury
Library House is discrete and cosy enough to suit couples wanting to enjoy privacy and spacious comfort or perfect for accommodating groups of up to eight people looking for a larger, exceptional house to share together.
With panoramic views across city and river, this renovated historic Federation Cottage was built in 1900 and today, features a spacious contemporary extension by award winning architect Andrew Williamson. It is a beautiful creative house, full of surprises inside and out; that seamlessly blends its Federation roots with the modern. Through its floor to ceiling glass windows, and its outside decks that extend over two levels, you’ll enjoy a breath-taking view spanning Hobart and the Derwent River.
The Library House’s generous living spaces provide the ideal base for enjoying everything Hobart has to offer. Or stay in – curl up with a good book, movie or simply enjoy the views and ambience of one of the finest private homes in Hobart, situated on the premium hill of West Hobart.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
The classical high ceilings within the library (and throughout the Federation half of the house) provide the perfect escape to relax and browse the eclectic collection of titles, selected for your enjoyment. The Library House is a true reader’s paradise.
The cosy media room has a large screen digital television and even larger open fireplace with Huon Pine mantle. This room was once the house’s original kitchen, so the superbly drawing fireplace now cooks up the most romantic of winter nights. With Foxtel digital receiver/recorder, this is a fabulous room to curl up and enjoy a night in.
The Gourmet kitchen is designed for the Chef in you, with all necessary appliances. Smeg gas cook top and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, European cookware etc.
The dining and living room is full of warmth and light within a glassed floor to ceiling gallery-like space that opens onto decks of red cedar overlooking the city and river. Outside there is a BBQ and dining setting. Inside, leather lounges, plush carpets and cushions, a dining table seating eight people, beautiful lighting and art make this space the communal hub of the house.
Upstairs, you’ll discover breath-taking, 270 degree panoramic views across Hobart and to Mount Wellington.
The main bedroom (The Derwent Suite) has spectacular views from bed or balcony across Hobart, the Derwent River and out to the eastern shore beyond. This is one of the best vantage points to truly appreciate the magical orientation of the harbour and surrounds. Close enough to appreciate the heritage architecture of Hobart in detail, but high enough to view all the way to Cape Raoul on the Tasman Peninsula on a clear day, you’ll find the view from your bed in the Derwent suite simply breath-taking.
With a Walk-in double wardrobe, abundant drawers and an ensuite with double shower, sleeping in the Derwent Suite is truly a home away from home.
Two bedrooms upstairs (The Bruny Room and Mt Wellington Room) are Federation attic-style bedrooms with higher than usual angled ceilings and individual character. One has a Double and the other a King bed that can be configured as two Long Singles. These bedrooms share an attic bathroom that features a spa tub (with a view that also vies for best in the house) and separate shower.
Two bedrooms on the ground floor (The MONA Room and Salamanca Room) adjacent to the library and media room, both feature high ceilings and ornamental fireplaces. Each has a Queen bed. The beautiful ground floor bathroom has a separate shower room, allowing the toilet to act as a powder room.
The neutral white tones and detail throughout Library House are backdrop to a fine collection of original artworks- showcasing the works of many of Tasmania’s finest artists from the Handmark Gallery in Salamanca.
The house is fully insulated and double glazed. It has panel heating, under-floor heating and ceiling heating options in every room plus heritage fireplaces. Quality carpets and timber floors, exquisite lighting design – it is beautifully appointed throughout.
The landscaped front and rear gardens contain apricot and apple trees, abundant rose bushes, cottage garden flowers, raspberry canes and herbs. Pick whatever is in season.
Whatever time of the year, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the finest that Southern Tasmania has to offer; and to indulge yourself and your fellow travellers with a little bit of Boutique Tasmanian luxury in the warmth and elegance that is The Library House.