Annette was raised in the Eastern Shore suburbs of Bellerive, Hobart and has fond memories as a child living in this neighbourhood. One very strong memory she has growing up was driving past a lovely home with a high fence and wondering to herself what was behind.
Fast forward into adult hood when that mystical house came up for sale, Annette’s curiosity got the better of her and she promptly requested an inspection. You could say it was love at first sight, as Annette was determined that this would be her next home.
Annette sought the advice and support from MyState from the start, and literally made her dreams come true of enabling her to purchase her dream house. “I was banking with MyState before this purchase, and they were really great and did allow me to live out a dream,” Annette describes.
The red brick Federation style house was built in 1913 by the Morrisby Family and back in those days there was no water as there was no bridge, so this house has undergone some changes since then. The home has been extended a renovated a few times by previous owners and is now a four bedroom, three bathroom home with multiple living areas. Annette, her partner Andrew and their combined four children aged between 12 and 19 now call this place home and love it.
“The bedrooms are all large which is great with such a big family,” Annette explains. “It’s a warm, inviting home with the old period features still intact. We love the ten foot ceilings, the open fire place and the central kitchen is really the heart of the home”, Annette reflects.
The kitchen was tastefully renovated by previous owners in a classic provincial style with details in the architraves and cornices. The central island bench is both practical and stylish allowing for many people to be in the kitchen at one time. The bathrooms were also updated to reflect the era with lead light windows a feature and border tiles in a native theme.
Annette hasn’t made many alterations to the home other than maintenance that is required when you purchase such an old home. “We needed to replace and repair the heat pumps when I first moved in,” Annette recalls.
The home is styled with a mix of period antique furniture, practical modern pieces as well as some unique furniture made from Tasmanian Huon pine. “I love Tasmanian Huon Pine and would love to buy more pieces made from this wonderful timber,” Annette tells.
So what was behind that tall fence you ask? Well the home is situated on a large corner block and Annette feels secluded with no neighbours imposing on her. “The home is a real family home, filled with people and activity and loads of room for the cat and dog to run around in the yard” Annette describes.
Thank you Annette for allowing House of Home to have a sneak peak inside your beautiful home.
These articles were brought to you by MyState. MyState is Tasmanian based bank with a national home loans business through brokers across Australia. www.mystate.com.au/personal/home-loans
Image Credit: Oliver Berlin, Photographer, Hobart http://www.oliverberlin.com