Historic, Iconic and Elegant
Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? Live in a historical home? Yes, well here is your chance.
Built in 1898 and originally known as the post office, this converted family home is arguably one of the most famous homes in Forth. Better known as “The Purple House”, the home is now available for someone wanting to make it their own. Most local Tasmanians of recent times will remember this place as being a commercial business and café, but since then it has been zoned back to a residential premises.
Step inside the front door into the entry hall, where you are instantly greeted with historical beauty including the original Post Office serving counter. From here we go into the first lounge/sitting room, which then leads into the large commercial kitchen where we have two ovens, the first oven being electric and the second gas. There’s also an industrial range hood and a dishwasher – this kitchen is designed for foodies and bakers!
The main living and dining area is HUGE, and is currently set into two more living areas and a dining room. On one side of the living room we have the private and sheltered courtyard which can also be accessed externally, a stunning area to sit in and enjoy either a warm or cold beverage. On the other side of the main living and dining we have glass doors flowing out on to the north facing side of the property which leads to a entertainment deck that wraps the entire northern side of the house.
The home consists of five bedrooms, all which are a great size, perfect for large families looking for extra room. One of the bedrooms has the luxury of its own access out on to the entertainment deck. There are two lovely bathrooms, both of which have been recently renovated, the main bathroom having a deep and generous sized freestanding bath tub, shower, vanity and toilet.
Upstairs we have the loft. This space is fantastic and has the potential to be used for either another living area, a rumpus room, another bedroom or two, or would be ideal to be used as a studio room with beautiful views looking out the northern side of the property and over Forth. The house has three options of heating; a new wood heater in the dining and living, a reverse cycle heat pump and electric heating. Additionally in a property this size, it’s only essential to have Solar Power with twenty panels installed approximately 6 months ago.
Some more upgrades and renovations to the property include new wiring and switchboards, new plumbing, light fittings, window furnishings, painted inside and out, insulation and new floor coverings in certain areas of the house.
This property is outstandingly elegant and holds a huge piece of Forth’s history – if only walls could talk! So much hard work, passion and love has been poured into this home it has to be seen and experienced to be appreciated. In my time of real estate I have been fortunate enough to represent some beautiful homes across the north west coast of Tasmania, but this one is just that little bit extra special.
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