A TREE-LINED drive leads the way to this grandly proportioned Acton Park home.
This is where the excitement starts to build as the property’s many enticing features reveal themselves: the private and sunny surroundings, manicured lawns, and the huge palm trees that make you think of the Gold Coast.
The enormous pool and hot tub are certain to impress, as is the full-sized, fenced tennis court with floodlights.
An then there is the exclusivity of this well-positioned home. While many homes in the area boast acres of land, this one feels secluded with its large trees and clever design features.
EIS Property director and sales consultant Nyal Merdivenci said the property hit the market just before Christmas, perfect timing for the visitors who flood into Hobart during summer.
He said for people who appreciate lifestyle properties, part of the appeal of this eye-catching home is its proximity to Hobart’s CBD — just 15 or 20 minutes — and nearby beaches, schools, shops and the airport.
“The wow-factor features include an expansive floor plan, the hectare of private land, the tennis court, pool area, big garage, and it is such a comfortable home,” Nyal said.
“For a family lifestyle, the living arrangements are very flexible. There are areas to relax and unwind with a combination of formal and informal living areas. And there is plenty of space for the whole family.
“Upstairs, each room is quite big. The master is an oasis, while the second bedroom was once two rooms before being converted by the owner into a larger space.”
The master is highlighted by an ensuite and a spacious walk-in wardrobe. Both upstairs bedrooms boast balconies.
A showstopping home wouldn’t be complete without the luxury of a pool, and this one is an entertainer’s paradise.
“The pool is a substantial size at 14m by 6m and it is temperature-controlled so the owner can always have it at the exact, ideal temperature that they like — currently about 28C,” Nyal said.
“This space has speakers, too, to help create the perfect atmosphere. And as it is surrounded by brick-rendered walls, it is very private.”
Nyal is a massive tennis fan and, to him, this property’s court is a real standout feature.
“For people like me it’ll make you drool,” he said.
“Tennis courts are not uncommon, but this one is a real full-sized court.
“It is fully fenced, plus it has floodlights so you can play day or night, and there is a hit-up wall if you want to sharpen your skills on your own.”
Nyal said that while it was an amazing home, having been built in 1993 there were a few opportunities for the next owner to put their stamp on the house.
The home’s massive 390sqm floor plan offers multiple living areas, enabling a family to spread their wings.
On the main level there are double-sized bedrooms, a bathroom, an activities room that could also be used as another bedroom, an entertainment room, a formal dining room, and a superb family area with a breakfast zone.
The gourmet kitchen is well-appointed with granite benchtops, induction hotplates, a dishwasher and pantry.
Alongside abundant space for parking boats, caravans or any type of “boy toy”, the property also has a double garage and a huge workshop with high-clearance automatic doors.
There is a also garden shed and a sealed turning circle.
The property is connected to the NBN and to town water.
Nyal said Acton Park had many amazing properties, but the superb privacy on offer here makes this home stand out.
This EIS Property listing is on the market at “offers over $1.5 million”.
CoreLogic figures show Acton Park’s median house price grew by 12.6 per cent in the 12 months to the end of September.
At $760,000, Acton Park was No.4 in Tasmania for the highest median house price, behind only Sandy Bay, Battery Point and Dynnyrne.
In those 12 months there were 35 houses sold, with an average 27 days on market.