FeaturesApprox. 27 ha or 67 Acres, Main House One Bedroom, Guest House Two Bedrooms, Double Garage
Here is a unique opportunity to own a secluded, design-forward waterfront retreat on 27 hectares of pristine, densely wooded bush on one of the Southern Hemisphere's most prolific wild brown trout fisheries. Waterfront property on Arthurs rarely becomes available, and this is the first offering in more than a decade of a completed home with enough acreage to ensure complete privacy. The remote location and pristine bush setting provide peace and serenity, in summer and in snow, and is approximately an hour's drive from Launceston airport. The rocky, lichen-laced property in Tasmania's Central Highlands includes a gated, kilometre-long private drive, a helicopter landing site, a turning area for boat trailers, and a 400-meter 4X track to a private boat launch. This lifestyle property is ideally suited for trout fishing, hunting, boating, bird watching and bush walking. It is home to thirty-six individual species of plants, including six endemics, and at least ten different kinds of birds, including the endangered wedge-tailed eagle. The sleek, contemporary dwelling created by award-winning Tasmanian architect Leigh Woolley features a majestic elevated outlook, a bright, open-plan living area, a master bedroom suite with stunning lake views, and an adjacent study/guest bedroom. The spacious, attached double garage has an automatic door, concrete floor and overhead lighting. A deep-soak tub in the master bathroom offers lake views and the shelter of a magnificent 100-meter dolomite ridge. Both bathrooms have showers. All rooms feature bespoke joinery and quality fixtures and fittings. Three levels of outdoor decks off the lounge and bedroom provide ample space for entertaining -- and observing the area's abundant wildlife. The dwelling's steel frame makes a minimal footprint on the nesting and hunting grounds of the deer, wallabies, echidnas and wombats that share this remarkable place. At night, an environmentally sensitive system of up-lights and down-lights illuminates the home's interior without projecting light into the surrounding habitat. A large wood heater in the living/dining area, double-glazed windows, and auxiliary wall panels in the bedrooms provide warmth and comfort year-round. Beneath the steel frame is the working end of the house, including two lockable storage rooms, each enclosing a hot-water heater. A separate, self-contained, two-bedroom cottage accommodates visiting family and friends in warmth and comfort.