2 Cimitiere Street, Launceston The Iconic Ginger Bread House!
Sat, 11th Aug 2018
|Land Size:||465m² approx.|
|Water Rates:||$250 Quarterly|
|Council Rates:||$300 Quarterly|
A rare opportunity exists here to own one of Launceston's most iconic, well know and prominently positioned homes!
The property is larger than life and commands your immediate attention as it has sat proudly for 132 years on the corner of Cimitiere Street and Racecourse Crescent. With its towering roof line and stunning stone construction this is a home you can not miss!
Affectionately known by locals as the "Gingerbread House" it was constructed between 1884-1886 for John Hudson of the Hobart Gazette. He only held the property for 2 years before it was sold to Frank Simpson the well-known mining identity. It then passed down to Frank Simpson Jr. Frank wound and maintained the Launceston Post Office Clock from its installation in 1910 until he retired in 1944 at the age of 78. There is some speculation this building is the relocated Watch House that once stood near the mouth of Cataract Gorge, although no evidence has been found to support this.
The majestic Sandstone property represents immense potential as it retains amazing original features from an era long ago.
From the moment you enter the impressive entrance you are greeted by a beautiful sweeping staircase, picturesque Gothic windows, wide window sills and Baltic pine floorboards.
The charm and character of this iconic property is evident throughout and features an extremely versatile floor plan that would suit a large range of uses. Be it potentially commercial (Restaurant, Tea House or Consulting Rooms) STCA or a stunning and conveniently located residence, this property is just waiting for someone to leave their legacy and transform it back to its former grandeur.
Being a mere stone's throw from Racecourse Shopping Centre, a short flat stroll to City park and Launceston City Centre this property offers the ultimate convenience that is so rarely available.
Here is your chance to call it your own!
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Call the Spouses Selling Houses team at Nest Property for your inspection today.
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