When the photographer says this home is unlike any she has photographed before, you know it is one out of the box.

Perched above Tinderbox Road on 2.361 hectares, this unique north facing home is constructed of mud brick, with bag rendered internal walls and dramatic use of timber and glass throughout. Architecturally designed and built in 1992, the home features dark hardwood beams salvaged from a jetty in Victoria and Spanish terra cotta floor tiles. This captivating home is positioned to enjoy the morning sun as soon as it meets the horizon and stays bathed in sunlight until the end of the day.

The home has a dynamic and family friendly floor plan. Stunning River Derwent views are enjoyed from every room in the house, except the two bathrooms and the laundry. From the other side of the house, all rooms also look out onto sweeping bush land which is almost as majestic.

The open plan living room and adjoining kitchen boast vaulted timber ceilings with highlight windows capturing light. A freestanding wood heater warms this convivial living space. All windows in this part of the house are double-glazed.

From the living room, double-glazed doors open to outdoor entertaining areas and brick-flagged verandas on both sides of the house. The timber deck with views across the river as far as the Tasman Peninsula is the perfect place for a sun-drenched breakfast or evening drink, while you watch the Sydney to Hobart yachts and cruise ships arrive, or bid Aurora Australis farewell as she sails for Antarctica.

The kitchen is large and airy with a generous amount of cupboards and a spacious walk in pantry. The enormous solid timber bench, double oven, induction cook top and European appliances will make this a kitchen a pleasure to cook in.

From the kitchen there is easy access to the dining area and a light-filled mezzanine, currently used as a home office space, which looks down to the lower level living room and bar.

A huge open fireplace is the centerpiece of the voluminous downstairs room, set off by solid timber beams and double heightened ceiling. This room also enjoys views of the river and garden and would be ideal as a rumpus room, entertaining area or a work from home space. A large storage room and wine cellar are tucked away through a door behind the bar.

The mezzanine and lower level have reverse cycle air conditioners.

On the upper level the hexagonal conservatory, which enjoys lovely afternoon sun, could be an exceptionally creative space for those who enjoy painting or simply curling up with a good book.

The three generous double bedrooms all have built in robes. The master suite consists of a stunning hexagonal bedroom capturing the ever-changing light and river views, a large walk in robe and ensuite bathroom with freestanding claw-foot bath, shower, vanity and toilet.

The main bathroom has a shower and vanity and there is a separate toilet. The laundry has additional storage and extensive bench space.

Other features of the home include under floor heating throughout and solar hot water.

The property has a generous double carport and an enormous shed with potbelly stove, big enough for multiple projects, boats and bikes. There are also two fully covered vegetable gardens, a chook shed, a sheep shelter, three fully fenced paddocks, bush land and a shallow dam.

Water tanks provide 80,000-litre capacity, with cartridge filters treating all water to the house. There is a separate tank for the garden and a functioning bore ensures you will never run short of water.

The surrounding garden is a haven for native birds. At only a few minutes from Blackmans Bay and sought-after Illawarra Primary School and twenty-five minutes from Hobart, "Gondooloo" is a tranquil escape where the night sky is full of stars and the only sounds in the evening are the crickets and the frogs.

This property has to be viewed in person to be fully appreciated. Call Mel for your private inspection of this unique family home.

"We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations".

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