1830s homestead outside of Hobart listed for $1.7m

Cleburne Estate, Risdon, Tasmania
Offers around $1.7 million

Cleburne is a 1830s heritage-listed homestead located just 15 minutes from Hobart’s CBD. It was built around the 1830s – 1840s for Richard Cleburne and was originally called “Mount Direction” and later referred to as “Cleburne.”

The estate was described by the Australian Heritage Council as:

“An early example of a homestead with outbuildings in a prominent riverside setting. The homestead is in the regency style with the hipped roof carried over the verandah, which has French windows and other characteristics of that style.”

The property is on 4.62 acres and includes the original homestead, the cottage which was thought to have been divided into two separate dwellings and possibly occupied by servants, the barn, bakehouse, stables and outhouse. The barn is considered an exceptional example of early Colonial stone architecture. Read the rest of this entry »