Built in the 1880s as the Quarters for Boats Crew, Arthouse Salamanca is steeped in maritime history. Heritage listed and now recreated in the spirit of modernism offering a uniquely intimate experience of Hobart and its thriving arts scene.
The house is a seamless transition from old to new expressing the current owners abiding interest in art, design and architecture. Individually furnished with bespoke and collectable treasures. This fabulous "pied-à-terre" offers all that is state of the art.
Arthouse Salamanca Features
Arthouse features a stunning, uplifting light-filled modern living space that flows onto the north facing terrace which features beautiful convict-cut sandstone walls, one of which happens to be the oldest sea wall in Australia, with views to the River Derwent – a truly beautiful and inspiring room.
There are two gorgeously appointed bedrooms with queen size beds.
The main bedroom offers water views from the bed complete with open plan ensuite and freestanding bath, inspiring and romantic.
The second equally beautiful bedroom has garden and park views. There is a separate dressing room with daybed that adjoins both bedrooms.
The main bathroom has a walk in shower set against convict sandstone wall with a fully concealed Míele Laundry.
The full gourmet kitchen has a well-stocked complimentary pantry to cook up a storm; fabulous fresh produce shopping is just a hop, skip and a jump down the road.
Arthouse has a fabulous secret sandstone den with a large built in sofa to lie on with a friend and listen to music or watch a film.
There is an interesting eclectic selection of books, films and music to enjoy, all in the company of a notable art collection.
Please note: The house is on 2 levels and has a staircase.
A guest's experience
The house could not be more perfect, both in location and character. Apart from the convenience of the situation, so close to the Wharf area, restaurants and shops, its aspect looking out over the river gives a dimension of spaciousness and a sense of being well and truly in Hobart. The house itself, with its heritage backbone, is charming in every way. It has been renovated with an eye to comfort as well as style, and I deeply appreciated the efficient and unobtrusive central heating. It is above all, a home, with all the convenience and thoughtfulness that one would put into one's own home. And gorgeous to boot. I could not recommend it more highly - it even has proper reading lights, so often missing even in 5 star hotels and resorts.
Kate, Sydney 2013