How this dusty old barn has been transformed into a beautiful luxury home – complete with a designer kitchen, sunlit living spaces and enormous windows that capture sweeping vineyard views
- An enormous shed in a tiny Tasmanian town has been converted into a one-of-a-kind luxury home
- The barn in Richmond, a village of 800 residents 25km from Hobart, once housed agricultural machinery
- It’s now a sprawling four-bedroom with a designer kitchen, vaulted ceilings and sweeping views of a vineyard
An enormous shed in a tiny Tasmanian town has been converted into a one-of-a-kind luxury home.
The house in Richmond, 25 kilometres north-east of Hobart, has been described as a rare find in the country village of just 800 residents.
The barn, which was bought by the current owners in its original state for $255,000 in January 2011, was carefully converted in a 10-year renovation completed in February.
The redesign transformed what was once a draughty old barn that housed a heavy traction tractor and other agricultural machinery into a unique four-bedroom home, complete with a designer kitchen, vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of nearby Pooley vineyard.
Then and now: An enormous tractor shed (left) in a tiny Tasmanian town has been been converted into a one-of-a-kind luxury home (right)
Listing agent Colin Miller described the house as a ‘unique property which the vendors are very proud of’
No expense has been spared, with premium features such as polished concrete floors and Essastone kitchen benchtops adding a touch of sophistication to the former farm shed.
Two ovens – one large and one small – and a butler’s pantry tucked away behind a false cabinet door make the kitchen the perfect space for entertaining guests.
Solar panels, double glazed windows and insulation on both interior and exterior walls keep the house warm throughout harsh Tasmanian winters.
Two ovens – one large and one small – and a butler’s pantry tucked away behind a false cabinet door make the kitchen (pictured) the perfect space for entertaining guests
Cathedral-style windows in the upstairs master draw in sunlight from dawn until dusk
Windows in two of the four bedrooms (pictured) frame sweeping views of nearby Pooley vineyard
The former farm shed (pictured before conversion) once housed a heavy traction tractor and other agricultural machinery
It’s north-facing layout means rooms are flooded with natural light from dawn until dusk, with cathedral-style windows in the master bedroom and a stackable sliding window connecting the open-plan living space with the garden drawing in much of the sun.
There’s also a large study, perfect for use as a home office, and a fully lined workshop beside the main house that could be turned into a studio or garage.
Listing agent Colin Miller, who is overseeing the sale for Hobart real estate agency Harcourts, described the house as a ‘unique property which the vendors are very proud of’.
Double glazed windows (left), skylights (right) and insulation on both interior and exterior walls keep the house warm throughout harsh Tasmanian winters
Premium features such as polished concrete floors (pictured) are scattered throughout
No expense has been spared to add touches of sophistication to the former farm shed
There’s also plenty of storage space (left), a downstairs ‘wet room’ and a laundry (right) that opens onto the courtyard
The house (pictured) is on the market with a guide price of $865,000
‘It’s not unusual to see beautiful properties in this part of Tasmania, but you certainly don’t see many barn conversions like this one,’ Mr Miller told Daily Mail Australia.
Just one week after hitting the market, he said the response to the house was ‘well above what was anticipated’, with keen interest from at least eight prospective buyers.
Mr Miller, who slapped the conversion with a guide price of $865,000, now expects it to fetch considerably more.