Magnificent Silwood…. Circa 1900


Silwoood… Is a stunning Queen Anne Federation home and was built at the turn of the Century for Captain Charles Littler. The home has been magnificently maintained and restored throughout the years with the finest attention to detail that period home such as these are renown for.
The Home… Standing proudly on a large block of 3174m2, Silwood has an impressive front entrance with Wisteria sweeping around the ornate verandah… Step inside through the original front door with spectacular stained glass details and onto the original Tasmanian Oak floorboards that are also in brilliant condition. Silwood has a functional layout as a home with 5 bedrooms, large office, formal lounge, formal dining, family room, main bathroom, ensuite and huge kitchen/dining. The home can easily be converted to have a 5th or even 6th bedrooms plus the studio room outside.
Congratulations must go the current owners who have undertaken a stunning restoration in keeping with the period. The use of paint to capture the features is simply beautiful… ornate cornices, ceiling roses, high skirting boards, ornate fireplaces, spectacular drapes & light fittings… the list goes on and on.
The kitchen has been replaced in the last few years and is a dream kitchen for the largest of families… with stone benchtops, gorgeous Miele appliances including an integrated coffee machine and microwave. Again beautiful attention to detail has been taken to make this a modern usable kitchen with mindfulness to the heritage of the home.
Silwood has brilliant heating/cooling with a new Gas radiator heating system throughout the home running off natural gas. There is also two Daikin reverse split system air conditioners and pride of place in the family room is a new wood heater. Many a cosy gathering can be had in this gorgeous room.
The Studio…This area is certain to appeal to those looking for extra space, a parent or teenager retreat, or those looking for an income with an Air B & B property. (STCA) This area has a super large bedroom, bathroom, storage area and another room suitable for a kitchen space. This is an absolutely brilliant extension to the home.
The Garage… There is a large double garage suitable for 2 larger vehicles with remote access and a large storage room of 3m x 4m.
The Pool… Is an approx. 4m x 10m outdoor heated chlorinated pool. The heating is via solar that is on the Studio roof. The pool has been updated and beautifully maintained.
The Grounds… Where to start, the gardens are impressive and simplistic. Silwood is a private oasis of stunning trees incorporating beautiful hedges, gorgeous roses bushes, sweet smelling daphne and a tree lined and private driveway. Beautiful yet low maintenance.
The City of Devonport is undergoing a wonderful transition and Steele Street is literally right in the heart of Devonport with access to gorgeous cafes, restaurants and all the other conveniences you would expect of a City this size. The Living City Precinct is up and running with stage 2 of construction now underway. This has literally brought our beautiful City to life with a new large carpark, the Paranaple Centre and Provedore place where you can wander through the market, taste the fine foods and watch sporting events on the big screen.
Devonport is the gateway to Tasmania where you will never get tired of watching the Spirit of Tasmania enter the harbour loaded with tourists.
Silwood is certainly an impressive Heritage home of Devonport and to appreciate the finer details it certainly needs to be viewed with time to spare. Please phone the listing agent Wendy Squibb to arrange your private viewing, I will be delighted to show you through.


Air Conditioning

Built-In Wardrobes

Close to Schools

Close to Shops

Close to Transport




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