• Jon Ruwolt

Tasmanian Mansion was a bargain!

Updated: Aug 12, 2019



The Elms is a magnificent Federation Arts and Crafts mansion in a beautiful mature garden setting. The substantial urban allotment is over 2000 square metres. The Elms, with views over the extensive gardens and the Derwent River has been sold for $2.05 million in June 2018. - Property Observer

Situated an easy five minute stroll from popular North Hobart precinct and 3km from Salamanca Place and Hobart's waterfront district, the property is well located.


Designed by renowned architect Bernard Walker and built in 1917 for Albert Flexmore as a family home, the property was then sold to the Palfreyman family in 1933.

The distinctive building has beautiful bow or oriel windows to the front and northern side providing glorious views over the extensive gardens and with views to the Derwent River.


The interior is striking with dark timber panelling in the entry and hallway and a grand staircase with barley twist bannister. The main reception room is impressive with ceiling beams and sandstone fire surround.

  • Successfully operating as a visitor accommodation since the mid 1990s, the property has had up to ten suites. The owners now enjoy a comfortable lifestyle running four guest suites on the ground level, Elms, Hawthorn, Maple and Willow.