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Brunyfire Is Moving on……….

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2017 by brunyfire

For the past 43 years – this place has been home.imageThrough the seasons……..
slide1.jpg… has sustained us through life and death, but now – it’s time for Brunyfire to move on.

From 2007, Brunyfire and her Beloved had been planning the sub division development of their 5 acre Mount Nelson property in readiness to move on. This was a journey fraught with frustrations – tribunals – court cases – despotic Council officers and thuggish neighbours. But finally, once the bureaucratic nightmare was behind us, work started on the 7th November, 2014 in the bushland that we had been privileged to care for over the years.

imageAnd how naive were we to think we could keep all the trees! Nevertheless – work proceeded until the road and all the sub-division infrastructure for 11 lots were completed in April 2015. Sadly, Brunyfire’s Beloved never made it against his fight against cancer to see the final development – John Smith, Brunyfire’s Beloved – died in February, 2015.

Working solo, Brunyfire has continued with the project, spending the last two summers working long hours on the property to prepare the dome,workshop and remaining 2 acre site, into a desirable and saleable proposition!imageimagePlaced into the capable hands of Kim Morgan, Charlotte Peterswald real estate agents, a fantastic marketing strategy was put in place.

Check out the campaign:

The accompanying text was a pretty good obituary to John……

“Without doubt one of the most remarkable homes ever constructed in the greater Hobart area, this signature residence made a splash on completion in 1974 and received many accolades for its architectural and aesthetic ingenuity, originality and flawless execution. Designed and built by award-winning and world-renowned Tasmanian artists the late John Smith and his wife Penny Smith the Geo-dome stands as a testament to their vision, courage and spirit of adventure. Learn a little more about John here:

This is a truly rare opportunity to acquire not only an exceptional and singular rural residence, but also provide your family with a completely magical living experience. Perfectly positioned inside two sunny acres of beautiful native bushland grounds, maximising both privacy and the benefits of winter sunshine, the property also enjoys low maintenance gardens, views out to the mountain and abundant bird life.

The futuristic fibreglass Geo-dome architecture sets the tone of the amazing interior. Airy and bright and with an open-plan ambience that’s exemplified by its distinctive circular shape and spherical roof, the home nevertheless retains warmth and intimacy with the use of timber floorboards and dome framing, retro-style touches and a slow-combustion fire that heats the entire space.

There is a central kitchen area that leads to the bedrooms and bathroom and both front and rear doors lead out to a wonderful wrap-around timber deck, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the tranquil outdoors. Accommodation includes three double bedrooms with built-in robes, plus one with the added bonus of a built-in timber bunk and desk. The luxurious master is on the spacious mezzanine level and enjoys bush views and grand proportions, large enough for a full parent’s retreat.

The property also includes an impressive separate studio and workshop building featuring loads of storage, separate multi-purpose rooms, loft areas and a professional extraction system in the main workshop. It is suitable for any number of purposes and provides exceptional flexibility of use. There is plenty of off-street parking and the property is also fringed by an environmentally responsible stormwater swale that doubles as a stunning stone feature in itself.

Unique, original and immaculately finished, this wonderful residence is only minutes away from local shops and schools, and a short drive to the University and CBD. Don’t miss out on this chance for your family to enjoy a truly special home.”

So as of February 2017, the dome has been passed onto a younger stewardship………image