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This 1950s Sandy Bay Stunner Is On The Market

Modernist Australia

We’ve been missing our monthly dose of Modernist Australia – but with this Tassie home, Trish is back with a bang!

Positioned in the coveted Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay, this 1950s home with sweeping views is sure to get the heart racing.

7th February, 2020

Photo – courtesy of Harcourts Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Harcourts Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Harcourts Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Harcourts Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Harcourts Real Estate.

Photo – courtesy of Harcourts Real Estate.

Patricia Callan
Friday 7th February 2020

A  delicious dose of the Dorney today, that is Esmond Dorney, perhaps Hobart’s most under-the-radar hometown boy, whose body of residential work nonetheless continues to keep popping up and enthralling all of us on the mainland. This home in particular is a sensational circa 1958 residence, having undergone a respectful reno that clearly took utmost care to preserve some signature features, not least of which is that insane rounded timber and stone fireplace – a touch of panelled magic from a man who loves a good curve (as seen in his own, now heritage-listed, house). Kudos to whoever was responsible.

It’s not every day you get the chance to own a slice of Tasmanian MCM mythology, let alone one with unbeatable orientation basking in the full southern sunshine and already refreshed with simple elegance. So we say, if a move’s been on your mind, now is the time to step up.

View the listing here, and original Modernist Australia article here.

Run by Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs, Modernist Australia is the passion-project/website dedicated to raising the profile of mid-century design and modernist principles in Australia. For more swell eye-candy, visit Modernistaustralia.com.

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