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.
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