This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

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.

Similar Stories

Modernist Australia

A Bohemian Blue Mountains Modernist Beauty On The Market!

A breathtaking Blue Mountains home, with real Australian Modern flair.
Patricia Callan

Modernist Australia

A Secret Modernist Stunner For Sale On Sydney's North Shore

After cherishing this unbelievable home for over 45 years, the current owners are ready to hand over the keys to a considerate new custodian...
Patricia Callan

Modernist Australia

This House By Seidler's First Apprentice Is On The Market

Tour the 1964-built home by architect Don Gazzard on Sydney's Upper North Shore.
Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs

This Week

Stays

An Architect’s Handcrafted Home + Bathhouse Turned Unique Accommodation

Take a look inside Liptrap Loft—a one-of-a-kind cabin with a Japanese-inspired bathhouse in Walkerville, Victoria.

Food

Julia's Miso Eggplant Rice Bowls

Quick, tasty and oh-so-healthy (and vegan!) - Julia Busuttil Nishimura's sticky and sweet miso eggplant bowl will be your new go-to dinner!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

News

See Ethiopian-Norwegian Artist Olana Janfa's Colourful, Debut Solo Show!

The Melbourne-based painter’s first solo show is opening tonight, exploring themes of language, race and status in his playful works.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

The Melbourne Designer Creating Clever Furniture, For Small Spaces

Meet designer Katrina Ramm of Ka Ra Studio, who's playful pieces that that make the most of the ‘precious space’ inside our homes!
Christina Karras

Design Eye

Architect Luke Fry, On Modernising A Heritage Home

Architect Luke Fry shares his advice on sensitively balancing old and new, when modernising a heritage home!

Interiors

A New Kitchen Designed To Look Old, With No White Joinery In Sight!

A Reservoir, Melbourne kitchen with the look of the past and functionality of the present.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Kate Reid, Founder Of Lune Croissanterie

A peek into the inner workings of Lune's ‘croissant Formula One team’ - and what this impressive entrepreneur gets up to in a day!
Christina Karras

Gardens

A Sensitively Built Coastal Garden, Designed To Look ‘Untouched’

The Garden Social carefully designed a garden, built into waterfront sand dunes on NSW's South Coast, where the serene seascape beyond takes...
Christina Karras

Shopping

11 Of The Best Places To Score Vintage Furniture + Homewares

Hunting down everything from 70s modular sofas, to retro gems from Europe, see the 11 vintage sellers and stores we love!
Christina Karras

Interiors

A Charming Victorian Cottage, Reorientated + Optimised For Decades To Come

Pipkorn Kilpatrick goes back to basics to enhance the interior and natural light of this Victorian cottage.

Architecture

A Floating House Entangled In Brush Box Trees On North Stradbroke Island

The tree canopy takes precedence over ocean views in this holiday home for three families, designed by Conrad Gargett architects.

News

Don't Miss Major Discounts On Designer Furniture At DOMO's Black Friday Sale!

Here’s everything you need to know about DOMO’s Black Friday Sale, with 20% off iconic designer brands, for one day only!
Sponsored

Shopping

These Deliciously Colourful Picnic Rugs Are Made From Recycled Plastic!

The season of picnicking has arrived, and we've found the best rugs to see you through pizzas in the park and fish and chips on the beach.

Homes

A Melbourne Family’s Ever Changing ‘Light House’

An innovative, sculptural screen invites dynamic shadows into the family home of Andrew Jaques, and Christina Chiodo, renovated by Layan.

News

An Exhibition Of Abstract, Thought-Provoking Pieces Is On Now At Heide

See a line-up of abstract works exploring negative space and time, featuring leading Australians and world-famous artists like Anish Kapoor!...
Sponsored

Similar Stories

Modernist Australia

A Bohemian Blue Mountains Modernist Beauty On The Market!

A breathtaking Blue Mountains home, with real Australian Modern flair.
Patricia Callan

Modernist Australia

A Secret Modernist Stunner For Sale On Sydney's North Shore

After cherishing this unbelievable home for over 45 years, the current owners are ready to hand over the keys!
Patricia Callan

Modernist Australia

This House By Seidler's First Apprentice Is On The Market

Tour the 1964-built home by architect Don Gazzard on Sydney's Upper North Shore.
Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net