Photographer: Jacinda Dales

Described by ArchitectureAU as ‘a humble masterpiece’ and with the most beautiful views of the Derwent Estuary, this groundbreaking Esmond Dorney building is the third iteration of the architect’s own home. Located atop the abandoned fortifications of Fort Nelson, it features multiple radiating split levels, a sunken lounge and interior that will be decorated by Suzie Cooper and Tess Crellin for Open House Hobart in gorgeous mid-century modern style.

Address: 24 Gardenia Grove, Sandy Bay

Highlights: Fort, conversation pit, roof design and views.

Building specs: Type: Fort & House. Year Built: 1904 (Fort Nelson) 1949, 1966 and 1978 (Dorney House). Architect: Esmond Dorney


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