Image: Markree House

Markree House Museum and Garden is one of Hobart’s hidden treasures. Built in 1926 for Cecil and Ruth Baldwin, the intimate house and grounds reflect the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement, with hand-finished details throughout. The house contains a rich archive of family heirlooms, including 1920s Tasmanian oak and blackwood furniture by local cabinet makers Coogan and Vallance & Co. Markree’s beautiful garden reveals the influence of leading Australian garden designer Edna Walling. Stop and smell the roses in bloom.

Address: 145 Hampden Road, Battery Point

Highlights: Edna Walling-style garden, roses in bloom

Building specs: Type: Arts & Crafts House. Year Built: 1926. Architect: Bernard Ridley Walker


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