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Oh Hobart ♥

I love a good sticky-beak and what better opportunity where one that is encouraged and expected!

Open House Hobart opened the doors of many amazing buildings in Hobart last weekend, for you to have a little bo-beep.

Unfortunately we only managed to see two homes this year due to limited time and School Fair commitments, but both were great.  The first was a home in Boa Vista Road in North Hobart – an original 1940’s Art-Deco home, with its many original features in tact.

The other was The Barn, a converted stables in West Hobart that I just loved!  I could have moved in – albeit a little small for all of us!

This long derelict 1829 Georgian barn on the fringe of the Hobart CBD was once part of the stables of Goulburn Street’s Bull’s Head Hotel.  Made of local sandstone and convict bricks, it also features a 45 degree pitched roof-perfect for generous loft living.  The nine by five metre footprint was built for purpose and economy; the ground floor accommodated four stalls and the 45 degree pitched roof allowed for generous loft storage.  Although modest in size (a mere 62 square metres) the stable is rich in history, texture and olfactory delights.  The architects retained as much of the existing building fabric as possible and, where services and amenity were required, they provided ‘new insertions’.  It was important that, by doing so, all new work read differently to the existing and, as with any good relationship, the past and the present have space to breathe.  The architects used volume, outlook and a clear material strategy to define spaces and encourage variety and play.

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Open House Hobart

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart

Open House Hobart invites you to be a tourist in your own city. Get out your camera and photograph the buildings and spaces you walk past every day; take a peek at how others live, work and play; and see how the city’s infrastructure works. Look up, look inside, climb a belltower or a rubber tree, and take in the incredible views from different vantage points around town.

This is exactly what we did on Saturday with my parents, who were visiting for the weekend – we had a little peek into a few of Hobart’s amazing buildings … old and new.  With Dad in his wheelchair and James in his pram, we wheeled along to Gibson’s City Flour Mill; IMAS (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies), The Ordnance Store (Jaws Architects) and Mawson’s Hut.

I loved having a poke around these amazing buildings, to witness a glimpse inside – giving you a whole new appreciation for our fabulous city.

Ah Hobart – I love you more and more! ♥

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

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Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Mawson Place

Mawson Place

Mawsons Place

Mawsons Place

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