677 Huon Road, Fern Tree, TAS

Architect: David McGlashan

The Canning family commissioned architect David McGlashan to design them a family home at Fern Tree after the original house on the site was lost in the 1967 Black Tuesday bush fires.

The house consists of three adjoined pavilions stepped down the sloping site and in common with other McGlashan and Everist houses, uses minimal and natural materials. The floor to ceiling glazing affords each room its own relationship to a different aspect of the surrounding gardens.  Elements in the design and construction are shared in common with other McGlashan Everist houses, such as Heide II and Grimwade House in Victoria.

Built: 1969

Tour Times: 10 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am, 12.15 pm, 1 pm, 1.45 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.15 pm.

Duration: 15 min

Note : Due to limited parking availability and safety concerns visitors are requested to park at the Chimney Pot Hill Car Park and walk up Huon Road to the property.


Fern Tree


Building Types


Spectacular Views

Architectural Period

Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)


Architectural Design

New to Program


Level Changes

Stair Access Only

Steep Incline

Uneven Surfaces

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