Kaljuvee House

6 Rosehill Crescent, Lenah Valley

Saturday, Nov 13

Booking required

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Architect: Esmond Dorney (1952)

This building may be one of Hobart’s great secrets: the house is perched above a quarry face far below the street level and is invisible from any public space. As dramatic proof of the legitimacy of this urban myth, it was discovered in poor condition by the current owners, as no one knew it was there! Now beautifully restored, this is its first public outing.

Approached by a stairway that winds from the street high above, two pavilions – one private and one social – are defined by a partial level change and a butterfly of two opposing skillion rooves. An expressed skeletal structure wraps the portico entrance and shades the fully glazed northern wall which opens to a stunning panorama of the River Derwent and the hills of the Midlands. The open living space (masked by a wall planter Scarpa would be proud of) soars over the garden and into the landscape.

Pre-booked Tour Times: 1 pm, 1.30 pm, 2 pm, 2.30 pm and 3 pm

Duration: 15 minutes

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Location

Lenah Valley

Building Type

Residential

Architectural Period

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)

Features

Architectural Design

New to Program

Accessibility

Level Changes

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