Sinclair House

19 Meath Avenue, Taroona, TAS

Saturday, Nov 14

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Architect: Esmond Dorney

One of the unknown – an important one – the Sinclair house sits in the transformation of the immediate post-war period, where architect, Esmond Dorney, explores a largely new approach to environment, space and materiality as a response to a new landscape and a changed economic environment. There is a significant shift from the premise of the the pre-war projects. The weatherboard is unusual but a few others survive from this period, when few other choices of cladding were available. Of particular note is the undulating roof, and its effective use of the local sawn short span green timber rafters and beams which create that form. It suggests the developing appeal of a curved roof even before he designs one. Recently thoughtfully landscaped and externally renovated this building shows how to respectfully approach the renovation of our heritage of important mid century modern residences. A credit to its custodians.

Built: 1952

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

Duration: 15 min

Location

Taroona

Building Type

Residential

Architectural Period

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)

Features

Affordable Design

Architectural Design

New to Program

Accessibility

Level Changes

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