Tate House

104 Flinders Esplanade, Taroona

Saturday, Nov 13

Booking required

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Architect: Esmond Dorney (1958) Preston Lane Architects (2021)

Originally designed by Esmond Dorney, the Tate House sits above the river’s edge with 180 degree views of the estuary, along with the hills and bays of the far shore.  The immediate foreground, originally beach and boat sheds, is now slightly masked by later development. The house is a continuation of the form and structural technology of the Dorney Shack (1957) and the Young (Butterfly) House of 1958. With immediate street frontage, this design needed to find a different solution from those two projects to ensure privacy in a developing suburban context. Allied to some solid panels, a slightly deeper setback allows the garden to mask the glazing. The form itself responds directly to the hills on the eastern horizon, offering a relaxed logic to the street view.

In 2019, the current owners commissioned Preston Lane Architects to carefully restore the existing house and update the interiors, maintaining the essence of the original building while also accommodating the changing needs of the clients, allowing them to age in place.

Pre-booked Tours: 10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am, 11.30 am 12 pm and 12.30 pm

Duration: 15 minutes

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Location

Taroona

Building Type

Residential

Architectural Periods

Contemporary (2001-current)

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)

Feature

Architectural Design

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Stair Access Only

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