The SoHo Small House

12 Ingram Street, South Hobart

Architect: Maguire + Devine Architects (2021)

Created as a Tasmanian base for interstate grandparents, the SoHo Small House is a 45m2 ancillary dwelling. It is tucked at the the base of an existing north-facing sloped garden. This garden flows seamlessly onto the roof and is planted with native grasses and shrubs, improving the biodiversity of the site while concealing the dwelling from the houses above.

With a northerly aspect, the SoHo Small House opens to a suburban back laneway that affords it independent access through garden beds and a private courtyard with an outdoor bath. This location invites residents to engage with life on the laneway, helping to strengthen a sense of community within the neighbourhood.

The flexible floor plan provides a northerly aspect to the main bedroom and living area that can be adapted to accommodate a second private sleeping space. The warm wood tones enhance the subterranean atmosphere and the highly insulating earth roof and solar access make for a comfortable, energy-efficient home.

Open: Saturday 12 November, 10 am – 4pm

Note: The property is accessed via an unnamed laneway at the start of Ingram street (next to the no through road sign). On entering Ingram Street turn left immediately following what looks like a driveway behind a set of red brick apartments. Walking down the laneway, SoHo Small House is on your right and can be identified by the big planter beds.


South Hobart

Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Affordable Design

Architectural Design

New to Program

Sustainable Design


Level Changes

Stair Access Only

Uneven Surfaces

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