Image: Ray Joyce

With the most beautiful views of the Derwent Estuary, this groundbreaking Esmond Dorney Modernist building is the third iteration of the architect’s home for himself (1948, 1966 and 1978) . Located atop the abandoned fortifications of ¬†Fort Nelson it with multiple radiating split levels a sunken lounge and a mid-century Modern interior, this is the home of your dreams. Heritage listed, it is considered one of Australia’s great buildings.

Address: 22 Gardenia Grove, Sandy Bay

Highlights: Fort, conversation pit, roof design and views.

Building specs: Type: Fort & House. Year Built: 1904 (Fort Nelson) 1949, 1966 and 1978 (Dorney House). Architect: Esmond Dorney