Behind the striking Dorney House at Fort Nelson sits the modest flat that Esmond Dorney designed for his young family after moving to Tasmania in 1948. Built in 1949 and altered in 1972, this building is a new addition to the Open House program and can be explored in conjunction with the main house.
Address: 22 Gardenia Grove, Sandy Bay
Open: 10 am - 4 pm Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November
Highlights: Fort, conversation pit, small design and views.
Building specs: Type: Fort & House. Year Built: 1904 (Fort Nelson) 1949, 1972 (Dorney Flat). Architect: Esmond Dorney