Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Art Deco Hobart Residence

A striking art deco home in Hobart.  These kind of homes are large and the curves and staright lines of the concrete and glass are very interesting, as are the port hole windows.


  1. They ARE big, aren't they? And gorgeous. As you showed in your "Streamlined Gem in Launceston" and in your "Red and White Themed Art Deco" home, the curves seemed to be much bolder than they were in Melbourne at the same time.

    Have a look at a large deco house in Melbourne: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2203850308_0f7bb7989f.jpg . The corners are gently curved alright, as are the balconies, but not totally rounded like the Tasmanian homes seemed to have been.

  2. Indeed, it is interesting the different styles within a period in different states. I think that's why it's all the more important to document modernist places as it not only showcases the period, but also highlights the differences across towns, cities, and states.

  3. Hels your comment about Melbourne Art Deco houses is, to put it mildly, rubbish. The link that you included cant be opened so I dont know the house that it refers to but can assure you that many of the Melbourne houses contained similar bold curves and are just as rounded. The vocabulary of houses is quite similar across Australia. Suggest you have a good look at the Flickr site Art Deco Australasia or at my book on Art Deco Melbourne - Robin Grow, Melbourne

  4. I've had the pleasure of having been through this house, it's really lovely...especially the stair case behind that big curve.



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