Hobart Homes: Lower Jordan Hill Road, West Hobart
by Stephanie Williams
A traditional Federation villa on Lower Jordan Road in West Hobart has had a beautiful facelift, conceived by Hobart-based architecture firm Taylor and Hinds. The project recently won the prestigious Edith Emery Award for Residential Architecture Houses (Alterations and Additions) as part of the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects (Tasmania) awards, an award they’ve taken out in previous years.
The showstopping high-ceilinged timber-lined living room creates a sense of cocooned calm, and the large window and sandstone terrace capture the once-lacking sunlight. The clean, white kitchen extends the sense of calm, and in the bathroom, a brass screen separates the various work zones while also throwing beautiful copper-toned light. Outside, new cladding plays with the scale of the original weatherboard and operable awning shutters allow easy management of privacy and light. It’s easy to imagine yourself relaxing in the galley library, with curved timber ceiling, peering out through the shutters on a fine day.
Photography by Adam Gibson.