Oh me oh my! Our listings from Tassie seem to be getting exponentially better and this is a heart-racing standout. Of course it comes from no other than Ray Heffernan, an architect who is fast becoming our MCM go-to for Tasmania in the same pattern as Seidler for Sydney and Boyd for Melbourne. We have listed a few of his works before, each in their way incorporating his unfussy yet marvellous trademarks; a cascading form of beams and horizontal textures, panes of glass, brick dividers, paving and a specifically natural-world vernacular. This particular home with the fantastic moniker of ‘Tripptree House'(1962) maintains it all, a highpoint Heffernan’s output, and is nationally recognised as a significant addition to Australian Modernist story. That outrageous vista and the lounge room taking it in but also allowing for northern sun to flood the other side – it’s design like this which separates the surface from the substance – taking comfortable living back to it’s elemental best – natural light, warmth, breezes and cooling. If moving to Tasmania was on the cards, this would be the ace to confirm it.
‘Tripptree House’ 26 Illawong Cres, Taroona TAS
May 13, 2015 | Archives