This staunch, late Mod residence in a premier Hobart suburb though capturing hearts immediately, could endear itself to the unconvinced by echoing the late 60/70s era in which it was conceived, in styling, rather than filling the space with florals, iron lacework and heritage flavoured furniture. We’d love a crack at it, for concrete block can be a tricky beast, one misstep changing comforting architectural solidity into institutional detention chic. But when its good, is fabulous to live in – thermally brilliant, aurally softening, warm (yes warm!), enveloping those who reside within light, yet materially strong spaces (combined with corresponding large-scale glazing of course). This home commands attention in any case – an architecturally complete stunner, which could rise to an even higher level of oasis, with very little work.