The Minallo Residence
Minallo was built in 1891 – a grand residence once commanding a proud position on a hill overlooking the city of Hobart. JAWSARCHITECTS was commissioned to progressively renovate and enhance the home, the brief developed from a desire to connect each living area of the house better with its large garden.
The work involved a new open-plan kitchen and dining room with the installation of pivot doors and windows. A pantry store and laundry were discretely positioned behind a glazed link that connects to a new double-height garden conservatory.
This indoor-outdoor room nestles into the garden, opening fully to a large deck. The view from this room creates a compelling vista upwards, towards the sky and to large trees beyond. The living room has altered from a thoroughfare into a restful room, with a new bay window creating a direct visual connection across the deck to the beautiful garden.
Principal builder – Lawless Builders
Additional builder – Freeman Building (earlier minor works)
Photographer – Peter Mathew
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