While barns aren’t typically what you’d find in Australia’s architectural history, the Barn Hobart is the ultimate exception. The boutique accommodation was converted by architects and owners Liz Walsh and Alex Neilson, sitting at the rear of the former Bulls Head Hotel in Hobart’s West.
Built in the 1820s, the petite barn was in complete disuse before Alex and Liz discovered it. They saw what some would find drawbacks (small dimensions, raw interior) as central opportunities. For instance, the bathroom was transformed out what was originally a wooden-framed horse stall, to separate the kitchen, dining area and reading nook. Above is a mezzanine level once used to store hay, now a cosy bedroom and study area.