KEEN property hunters — with excellent memories — might remember when Tasmanian artistic couple John and Penny Smith’s space-aged geodesic dome home at Mount Nelson hit the market.
With its curved shape, sustainability-focused design and impeccable retro chic, it is a property that’s hard to forget.
For those who love the idea of a dome, but have also been eyeing Bruny Island properties — for a full-time dwelling, weekender or short-term accommodation — this property at Apollo Bay might tick every box.
Charlotte Peterswald for Property senior representative Craig Anderson said work started on this property in Youngs Road in about 1996.
“It was built by prominent Tasmanian bespoke furniture designer and maker, the late John Smith and his ceramist wife Penny Smith,” Craig said.
“Subject to approvals, it would make a brilliant Airbnb.
“It certainly would be a fabulous holiday home, and for small families and couples it would make an enviable abode.
“Plus, the boathouse would make a great granny flat.”
The dome is set in an dreamy location with bushland surrounds and the water’s edge mere steps away from its door — there is access to the waterfront to cast a line or enjoy a dip.
This fascinating, self-sufficient residence boasts views over Apollo Bay and down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
The property has solar-powered batteries and ample water.
There is a galley-style kitchen, along with a covered outdoor barbecue area complete with a wood-fired oven and hotplate, as well as a wash-up sink and plenty of storage.
The dome was designed to take advantage of the captivating outlook from its living and mezzanine sleeping quarters.
The geodesic dome is surrounded by a deck, providing the perfect place to enjoy Bruny Island’s natural beauty.
In cooler months the property can be warmed by its multiple wood heaters.
The outdoor tub is another eye-catching feature, and for convenient alfresco dining, a table can be positioned over it.
Further accommodation is available in an adjacent fully lined (boathouse) shed resplendent with its own private balcony.
The location is about a 10-minute drive from the Roberts Point ferry terminal.
No.29 Youngs Road, Apollo Bay is listed with Charlotte Peterswald for Property, it is priced in the $595,000-plus range.