Architect: Charles Webb
City of Melbourne | C20
One of the finest examples of a 19th century three-storey terrace house in Australia, ‘Tasma Terrace’ was built in 1879 for wealthy grain merchant George Nipper as a stylish guesthouse and family home. Facing demolition and replacement with high-rise towers in 1970, the unique building was saved through the advocacy of the National Trust. It now serves as the head office of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and retains much of its original external decorative features such as cement render urns and decorative cast iron balconies. The interior features decorative cornices and ceiling roses, as well as elegant timber staircases. On display will be some of the garments from the forthcoming Super 70s (in italics) costume show which opens at Rippon Lea mansion in Elsternwick on 27 July.
Need to Know
Open: Thursday 3 & Thursday 1 January 10am - 4pm
What's Open: Ground Floor Gallery, Conservatory, Sitting Room and shop.
Tour Type: C20
Access: Limited mobility access
Building Type: Cultural
Year Built: 1878-1879, 1886-1887
Transport: Tram stop 10: Parliament Station – Albert St/Nicholson St on routes 35, 86 and 96
Photo Credit: Rohan Storey
Photography Restricted: Yes
2-12 Parliament Place, East Melbourne 3002, VIC