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Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp lists her historic Taroona dream home for over $1.8m

Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp lists her historic Taroona dream home on the market and is asking for over $1.8million


Marta Dusseldorp and her husband Ben Winspear are selling their 1800s era home at Taroona in Hobart, Tasmania.

The 48-year-old Australian actress and her partner have listed the historic property with Harrison Agents Hobart.

The Winmarleigh Lodge and Stables house will be open to offers over $1.8 million, according to realestate.com.au.

A page out of the history books: Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp has put her historic Taroona dream home on the market

‘We wanted to give our children the chance to grow up here because it is such a beautiful nurturing place and this home reflected that,’ said Marta.

‘It is a great house to dream in,’ she continued. ‘And a house where you can believe anything is possible. We are sad to let it go.’

The family bought the home in March 2017 for $1.1 million and were attracted by the ‘unique appeal’ and the ‘amount of dreaming space’ to ‘express’ themselves.

Figures: The 48-year-old Australian actress and her partner listed the 1800s property with Harrison Agents Hobart. It will be open to offers over $1.8 million

Figures: The 48-year-old Australian actress and her partner listed the 1800s property with Harrison Agents Hobart. It will be open to offers over $1.8 million 

'It is a great house to dream in': The family bought the home in March 2017 for $1.1 million and were attracted by the 'unique appeal' and the 'amount of dreaming space' to 'express' themselves

‘It is a great house to dream in’: The family bought the home in March 2017 for $1.1 million and were attracted by the ‘unique appeal’ and the ‘amount of dreaming space’ to ‘express’ themselves

The Tudor Revival-style home is an icon in the Taroona landscape.  

It was built in 1888 on the Winmarleigh estate to provide a house for the coach, horses and the gatekeeper.

It was transformed 40 years later to form a family residence for the son of the original owner, his wife and their four children. 

Renovations to the home had changed the carriage house, stables and tack room into spacious living areas.  

Inclusions: Built traditionally with solid brick, the landmark property features three expansive living areas, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, farm-style kitchen, sunny conservatory and a driveway open for two vehicles

Inclusions: Built traditionally with solid brick, the landmark property features three expansive living areas, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, farm-style kitchen, sunny conservatory and a driveway open for two vehicles

Built traditionally with solid brick, the landmark property features three expansive living areas, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, farm-style kitchen, sunny conservatory and a driveway open for two vehicles. 

The property’s grounds include gardens with a variety of exotic plants, flowers and bushes with a wide open area and a gorgeous nature backdrop. 

Dusseldorp and her husband used the abundant room at the Lodge to create ‘work areas,’ which helped form the idea for their production company, Archipelago Productions. 

The couple said they will greatly miss leaving the historic property along with the ‘beautiful community’ in Taroona.  

An artist's paradise: Dusseldorp and her husband used some of the abundant room at the Lodge to create 'work areas,' which later formed the idea for their production company

An artist’s paradise: Dusseldorp and her husband used some of the abundant room at the Lodge to create ‘work areas,’ which later formed the idea for their production company

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