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Slow Beam architectural getaway in Hobart | homestyle
If an artsy, architectural escape designed to take the pressure down is music to your ears, you’d better book your stay. Every good Australian getaway needs a few marsupials in the mix, and with a wilding quarter-acre backyard in which wallabies often make an appearance, Hobart’s Slow Beam has it covered. But that’s not even the best bit. The designer dwelling is the personal project of Tasmania native Keith Mason and his wife Lauren Bamford, and they’ve filled it with outstanding art. Unable to purchase property in Melbourne, where they live with their one-year-old daughter Dot, and tired of springing for accommodation when visiting family in Hobart, photographer Lauren and musician Keith began looking into the idea of building a holiday home for themselves (and Airbnb guests) instead — and fate stepped in. “This was the first and only block of land we looked at,” says Keith. “It’s on an older street on the fringe of a bush reserve, the views were impressive, and it just seemed to have loads of potential.” Embracing Lauren’s friendship with …