Actors Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear, busy with plans to launch a theatre company in Hobart, are seeking tenants for their charming Paddington terrace.
They called the historic Paddington terrace home for four years, having paid $2,125,000 in 2013 when upgrading from their 1895 Leichhardt home.
Dusseldorp is best known for her role in A Place To Call Home, while Winspear starred in the Underbelly: Badness series.
Their Paddington terrace first became available for lease in 2017 when they quietly made the move to their $1.1 million Tasmanian acquisition with Derwent River views. At the time the gossip magazines had them heading to Hollywood, but rather it was back to Hobart for Winspear, who’d moved to the mainland in 1995 after winning a place at National Institute of Dramatic Art.
The Paddington St terrace is now back up for lease at $1700 a week, the same asking rental they sought two years ago. The four-bedroom terrace with high ceilings, ornate cornices and kauri floors features three original marble fireplaces.
It is being offered through Phillips Pantzer Donnelly property manager Ferhat Akin.
Four-bedroom Paddington rentals have a $1550 median, according to realestate.com.au, based on 66 lettings over the past year.
The couple have recently formed Archipelago Productions, with plans for a play inspired by Marta’s friend Favel Parrett’s novel Past The Shallows, set in southern Tasmania.
“I believe theatre made here can be as good as anywhere in the world,” Dusseldorf told The Hobart Mercury. Having optioned the book, Archipelago and the Sydney Theatre Company have commissioned playwright Julian Larnach to prepare it for the stage.
For a month next February, Dusseldorf returns in the STC’s season-opener Deep Blue Sea, Terence Rattigan’s 1952 classic, where she takes on the Hester Collier role.