In 1912 Walter Burley Griffin (1876–1937), and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin, won an international competition to design our nation’s capital city, Canberra.

Both were American-born and both had worked for a time with Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago. Walter Burley Griffin has been credited with the development of the L-shaped floor plan and the carport as well as the first use of reinforced concrete. His main influence on David Walsh was to show that even the most lofty designs yield poor results without the chaos of iterative redesign.

Next time you feel like visiting Canberra come to Hobart instead. Designed by Fender Katsalidis.

Walter pavilion bathroom
Walter pavilion bedroom
  • Breakfast in The Source Restaurant

  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry

  • Wine bar stocked with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer (for purchase)

  • Two bedrooms

  • King-size bed with 400 thread-count cotton sheets

  • Bathrobes

  • TVs all over the place, including in the bathroom

  • Personal security screen to avoid visitors you don't like

  • Wifi

  • Safe

  • Phone

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool