Tasmanian terrace home comes with striking mural of iconic North Hobart character Cameron Williams


Behind the unassuming façade of this 1920s terrace house lies a striking one-of-a-kind feature – and the locals love it

  • A quaint terrace house features a vibrant mural painted on its side exterior wall
  • The mural is a much-loved feature of the inner city suburb of North Hobart
  • It depicts the well-known North Hobart character and artist Cameron Williams
  • Cameron would make and sell hand-carved hearts as necklaces and brooches 

Hiding behind the façade of this simple terrace home lies a surprisingly unique feature. 

The 1920s-built North Hobart home sits just north of the Tasmanian capital’s CBD and boasts an incredible vibrant mural painted on the exterior wall by a well-known street artist.

Depicting local character, Cameron Williams, the striking 6m x 13m mural has become an iconic feature of the inner-city suburb. 

A charming 1920s terrace home in North Hobart may look normal from the outside but it hides a one-of-a-kind feature that is much loved by the area’s residents

Depicting local character, Cameron Williams, the home has a striking 6m x 13m mural on the side exterior wall that has become an iconic feature of the inner-city suburb

Depicting local character, Cameron Williams, the home has a striking 6m x 13m mural on the side exterior wall that has become an iconic feature of the inner-city suburb

Sam Bates, who goes by Smug or Smugone, was commissioned to paint the photo-realistic portrait of Cameron on the home’s side wall in 2018 by the property’s then-owner Paul Sluyters. 

‘I chose Cameron because of his character face, his personality, and he is a local icon,’ Paul told the ABC after the mural was created. 

According to the locals, Cameron would frequently be seen in public green spaces creating chunky hearts made out of pine, which he would paint red and sell as necklaces or brooches like the one seen in the mural.   

‘North Hobart is our village, eclectic people from all walks of life live here, we watch out for one another and enjoy the best live music in Hobart in its pubs and cafes,’ Paul added. 

Inside, the charming three-bedroom home is filled with period details including the high ceilings, stained glass windows and old fireplaces

Inside, the charming three-bedroom home is filled with period details including the high ceilings, stained glass windows and old fireplaces

There is also a sunny, decked courtyard, polished timber floors throughout, a light-filled sunroom and a stunning master bedroom overlooking the leafy street below

There is also a sunny, decked courtyard, polished timber floors throughout, a light-filled sunroom and a stunning master bedroom overlooking the leafy street below 

‘We are a friendly bunch and our hospitality will stay with you forever, so Cam is one of us and we all have a story or yarn to spill.’ 

The quaint house is on the market with the online listing stating the famous mural ‘puts this home on the map’. 

Inside, the charming three-bedroom home is filled with period details including the high ceilings, stained glass windows and old fireplaces. 

There is also a sunny, decked courtyard, polished timber floors throughout, a light-filled sunroom and a stunning master bedroom overlooking the leafy street below. 

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