Prospect Villa is one of Tasmania’s significant early Colonial Georgian country houses. Positioned on the Northern side of Clyde Hill, it overlooks the historic township of Hamilton, surrounding farmland and River Clyde. It was built by convict labour on land granted to James Triffett in 1824. The house was further extended in 1834 for the district surgeon, Dr John Sharland, who named it ‘Prospect’. Today, the house is testament to one of the best surviving works by colonial architect Edward Winch.
Prospect has been fully restored and retains some of the finest architectural features found in Tasmania, and was recently featured by renowned garden writer Graham Ross on Better Homes and Garden. You can watch the video here.