Jim Tasker & Ian Garton

Tasker House

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Tasker House

1955 house designed by

James Robert Tasker, OAM

1970s remodelling by

James Robert Tasker, OAM & Ian Garton, architect


James Robert Tasker, OAM


Chatswood NSW 2076


5 bed, 2 bath, 3 car,
multiple living

Furniture Curation

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49 Moola Parade offers a rare combination on the Lower North Shore – a home that combines a wonderful mix of architectural elements; soulful spaces; indoor outdoor connections; lots of space and volume and enjoys a ‘parkland setting’ of 1,948 sq m.

Set on the high side of the road, a hop, skip and a jump from Lane Cove and Chatswood shops, public transport and schools, yet feeling a million miles away in its forest of blackbutt, angophora and turpentine trees, the Tasker House is a little bit of magic.

Having a forest in the back yard, it was an idyllic place to grow up. We wish the next owners as much joy as we have had.”

Liz Tasker

The Design

The soaring cathedral living room is the star of the show, but the sunroom enclosed on three sides by glass looking out into trees, or the sundecks or patio are where most family time is spent.

Built as a wedding present for his young wife by James Robert Tasker OAM, Master Builder and founding member of the Workshop Arts Centre, and builder of choice to some of Sydney’s best architects, it was substantially remodelled in 1971 to accommodate a growing family of four children.

With five bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, a downstairs rumpus room, it also has a large garage and workshop, a wine cellar and not forgetting the enormous garden. Think treehouses, cabins and zip wires – whatever one could dream of. Never before listed, this much-loved home to three generations of Taskers should not be missed.



– original Mid-Century Modern design
– double brick construction
– on concrete slab
– voluminous, large main living space
– in/outdoor connection to parkland setting
– light-filled garden room
– combustion stove & open fireplace
– large under house storage & workshop
– dual street access

Floor plan


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49 Moola Parade, Chatswood NSW 2067


5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, multiple living, 3 cars (double carport & garage)

Land area

1,948 sq m (20,968 sq ft)


Environment + Structure

North facing to rear

Rare 'parkland' setting

Mature trees, native seed bank

Double brick

Concrete slab



By appointment only: please call 1300 814 768


Marcus Lloyd-Jones
0424 00 55 31

For Sale

Private Treaty
Price Guide: $3.1M – $3.4M

We look forward to welcoming you
to the house

By appointment only: please call 1300 814 768


Marcus Lloyd-Jones
Modern House Estate Agents
Mobile: 0424 00 55 31
National: 1300 814 768
International: +61 2 8014 5363
Email: viewings@modernhouse.co

For Sale

Private Treaty
Price Guide: $3.1M – $3.4M