bedroom ends the eastern pavilion, which also incorporates the living areas of the house.
Originally intended to “float” about the ground, the final product has the house anchored down after a scare early on in the process.
“One disappointing thing was when we worked out where the house was going to be and then bushfires came through and took it all down to nothing,” Craig said.
“All that was left was just sand and skeletons of boobialla and plants. That set [ the owners] back for a bit and the project was put on hold for about a year as they re- established the landscape.”
Despite facing south, the home has a six- star energy rating due to extensive
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use of double- glazed glass, thermal mass, cross ventilation and solar collectors. The northern deck extends from the courtyard to provide some shelter and the viewing deck above is semi- sunken in the roof zone, providing an intimate yet protected means of being fully exposed to the view over the Freycinet Peninsula and the elements.
The Churchill residence is one of two Rosevear projects up for consideration at the awards, along-side the omnipod in Hobart’s CBD.
“We don’t enter everything but when you do have something you feel proud of it’s nice to see what your peers think of it, and also to see what they’re doing,” Craig said.
“We don’t do it every year but this year we have two, which is unusual but it made sense because of the quality of the work.”
Architect Craig Rosevear, left, has entered his clients’ Dolphin Sands home in this year’s Tasmanian Architecture Awards.