Lap­ping it up:

This Nor­wood home, just out­side Launce­s­ton, com­plete with open-plan lounge and din­ing ar­eas which open out to a stun­ning out­door pool, has been de­signed to suit the own­ers’ love of en­ter­tain­ing, writes JAR­RAD BE­VAN

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - CONTENTS -

Own­ers are rapt with their Nor­wood home

MIR­ROR­ING the vi­va­cious per­son­al­ity of his clients led ar­chi­tect Sam Haberle to de­sign a home best de­scribed as a “bold state­ment in de­sign”.

The Nor­wood prop­erty, just out­side of Launce­s­ton, was dubbed the Car­rera House - a lovely com­bi­na­tion of beau­ti­ful and cre­ative, dar­ing de­sign.

Sam said on a site like this it was im­por­tant to open the home to the views and to take in the nat­u­ral north fac­ing as­pect.

He said the site was steep and the plan was tricky to for­malise, but from that tricky brief the S. Group team was able to achieve a good bal­ance be­tween de­sign and func­tion­al­ity.

“Our clients’ main brief for this house was for the home to be a hub for en­ter­tain­ing,” Sam said. “It needed to be spa­cious, bold and for each space to cap­ture the amaz­ing views of the nearby moun­tains and vine­yards. The per­son­al­ity of the home­own­ers, Tony and Kate Bush, was a big point in the de­sign.

“They are big en­ter­tain­ers and love a party, hence the need for the large open­planned lounge, kitchen and din­ing ar­eas open­ing onto the main talk­ing point, which is the pool and al­fresco area.”

A glo­ri­ous swim­ming pool is a must for a house like this one. But it is not the only fea­ture that will im­me­di­ately grab a visi­tor’s eye.

Along­side the pool, peo­ple are bound to be drawn to a punchy, ex­ter­nal form that is noth­ing if not a con­ver­sa­tion starter.

Sam said the bright or­ange tri­an­gle found at the back of the home had evolved dur­ing the build process.

“The idea be­hind the strik­ing colour was to get that cor­ner of the home to pop,” he said. “When you look at houses, of­ten there is a lot of love given to the view that is seen from the street.

“How­ever, a fea­ture like this or­ange one tells a unique story.

“It can be seen as you ap­proach the en­try; it re­ally makes the back cor­ner of the house a fea­ture.”

Sam said the Car­rera House own­ers were “su­per ex­cited” to have the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a home that was de­signed specif­i­cally for their needs. “It was per­sonal,” he said. “And to top off the great clients the site was epic, too.

“The view to the moun­tains is some­thing that you do not grow tired of and to throw a pool into a Tassie home de­sign, that was a to­tal bonus!”

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