Lo­cal home:

Lo­cal builders turn back time in Ac­ton.

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - LIVING -

TIM and Gay­lene Fletcher had a bold vision for their dream home – one that re­quired time, ef­fort and metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to be paid to every de­tail.

It is the sort of idea that sounds sim­ple enough. They wanted to build a new home but in the style of homes from a by­gone era.

That meant choos­ing the right builder who could rise to the challenge.

For the Fletch­ers and the team from Ho­bart build­ing firm Ron­ald Young & Co, the ex­cel­lent re­sults speak for them­selves.

Gay­lene said they could not be more thrilled with their home.

“It is a lovely house to live in, we are so happy with it,” she said.

In keep­ing with the Colo­nial ar­chi­tec­tural styles that the cou­ple love, their newly built home is pep­pered with fea­tures typ­i­cally found in much older prop­er­ties such as ex­tra high ceil­ings, dec­o­ra­tive ceil­ing roses and pic­ture rails. While the ex­pan­sive, French pat­terned, mar­ble tiles are an im­pos­si­ble-to-miss high­light. Tim said they even scored him a job of­fer.

“Paul Bur­nell [RY&C di­rec­tor], said I did a great job lay­ing the two and a half ton of tiles and that he would hap­pily hire me!” Tim said.

Along­side the pe­riod-style fea­tures like the chan­de­lier in the en­trance or the or­nate car­pen­try and join­ery, the cou­ple have a few mod­ern sur­prises tucked away like the sleek bath­rooms that tie in per­fectly with the liv­ing room’s colour pal­ette or the theatre room.

RY&C de­sign and sales man­ager James Collins de­scribed the Fletcher’s res­i­dence as a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of a coun­try, Fed­er­a­tion in­spired home.

“The home was to be spa­cious and el­e­gant while be­ing mod­ern, ef­fi­cient and com­fort­able,” he said.

“It boasts a lounge­room, re­cep­tion, a spa­cious open-plan din­ing room and a kitchen with a but­ler’s pantry.

“We in­cor­po­rated rosettes, flutes and crown mould­ing.

“An­other great fea­ture is the hand crafted front door.”

Tim said the cus­tom-made door was his favourite fea­ture in the home.For Gay­lene, her pick was Tim’s tiles.

“The team at Ron­ald Young did a beau­ti­ful job of bring­ing our in­spi­ra­tion to life,” she said.

“Get­ting the de­tails right was im­por­tant and they de­liv­ered ex­pertly.

“If one day we wanted to move and build again, we could hap­pily build this ex­act house on a new block — we adore it.”

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