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Tassie builders Wilson Homes is giving home builders the chance to be inspired by the elegant and exquisite architectural style of the French Riviera with their latest St Tropez design, writes JARRAD BEVAN
Wilson Homes’ stunning new display home has a French connection
TASMANIAN award-winning builder Wilson Homes has upped the ante with its new range of architectural NextGen houses.
Public interest was huge in the opening week with more than 500 people visiting the New Town property for the first open home.
Dubbed the St Tropez, the display home is located in Garrington Park Estate at the former Kemp and Denning’s brickworks site.
Wilson Homes managing director Scott Wilson said in developing the new 10-hourse range they worked with architect Stuart Everitt to create houses well suited to the local market.
The idea was to capture the essence of modern living while providing affordable architectural designs.
Mr Everitt believes everyone should enjoy the benefits of an affordable, welldesigned home that offers natural flow from its central living areas.
The St Tropez has an immediate sense of airy space with its 2.7m high ceilings combined with a 2.35m-high door height.
The shutters give the house a Hamptons-like feel.
While the house itself is free-flowing with open-living spaces including a master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, a media room, study, children’s retreat, stacker doors that open the living area to a covered outdoor entertaining area, a gas heater, plus ducted heating and cooling.
The kitchen is a showstopper with its stone benches, overhead cupboards, under-mount rangehood and a butler’s pantry.
Aside from the free-flowing design the interior details are exquisite –from the square set niche in which to hang a painting or a TV, to the way the house has been styled including small things like a wallet on the bedside, classy black and white prints dotted around the home or the cricket bat in a wardrobe.
Mr Wilson said the St Tropez design likely has more features than people would choose to put into their own homes. However, it gives people an idea of what can be achieved.
Alongside variations like an alfresco cabana, appliance tower in the kitchen or a 1900mm-long laundry bench, people building one of these homes can choose how the facade looks – either a classic facade or a choice of three others including a Balinese resort-inspired facade.
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