Lo­cal home :

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

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

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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