The dream team
Cambridge House was the perfect excuse for local builders In2Construction Services and Hobart architectural firm DW+A to come together and create a timeless and elegant abode for its lucky owners, writes JARRAD BEVAN
A local build has given In2Construction the chance to work with DW+A
FOR In2Construction Services owner Peter Ventieri, working with Xavier Wakefield from Hobart architectural firm DW+A was a dream.
“Xavier really is amazing to work with, very humble and talented,” Peter said.
“Over the years we had talked about, but not had the opportunity to work together, until this house.
“Xavier had always spoken about waiting for the “dream house”,” Peter said.
Then a chance to design and build a home in Cambridge which fitted the bill perfectly.
It was recently the winner of the award for Dwelling Construction Over $1m at the 2017 Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence.
Set over two levels looking toward Acton and the water at Dodges Ferry, the finishes, materials and details of this four bedroom home are all of the highest quality.
Timeless and elegant, it impressively blends stone, glass, timber and steel.
Every construction project comes with its own set of challenges, among them at this house was programming two months of stonework simultaneously with the floor-wall and wall-ceiling junction work.
“It was a challenge that was impressively resolved by our foreman Charlie Greenwood,” Peter said.
Peter said there was something magical about this property.
“There is a real warmth to it,” he said.
“Not just the design or construction but also in the way the owners breathed life into it with the furnishings and interior design.”
There is a real warmth to it ... Not just the design or construction but also in the way the owners breathed life into it with the furnishings and interior designs
Of the many highlight features found in this chic contemporary abode, one in particular stands out to Peter.
“I love the marble feature that surrounds the fireplace — it is outstanding,” he said.
“With the veins running through it, it
is a piece of art.
“The other feature that stands out to me is the cantilevered deck.”
Peter said another key design feature of Cambridge House was its entry stairs.
They feature floating Tasmanian oak treads on steel stingers with a waxed Tasmanian oak railing detail against the backdrop of the natural limestone walls.
The interiors of the home are luxurious.
There is American oak joinery in the kitchen that ties in with the oak cabinetry that is found around the marble fireplace.
The kitchen is highlighted by marble benchtops and high-end appliances.
In the master bedroom there is a stained American oak headboard, more marble in the ensuite’s benches and walls plus the standout feature, a freestanding bathtub set beside floor-to-ceiling windows.
Frameless glass balcony balustrades allow uninterrupted views from the lounge out through a tiled undercover balcony on the northeastern end of the home.
Cambridge House is an excellent example of the high-end work completed by this local business.
Peter said company had won about 30 building awards including the Master Builders Residential Builder of the Year on two occasions and a national award for Dwelling Construction Between $500,000 and $1m.