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

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

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.

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