The Klapsis family’s dream home owes its inspiration to Mt Wellington and the River Derwent, writes
S.Group design makes the most of view
Dream homes come in all shapes and sizes; for Lisa and Tony Klapsis theirs was sculpted in a truly unique form.
From every angle their sleek and stylish contemporary home intrigues and often tricks the eye.
There is concrete-look cladding that is typically used on a house’s exterior that the Klapsis family brought indoors. In other places there are “wood” panels that turn out to not be timber at all.
Then there are the little details that make the home sing. Tony explained that if it were possible to lift the angular shape of the exterior on the street side of the house and spin it toward Mt Wellington, the cladding mirrors the shape of the majestic mountain.
There are endless more pitch-perfect details found inside, from the linkways to the voids to the window bench seats that each work in harmony to create a light-filled, luxurious lifestyle.
For Tony and Lisa the position of their block overlooking Blackmans Bay Beach and the Derwent River was a vital puzzle piece when creating their dream home.
Tony said in a location such as this, a homeowner gets just one chance to make the most of the setting so it was important to “take their time and do it right”.
As an experienced building industry professional — a builder, project manager and director of Klapsis & Associates Pty Ltd — Tony has the skills to build their dream home himself; even if it meant working seven days a week for half a year.
Tony and Lisa’s chose Launceston’s S. Group to design their home. Of the numerous amazing features, the design of the home ensures — upstairs and down — every inch of the house fully absorb those amazing water views.
Living here is a delight, we never take it for granted