Lo­cal home:

The Klap­sis fam­ily’s dream home owes its in­spi­ra­tion to Mt Welling­ton and the River Der­went, writes

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - FRONT PAGE - JARRAD BE­VAN

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

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