Mercury (Hobart) - Property


An eye for detail, craftman skill and a passion for interior design combined to create this exquisite Howrah home.



IT was a husband-and-wife team effort to bring the Wills family home to fruition.

A showcase of craftsmans­hip, builder Corey Wills and his wife Jacqui, who has a sharp eye and passion for interiors, combined their talents on the three-level home they completed in 2017.

“We had a draftsman do the design,” Corey says. “But we did all the features and the interior design.”

The sloping 816sq m site, 15km due east of the city with gun barrel views of the River Derwent and Mount Wellington, dictated the overall design and layout of the home.

A palette of natural materials and neutral colours such as Victorian ash cladding on the top level, dark charcoal-hued render in the middle and grey block work on the ground floor and double garage were deliberate selections, a reflection of the surroundin­g bush backdrop.

“We wanted to take advantage of the views and build into the landscape,” Corey says.

“We built it with the intention to enjoy the home as a family but also to feature what we can do and showcase what I can do as a carpenter.”

A haven for families and people who love to entertain, Corey says they focused on building a home that effortless­ly integrated fun and functional­ity.

“It’s got a lot of space to entertain guests and we’ve made sure the kids have plenty of space including an outdoor retreat on the lower level and a rear courtyard where there’s 250sqm of level grass and a mini basketball court,” he says.

“It is the perfect family home and great for entertaini­ng.

“It’s split-level with the adult spaces upstairs, the kids in the middle and a spare bedroom downstairs.

“We’ve had 40 people for Christmas lunch and it doesn’t matter if it rains you can still have 40 people inside comfortabl­y.”

The interiors are streamline­d and free flowing, opening onto decks, courtyards and all-weather terraces for year-round and seamless indoor/outdoor living.

A matt black kitchen with 2pac cabinetry and Dekton benchtops was inspired by the premium finishes found in Hobart’s fivestar hotel MACq 01.

It has a wall of cupboards concealing the walk-in butler’s pantry, integrated fridge

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