Bespoke design and meticulous attention to detail are the keynotes of this secluded bushland home
Clever design and a wonderful sense of open space make this unique two-level dwelling feel so much bigger than a 'one-plus' bedroom home - and it can easily be extended, because the owners have already prepared footings ready for the addition of a new master bedroom.
Set on a cleared area in an attractive bush block of about five acres, the home is private and secluded, well above Adventure Bay Road, but still within a short drive of the township's shops, services and beaches. The walking tracks of the South Bruny National Park are nearby and the famous Coal Point surf break is just along the road.
The home has a light and airy ambience, with a clear oriental aesthetic, highlighted in details like the pebble garden with bamboo and sculptural stones; and the sliding shoji paper-panelled screens between the main living area and the adjacent study/bedroom space. These can be opened or closed to either open up the expansive room or create two cosier and more intimate areas.
On the ground floor, glass sliding doors from a wide deck give access to the home. To the left of the entrance is the modern kitchen, with open stainless steel storage and benches, a shelf-mounted dishwasher and gas cooker with electric oven. To the right is the 'plus' bedroom area, which has a double fold-out futon bed for guests.
Two steps lead up into the living space, with wood heater. The large, light and bright bathroom and laundry are adjacent, and there's another side entrance close by.
The warmth of natural timber is a key feature throughout the home, especially in the dramatic celerytop pine poles that are the strong bones of the structure; and the exposed glue-laminated beams, which curve in a graceful arch from a high point at the front of the internal space, across the ceiling to the rear.
Hardwood flooring continues the local timber theme and there's clever use of contemporary timber materials including marine ply.
A staircase with Tas oak treads and a hand-carved handrail rises in two flights from the ground level, reaching the extensive open-plan master bedroom, with adjoining areas for an office, hanging space and storage, and potentially an additional upstairs bedroom. Big glass sliders open to an upper deck, which has elevated views above trees to the Tasman Sea.
This is a remarkably warm and comfortable home - as well as the wood heater, remote-controlled radiant foil panels in the ceiling direct gentle warmth down into the ground floor areas, and warm the timber floorboards on the upper level.
A large Colorbond outbuilding offers plenty of external storage and there's also a smaller garden shed.
This is a home for people who value privacy, appreciate good design and are seeking a home or a superior weekender in a quiet, natural bushland environment.
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