Deviot II (2019) > Design + Construct

Nestled on a hill overlooking the picturesque Tamar River, this quaint 2 bedroom home rests perfectly on newly formed contours.

We, the designers (and builders) wanted to pay tribute to the history of this land we were designing on. This was once a thriving ship/boat building enterprise that still to this day has the slipway carved into the volcanic rock at the shoreline, and two timber sleepers can be seen at low tide.

The dwelling is founded into the hill by a footing and slab design that also attaches to a cantilevering steel structure. This structure seemingly suspends the home over the river’s edge from the internal edge of the home. The gable ends of the home feature rough sawn Tasmanian Oak that not only contrast beautifully with the horizontal black Colorbond cladding but also a robust low maintenance finish.

The front entry door leads into the living room which is cosy, inviting and has spectacular water and mountain views through the double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows with a large volume of space created by a 45° raking ceiling lined with Baltic pine. This light-filled area is the heart of the home and also features black hand-crafted trusses that were pre-assembled off site and then craned into place at the framing stage.


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