The Nelson House
The Nelson House is organised strategically across two levels to give the residence both privacy and prospect within its suburban site. With neighbours in close proximity, existing trees formed an important role in the spatial strategy for privacy. The home is entered via a simple timber screen that opens into a small, landscaped courtyard. From here, one moves up and onto the first floor, which offers superb views to the River Derwent.
Moving to the rear of the property, rooms wrap around a central courtyard, which provides an intimate, private space. The sleeping wing bends around boundaries and the resultant rooms are oriented back to northern natural light and distant water views. The house provides places for all members of the family, big or small, to have their own space. These spaces are, in turn, linked to a generous volume that contains the shared kitchen, dining and living functions.
Project architect – Nathan Crump
Design architect – Thomas Bailey
Principal builder – Jonathan Tew
Builder – Elevate Building Tasmania
Structural Engineers – Aldanmark Consulting Engineers
Photographer – Ben Hosking
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