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The undulating land in Roleystone often allows
for spectacular vistas and this 2000sqm property
is no exception. Perched on the side of a hill, the
property has 200-degree, sweeping views down
into the valley below.
The steep incline, as well as the clay soil which
is typical of the Hills area, meant that the Parklyn
Constructions team needed to think outside the
square when designing and building the home.
Parklyn Constructions needed to maximise the
views to meet the owners’ brief, incorporating
energy-efficient systems and orientating the
home in line with passive solar design principles.
Insulation was used extensively and the owners
requested a standout feature, such as a fireplace.
They wanted the exterior to be as low-maintenance
as possible, yet still visually appealing.
The home has been designed so that one side
faces true north, allowing light to penetrate
the main living areas and the master bedroom.
Almost the entire front elevation features a wide
verandah, which protects the extensive glass used
to maximise the valley views.
To add interest, the verandah posts have been
installed on an incline, while the stacked-stone
chimney can be seen from many streets away. The
verandah’s Western Red Cedar contrasts with
a rendered finish, which has been used elsewhere
on the facade for low maintenance. The use of
natural and artificial rock allows the home to
blend in with its natural surroundings.
Internally, the home consists of a perfect
balance between contemporary and rustic
finishes. Pined lime boards have been used on
the raked ceilings of the family and dining spaces,
while Tasmanian oak floorboards feature in the
main traffic areas.
The living area’s stacked-stone chimney
continues the traditional theme, while the
EcoSmart fireplace and black, red and white
furniture add a modern touch.
Parklyn Constructions builder profile
Unit 9, 113 Collins Road, Willetton
Phone: (08) 9354 1045
TO ADD INTEREST, THE
VERANDAH POSTS HAVE BEEN
INSTALLED ON AN INCLINE,
WHILE THE STACKED-STONE
CHIMNEY CAN BE SEEN FROM
MANY STREETS AWAY.
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