Step Inside a Modern Tasmanian Home

June 23, 2016
Step Inside a Modern Tasmanian Home

Robyn purchased her home in May 2013 after making a decision to sell her inner city home of more than 20 years. “It was an older style home, that had been renovated during the time we lived there, and I just felt I wanted something more modern.” Robyn reflects.

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When deciding on her wish-list for her new home, Blackmans Bay area was not even on the cards as it was a little further out of town and her search was kept to the boundaries of Sandy Bay, West Hobart area. However, the real estate agent convinced her to go out and see the home in Blackmans Bay, a ten minute drive out of the city. A decision she is glad now that she was persuaded to take.

Robyn immediately loved the home as she greeted this impressive modern home, with dark timber and rusted steel. After entering through the feature red iron door the layout of the home was as she had wished with an open plan kitchen and living room and certainly that modern feel.

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“The previous owners were also the couple that designed and built the home, so it was a very new home,” Robyn stated.

Robyn was taken with the striking kitchen, complete with butlers pantry and the concrete bench that also continues outside is a real feature of the home. It contains crushed shells from Blackmans Bay beach and the architect also designed the family table from reclaimed railway sleepers.

The outdoor living areas are also what caught Robyn’s attention with great gathering spots with a wood fire pizza oven and barbecue area.

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The home is double story with the bedrooms upstairs, the master bedroom has an open plan bathroom which Robyn states feels very luxurious and also a private deck. The main materials used in the build were timber and cement sheeting and the design of the home was done so that it could be solar passive. Robyn having lived in an older style home for two decades is now appreciating the sound planning and technology used to heat and cool the home in winter and summer.


It is a two minute walk to the beach and Robyn loves the community with many families moving the area and lovely little cafe’s and restaurants popping up.

Since moving in, Robyn hasn’t had to change or alter much of the house. “I did want the house to feel warm and inviting, so my interior choices reflect that with adding textures and personalised touches,” Robyn stated.

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Robyn has also spent time furthering the landscaping around the home so that it can be enjoyed on the deck and also to add a bit more privacy.


Robyn sought advice from MyState prior to purchasing her home. “They were very friendly and gave me great advice. I would recommend anyone considering making a home purchase or considering a change like me to think outside the box, be open to new places and ideas as I love my new home and would never had considered it had I not been open to suggestions.”

Thank you Robyn for giving us a sneak peak into your beautiful home in Blackmans Bay.

These articles were brought to you by MyState. MyState is Tasmanian based bank with a national home loans business through brokers across Australia.