Jetty House | Edwards + Simpson

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Jetty House | Edwards + Simpson

Residential Architecture - Houses (New)

Jetty House is a bright and generous four bedroom home replacing an earlier house on a gently sloping site overlooking the Tamar River. The house sits along the contours of the site on three split levels, projecting into the landscape at selected intervals to connect the inhabitants with carefully orchestrated views of the nearby jetty and iconic Batman Bridge. The earlier house and myriad of outbuildings were badly dilapidated and the owners took the decision to clear the site to make way for a new home that would better respond to the needs of their young family, the setting and its expansive views. While living in the original house the owners learned to make do with what they had and developed a very clear understanding of what was really necessary to live comfortably. This notion of economy of space and making spaces work hard became the basis for our design.


Jetty House | Edwards + Simpson | Photographer: Anjie Blair
Jetty House | Edwards + Simpson | Photographer: Anjie Blair

Client perspective:
How does the design benefit the way you live/work/play/operate/educate/other?

“For years we discussed our dream home. Edwards + Simpson helped us to achieve this goal. The design provides us with a practical and beautiful space to raise our children. It allows everyone to have their own space while also encouraging shared family time. The natural light-filled living spaces help us to feel connected to the outside world. The architects have capitalised on the amazing river views and this means we live a calm and relaxing life. The benefits to our mental health and family life are endless. It is a comfortable space that just feels right. .”


Practice team

Martin Simpson – Project Architect

Lucas Edwards – Design Architect

David Jordaan – Graduate of Architecture


Brierley Consulting Engineers – Structural Engineer

JMG – Wastewater Consultant

Energyman – Energy Efficiency Consultant

Tasman Geotechnics – Geotechnical Engineer

6TY – Land Surveyor

Anjie Blair – Photographer

Our partners

Principal Partner
Major National Partners
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners

​National Insurance Partner

National Media Partner
State Partners

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