The Stringybark Residence | Jaws Architects

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

The Stringybark Residence | Jaws Architects

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

The client expressed a dislike of simple, rectangular boxes, and a desire for a house with ‘lots of angles and lots of glass’ that would both connect it with the natural landscape and frame views of Kingston Beach and kunanyi/Mount Wellington. In response to this vision, we created a design that is multifaceted and sculptural. Located on a gently sloping bush block, this two-storey house sits on an existing, level clearing. The focal point of the design is the protected, sunny courtyard that embraces a graceful stand of blue gums. The first floor floats above and offers cover for the outdoor areas, with the top floor pivoting around the central courtyard. Our design connects the house to the bush landscape with neutral colours and stone walls that anchor the house into the hillside. A timber screen meanders along the main stairwell from inside to out, giving privacy and sun protection.

The Stringybark Residence | JAWS Architects | Photographer: Adam Gibson
The Stringybark Residence | JAWS Architects | Photographer: Adam Gibson

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

“Our brief to the architects was to design a home that nestles into the bush block. We had absolutely no idea about the style of house that would best suit our taste and the surrounds. Our architects visited the site, noting both the glimpses of the sea through the trees and a view out to Mt. Wellington. We immediately loved the boomerang shaped design, incorporating expansive decks and balconies. A guest lounge and courtyard offers ample space for entertaining, and the home theatre room offers a soundproof refuge to indulge in movies. We could not be happier with the design.”


Practice team

Neal Mackintosh – Design Architect

Catherine Williams – Lead Designer

Timothy Ives – Graduate of Architecture

Laura Stucken – Interior Designer


Lawless Builders – Builder

E-Home Partnership – Home Automation Consultant

Arcadia Garden Design – Landscape Contractor

Adam Gibson – 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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