Tolmans Hill House

A hilltop home and art studio shaped around existing trees and views on an extremely steep site.
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•     Two bedrooms, office and art studio
• Designed for ageing in place
• Embracing views of the Derwent River
• Passive solar
• Bushfire resistant - BAL 19
• Rainwater collection for domestic and gardening purposes
• Native garden

• 8 star energy rating
• 3kW PV solar power
• Minimal energy consumption
• Heat pump hot water
• Good cross ventilation
• All rooms north facing

• Terracade and shou sugi ban cladding
• Thermal mass tiled bluestone floors
• Rammed earth floor to studio
• Plywood ceiling and joinery
• Concrete kitchen benchtop

completed 2014

Construction by Skookom

Photography by Nina Hamilton ( and Chris Crerar (

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