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Whether classic or contemporary, Enterprise Construction’s expert design team will help your ideas come to life in a stunning architecturally designed home that reflects the company vision of distinction, style and elegance. The tradesmen that are employed by Enterprise Constructions are experts in their field, ensuring that each home is completed with exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail that is unsurpassed in the building industry.

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President's Foreword

Introducing the State Entrants

North West Regional Winners and Entrants

Introducing the State Winners

Introducing the State Regionals

North East Regional Winners and Entrants

State Judges

Regional Judges

South West Regional Winners and Entrants

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South East Regional Winners and Entrants

Head of Sales, Events and Sponsorship (Master Builders) Tony Biffaro

Managing Editor Trish Riley

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Advertising Sales Daniel Rutland, Dean Wedding, Ron Murphy, Vivianne Reiss

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards 2016 magazine The Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards offers us an annual opportunity to shine the spotlight on a handful of extraordinary residential projects that, in the eyes of our judges, clamour for attention and recognition. Our judges have the privilege of visiting these homes in person, and of appreciating what no photographer could possibly capture. And thank goodness for that. The residential projects featured tonight have been built for their clients, not us. That is as it should be. This means the Excellence in Housing Awards is as much about what those of us in the audience can’t see, as what we can—like the smoothness of a surface, the solitude of an interior, the transition from one room to the next. I said last year that we like to think no building talent escapes our official attention, and given the healthy number of submissions to our awards program this year, our members have done a commendable job of helping that be the truth. The pages that follow demonstrate the diversity of dwellings these Master Builders have contributed to Victoria’s residential communities. They range from innovative renovations and additions to high-end, contemporary apartments and everything imaginable in-between. This year, we name Capelcon as Master Builder of the Year for their execution of a home in Flinders with sweeping arms of sandstone. The structure is confident, muscular and elegant and makes the living areas the focal point of activity. Also, Hedger Constructions P/L has won the Regional Builder of the Year award for a Marysville pavilion home that resonates with the foothills that surround it, and with intimate spaces that are expansive in their solitude. And we commend David Moyle of Ballarat Construction Management on being named Young Builder of the Year. Master Builders could not fully recognise the achievements of our members without experienced and highly qualified judges, who appear on the pages immediately following. We thank them for donating considerable time to the process, and for allowing us to benefit from their expertise. Master Builders also enjoys the support of many valuable sponsors; without their help we would not be able to celebrate the winners in such fine style. We thank them for their ongoing support of excellence in the building and construction industry.

PETER PICKING President, Master Builders Association of Victoria

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Master Builders, training better builders.

Since 2004 we’ve put in over 1.5 million teaching hours, creating over 10,000 graduate success stories, to become this years’ Victorian Training Awards Winner.

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Innovation in design is but one step on the way to a truly stunning home. For this reason Bellemore Homes has assembled a team of industry professionals who strive for excellence in customer service and quality construction. All of our suppliers and trades people have been hand selected for over 20 years to ensure the quality of materials and workmanship needed to produce results befitting a Bellemore Home. Contact one of our friendly staff to speak about your dream home today.

To speak to a representative please call 0423 202 465.

First Floor, 2 Centreway, Mount Waverley VIC 3149 | Phone : (03) 9887 8984

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Perfection takes practice. Excellence takes persistence and experience. It takes a trusting partnership between client and the Marklews team – architect, builder, interior designer and committed tradespeople. In 40 years of practice Marklews has won numerous housing and design awards, including twice HIA Australia’s Top Home Builder and 5 times HIA Victoria’s Top Home Builder. Visit us online to see how we continue to excel in design innovation and construction. If you like what you see, talk to us about your special project.

Marklew Housing 618 Nepean Highway Carrum Telephone 8773 1000 marklews.com.au


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Cbus Property commercial project, 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Investing in property and development projects through our wholly owned subsidiary Cbus Property1, creating jobs and delivering returns Easy administration for employers, with online options to join Cbus and pay employees’ super Industry–specific super products for members, including insurance cover, financial advice and free access to the Cbus smartphone app

Contact Scott for your business super needs Scott LaFerlita Business Development Manager, VIC 0409 934 674

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Cbus Property Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cbus and has responsibility for the strategic performance and management of all Cbus direct property developments and investments. This information is about Cbus. It doesn’t take into account your specific needs, so you should look at your own business needs and objectives before making any financial decisions. Read the Cbus Employer Handbook and other relevant documents to decide whether Cbus is right for you. Call 1300 361 784 or visit www.cbussuper.com.au for a copy. Cbus’ Trustee: United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 Cbus ABN 75 493 363 262. 1


Builders of quality architectural homes on the Mornington Peninsula, specialising in unique and complex designs. Capel Constructions Pty Ltd P.O Box 2224, Rosebud, VIC 3939 P: 03 5985 7500 E: office@capelcon.com.au Web: www.capelcon.com.au

CREATORS OF AWARD WINNING LANDSCAPES PTA Landscapes have been designing and constructing award winning quality landscapes for over 30 years. Our dedicated team will work with you to ensure that the vision for your outdoor area comes to life. Contact the team today to discuss your next project.

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The State Winners

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Master Builder of the Year Capelcon Project: Flinders Contact: Phil Watson Phone: (03) 5985 7500 Website: www.capelcon.com.au Designer: Ratcliffe Architecture Photographer: Sarah Louise Photography

The scope of works for this lavish project included the construction of the main homestead with four sweeping wings radiating from a central multi-room living zone, independent master and guest suites, an outdoor entertaining pavilion, a pool house with gym and bathroom, block work retaining walls, a 40-metre-long water feature, sandstone garden screen walls and sandstone paving. High-quality materials, fixtures and fittings were utilised throughout, including the specialised sandstone walling, the curved metal roofing and the large oak cavity sliding doors. The construction met all of the energy rating and sustainability requirements, and while the build was completed over a period in excess of 18 months, excellent relationships were maintained throughout.

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REGIONAL BUILDER OF THE YEAR

Hedger Constructions P/L Project: Marysville Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: 0419 105 612 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Berwick Drafting Photographer: Paul West Photography The scope of works called for the construction of a high-end contemporary home, sitting into a slight embankment and taking full advantage of the views to the surrounding hills. Given the feature porte cochere, entry bridge, main deck and horizon pool, the external design also displays exceptional timberwork, stone and other natural materials that blend effortlessly into the landscape. Inside, the first amongst many eye-grabbing features is the polished concrete floor, which moves through to a magnificent open kitchen with a sleek design, utilising space well, and allowing for functionality. Floor-to-ceiling, double-glazed windows along with clerestory highlight glazing accentuate the openness with outstanding natural light.

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Innovative Design, Sustainable Building Practices Outstanding Craftsmanship, Professional Client Relationships. These are the corner stones behind the success of Hedger Constructions. With over 24 years of experience in the building industry, the multi-award winning team at Hedger Constructions offer the total package in residential and commercial construction on all types of sites. Fully affiliated with the Master Builders Association we look forward to growing our reputation as a company that goes the extra step to create something special. “ We invite you to share in our experiences �

PO Box 343 Alexandra VIC 3714 Email: info@hedgerconstructions.com.au Telephone: 03 5772 2750

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Building Australia Master Builders Australia

2017 National Conference, Building Exhibition & National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards 23–25 November 2017 | Hobart Tasmania The Master Builders Australia 2017 National Conference ‘Building Australia’ will be held in Hobart at the historic Princes Wharf 1 (PW1). The recently restored heritage building is a first class multi-purpose function and event venue located on the waterfront of the Derwent River in the heart of the Salamanca Precinct. The venue is within close proximity to restaurants, hotels, cafes, retail outlets, major tourist attractions and departure points. Whether it’s a ferry to MONA or a coach to the top of Mount Wellington, PW1 provides a perfect base to explore the best Hobart and surrounds has to offer. As part of your conference experience, delegates will enjoy a river cruise to a special offsite conference dinner at MONA the Museum of Old and New Art. A comprehensive program of high profile speakers will examine the building industry outlook, focussing on topics relevant to today’s building and construction industry. An exciting social program will ensure delegates’ attendance is a rewarding experience. www.masterbuilders.com.au

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Discover Tasmania Local attractions and tours make Tasmania an ideal destination for delegates and their families. Attractions include MONA, the Salamanca Markets, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mount Wellington, Historical Port Arthur, Richmond, Peppermint Bay, Cascade Brewery, Royal Botanical Gardens, Bonorong Wildlife Centre, Maritime Museum, Derwent River Cruise, Russell Falls, Pennicott Wilderness tours, Cradle Mountain and Cataract Gorge just to name a few. Images courtesy Tourism Tasmania.

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YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR

David Moyle Company: Ballarat Construction Management David Moyle completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter in 2005. In the same year, he established his own company known as Ballarat Construction Management (BCM), of which he is the Managing Director. Since establishing BCM, David Moyle has held several honorary positions in Master Builders’ Ballarat Region including President from 2013 to 2015 and Chairman for Master Builders’ Country Sector in 2014. He is currently a member of Master Builders’ Board of Management. David’s firm has been awarded several Master Builders regional Excellence Awards. The firm’s new headquarters in Ballarat, designed and constructed by David and his team, has also won several Excellence in Construction Awards. He is responsible for many domestic construction projects including the recently completed $1.5M luxurious multi-unit development in Hepburn known as “Clifftop”. David Moyle is a highly competent, technically astute and a well organised Master Builder who enjoys the challenges of technically complex buildings. He carries out his duties in a professional, skilled, orderly and businesslike manner. He is to be commended for earning this award.

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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION UNDER $200,000

LATROBE VALLEY BUILDING SERVICES P/L Project: Glengarry Contact: Andrew Brady Phone: 0434 266 239 Designer: SBM Designs Photographer: Tara Little, Little Shutterbug Photography SPONSORED BY

The dramatic effect of this ‘country barn’ renovation is evident throughout, from the high-pitched ceilings, made from recycled bridge beams, down to the recycled floorboards from an old Melbourne factory. Central to the homestead is a beautiful fireplace with a recycled brick surround that matches the outdoor kitchenette, barbecue and pizza oven. Pressed tin and industrial pendant lights are featured alongside corrugated iron and recycled timer doors that allow for the area to be used all year round.

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ABN 77 163 763 924 Registered Builders Licence Number DBL-36617 Master Builders Registration Number 205478

This addition sets an example in renewable building materials. It has high-pitched ceilings made from recyclable bridge beams and flooring made of recycled boards sourced from an old Melbourne factory. The outdoor area has a kitchenette, barbecue and homemade pizza oven, which was made from recycled bricks. This country barn has a beautiful fire place also made from recycled bricks. The exterior is made from corrugated iron while recycled timber doors have been converted into barn-type doors. The outdoor entertaining area has also been built from quality recycled materials. Andrew Brady - 0434266239

Specialists in the construction of high quality bespoke homes Successfully providing first-class homes and outstanding service on the Mornington Peninsula for over 20 years

Contact simon@arthouseconstructions.com.au | M 0408 641 035 arthouseconstructions.com.au

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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

HARDAT DEVELOPMENTS P/L Project: Northcote Contact: Chris Hardwick Phone: 0408 109 860 Website: www.hardat.com.au Designer: Wayne & Kerry Jenkins / Metro Building Designers Photographer: David Eaton Photography P/L SPONSORED BY

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The renovation of this 1929 Bijou bungalow comprised of the restoration of the external house and the renovation of the entire interior to provide a single-level apartment-size home. Although there were no heritage overlays, the clients wanted to keep the weatherboard so the entrance hall and two front bedrooms retained the character of the original era of the house. The remaining house and extension now reflect a clean and modern, straight line finish, effectively changing and doubling the interior of the house.


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“We worked closely with the PGH team to compose a unique blend of five different bricks for the new courtyard walls, yielding a surface quality and nuanced colour palette similar to that of recycled brick.� Stuart Vokes, Double Courtyard house, Vokes and Peters Architects. Learn more: pghbricks.com.au/case-studies PGHTM Bricks: Macarthur Mix, Blackett, Mowbray Blue, Black and Tan, Copper Glow.


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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

CORRBEN P/L Project: Mitcham Contact: Ben Wartnaby & Adam Corr Phone: 0425 258 660 Website: www.corrbenhomes.com.au Designer: Maxa Design / Sven Maxa Photographer: Rachel Lewis Photography SPONSORED BY

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The renovation and upgrade of this home was focused primarily on connecting the home with the natural environment that dominates the precinct. In addition to a diverse selection of timbers specified throughout the interior and exterior, extensive consultation was carried out to ensure the best heating and cooling outcomes. The high-end finishes, clever storage facilities and innovative technologies throughout the home ensure the end product is going to stand the test of time.


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Contact Corrben Homes to discuss your upcoming project

Corrben Homes Ben Wartnaby 0425-258-660 Adam Corr 0425-866-232 E corrbenhomes@gmail.com W www.corrbenhomes.com.au

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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

TRU-FORM CONSTRUCTION P/L Project: Port Melbourne Contact: Krystin Trewin Phone: 0408 056 348 Website: www.truformconstruction.com.au Designer: Michael Worth Photographer: Nicole Cleary SPONSORED BY

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The renovation of this Victorian property was based upon converting the existing two-bedroom plus small family room into a modern property with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas and a third-floor viewing area. The use of beautiful reclaimed timber flooring in mixed width and lengths throughout the entire ground floor, and the use of recycled bricks on strategic feature walls, ensured that the traditional feel of the existing part of the home was retained while providing a seamless flow to the modern/industrial-style extension.


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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $750,000 - $1M

GRENVILLE ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION Project: Toorak Contact: Tom Petty Phone: 0452 486 147 Website: www.gaconstruct.com.au Designer: BKK Architects Photographer: Scott Burrows Photographers SPONSORED BY

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This project entailed the removal of every internal wall while retaining the primary shell of the existing dwelling, and projects to the rear with a spectacular living room flowing through to a large and welldesigned kitchen. A wet area ‘pod’ is positioned between living and sleeping areas, forming a divisive element as well as structure with which to wrap the building. The timber-lined internal ‘cathedral’ above the living room forms a focus to the living space and creates a sense of light and space, which flows through to the deck, yard and swimming pool area. Scrupulous detailing and meticulous workmanship make this project a showcase piece for fine timber craftsmanship.


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Here at Bespoke Homes & Renovations we specialise in custom homes that utilise rustic, salvaged and recycled materials. We draw our inspiration from many architectural styles, ranging from European and Victorian, to French farm houses, Country villas and Modern Industrial. Combining this knowledge with our outstanding ability to tap into each clients unique style, ensures that we are able to make your dream home a reality! We consider your ‘house’ your ‘home’, and any improvements you chose to make are an investment. We pride ourselves on our high quality work ethic, ensuring that our work will stand the test of time. We do not believe in cutting corners or quick fixes. We are not a ‘volume builder’, we are a custom builder and choose to take the adequate amount of time to ensure your house is built to the highest standard possible.

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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION OVER $1M

K & H.R. POULSEN P/L Project: Lorne Contact: Nick Poulson Phone: 0414 896 149 Website: www.poulsenbuilders.com.au Designer: Seeley Architects Photographer: Open2View SPONSORED BY

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Taking advantage of the large double block and expansive views overlooking Louttit Bay and the sweeping coastline, this project transformed the existing double-brick shell cut into the hillside into a contemporary family beach house. Entering the first floor from street level, one walks into a light-filled foyer featuring glass and spotted gum. The main living area comprises an open-plan living space that flows out onto the deck, with bedrooms at each end. The ground floor consists of a contemporary lounge/games room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kids’ playhouse and the garage.


SPECIAL COMMENDATION BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION OVER $1M

VISIONEER BUILDERS Project: Middle Park Contact: Venise Reilly Phone: 0419 308 771 Website: www.visioneer.com.au Designer: John Matyas Photographer: Tatjana Pitt, Principle Photography This Edwardian residence has been transformed into a sophisticated urban oasis. A waterfall-fed pool, lit by translucent glazing to the rear lane, links the courtyard and studio building to provide a dramatic view from the kitchen and living spaces. Expansive glazing, custom timber cladding and hand-sewn leather staircase handrails showcase attention to detail, while reverence for the heritage fabric of the home is reflected in the reinstatement of the external street façade. The new extension, wrapping street and laneway in a smooth brick curve, provides a dramatic contrast to the original red brick of the structure. The result is a home of sophistication, showcasing a rich palette of natural materials and refined appointment.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BENTLEY HOMES (AUST) P/L Project: Fremont 250, Mernda Contact: Beti Trajkovski Phone: (03) 9407 5000 Website: www.bentleyhomes.com.au Photographer: Beti Trajkovski, Bentley Homes (Aust) P/L

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The Fremont 250 is an attractive new home, particularly for those wanting a four-bedroom home that makes the best use of a block. It also offers features often only seen in larger homes, such as an open-plan kitchen with walk-in pantry, a separate study/home office, a family room plus rumpus room and an outdoor alfresco dining area for year-round entertaining. Special attention has been given to the large master bedroom, designed with dual walk-in robes and ensuite. Minor bedrooms are positioned away from the living zones to minimize noise transfer.


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BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

HENLEY PROPERTIES Project: Monterey Belle Q2, Mernda Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

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The Monterey Belle is a single-storey home that encapsulates today’s market – elegant, inspired and original, and offers all the luxuries and superior features usually found in a large double-storey home. The plush atmosphere of the master suite with walk-in robe and a striking ensuite provides the perfect backdrop to three more double-sized bedrooms, all with built-in robes. A theatre, dining, luxurious living area and undercover alfresco area surround the hub of this home, the dazzling designer kitchen and generous butler’s pantry with added storage.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

LONG ISLAND HOMES Project: Vale, Point Cook Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney The Vale offers a fresh approach to formal living, allowing guests to be entertained away from the central living area, yet still be connected with the sumptuous entertainer kitchen and easy-flowing outdoor spaces. The master bedroom, located in the front of the home, adjoins both formal and informal spaces yet maintains total privacy. It is well complemented by the alfresco ensuite and very generous walk-in robe. The rear bedrooms open onto the garden spaces, and all feature abundant natural light. The Vale offers a feature study, luxurious powder room and ample storage throughout.

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SPECIAL COMMENDATION BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

DEAN HOMES Project: Flemington 29, Mickleham Contact: Neil Martins Phone: (03) 9846 7098 Website: www.deanhomes.com.au Designer: Neil Martins Photographer: Marcus Dean The Flemington 29 was designed to provide clients with an option for east- or west- facing allotments to open up the northern side of the home, maximizing the natural light throughout the central family entertaining area. The use of eaves in areas around the home enhances the energy efficiency, providing shade during the warmer summer months and direct sunlight during winter. Although there is a feeling of openness and space throughout, there are separate areas for a luxurious master retreat, alternative living area and bedrooms.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BURBANK Project: Palladium 4600, Point Cook Contact: Sue Wilson Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank With four generous-sized bedrooms, including a huge master suite, study, five separate living and entertaining zones, the Palladium 4600 is a decadent double- storey that impresses on sight. Centrally located void spaces in the design create a true sense of grandeur, allowing natural light to stream into the home. A double-sided fireplace between the family and living area adds a sense of warmth, and acts as an interlude before the streamlined and modern kitchen. The contemporary timber staircase is a standout feature of this home, and echoed by a timber paneled bedhead and timber cladding. A spacious walk-in robe and opulent ensuite compliments the master bedroom, while the three minor bedrooms are equally as large. Powder rooms both upstairs and downstairs add an extra element of convenience to this already intelligent design.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Sheraton 48, Point Cook Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers SPONSORED BY

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The Sheraton 48 has been purposefully created with grandeur and luxury in mind. At its heart, a stunning kitchen and lifestyle area easily cater for large family get-togethers, while serenity and quiet is the theme for the spacious upstairs sleep zone. Unique design features include a dramatic entry foyer opening up to the second storey, a separate study and a huge master suite with walk in robe and ensuite including a spa and oversized shower.


SPECIAL COMMENDATION BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Vantage 46 Wembley, Cranbourne Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography The Designer Series, labeled as “Affordable Luxury”, is a spectacular double-storey home that offers the entire family great lifestyle choices. The design features a private master bedroom with large ensuite plus four substantial bedrooms all of which feature walk-in robes, located on the second level. Five living areas offer ample space for play and entertainment – including an upstairs leisure room, formal living room, sitting room, dining and family room plus the addition of a study. A gleaming designer kitchen with large butler’s pantry facilitates both day-to-day living and perfect entertaining. A beautiful colour palette of neutral shades means that the home presents as immediately warm and inviting.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $750,000

GROLLO HOMES Project: Grollo 11, Glen Waverley Contact: Lui Grollo Phone: 0413 704 092 Website: www.grollohomes.com.au Designer: Lui Grollo Photographer: Chris Groenhout Photography

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The first thing that strikes you about Grollo’s latest display home is how different it is from other houses – it really does stand out from the crowd, particularly in a location where the neoclassical style is so prevalent. With a façade combining clever design and use of materials, the uniqueness of this home is evident from the front door to the rooftop. The home boasts five bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, expansive living areas with high ceilings framed cleverly with floor-to-ceiling windows, an expansive garage space and a sense of style that is unquestionable.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME UNDER $300,000

ACUSTRUCT Project: Mernda Contact: Nancy Italiano Phone: 0402 858 574 Website: www.acustruct.com.au Designer: Ikonomidis/Tim Reid/Pat Ikonomidis Photographer: Photos by Loren

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Designed around the owner’s desire to ‘downsize’ whilst maintain a feeling of warm sophistication, this four-bedroom home has a contemporary minimal style, in keeping with its surroundings, that offers a timeless appeal. The focus is on maximizing the living and entertainment zones with a natural flow from the expansive, open-plan interior kitchen with butler’s pantry, towards the alfresco dining space and a fully functional second kitchen area serving the outside zone whilst also acting as a laundry space. A carefully selected neutral palette interspersed with industrial elements is the key to achieving a connection between all areas of the home while maintaining elegance with a comfortable, relaxed feel.


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BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEACH HOUSE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Cape Woolamai Contact: Amy Plant Phone: 0425 512 999 Website: www.beachhouseconstructions.com.au Designer: Bec Koplick Photographer: Warren Reed, Coast Media P/L

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The project brief was to deliver a compact home suited to the location that subscribed to the ethos of quality affordability, energy efficiency and sustainability. Making the most of the exquisite location, this striking home with minimal, industrial feel, boasts a 6-star energy rating, is heavily insulated and has double-glazed windows, a 5kW-power system, water tanks, low VOC paints and water efficient tapware. The upstairs features an expansive kitchen, living and dining room that flow out to a feature-suspendedslab deck. The main bedroom and bathroom enjoy views from this first floor and downstairs the guest wing has two bedrooms and a bathroom.


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BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

ELITE HOMES (Melb) P/L Project: Woodend Contact: Peter Stepic Phone: 0407 564 225 Website: www.elitehomes.net.au Designer: Elite Homes (Melb) P/L Photographer: Nick Psomiadis

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As this home is located in a community-oriented ”village” setting, particular attention was paid to the surroundings of the site. The ‘attic style’ design and spatial awareness both improves the heating quality of the home without spending unnecessarily, and creates views of the village within key spaces throughout the home. Keeping in mind the elderly members of the township and potential desire to ‘downsize’, the master bedroom, ensuite and all main living areas were all positioned on the ground floor. Natural and period-specific elements such as quartz stone bench tops, a freestanding claw bath, solid timber stairs and solid timber seating upstairs all add to the neighbourhood character.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

TODD NEWMAN BUILDERS Project: Bendigo Contact: Kate Newman Phone: 0417 508 153 Website: www.toddnewmanbuilders.com.au Designer: ET Architecture SPONSORED BY

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Designed around a brief for a working couple’s “forever home”, this luxurious residence is made up of two bedrooms, an ample walk-in robe, ensuite and a spacious living/entertainment area for the grandchildren. The kitchen features a fully equipped butler’s pantry, magnificent butterfly marble bench tops, porcelain tiles, state-of-the-art appliances and a seamless interface between internal and external zones. This modern home is small in actual space, but speaks volumes in its aesthetic appeal.


SPECIAL COMMENDATION BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

SWELL CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Balnarring Contact: Brett Miall Phone: 0431 120 494 Website: www.swellconstructions.com Designer: BMS Design Photographer: Get Flashed Photography This modern, architectural, custom-built home amongst the gum trees utilises elegance in design and natural materials to resonate a deep sense of calm. The four- to five-bedroom family home hosts a fully fitted-out spacious office, wine cellar, and theatre room, completed with an inbuilt tropical fish tank. A lavish kitchen and adjoining butler’s pantry with floor to ceiling cupboard space, and features extensive Ceaserstone bench tops. The expansive living and dining areas are abundant with natural sunlight from the floor length double glazed windows, and overlook a generous entertainment alfresco with pool and built-in barbecue. The enormous master bedroom boasts an expansive boutique-style walk- through robe, a timber-clad balcony and a large ensuite with a generous double shower.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BH PRESTIGE HOMES Project: South Melbourne Contact: Brent Henry Phone: 0414 674 412 Website: www.bhprestigehomes.com.au Designer: AIGP P/L SPONSORED BY

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Designed to create a modern contemporary home with crisp lines and symmetry but using a minimalist approach, this three-storey home is focused on entertaining. Given its compact design, the mid-level zone is totally dedicated to an enhanced lifestyle. To create a more light-filled space on the mid-level, a skylight was installed that provides a vast light well that extends down to the mid-level providing both light and warmth to the dining/living space. The open alfresco courtyard is a further extension of this mid-level entertaining zone that features an open plan perimeter seating/planter box arrangement that is fully tiled with built-in barbecue facilities as well. The open courtyard adjacent to the middle living zone is one beautiful area and there is another balcony adjoining the upper level theatre/gym room that is covered with synthetic grass that enjoys both the glorious morning sun and views over the diverse city landscape.


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BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: FMSA Architecture Photographer: Geelong Real Estate Photography SPONSORED BY

The scope of works on this project called for the construction of a spacious double-storey beach house with the emphasis on a lightweight, disaggregated structure with large open spaces, picture windows and multiple balconies to optimise sunlight. Innovative methodologies were utilized; of particular note are the disappearing, sliding, glazed backsplash panels between the kitchen and scullery that enable joint food preparation. Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed including double-glazed windows, extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation, onsite waste treatment and the installation of an innovative mobile-activated bushfire sprinkler system.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

SPACEMAKER HOME EXTENSIONS Project: Port Melbourne Contact: Tim Hoare Phone: 0408 079 300 Website: www.spacemaker.com.au Photographer: Mat Moore, VA Creative SPONSORED BY

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Construction of this safe, comfortable, accessible “forever home� was complicated by its position. The house straddles a double block, and although it is built over three levels, the family living areas and bedrooms are all contained on the ground level. Upstairs is an office/studio and guest bedroom with ensuite, and below ground is the basement/home theatre which features a window that looks into the swimming pool. The interior boasts heated, polished concrete floors, giving a modern industrial look that is perfectly complimented by the use of spotted gum throughout. The use of quality finishes throughout has created a timeless, elegant home that still has a light-hearted, family-friendly feel.


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SPECIAL COMMENDATION BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Mannerim Contact: Luke Walters Phone: 0402 247 757 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography The design brief for this project was simple: capture the spectacular views from every room. The resulting concept delivered a living pavilion to the left of the entry, a large alfresco dining space, and the main indoor kitchen with fully functional butler’s pantry. The large living and dining space has a raked ceiling connecting to highlight windows and a suspended ‘orb’ rotating fire. To the right of the entry, an articulated gallery provides access to four bedrooms. The master bedroom features extensive custom robe joinery and a full ensuite that, once again, frames the view beyond a freestanding bath and free-form shower. This large ensuite is replicated further down the pavilion as the main bathroom.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME OVER $2M

CAPELCON Project: Flinders Contact: Phil Watson Phone: (03) 5985 7500 Website: www.capelcon.com.au Designer: Ratcliffe Architecture Photographer: Sarah Louise Photography SPONSORED BY

The scope of works for this project included the main homestead, an outdoor entertaining pavilion, a pool house with gym and bathroom, blockwork retaining walls, a 40-metre-long water feature, sandstone garden screen walls and sandstone paving. High quality materials, fixtures and fittings were utilised throughout, including the specialised sandstone walling, the curved metal roofing and the large oak cavity sliding doors.

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SPECIAL COMMENDATION BEST CUSTOM HOME OVER $2M

DDB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING P/L Project: St Kilda Contact: David McCullum Phone: (03) 9572 3600 Website: www.ddbdesign.com.au Designer: Matt Gibson Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative St. Kilda Infill is a unique vertical-living solution, located on a narrow, urban infill site. A key feature is the large atrium space that spans all living floors – allowing for daylight to penetrate deep into the centre of the building. The pattern of mixed-use residential and commercial occupation in the neighbourhood is woven into this building. On the ground floor, a glazed-fronted commercial tenancy has its own dedicated entry, while the other floors feature three separate living areas and four master bedrooms each with their own ensuite. The unusual space has the ability to accommodate a flexibility of housing types – single family, co-living, or even multiple occupancy with potential strata allotments over time.

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BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BALLARAT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Project: Hepburn Contact: David Moyle Phone: 0417 160 078 Website: www.ballaratcm.com.au Designer: Robin Larsen Photographer: Manuela Penman SPONSORED BY

The client’s vision for Clifftop at Hepburn was about luxury, wellbeing and exclusivity. A destination where flickering flames and floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views that plunge from the site of an old pine forest down a sheer cliff face to native bush land below. Every inch of the establishment reflects luxury and elegance with bespoke architecture and opulent amenities common to all three retreats. Features include infinity overhanging daybeds, wrap- around glass windows, handcrafted French fireplaces, tone baths, Italian tapware, heated towel racks and palatial double showers, as well as industrial finishes such as wood paneling, steel cladding and charcoal-and-white patterned feature tiling.

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BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

VIRGON CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Kew Contact: John Virgona Phone: (03) 9819 9109 Website: www.virgon.com.au Designer: ADDARC Photographer: Paul West Photography SPONSORED BY

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Developed as a premium quality townhouse project consisting of four townhouses with basement garages, it was important that Esque was designed to compliment the locality and surrounds of the sought-after Sackville ward. Externally, the design delivers a remarkably modern, contemporary architecture that allows for a seamless transition from the built, to the natural environment. Internally, the design effectively combines luxury and functionality in outstanding cohesion with quality finishes such as marble island bench tops, floor-to-ceiling European natural stone tiling throughout the bathrooms and American Oak timber flooring. Sophisticated finishing elements such as timber screens, concrete feature walls and timber chandeliers are paired with private lifts to all units.


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BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

IURADA PROPERTY GROUP Project: Toorak Contact: Daniel Iurada Phone: 0418 515 218 Website: www.iuradapg.com.au Designer: Chris Exner, Rothelowman Photographer: Kit Haselden Photography P/L SPONSORED BY

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Nestled amongst the green canopy of Toorak, the Tree House development of 18 boutique one- and twobedroom apartments offer generous living spaces, quality fittings throughout plus parking and storage. Feature terraces and distinctive faรงade screening allow dappled sun to fill every Tree House apartment with light and warmth. Tree House finishes have been carefully selected to create a contemporary atmosphere. Luxurious Caeserstone bench tops, quality timber flooring, double- glazed windows and sliding doors and pure woolen carpets create an air of distinction. Each apartment is adorned with high quality European fittings and appliances throughout, and timeless design is paired with practicality ensuring that everyday life is that little bit more luxurious.


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BEST SUSTAINABLE HOME

LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: FMSA Architecture Photographer: Geelong Real Estate Photography SPONSORED BY

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This spacious three-bedroom home is an outstanding example of energy-efficient design, achieved without sacrificing contemporary standards of finish and aesthetics. With meticulous attention to detail the design achieved a 6-star rating. Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed including double-glazed windows positioned to allow maximum cross ventilation, extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation, total onsite waste treatment with grey water fertilization for the gardens, 5kW photovoltaic panels connected to the grid with provision for battery back up and the installation of an innovative mobile-activated bushfire sprinkler system.


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BEST KITCHEN UNDER $40,000

DAMCO KITCHENS P/L Project: Templestowe Contact: Nikool Kotecha Phone: (03) 9544 0210 Website: www.damcokitchens.com.au Designer: Rick Dalla - Riva

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To achieve an instantly recognizable host of aesthetics the design of this kitchen was based on a simple and elegant modern style incorporating clean lines and a sleek finish. A non-removable supporting wall was turned into a sophisticated feature through the use of decorative panels that extend the flow of the timber on the floors, and incorporates it into the kitchen design. Space was allowed for a deep pantry with two large refrigerators tucked in neatly within the cabinetry, and the beam above the kitchen window was lowered and lengthened to maximize the amount of light and expand the view of the garden.

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BEST KITCHEN OVER $40,000

DDB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING P/L Project: St Kilda Contact: David McCullum Phone: (03) 9572 3600 Website: www.ddbdesign.com.au Designer: Matt Gibson SPONSORED BY

Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative The kitchen in this project is the doorman, receptionist and concierge of this home. Positioned in the entry on the first level under the three-storey void and flanked by living areas and the home office, the kitchen establishes all expectations for the rest of the home’s interiors. Simple architectural lines, walnut timber cabinetry, white marble bench tops on a white terrazzo floor gives this room a lightness of being. Adjacent to the imposing six-metre island bench is a five-metre scullery concealed behind custom-engineered motorized sliding doors. The design of this hidden space requires minimal use of the hallway thoroughfare without compromising the functionality of the workspace.

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BEST BATHROOM UNDER $30,000

DAMCO KITCHENS P/L Project: Brighton East Contact: Nikool Kotecha Phone: (03) 9544 0210 Website: www.damcokitchens.com.au Designer: Rick Dalla - Riva SPONSORED BY

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The transformation of this expansive bathroom into a sleek and stylish space required stripping the ensuite all the way to the frame, as well as some structural work to incorporate a laundry chute to the downstairs laundry. Focus was placed on the free-standing bath, frameless walk in shower, and the premium quality cabinetry offset by a two-toned colour palette of imported tiles and black quartz bench tops. These luxurious fittings are enhanced by the decorative lighting that fills the room with ambient lighting.


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BEST BATHROOM OVER $30,000

DDB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING P/L Project: St Kilda Contact: David McCullum Phone: (03) 9572 3600 Website: www.ddbdesign.com.au SPONSORED BY

Designer: Matt Gibson Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative The project brief for this master ensuite was for timeless luxury and a point of difference. The design intent was to have an integrated ensuite, robe and bedroom space that flowed into each other by having both an entry and an exit point around a central pod. Good light access from the central void’s glass ceiling was a priority. To achieve functionality and an activity flow, the bathtub, toilet and bidet were intentionally designed for a separate marble wet room divided from the rest of the ensuite by a frameless glass wall. On completion, this ensuite is truly inspiring, being one of the most functional bathing spaces, as well as one of the most exquisite rooms in the house.

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BEST KITCHEN IN A DISPLAY HOME

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Sheraton 48, Point Cook Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers SPONSORED BY

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At the heart of the modern and sophisticated Sheraton 48 home is a contemporary kitchen and lifestyle area that easily caters for large families and year-round entertaining. Unique design features include an enormous floating double-sided island bench with extra storage and striking downlights for functionality and glamour, as well as a black mirror design feature extending from the main kitchen all the way to the butler’s pantry. The walk-in butler’s pantry features full cabinetry, natural light, a designer sink and hidden shelving.


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BEST BATHROOM IN A DISPLAY HOME

GROLLO HOMES Project: Grollo 11, Glen Waverley Contact: Lui Grollo Phone: 0413 704 092 Website: www.grollohomes.com.au Designer: Lui Grollo Photographer: Chris Groenhout Photography SPONSORED BY

The design and construction of the master ensuite befits a home of such presence. Quality fixtures, fittings and finishes were a given, but the two standout features are the raised bath, placed artfully behind the vanity cabinet but in full view of the bedroom space, and the retractable vanity mirrors which allow for a greater connection between the bedroom and ensuite with the press of a button. Marbled walls and floors provide an opulent and timeless feel, with free-floating vanity cabinets and feature lighting adding a splash of elegance.

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 2016 EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARDS – JUDGES DR PHIL ALVIANO Dr Phil Alviano is considered a leading specialist in sustainability in the building and construction industry in Australia. As the Master Builders Association Sustainable Building Advisor, Phil advises practitioners in the domestic and commercial sectors on sustainability solutions and onsite environmental management. Phil’s extensive experience in education and training has informed the development of a unique nationall recognised construction Certificate IV qualification in environmental management and the national roll out of the accredited Master Builder Green Living program. He has worked on building and construction related projects for the last 14 years, including work as one of the environmental consultants on the Victoria to Tasmania natural gas pipeline link. His has also spent time working for the Environment Protection Authority Victoria, Melbourne Water and local government. Philip has a PhD in Ecology and Land Management, Masters of Environmental Science and a background in education.

TONY CROUCHER Tony has in excess of 40 years experience in all facets of domestic building, both "hands on" and in management positions. He is a carpenter by trade and for approximately 20 years ran his own company specialising in boutique construction and in particular period extensions renovations with a team of between 5 and 12 carpenters. Tony spent the next 10 years or so working with both smaller boutique Builders and Volume Builders in the following roles: • Building Site Manager controlling the construction of new order homes. • Quality Assurance Manager - designing, implementing and maintaining a quality assurance program to ensure homes were constructed to a consistent standard. • Warranty and Service Manager - controlling services and maintenance to newly constructed homes. • Construction Manager controlling a team of 12 Supervisors and with approximately 170 houses under construction at any one time.Metropolitan Building Manager controlling all facets of construction and with a team consisting of 3 Construction Managers and 27 Supervisors with approximately 400 houses under construction at any one time. Tony spent the following 8 years as a Building Consultant with one of Melbourne's largest and most respected Building Consultancies, initially as a Consultant and then as Senior Consultant.In July 2011, Tony commenced the Consulting practice of Tony Croucher and Associates. As a Consultant, Tony specialises in domestic construction and is mostly involved in Litigation matters before the Courts or VCAT. He regularly appears as an Expert Witness and has given evidence in all levels of the Courts and VCAT.

TREVOR EVANS Trevor is a longstanding member of the building and construction sector, with over 48 years experience in various parts of the industry. He began his career in the residential sector, before moving onto commercial construction and progressing to heavy industrial projects and major civil works. Trevor commenced his career with a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship at an early age. His involvement with Master Builders Association of Victoria dates back to his early teens, when he won multiple awards sponsored by Master Builders Association of Victoria, whilst completing his apprenticeship. He jointly has run his own successful mid-tier commercial construction company which commenced more than 30 years ago. Trevor was Chairman of the General Contractors Committee Master Builders Association of Victoria for many years before becoming President in 2006 for the statutory two year period. He is also a Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia (FAIS), has a Diploma in OHS and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building. He is also a co-opted Board Member of the Building Practitioners Board and has served as Treasurer of MBA Ltd and is currently the National President of the Master Builders Association.

GEOFF FALK Design Manager at FPPV Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, Architects Registration Board of Victoria, Registration No. 2758

Geoff is highly experienced as a design architect specializing in the master planning and detailed design of major projects, urban spaces, multi-storey office buildings and large scale public facilities. His understanding of highly accessible public environments, of pedestrian infrastructure elements and key building services interfaces has been demonstrated throughout his career. Geoff has extensive experience in the areas of Commercial building, Educational, Institutional and Local and State Government buildings, and complex heritage issues. He is a strategic thinker with a sophisticated knowledge of architectural planning and contemporary aesthetics and practiced environmental design skills. He has also designed many residential buildings, from some of the first buildings with passive and active sustainability features in the nineteen seventies, through to the present time working for repeat and recommended clients, and influenced by his work on the first green office building in Melbourne; 60L for the Australian Conservation Foundation. Geoff has a great capacity to visualise and develop conceptual solutions for a wide array of project types. His visualizations are locally and Internationally acknowledged as being highly successful in communicating to the public and stakeholder groups the key design criteria in planning and design.

CHARLIE HARTUP Charlie has spent 50 continuous years working within various sectors of the residential building industry. He gained both hands on and managerial experience in fields such as carpentry, joinery, prefabricated framing, building supplies, design, administration, energy rating and as a registered builder. Charlie sat on Country Sector group and is a past chairman of Geelong & district section of Master Builders Association of Victoria and still maintains a keen interest in all aspects of the Association and all aspects of the building industry in general. The changing architecture of both individual and volume housing is an ongoing interest. Now officially retired, with Faye, his wife and business partner of 50 years, he enjoys managing and maintaining their property interests.

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 2016 EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARDS – JUDGES EFY KARAGIANNIS Efy is the Chief Operating Officer of the Domestic Building Insurance Program (also known as Builders Warranty) at the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, responsible for the operational management of the program, including the development of processes within the underwriting, claims, recovery and reporting functions. She is currently a member of the Federal Government's Building Occupations Interim Advisory Committee, established by the National Occupational Licensing Authority, as well as being recently appointed to the position Adjunct Fellow (Building & Construction) at Holmesglen Institute. Efy has completed a degree in Construction Management at RMIT University and has worked for a number of Melbourne’s leading builders during her career. She has extensive experience in commercial and residential projects, having worked for a number of building companies, prior to her role as the Claims Manager at the Housing Guarantee Fund Ltd. Efy is a past Board Member of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and in August 2009, was appointed the first female President of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). Efy was awarded the prestigious NAWIC Crystal Vision Award in October 2011, in recognition of her achievements in advancing the interests of women in the construction industry.

ROB LEES In 1977, after working for several years in industries linked to the building industry, Rob started his formal building career working for McDougal Ireland as an estimator’s clerk and contract administrator. This experience encouraged him to obtain formal qualifications. He studied at RMIT where he achieved a Diploma of Building (with Distinction) in 1982. The formal training stimulated a need to be on site and he enjoyed his time as site foreman then site manager /estimator, first for Hersfield Developments and then for Construction Engineering Pty Ltd. The projects varied from shopping centre construction and refurbishment to the refurbishment of city office buildings. In 1983 Rob formed Faulkner Lees Constructions Pty Ltd, initially as an onsite project management company providing services to numerous developers mainly specialising in commercial and industrial projects. Design and construction projects, in light commercial, professional suites, new homes and domestic renovations and extensions became the main form of work through the 1990’s and early 2000’s. During this time as well as being a registered Builder and Draftsman Rob, completed a Graduate Diploma in Property at RMIT. 1997 Rob contracted part time to BSS Pty Ltd, a building consultancy firm. This led to Building Consultancy being the primary source of business for Faulkner Lees Constructions Pty Ltd. As a Building Consultant, Rob is equally engaged by Builders and Owners. He prepares reports suitable for VCAT, Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts and regularly appears at tribunals as an expert witness. Rob’s involvement with Master Builders Association of Victoria extends over 25 years and he is an active member of the Australian Society of Building Consultants (Vic) and is the current President.

MAX LOCHE Diploma Project Management (Swinburne), Diploma in Building & Construction, Diploma of Management (Building Academy), Associate Diploma Architectural Drafting (NMIT) Registered Building Practitioner BDAV Full Member

Max Loche has been at the forefront of Victorian home design for the past 19 years. After owning and operating his own design and drafting business, Max joined Metricon where he began as a Project Designer and quickly escalated to Project Manager - Developments, where he was responsible for the delivery of medium density product from concept to completion. A four year period as Victorian Products Manager at Burbank provided a stepping stone to his current position at Victoria's leading builder Simonds. Today, Max acts as National Products Range Manager, a position he has held for the 5 past years. Superintending the Products Department and with offices in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia & New South Wales, Max is responsible for Product Innovation and delivery of Product on all aspects of the business by the award-winning builder.

ROBERT (BOB) LORICH Bob is a Building Consultant with a total of 38 years building industry experience in design, documentation, estimating, supervision and construction. Worked and trained as an architectural draftsman and Clerk of Works from 1974 to 1978 on mainly large commercial and industrial projects including shopping centres, supermarkets, factories and office buildings. From 1978 to 1980 worked on design and sales of Kit Homes and other mid-level projects. From 1980 to 1990 worked as a Volume Builder Supervisor, Contracts Manager and Estimator. He has been involved in general building consulting since 1985 through John Coghlan & Associates Pty Ltd, then as a partner in Coghlan Lorich Associates Pty Ltd which became Buildspect & Co Pty Ltd from 1990 until October 2010. Former part owner and director of Buildspect & Co Pty Ltd. Bob is also a Registered Building Practitioner (retired Commercial and Domestic Builder). In 2011 formed Australiawide Building Consultancy. Currently the building consulting practice involves contract documentation and assessment, preparation of quantities and costing, expert witness, project management and quality supervision of commercial, industrial and residential projects. Mediation and Dispute resolution services are provided frequently for parties to a building contract. He appears regularly at V.C.A.T, County and Supreme Courts.

BRIAN MACSWEENEY Starting an Apprenticeship in Carpentry at just 14 years of age, Brian spent 53 years working in the building industry, forming Brimor Constructions in the 1970’s.Working on residential projects in metropolitan Melbourne. and throughout the north west of the state, Brian has seen many changes within the industry. With an initial focus on renovations Brian’s work soon moved to the construction of new homes providing mostly for the first home buyers market. A Master Builders member for more than 20 years, this was his second year at judging of the Regional Building Awards. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time on his property breeding parrots and goats and simply enjoying the rural lifestyle. With 3 grandchildren, Brian and his wife are kept busy with regular Queensland holidays.

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 2016 EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARDS – JUDGES CHRIS MC STEEN Christopher McSteen is a Director of McSteen Tan Architects, an inner city architectural firm dealing in a number of design areas including new housing, town house developments, housing renovations and additions, school buildings, commercial offices, factories and Town Planning applications. His office projects vary enormously and range in size from $20M - $0.5M. Whilst Chris’s work has mainly been in Victoria, he has also spent several years overseas working in America and Italy on a range of design projects from high rise residential to urban design, to tourist related facilities. His interest in Italian architecture – classical and modern – takes him back to study in Italy every 1-2 years. He was involved as the Design Architect with several TV stations, Channel 7 and Channel 9, for a series of Architectural Programmes : Channel 7, 2004 – ‘The Terraces’, and Channel 9, 2013 – ‘The Tyler Fishlock Home’. He has received a number of design awards, including most recently in 2014, the Urban Design Award from Boroondara Council for Best Heritage Conservation, Additions and Alterations. He has acted as Architectural Lecturer at public forums for Environmental Design Seminars at Playbox and Sustainable Design Seminars at BMW Edge, Federation Square. His work has been published in a variety of areas including Home Beautiful, Kitchens and Bathrooms, RAIA Awards and The Age. He is a member of a number of Architectural and Building Associations including Australian Institute of Architects as an Associate Member and Archicentre as a Member and Panel member VSCC.

BILL MILLER Married with 3 children and 8 grandchildren, Bill enjoys an active lifestyle playing golf, bike riding, fishing and touring the outback. As an apprentice carpenter in 1970, Bill began his career with Ross and Smith Pty Ltd Builders – learning all facets of building work, residential, extensions and commercial projects. In 1975, Bill began work with John W Henderson Pty Ltd – making a move to commercial and light industrial work. Bill began his career as Assistant Building Surveyor and Building Inspector in 1985 when he commenced at Borough of Eaglehawk and shared half his time with the Shire of Huntly. After 10 years Bill joined Master Builders Association of Victoria as a Building Inspector for the Bendigo Region, shortly after the Victorian Government permitted Private Surveyors / Inspectors to operate in Victoria. Bill has been involved with the MBAV Golf Day, judging of the “Apprentice of the Year” Awards and various other member activities. In 2006 Bill retired after 12.5 years of service.

MORT MITCHELL Mort has been a building consultant for over 20 years, where he has worked in arbitrations, building disputes, pre-purchase, building reports, and all matters relating to building construction. As a builder, Mort has been responsible for the construction of over 10,000 dwellings in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and has been Managing Director of a major building company for forty years. He served as President of Master Builders Association of Victoria and was Victorian President (Housing) of the Federal Master Builders, and Housing Advisor to the Australian Government. In his time in the Air Force he trained as an engineer. Mort is an experienced arbitrator and mediator and also appears as an Expert Witness at VCAT.

JENNIFER NEIVANDT Jennifer Neivandt has worked as a building designer for approx 30 years, and for the last 20 years, has run her own business - Jennifer Neivandt Design. She originally trained in Architectural drafting and interior decorating and has since also studied landscape design. Her business specializes in residential design projects, covering all aspects of extensions, new homes and unit developments. She has a passion for good design, in both contemporary and period design.

FRANK PAVAN / CHIEF JUDGE Frank Pavan is Managing Director of Pavan Consultants, a Melbourne and Bendigo based, multi disciplined firm of project managers, building designers, engineers and interior designers. Frank is a civil/structural engineer with post graduate qualifications in building design, project management and commercial and domestic estimating. He has worked in many and varied industries including mining, petro-chemical, commercial, retail, educational, defence, industrial, judicial, local, state and federal governments and multi unit developments. Frank has 35 years experience in the building and construction industry and has worked in Saudi Arabia, Italy and in many Australian capital and regional cities. He is a member of Engineers Australia (NPER), Australian Institute of Building, Building Designers Association of Victoria, Master Builders Association of Victoria, and Green Building Council of Australia. He is also a VCAT building expert and a member of the Australian Society of Building Consultants. Pavan Consultants won a project management award in 2014 and won three design awards in 2011. He has worked on projects valued up to $30M. Frank has recently been appointed Victorian Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Building.

DON RAVIDA Don has over 30 years experience in the building industry and is a past President of Master Builders Association of Victoria in 2004-2006. He heads his own successful company, Ravida Group, specialising in high end homes, apartments and retirement facilities. Don holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant. Don has served on many industry boards including Incolink and Chair of the National Residential Builders Council for six years. He has an extensive knowledge of residential building, development and market drivers within the industry.

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 2016 EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARDS – JUDGES STEVEN PELUSO Steven Peluso is the Chief Executive Officer of State Property Insurance Services Pty. Ltd. trading as Master Menders Building Group. Steven’s expertise extends to providing expert witness testimony in building disputes, technical solutions, and guidance and industry referrals. He runs a successful company that provides building services to Body Corporate, Commercial and Industrial Facility Managers and Insurers (General and Builders Warranty classes of business) and also to the private sector. He also presents to his peers on best practice construction techniques at seminars such as Design Build Expo and in the media on Channel 9 home shows, Foxtel and several home publications. Steven has significant experience in land and property development and has worked extensively in the insurance platform/building industry providing assessment and building reports associated with defect and construction analysis. He has also worked with manufacturers of building products where he has provided his experience on the varied building defects he has encountered as part of his rectification/building maintenance arm of his business, to assist them in producing improved products to the industry without compromising on quality. Steve is a registered building practitioner for both residential and commercial construction and holds a Diploma in Building and Construction (Management). Passionate about his industry, Steven continues to actively participate in various associations (MBAV, HIA, Australian Institute of Waterproofing, HIA Kitchen & Bathroom) to bring about practical changes and create a more positive and cohesive image of a well-respected industry. To further enhance his industry associations Steven remains an active member of the Housing Committee for Master Builders Association of Victoria providing him with a well rounded platform for instigating change within the industry as a whole.

MICHAEL RIGG After completing Architecture, Michael worked with Graeme Gunn and Merchant Builders for nine years from 1970 - 79. In 1981, he established the Design & Construct Company of Urban Spaces in 1981 and registered as both Builder and Architect. The Company specialised in building restoration, custom housing and domestic alterations for 28 years. Over this period the Company won 12 Master Builders Awards for their projects. Michael became a member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria in 1983 and graduated from the Housing Committee in 1988 to Council and Board member in 1995. Michael was President of the Master Builders Association of Victoria from 2000 – 2002 and participated on the National Housing Board from 2000 – 2004. In 2004 Michael was awarded Life Membership to the Master Builders Association of Victoria.

PETER SUTTON Peter Sutton is the owner, as well as builder and designer for Sutton Constructions. Sutton Constructions is a multi awardwinning company that individually design and build unique, ultra energy efficient homes. He has been a member of Master Builders Association of Victoria for over 25 years. Within this time, Peter has sat on the Board and Council of Management. Peter has been judging the Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards for 4 years

AUSTIN SWAIN The founder of Pivot homes, a custom design and construction company building on the surf coast for over 25 years, Austin has himself been the recipient of over 50 awards including building designer of the year and builder of the year. Austin has served as a past chairman of the western district Master Builders Association of Victoria country housing and Apprentice of the Year committees. He is also a member of the surf coast planning committee and was a member of the Geelong land committee for some time. Having recently retired, Austin is now finding time to return to the water. As a keen sailor, he and his wife, Jan, have sailed their yacht up to the Whitsundays. He also enjoys water skiing, snow skiing and golf. Austin was delighted to this year take on the challenge of judging these awards.

PETER VLEUGEL Peter Vleugel is now retired after a fabulous lifetime in the building industry. His life has been blessed having had 47 years building amazing houses. He has won awards with Master Builders Association of Victoria and trained a huge number of apprentices. He has worked with some of Melbourne's high profile architects, and in the later years created his own medium size developments. So now it’s fast cars, garden, golf, travel, and once a year judging homes for the Association. He is thankful for the privilege.

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ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

CAMERON CONSTRUCTION Project: Balwyn North Contact: Michael Cameron Phone: (03) 9439 8776 Website: www.cameronconstruction.com.au Designer: Michael Cameron Photographer: Christopher Alexander Photography Extensive demolition and excavation were required to provide a blank canvas with optimum natural light and air flow for the new open-plan kitchen and dining family zone opening onto a large deck, as well as the redesign of the laundry, toilet, bathroom, bedrooms and new attic space.The coup de grace of this project is the handcrafted spiral staircase that was transported and craned into place in the entry foyer, as it spans the three levels of the home. This beautifully presented home now features the perfect mix of old-character-meets-modernluxury, transforming it into the client’s dream family home.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

ENTERPRISE CONSTRUCTIONS (AUST) P/L Project: Balwyn North Contact: Arlen Dervish Phone: 0419 446 449 Website: www.enterpriseconstructions.com.au Designer: Ikonomidis Reid Photographer: Arlen Dervish, Enterprise Construction (Aust) P/L The Mondrian brings together a sophisticated four-bedroom home with effective zoned living. The 2.7-metre high entry doors welcome one into a grand entrance of 3-metre-high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows create light filled areas throughout this home. The large kitchen, which forms the heart of this home, boasts polished quartz bench tops, two packed cabinetry and stainless steel appliances; sliding doors lead one out to a versatile alfresco area with integrated barbecue and gas fireplace.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $750,000

MARQUE PROPERTY GROUP Project: Chateau, Balwyn North Contact: Trevor Mitchell Phone: 0403 532 794 Website: www.marque.com.au Designer: Marque Property Group Photographer: Shannon McGrath P/L Best described as elegant, this postmodern property with French influences is as much about luxury as it is about living. The interior includes free-flowing spaces, custom hardwood windows, imported French parquetry flooring, customdesigned skirting and architraves, and an imported limestone fireplace capture stately living. Just as much importance was placed on external luxury.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

DEAN HOMES Project: Flemington 29, Mickleham Contact: Neil Martins Phone: (03) 9846 7098 Website: www.deanhomes.com.au Designer: Neil Martins Photographer: Marcus Dean The Flemington 29 was designed to provide clients with an option for east- or west- facing allotments to open up the northern side of the home, maximising the natural light throughout the central family-entertaining area. The use of eaves in areas around the home enhances the energy efficiency, providing shade during the warmer summer months and direct sunlight during winter. Although there is a feeling of openness and space throughout, there are separate areas for a luxurious master retreat, alternative living area and bedrooms.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

ENTERPRISE CONSTRUCTIONS (AUST) P/L

FLEETWOOD BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Project: Ashwood Contact: Arlen Dervish Phone: 0419 446 449 Website: www.enterpriseconstructions.com.au Designer: Norelle Maroun Photographer: Arlen Dervish, Enterprise Construction (Aust) P/L A mixture of facades comprising of different shapes and finishes with a modern look was never to be a compromise. The units were created for modern day living families who demand functional room sizes, practical user-friendly kitchen and spacious well fitted out robes. The design was aimed at smaller families whom would enjoy their privacy yet get together in areas where entertainment and socialising would make living in these units a joyful experience.

Project: Cheltenham Contact: James Fleetwood Phone: 0407 752 599 Website: www.fleetwoodbuilding.com.au Designer: James Fleetwood & Sketch Design Photographer: Andrew Lloyd, Lloyd Photo This 1950s home has undergone a major transformation both inside and out, the result of which is a modern, contemporary family home and entertainer’s dream. The living area leads into a brand new kitchen with Caeserstone bench tops, wood grain cabinetry and a butler’s pantry. The open plan living area extends out through bi-fold doors into a beautiful outdoor entertaining area complete with built-in natural gas barbecue and cooking area.


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BEST KITCHEN UNDER $40,000

FLEETWOOD BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Project: Red Hill South Contact: James Fleetwood Phone: 0407 752 599 Website: www.fleetwoodbuilding.com.au Designer: James Fleetwood Photographer: Matthew Rosamillia, Mattros Photography As the first new kitchen in over 35 years, the focus of this project was to create a natural flow from the front door to the rear deck and gardens beyond, whilst enhancing the views down the valley to the south end of French Island and Western Port Bay. Despite being a relatively small space, the kitchen was designed to be open and free-flowing for when the owners entertained; by cleverly extending the kitchen bench on the northern wall through to the barbecue area, it gives the illusion that the same bench top and cabinetry are used both inside and out.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

FLEETWOOD BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Project: Blackburn South Contact: James Fleetwood Phone: 0407 752 599 Website: www.fleetwoodbuilding.com.au Designer: Fleetwood Building Design & Construction Photographer: Matthew Rosamillia, Mattros Photography As the second renovation of this 1950s weatherboard, this project was all about providing a more modern, streamlined home with better functionality and layout; and had to include a new ensuite and walk-in-robe in the master bedroom and new in-ground swimming pool and deck/entertaining area. Multiple rooms were relocated, and while not much was changed structurally, the installation of new doors and windows has created better air and light flow.

BEST CUSTOM HOME OVER $2M

ENGLEHART HOMES Project: Kew Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography The classic design of this home takes full advantage of the distinctive streetscape, the northern orientation and treetop views. The central living area is light-filled, and opens onto the spacious verandah ideal for an easy indoor/outdoor flow. A light-coloured palette, clever lighting and carefully designed spaces give the rooms a sense of spaciousness, and expansive windows provide a bright outlook, taking in the landscaped courtyard views.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BEST BATHROOM OVER $30,000

BEST KITCHEN OVER $40,000

ENGLEHART HOMES

ENGLEHART HOMES

ENGLEHART HOMES

Project: Mornington Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography

Project: Aberfeldie Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography

Project: Balwyn North Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography

Designed to suit the site and client requirements, this luxurious home combines expansive flowing spaces that harmonise in an elegant and classical living environment. For sophisticated entertaining, the expansive floor plan opens to beautifully landscaped gardens and pool allowing maximum enjoyment of the alfresco dining experience. Classic design elements create a striking street appearance that is continued through to the entry and formal living areas. The theme and style throughout the house is classic, yet exudes a relaxed atmosphere. The residence features innovative passive environmental design, while also minimising the impact to the adjoining properties, and complying with stringent local height controls.

Appropriate for an ensuite to a master bedroom, this one has been designed to exude a luxurious feel. Combining striking luxury marble with glass, the space is modern yet provides a comfortable ambiance. Modern fittings complete the deluxe feel, with a frameless glass shower providing a central feature with the adjoining his-and-hers vanity units with full-height mirrors, which further enhance the feeling of space.The ensuite perfectly complements the luxurious feel of the home designed for this prominent location.

Complementing the luxurious feel of the house, the kitchen has been designed for lavish and casual entertaining. With a compact area to work with, this kitchen makes use of all available space. Fridge and appliances are carefully integrated within cabinetry, and extra storage is hidden within a functionally located walkin pantry, maximising the feeling of space and providing easy access. The feature island bench, defined overhead by a dropped ceiling panel, functions as a breakfast bar, while recessed lighting, cleverly hidden within the kickboard recesses defines the kitchen area. Designed for sophisticated entertaining, the floorplan flows to a new alfresco verandah allowing maximum enjoyment of the dining experience.

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BEST RENOVATION $750,000 - $1M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

ENGLEHART HOMES

ENGLEHART HOMES

Project: Balwyn North Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography

Project: Aberfeldie Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography

This renovation utilised the strengths of the existing building layout to provide a stylish, contemporary, light-filled living environment. The updated façade is continued through to the entry and formal living areas, where a feature elliptical ceiling draws the eye to an intimate car showroom. Internally, existing walls have been remodeled to open rooms, creating new lightfilled spaces. The use of a fresh colour palette and luxurious finishes throughout result in a residence that accommodates high living standards, and will surely stand as a testament to the owner for many years to come.

From the moment one approaches this home there is a striking sense of quality, evidenced by the attention to detail and use of high-end finishes throughout. The dramatic cantilevered roof canopy complements the flow from entry through to the living spaces at the rear that are filled with light from the expansive windows overlooking a private courtyard. Wide timber boards unify the modern theme throughout the house. The bedroom suites are ideally located for privacy and take maximum advantage of the views, while the upper level boasts an elevated family area with kitchenette bar, and dedicated upper-level theatre room.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION UNDER $200,000

LUCAS MORRIS HOMES

LIFESTYLE BY DESIGN HOMES P/L

LATROBE VALLEY BUILDING SERVICES P/L

Project: Hughesdale Contact: Brad Schram Phone: 0433 378 537 Website: www.lbdhomes.com.au Designer: dh:design Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers

Project: Glengarry Contact: Andrew Brady Phone: 0434 266 239 Designer: SBM Designs Photographer: Tara Little, Little Shutterbug Photography

Commissioned to add space for a growing family, this project freshened and restored every room in the house, while effectively maintaining the classic look and feel. The new section includes a modernised open plan kitchen/dining/family zone with stone bench tops, custom-built contemporary arcs and skirting boards, pendant lights throughout, and a bi-fold server window and stacker sliding exit doors to the new deck and entertainment spaces beyond. A modern new bathroom with the latest in fixtures and fittings adds to the functionality of the home. Timber flooring was laid throughout to tie the existing and new sections of the home together for consistency.

The dramatic effect of this ‘country barn’ renovation is evident throughout, from the high-pitched ceilings, made from recycled bridge beams, down to the recycled floorboards from an old Melbourne factory.Central to the homestead is a beautiful fireplace with a recycled brick surround that matches the outdoor kitchenette, barbecue and pizza oven.Pressed tin and industrial pendant lights are featured alongside corrugated iron and recycled timer doors that allow for the area to be used all year round.

Project: Glen Waverley Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.lucasmorris.com.au Designer: Lucas Morris Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography This home boasts a unique exterior that affirms a sense of occasion on arrival. The façade has clean, crisp lines and a distinctively modern appeal.The ground floor is flooded with natural light from large north-facing windows, adding to the theme of space and luxury that flows from the alfresco dining area into the open plan living, family, kitchen and guest wing. Echoing this ambiance, the upper level features three large bedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional family room.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

ENGLEHART HOMES Project: Macleod Contact: Ron Englehart Phone: (03) 9810 2800 Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au Designer: Englehart Homes Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography Designed against a brief of ‘warmth, family and comfort’, this two-storey haven is designed as a sanctuary for its owners. The inviting, modern façade is understated and refined, contrasting brick and render with vertical timber cladding. Flooded with natural light from large north-facing windows, the ground floor includes an alfresco dining space, contemporary kitchen and butler’s pantry. The interior is balanced, with generous living spaces, and the flow among the shared and private living zones provides escape from a busy life.


ENTRANTS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

NESSIS DEVELOPMENTS P/L

TRU-FORM CONSTRUCTION P/L

BRYAN & PETERSEN SOUTH WEST

Project: Collingwood Contact: Con Nessis Phone: 0407 536 562 Website: www.nessis.com.au Designer: Nessis Property/Will Maha Photographer: Con Nessis, Nessis

Project: Port Melbourne Contact: Krystin Trewin Phone: 0408 056 348 Website: www.truformconstruction.com.au Designer: Michael Worth Photographer: Nicole Cleary

Project: The Cove, Warnambool Contact: Andrew Austen Phone: (03) 5561 4978 Website: www.bryanpetersen.com.au Designer: Andrew Austen Photographer: Ron Farquhar, Bryan & Petersen

Boasting an in-vogue and contemporary design that complements the hip surroundings of this ever-changing suburb, these boutique apartments capture an abundance of natural light and stylish living. Combining a bold and marginally industrial palette and original salvaged materials, the apartments showcase internal features such as recycled timber bench tops, vertical gardens, dual light wells and a modern stair void. Carefully matched finishes, period-sensitive features, a touch of local artistic charm and the reinstatement of typical period-style verandahs create a benchmark in maximising habitability.

The renovation of this Victorian property was based upon converting the existing two-bedroom plus small family room into a modern property with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas and a third-floor viewing area. The use of beautiful reclaimed timber flooring in mixed width and lengths throughout the entire ground floor, and the use of recycled bricks on strategic feature walls, ensured that the traditional feel of the existing part of the home was retained while providing a seamless flow to the modern/industrial-style extension.

Within moments of entering this contemporary and inviting home, the outstanding quality and attention to detail becomes apparent.This generously appointed home combines the clean lines of modern design with the warmth and ambience desired for family living. The Cove’s large family room flows through to the expanse of the alfresco area and Blackbutt-deck entertainment area. The raised roof and highlight windows over the dining and family rooms shed natural light and opulence throughout the wonderfully automated kitchen and butler’s pantry. The master suite is the epitome of elegance with floorto-ceiling fixed glass windows bringing the outdoors in, and allowing one to take in the landscaped garden.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,00 - $600,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

MAJESTIX LIVING & DEVELOPMENTS P/L

UDAYA PTY LTD

COMPLETE BUILDERS INSIGHT PTY LTD

Project: Box Hill North Contact: David McCall Phone: 0400 576 770 Website: www.majestix.com.au Designer: David McCall Photographer: David Cleeve, Platinum HD Boasting ultra-modern finishes and state-of-the-art home automation technologies, these dwellings consist of threestoreys, two of which are split-level. The basement level houses the garage, cinema room and a study with all telecommunication infrastructure wired throughout. Beautiful timber floors throughout the ground floor leads on from the hallway to the main living, dining and kitchen areas, the consolidation of which creates an enormous space for entertaining. 3.3-metre-high ceilings complete the opulent feel which is carried through to the master bedroom, ensuite and up to the first floor where an additional two bedrooms and guest wing are situated.

Project: Burwood Contact: Rina Mitsoris Phone: 0404 827 665 Website: www.udaya.com.au Designer: Udaya Design This luxury French-provincial-look townhouse offers an enviable lifestyle and extensive family living.High ceilings and gleaming solid timber floors flow across the immense living space and throughout both levels. The opulent lounge is flooded with natural light and the dining/living area and enormous alfresco zone provides ample space for entertaining.On the upper level are three bedrooms, a lavish master and customised walk-in robe and ensuite featuring a free-standing bathtub, frameless dual shower and double floating basins. Additional features such as a built- in gym, theatre room and a wrought iron false balcony complete this modern and sophisticated residence.

Project: Footscray Contact: Anthony Adams Phone: 0434 058 099 Website: www.completebuildersinsight.com.au Designer: Mark Lam Architect Photographer: Sarah Louise Photography P/L The intent of this design was to transform the double-fronted Victorian residence into a livable modern house, whilst preserving the form and character of the original house and ensuring the new works were indiscernible from the street. The original lean-to was refurbished to contain bathrooms and a study, and the link containing the laundry adapted to an extension containing the kitchen, dining and living area that partially enfolds an external deck. Triangular double-glazed windows frame views of the garden. The form of the living area enhances natural ventilation resulting in optimum comfort for family living.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

URBANEDGE HOMES Project: Cohen 4-38, Greenvale Contact: Xavier Pearson Phone: 1800 MYEDGE Website: www.urbanedgehomes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative The contemporary design, uncomplicated layout and seamless blend of open spaces with secluded zones makes The Cohen ideal for growing families looking for a home with a point of difference and stylish edge. At the heart of the home, the kitchen overlooks an open-plan dining and family area that also extends onto the alfresco area. The family and casual living zone allows for informal gatherings while the rumpus and theatre rooms take this home to a different level. Secondary bedrooms are generously sized, while the striking master bedroom acts as a retreat, including a vast walk-in robe and resort-like ensuite.

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URBANEDGE HOMES Project: Armstrong Creek Contact: Xavier Pearson Phone: 1800 MYEDGE Website: www.urbanedgehomes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative This kitchen is the unmistakable masterpiece and focal point of this home. The oversized island cabinet with Caesarstone benchtop and waterfall end, make the perfect prep area, with an abundance of space. A double undermount sink with recessed dish drainer is included, creating a clean and streamlined look. Contrasting overhead and wall cabinetry is a defining factor, adding warmth and texture that embodies the coastal feel that this home promotes throughout. The kitchen seamlessly blends into a functional, yet refined walk-in pantry that echoes the quality and coastal chic of the kitchen.

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URBANEDGE HOMES Project: Lorne 4-47, Keysborough Contact: Xavier Pearson Phone: 1800 MYEDGE Website: www.urbanedgehomes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative Reminiscent of an indulgent hotel suite, every inch of this ensuite has been carefully considered. Featuring sleek fixtures and fittings, full height wall tiles in neutral tones, an oversized freestanding bath and shower, this sanctuary leaves a lasting impression. The expansive double vanity stretches the width of the ensuite and encompasses dual above counter basins upon a Caesarstone bench top. Six mirrored shaving cabinets provide an illusion of space, while also reflecting the stunning mosaic feature.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

EIGHT HOMES Project: S-Seven, Mernda Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative This is the perfect home for a growing family, incorporating the combination of open spaces and zoned areas for comfortable living. The square design fits on a 14+-metre lot width and features four spacious bedrooms, including an impressive master bedroom to the front of the home with a large walk-in robe and ensuite. The three secondary bedrooms are situated at the rear of the home and surround an impressive kid’s retreat. An inspiring study is cleverly tucked away close to the entry and doubles up as a home office. The alfresco area extends from the family area and allows the natural light from the great outdoors to extend into the home.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

URBANEDGE HOMES Project: Altisse 6-53, Greenvale Contact: Xavier Pearson Phone: 1800 MYEDGE Website: www.urbanedgehomes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative Designed as a luxury home for families wanting more from their everyday living, this home features beautifully proportioned rooms, a spacious open-living layout and a striking contemporary design, making an unforgettable statement. The blend of clever architecture and custom carpentry sets the style and ambience projected throughout the home. The vast lobby and impressive curved void creates space and natural light, but the kitchen is the unmistakable masterpiece of the home, with the large Caesarstone island bench featuring an overhang that allows it to double up as a breakfast bar. This space flows seamlessly onto a functional prep-room with server and built-in cabinetry.

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

EIGHT HOMES Project: S-Four, Craigieburn Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative Ideal for couples or a young family, this single-storey design is defined by its clever use of space and uncomplicated layout. The home features an appealing façade with a combination of brick and render. The rendered projection adds a subtle, yet effective point of difference to the exterior, while the use of timber windows and entry door adds warmth. Inside, high ceilings provide an instant feeling of space, while the inviting living room to the front of the home promotes livability. The kitchen is centrally located and extends out to the dining, family and alfresco areas, making it a great communal space for allround enjoyment. The large master suite showcases a vast walk-in robe as well as a luxurious ensuite with double vanities.


ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

EIGHT HOMES Project: S-Two, Cranbourne West Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: Tom Roe Photography This well designed home truly has a lot to offer. Developed for couples or young families in mind, this single-storey design makes use of its size through its uncomplicated, yet meaningful layout. Open-plan living is prevalent in the most common areas of the home, while the privacy of a theatre room allows for seclusion and an alternate entertainment area. The central kitchen features a functional walk in pantry that provides convenience and additional storage solutions.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

EIGHT HOMES

EIGHT HOMES

Project: S-Eight-1, Cranbourne West Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: Tom Roe Photography

Project: D-Five, Cranbourne East Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative

The stunning façade and cleverly designed front porch set the scene for this contemporary home. Inside, the grand entry leads the way to the open-plan dining, kitchen and family areas that flow effortlessly onto a large alfresco zone.A hidden theatre room adds a sense of luxury and provides an additional area for entertaining. The master bedroom is reminiscent of a hotel suite with its retreat space, beautifully appointed ensuite and walk-in robes. The additional three bedrooms with robes, and a fully tiled bathroom combine to form the ultimate kids’ escape.

Designed with growing families in mind. High ceilings throughout add to the already spacious feel, while the open living zones begin at the front door and continue through the home into the kitchen, family and dining areas. This livability is further enhanced by sliding doors to the alfresco area. In addition, this double-storey home comes complete with four spacious bedrooms, ample storage and an impressive contemporary kitchen.

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ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

EIGHT HOMES Project: D-Two, Mernda Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative The grand entry and openness sets the scene for what is to be found indoors, and showcases the natural light that penetrates throughout the entire first floor. The central kitchen overlooks the family area and features an adjoining walk-in pantry that features plenty of storage solutions. Four spacious bedrooms are featured on the first floor, including a lavish master bedroom that boasts his-and -hers walk-in robes and an ensuite that comes complete with a double vanity and oversized shower.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

CASSILIS CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Hawthorn Contact: David Alexandrakis Phone: 0419 343 836 Website: www.cassilis.com Designer: Robert Busselman Photographer: Tori Sim Photography The design of this expansive and contemporary home effectively covers the fall of the block from front to back, taking in the westerly views of the park and northerly view to the Melbourne Water Park while successfully hiding the substation evident in the southeast corner of the property. The basement provides for open carports and substantial water storage while the first floor encompasses four open- plan living zones, central kitchen with walk-in pantry and cellar, as well as a vast alfresco entertainment area. The first floor boasts three spacious bedrooms all with ensuites and walk-in robes, as well as a separate study, library and gym.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

EIGHT HOMES Project: S-Three-1, Mernda Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative The compact design makes this the ideal first home, promoting the perfect balance of affordable living with an uncomplicated design. Boasting four bedrooms, two living areas for entertaining, an alfresco area and effective storage solutions, this home truly has it all in just 23 squares!

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

EIGHT HOMES Project: S-Seven, Cranbourne East Contact: Luke Veith Phone: 0428 057 846 Website: www.8homes.com.au Designer: Steve Maher Photographer: Tom Roe Photography Embracing the balance of clean open spaces and clever secluded areas, this design enables function and sophistication to blend together seamlessly. Boasting 29 squares, this home features four generous-sized bedrooms, two living areas, a central kitchen and study. Designed expressly for family living, its vast surroundings exceed expectations, while its small footprint enables the home to fit on a 14-metre lot with ease.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

TODD NEWMAN BUILDERS

ZUCCALA HOMES P/L

Project: Bendigo Contact: Kate Newman Phone: 0417 508 153 Website: www.toddnewmanbuilders.com.au Designer: ET Architecture

Project: Habour 435, Diggers Rest Contact: Luke Heinzelmann Phone: 0409 233 264 Website: www.zuccalahomes.com.au Designer: Zuccala Homes Photographer: Kelly Defina Photography

Designed around a brief for a working couple’s “forever home”, this luxurious residence is made up of two bedrooms, an ample walk-in robe, ensuite and a spacious living/entertainment area for the grandchildren. The kitchen features a fully equipped butler’s pantry, magnificent butterfly marble bench tops, porcelain tiles, state-of-the-art appliances and a seamless interface between internal and external zones. This modern home is small in actual space, but speaks volumes in its aesthetic appeal.

This home showcases undeniable style and opulent living. Displaying a bold, contemporary, urbane design, the ground floor features multiple living, dining and entertainment areas as well as a separate study and expansive alfresco zone. Upstairs are three expansive bedrooms, all with walk-in robes, and the master bedroom features a luxurious his-and-hers walk-in robe plus stylish ensuite.


ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

ZUCCALA HOMES P/L

ZUCCALA HOMES P/L

ZUCCALA HOMES P/L

Project: Soho 265, Diggers Rest Contact: Luke Heinzelmann Phone: 0409 233 264 Website: www.zuccalahomes.com.au Designer: Zuccala Homes Photographer: Kelly Defina Photography

Project: Sienna 325, Craigieburn Contact: Luke Heinzelmann Phone: 0409 233 264 Website: www.zuccalahomes.com.au Designer: Zuccala Homes Photographer: Kelly Defina Photography

Project: Marina 225, Craigieburn Contact: Luke Heinzelmann Phone: 0409 233 264 Website: www.zuccalahomes.com.au Designer: Zuccala Homes Photographer: Kelly Defina Photography

This three-bedroom home offers the ultimate in functionality, versatility and stylish spaces. Family living is definitely a priority in this home with multiple spaces including a rumpus room, adjoining dining and living room and an alfresco area. Nestled away from the entertaining areas is the impressive master suite with luxurious ensuite and generous walk-in robe. The additional two bedrooms are tucked away along the side of the home with the bathroom and separate powder room cushioned between them.

This double-storey home offers function and luxury combined seamlessly to create a timeless home. The well appointed kitchen, complete with sleek finishes and a functional butler’s pantry creates the showpiece of the open plan family, dining and alfresco area. Separate theatre and living areas add to the size and livability. Upstairs, the vast master suite features an impressive walk-in robe and ensuite. In addition, the three secondary bedrooms, complete with a full bathroom, separate powder room and a central casual living area, emphasize that this home has been designed with the family in mind.

Though designed as a starter home, the single-storey dwelling is ideal for couples, growing families or anyone who wants a practical home that offers everything. The home boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, lounge, double garage and covered alfresco area. An abundance of natural light flows through the heart of the home bringing warmth to every room.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME UNDER $300,000

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

GRANTED CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Wandin Contact: Devin Grant Phone: 0422 816 474 Website: www.grantedconstructions.com.au Designer: MG Design Photographer: NBP, Nicholas Billings This project boasts four spacious and innovative units with carefully planned layouts. Designed over a single level to accommodate the retirement-age population, these homes feature an abundance of natural light complimenting the openplan living space. The hallway flows towards the minimalist modern kitchen combining the open-plan living area and outdoor alfresco area. Each of the three bedrooms features built-in robes and the master suite has a generous ensuite.

GRANTED CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Hampton Park Contact: Devin Grant Phone: 0422 816 474 Website: www.grantedconstructions.com.au Designer: T Seddon – The Project Centre Photographer: NBP, Nicholas Billings This home boasts a well-balanced entry and open plan living/ dining space that allows for a surprising amount of storage adjoining the internal access from the garage. Secluded from the living areas are the master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, and two secondary bedrooms with a full bathroom and separate powder room.

BALMAIN & CO Project: Brighton Contact: Danny Hayter Phone: 0433 885 520 Website: www.balmainandco.com.au Designer: David Watson/SJB Interiors Photographer: James Geer Photography The functional features of these homes cater for the demand for low maintenance, medium density housing in Bayside, Melbourne. Executives and retirees downsizing from large family homes on large blocks, but still requiring the quality and luxuries of a high-end home will love the brand new, stateof-the-art technologies including hydronic heating, electric blinds, automated communication systems and private lifts – all with personalised finishes. Other features include floating stairs, butler’s pantries with pivot doors, his-andhers bathrooms with stone throughout, private courtyards, separate studies, laundries and theatre rooms and private double basement garages.

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ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

CORRBEN P/L

BENTLEY HOMES (AUST) P/L

Project: Mitcham Contact: Ben Wartnaby & Adam Corr Phone: 0425 258 660 Website: www.corrbenhomes.com.au Designer: Maxa Design/Sven Maxa Photographer: Rachel Lewis Photography

Project: Kyalami 370, Mernda Contact: Ben Wartnaby Phone: (03) 9407 5000 Website: www.bentleyhomes.com.au

The renovation and upgrade of this home was focused primarily on connecting the home with the natural environment that dominates the precinct. In addition to a diverse selection of timbers specified throughout the interior and exterior, extensive consultation was carried out to ensure the best heating and cooling outcomes. The high-end finishes, clever storage facilities and innovative technologies throughout the home ensure the end product is going to stand the test of time.

The Kyalami 370 was designed for professional couples or growing families, providing an expansive and spacious fourbedroomed home despite the relatively narrow footprint. The hub of this double-storey home is undoubtedly the kitchen flowing into the large dining, dual-living and alfresco zones. The kitchen, meals and family areas all feature impressive 3-metre-high ceilings, which combined with the outdoor entertaining option, helps create a sense of spaciousness. The master bedroom is generously proportioned and features a decadent walk-in robe and resort-style ensuite with dual vanity and oversized shower.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BENTLEY HOMES (AUST) P/L Project: Benson 285, Mernda Contact: Beti Trajkovski Phone: (03) 9407 5000 Website: www.bentleyhomes.com.au The Benson 285 offers plenty of appeal with a spacious living room, large well-appointed kitchen with butler’s pantry, separate meals area, open family room and undercover alfresco, making this home perfect for growing or established families needing additional space. The master suite features a dual walkin robe, and a fabulous ensuite filled with space and array of luxury inclusions, while the three minor bedrooms are generous in size and include a walk-in robe. Continuing the theme of practical family living, the Benson 285 also has a walk-in linen cupboard and kids’ retreat.

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BENTLEY HOMES (AUST) P/L Project: Madrid 260, Craigieburn Contact: Beti Trajkovski Phone: (03) 9407 5000 Website: www.bentleyhomes.com.au With a separate living room, large well-appointed kitchen with walk-in pantry, meals, elevated open-plan family room and undercover alfresco area, this home has everything for the serious entertainer or growing family. Combining four bedrooms including a generous master suite with a practical ensuite and walk-in robe, this home also offers plenty of storage including two linen closets and a double garage.

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BENTLEY HOMES (AUST) P/L Project: Fremont 250, Mernda Contact: Beti Trajkovski Phone: (03) 9407 5000 Website: www.bentleyhomes.com.au The Fremont 250 is an attractive new home, particularly for those wanting a four-bedroom home that makes the best use of a block. It also offers features often only seen in larger homes, such as an open-plan kitchen with walk-in pantry, a separate study/home office, a family room plus rumpus room and an alfresco dining area for year-round entertaining. Special attention has been given to the large master bedroom, designed with dual walk-in robes and ensuite. Minor bedrooms are positioned away from the living zones to minimize noise transfer.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BENTLEY HOMES (AUST) P/L Project: Ritz 445, Craigieburn Contact: Beti Trajkovski Phone: (03) 9407 5000 Website: www.bentleyhomes.com.au Elegant and sophisticated, the stunning Ritz redefines the benchmark for luxury double-storey homes. Designed for professional couples or growing families, this five-bedroomed home is all about lifestyle, with a large dining, dual living and alfresco zone flowing from the European-styled kitchen and butler’s pantry. The home has an abundance of spaces to entertain or relax in, from the downstairs living room, lounge and sunken family room to an additional leisure area upstairs. The four minor bedrooms all feature walk-in robes and share two bathrooms and toilets, while the master suite has a balcony, walk-in robe and resort-style ensuite with dual vanity, large shower and make up vanity unit.


ENTRANTS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

ELYTE FOCUS P/L Project: Alphington Contact: Pete Furlong Phone: 0413 256 741 Website: www.elytefocus.com.au Designer: Pete Furlong/Shae Parker Photographer: Emma Cross Photographer Natural light and ventilation were key considerations in the design process of these upmarket townhouses. Linking internal spaces with the surrounding tree canopies through careful placement of windows and private upper level balconies helps provide internal spaces with a secluded and tranquil setting. Natural building materials, including silvertop ash-timber cladding and recycled red brick have been adopted in response to the high level of vegetation and the surrounding building materials.

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GROLLO HOMES Project: Grollo 11, Glen Waverley Contact: Lui Grollo Phone: 0413 704 092 Website: www.grollohomes.com.au Designer: Lui Grollo Photographer: Chris Groenhout Photography The design and construction of the master ensuite befits a home of such presence.Quality fixtures, fittings and finishes were a given, but the two standout features are the raised bath, placed artfully behind the vanity cabinet but in full view of the bedroom space, and the retractable vanity mirrors which allow for a greater connection between the bedroom and ensuite with the press of a button. Marbled walls and floors provide an opulent and timeless feel, with free-floating vanity cabinets and feature lighting adding a splash of elegance.

BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $750,000

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GROLLO HOMES

GROLLO HOMES

Project: Grollo 11, Glen Waverley Contact: Lui Grollo Phone: 0413 704 092 Website: www.grollohomes.com.au Designer: Lui Grollo Photographer: Chris Groenhout Photography

Project: Grollo 11, Glen Waverley Contact: Lui Grollo Phone: 0413 704 092 Website: www.grollohomes.com.au Designer: Lui Grollo Photographer: Chris Groenhout Photography

The first thing that strikes you about Grollo’s latest display home is how different it is from other houses – it really does stand out from the crowd, particularly in a location where the neoclassical style is so prevalent. With a façade combining clever design and use of materials, the uniqueness of this home is evident from the front door to the rooftop. The home boasts five bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, expansive living areas with high ceilings framed cleverly with floor-to-ceiling windows, an expansive garage space and a sense of style that is unquestionable.

Practicality and aesthetics are immediately apparent in this architecturally designed galley-style kitchen. Boasting multiple storage compartments including a walk-in pantry and functional butler’s pantry at the rear, the two-tone colour palette and altering planes are reminiscent of a modern art sculpture. This effect is replicated in the reconstituted stone island bench top that also provides a clear delineation between the utility space and breakfast bar area with seating space beneath. A mosaic Bizassa splashback and raked island bench creates an added sense of drama to the space.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $750,000 - $1M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

APC BUILD

SPACEMAKER HOME EXTENSIONS

Project: Essendon Contact: Peter Lo Bartolo Phone: 0488 110 034 Website: www.apcbuild.com.au Designer: Robert Wignall Photographer: Michael Kai Photography

Project: Port Melbourne Contact: Tim Hoare Phone: 0408 079 300 Website: www.spacemaker.com.au Photographer: Mat Moore, UA Creative

The renovation and addition to this home was borne out of the owners desire to create the perfect home for entertaining. The existing fore-home was transformed to accommodate the master bedroom, walk-in robe and ensuite, and study, while the new double-storey extension comprises multiple living/activity rooms, an open-plan kitchen, butler’s pantry and dining area leading out to a covered alfresco area.

Construction of this safe, comfortable, accessible “forever home” was complicated by its position. The house straddles a double block, and although it is built over three levels, the family living areas and bedrooms are all contained on the ground level. Upstairs is an office/studio and guest bedroom with ensuite, and below ground is the basement/home theatre that features a window that looks into the swimming pool.The interior boasts heated, polished concrete floors, giving a modern industrial look that is perfectly complimented by the use of spotted gum throughout. The use of quality finishes throughout has created a timeless, elegant home that still has a light-hearted, familyfriendly feel.

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BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

SPACEMAKER HOME EXTENSIONS Project: Albert Park Contact: Doug Bates and Tim Hoare Phone: 0408 321 633 / 0408 079 300 Website: www.spacemaker.com.au Designer: Keith Valentine/Martin West Photographer: Mat Moore, UA Creative This project involved the complete demolition of the rear of the house, as well as the courtyard and existing light court, leaving only the front two bedrooms, entry hall and front porch. The original roof structure and sub-floor to this part of the house were retained, as was the existing original hallway arch. The two bedrooms were however, altered to form one larger bedroom with a walk in robe and bathroom with two-way access. The rear of the house was rebuilt with a new kitchen, laundry, living and dining room with a new court on the ground level. A second storey was added with a bedroom, walk-in robe, a large tiled terrace and roof storage.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $750,000

COMDAIN HOMES

COMDAIN HOMES

Project: Lysterfield Contact: Rodney Ord Phone: 0403 188 938 Website: www.comdainhomes.com.au Designer: Comdain Homes Photographer: Rodney Ord, Comdain Homes

Project: Urban Forster, Camberwell Contact: Rodney Ord Phone: 0403 188 938 Website: www.comdainhomes.com.au Designer: Comdain Homes Photographer: Rodney Ord, Comdain Homes

This single-storey luxury home was designed and constructed with an active, growing family in mind. The floor plan is extremely functional, providing serviceable separation between the front office and formal living and informal areas of the home. The three main bedrooms are located together with a guest bedroom located separately to provide additional privacy. The internal design is highlighted by the impressive high ceilings, period architraves and skirting boards, as well as the well-appointed kitchen, pantry fit-out and laundry. The theatre room with acoustic insulated interior walls is a popular room for family gatherings.

This home is a wonderful example of modern design with features that resonate well with both families and professional couples, from the design, functionality and fittings to the consistent quality and attention to detail. The home is light, airy and expansive with several grand living spaces to hide away and relax. The living area ceiling pops up to a lofty 3.6 metres with a trio of custom made full-height windows overlooking the pool. A central staircase is set against a double-height window wall designed to draw light through the centre of the house and into the four bedrooms and guest suite.

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ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

KABSAV PROJECTS

KABSAV PROJECTS

KABSAV PROJECTS

Project: Black Rock Contact: Matthew Stonehouse Phone: 0402 906 309 Website: www.kabsav.com.au Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers

Project: Malvern East Contact: Matthew Stonehouse Phone: 0402 906 309 Website: www.kabsav.com.au Designer: Anthony Sanders Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers

Project: Mount Martha Contact: Matthew Stonehouse Phone: 0402 906 309 Website: www.kabsav.com.au Designer: DJE Design Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers

The reconstruction of this dated weatherboard home was complicated by a tight budget and the need for the family to remain in the house while the works were being done.After months of varying designs however, a two-stage renovation and extension enabled the delivery of a modern home suited to the owners’ lifestyle. Much of the existing layout was kept at the front and turned into a new master bedroom with new ensuite and walk-in robe. The rear of the home however, was completely gutted and turned into a huge kitchen, dining and living area overlooking the backyard and pool.

This project involved the extensive renovation and extension of a small traditional single-fronted house, including a 100m2 addition to the rear of the house. Recycled bricks were used for the external walls to maintain a connection with the past, while internally new rooms were created to suit the owners’ lifestyle including a large open-plan rear living area flooded with natural light, and opening to a professionally landscaped alfresco zone. New skylights were also installed within the existing roof and cornices and ceiling roses reinstated to match.

This project entailed the demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new single-level 325m2 home with intricate exterior detailing, covered outdoor living area, substantial decking, north-aspect pergola, driveway and landscaping. The home has street appeal from all angles and sits proudly on the corner allotment. With the two beautiful turrets incorporated into the trussed room, exposed timber rafters surrounding the exterior, light grey weatherboards with while timber windows and features, this home and the quality of finish is sure to impress the most discerning eye.

BEST CUSTOM HOME OVER $2M

BEST KITCHEN OVER $40,000

BEST BATHROOM OVER $30,000

DDB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING P/L

DDB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING P/L

DDB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING P/L

Project: St Kilda Contact: David McCullum Phone: (03) 9572 3600 Website: www.ddbdesign.com.au Designer: Matt Gibson Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative

Project: St Kilda Contact: David McCullum Phone: (03) 9572 3600 Website: www.ddbdesign.com.au Designer: Matt Gibson Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative

Project: St Kilda Contact: David McCullum Phone: (03) 9572 3600 Website: www.ddbdesign.com.au Designer: Matt Gibson Photographer: John Wheatley, UA Creative

St Kilda Infill is a unique vertical-living solution, located on a narrow, urban infill site. A key feature is the large atrium space that spans all living floors – allowing for daylight to penetrate deep into the centre of the building. The pattern of mixed-use residential and commercial occupation in the neighbourhood is woven into this building. On the ground floor, a glazed-fronted commercial tenancy has its own dedicated entry, while the other floors feature three separate living areas and four master bedrooms each with their own ensuite. The unusual space has the ability to accommodate a flexibility of housing types – singlefamily, co-living, or even multiple occupancy, with potential strata allotments over time.

The kitchen in this project is the doorman, receptionist and concierge of this home. Positioned in the entry on the first level under the three-storey void and flanked by living areas and the home office, the kitchen establishes all expectations for the rest of the home’s interiors. Simple architectural lines, walnut timber cabinetry, white marble bench tops on a white terrazzo floor gives this room a lightness of being. Adjacent to the imposing six-metre island bench is a five-metre scullery concealed behind custom-engineered motorized sliding doors. The design of this hidden space requires minimal use of the hallway thoroughfare without compromising the functionality of the workspace.

The project brief for this master ensuite was for timeless luxury and a point of difference. The design intent was to have an integrated ensuite, robe and bedroom space that flowed into each other by having both an entry and an exit point around a central pod. Good light access from the central void’s glass ceiling was a priority.To achieve functionality and an activity flow, the bathtub, toilet and bidet were intentionally designed for a separate marble wet room divided from the rest of the ensuite by a frameless glass wall. On completion, this ensuite is truly inspiring, being one of the most functional bathing spaces, as well as one of the most exquisite rooms in the house.

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BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION OVER $1M

BACCHUS CONSTRUCTIONS

BACCHUS CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: St Kilda East Contact: Tim Fyffe Phone: 0428 076 355 Website: www.bacchusconstructions.com.au Designer: Jost Architects Photographer: Gollings Photography

Project: Malvern East Contact: Tim Fyffe Phone: 0428 076 355 Website: www.bacchusconstructions.com.au Designer: Honto Architecture P/L Photographer: Fraser Marsden Photography

The scope of works for this project involved a complete demolition of an existing building and construction of two identical, contemporary, architecturally designed townhouses complete with a roof terrace. The expansive ground floor features a contemporary open-plan kitchen overlooking the dining and living area, a separate study, full bathroom and laundry, while the upper floor boasts three oversized bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

This renovation involved significant alterations to an Edwardian-era heritage house including partly demolishing the existing structure and the construction of a new basement level using a bored pier retaining wall system. The scope also included an extension of the existing dwelling and building a second story within the existing roof space as well as a full landscaping package with pool and recreation area.

From the moment of entry the elegance of the European-styled interior is immediately evident. The formal lounge and dining rooms are located immediately off the entry and features a distinctive European-styled marble fireplace. The large kitchen area opens onto the casual lounge and meals area and then onto a stunning theatre room and alfresco living area. Upstairs, the spacious master suite and adjoining balcony are situated to take full advantage of the incredible view over the Dandenong ranges, while the other three bedrooms have access to a full bathroom and separate living room. A multi-stop lift offers quick access from the upper level to the lower living area and underground basement that has parking for up to six cars and a built-in car turntable.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

Project: Regent 33, Sunbury Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Embleton 29, Sunbury Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

The Regent has been purposefully created with smart design and flexible living spaces in mind. Glowing with a family vibe, the Regent offers a combination of luxurious features including a theatre room located away from the main living zones, a generous master suite and three additional bedrooms all with generous robes and serviced by their own bathroom. At its heart, the kitchen, living and entertainment hub allows the chef to keep a finger on the family pulse and connect with the busyness of life.

The Embleton delivers on a promise of family friendly living with a definite dash of flair and attitude. A formal ambiance is evident to the front of this single-storey home with a dedicated theatre, separate study and casual living areas that flow out to a covered alfresco area. The spacious master suite offers a large walk-in robe and full ensuite with separate toilet, and the three minor bedrooms all have walk-in robes. This open plan home offers an abundance of light and space, ideal for family living.

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Sheraton 48, Point Cook Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers At the heart of the modern and sophisticated Sheraton 48 home is a contemporary kitchen and lifestyle area that easily caters for large families and year-round entertaining. Unique design features include an enormous floating double-sided island bench with extra storage and striking downlights for functionality and glamour, as well as a black mirror design feature extending from the main kitchen all the way to the butler’s pantry. The walk-in butler’s pantry features full cabinetry, natural light, a designer sink and hidden shelving.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

BELLEMORE HOMES Project: Wheelers Hill Contact: Adam Pateras Phone: 0423 202 465 Website: www.bellemorehomes.com.au Designer: Murray Burdett Photographer: Matthew Mallett Photography


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BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

Project: Sheraton 48, Point Cook Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Bellmont 36, Rockbank Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Cromwell 33, Point Cook Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

The Sheraton 48 has been purposefully created with grandeur and luxury in mind.At its heart, a stunning kitchen and lifestyle area easily cater for large family get-togethers, while serenity and quiet is the theme for the spacious upstairs sleep zone. Unique design features include a dramatic entry foyer opening up to the second storey, a separate study and a huge master suite with walk in robe and ensuite including a spa and oversized shower.

The spacious statement foyer of the Bellmont is just a taste of what you will find inside this family-focused home. The feeling of open space and an abundance of natural light continues as you explore the five activity and lifestyle areas across two levels – a home just perfect for the busy and growing family.

The single-storey Cromwell radiates luxury, beauty and contemporary design with a distinctive, yet effortless entertainment vibe. Families will enjoy the multiple living zones at the heart of this home and casual living areas that flow out to covered alfresco area dining and outdoor living areas. The generous master bedroom and three additional bedrooms are located away from the entertainment zone for privacy and complete relaxation.

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

Project: Radison 33, Craigieburn Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Illawarra 39, Point Cook Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Unique, luxurious elements and finishes give this home a truly opulent feel; the Radison is all about open-plan living on a large scale. The formal lounge, study and master suite are at the front of the home for optimum peace and serenity, while the rear of the home features light filled casual living areas and a dedicated entertainment hub.

The two-storey Illawarra is the essence of flexible family living where everyone has his or her own space to relax while still remaining connected. With multiple, versatile living zones, four bedrooms and two dedicated study spaces, this home is ideal for the growing family.

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Amberley 27, Rockbank Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers Designed with first homeowners and young families in mind, the Amberley provides a modern, contemporary home that features the clever use of space throughout. Multiple living zones include a separate rumpus room; a dedicated kids’ study area, and a casual living area that flows out to a covered alfresco area. At the heart of this home is a well-appointed kitchen including walk-in pantry, large island bench and ample storage.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

Project: Colorado 37, Werribee Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Maison 33, Rockbank Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

The four-bedroomed, two-storey Colorado home has a warm family feel from the moment you step inside. Multiple living and activity zones provide the perfect lifestyle balance for the busy family, while clever design features like the upstairs study nook add a touch of practicality – and all of this achieved on a compact block of land.

From the luxury and serenity of the master retreat at the front, to the sophistication of the formal living space, tucked away study and the ultimate entertainment and lifestyle zone – the Maison will take your breath away. Separate living zones, a large laundry and guest’s powder room add to the enormous value of this residence.

Appealing from the street, and presenting an even better inside, this iconic home is ideal for couples, growing families or anyone who wants a practical home that offers everything. The home boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study nook, separate lounge and double garage, as well as a covered alfresco area. An abundance of natural light flows through the heart of the home bringing warmth to every room in the house.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

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CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

Project: Edgewood 22, Cranbourne North Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Sorrento 43, Mernda Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

An energetically modern and chic single-storey home, the Edgewood offers all the luxuries and superior features that are expected in a new home. Open-plan living is integrated with quiet zones for privacy and relaxation. Function and style continues into the kitchen with an impressive island bench that doubles as a breakfast bar and servery.

Due to its size and location of this home, the kitchen needed to be the hero of the design. The kitchen displays a minimalistic feel, boasting clean lines and integrated appliances. An island bench of 80mm thick stone with dual waterfall ends provides an informal dining and entertaining space. As this kitchen was designed with families in mind, it offers a butler’s pantry and large amount of shelving, standard drawers and cupboard spaces.

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Montague 44, Rockbank Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers Awash with a wonderful sense of light and space, and an openplan flow, the Montague is a showstopper from the time one steps onto the contemporary portico. With multiple living and entertainment options on the lower level and the luxury of the deluxe master retreat and additional bedrooms upstairs, this home has been purposefully created with grand proportions for the growing family.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Portland 25, Werribee Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers


ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

CARLISLE HOMES

Project: Piermont 29, Craigieburn Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Cottesloe 36, Clyde North Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Monaco 40, Craigieburn Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

A grand double-door entry sets the scene for this modern and chic, four-bedroom family home. Packed with versatile living options and innovative features such as a kids’ activity zone and dedicated study nook, this home presents an inviting and relaxing environment for the whole family to enjoy.

With an abundance of living space across two levels, four bedrooms and a private study, this home is a harmonious blend of understated grandeur and homely delights. Multiple living zones accommodate different activities, while simultaneously flowing towards casual living areas and a covered alfresco area. All four bedrooms are located upstairs but their configuration maintains distance between the master suite and secondary bedrooms, all of which feature built-in robes.

The Monaco’s open-plan living space set around a chic, streamlined kitchen provides a wonderful opportunity for entertaining at home with flair. Multiple living zones provide options to play, relax and connect with family and friends, with casual living areas flowing out to a covered alfresco area. Functionality is provided through the inclusion of a centrally located laundry, guest powder room and study nook. Separated from the living zones are the master suite with dressing room and full ensuite plus three minor bedrooms with walk-in robes and a private bathroom.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Arlington 27, Cranbourne North Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers Well-designed zoning in the Arlington ensures the harmonious blend of open space and privacy for the modern family. Ideal for first homeowners or young families, this practical home is bursting with character and contemporary features such spacious bedrooms with built-in robes, an integrated study nook, laundry and double garage.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

CARLISLE HOMES Project: Broadway 27, Mernda Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers The intelligent design of the Broadway cleverly separates the living and sleep zones, and includes innovative features like a dedicated study nook. Multiple living zones accommodate different activities and the master suite and additional three minor bedrooms are separated for optimum privacy and serenity.

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

CARLISLE HOMES

QUALITY BUILT P/L

Project: Waverley 24, Cranbourne North Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers

Project: Red Hill South Contact: Craig Smith Phone: 0400 611 721 Website: www.qualitybuilt.com.au Designer: Finnis Architects Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers

The Waverly has been introduced to provide a stylish yet affordable family home with an emphasis on zoning and privacy. The main attraction is the incredible openness found in the casual living zone at the rear of the home that houses the kitchen, dining and family room. The home is completed with a separate bedroom wing that is well separated from the living area.

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Set among the vines of one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most prestigious vineyards, this project involved the construction of a new architectural masterpiece built to meet the needs of the winemaker himself. The entry opens to a staircase leading up to the mid room and then on to the open-plan living/kitchen/ dining area or, alternatively, another staircase leading down to an underground cellar complete with powder room and storeroom. The three bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry are all located to the rear of the main living area which opens up to a large deck/alfresco area with magnificent views of the valley below.

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CARLISLE HOMES Project: Montague 44, Rockbank Contact: Hans Oudemans Phone: 0428 501 473 Website: www.carlislehomes.com.au Designer: Shane Rogers The Montague bathroom has been created with the established family in mind, providing exceptional luxuries throughout. Awash with a glorious sense of light and space with its signature open-plan flow, the stunning ensuite offers dual personal vanities, an oversized shower with full-height tiling, a luxurious spa bath, separate toilet and direct access to the expansive master wardrobe.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

QUALITY BUILT P/L Project: Mount Eliza Contact: Craig Smith Phone: 0400 611 721 Website: www.qualitybuilt.com.au Designer: Argos Design Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers Renovations to this modern four-bedroom mansion have enhanced the luxurious resort-style feel, and added to the practical everyday living experience. A complete upgrade and remodel of the existing kitchen area also included works to add a new butler’s pantry that connects to the remodeled laundry, plus a storage cupboard under the stairs and a new powder room. In an adjoining area, a complete rebuild of the existing billiard room and bar area transformed this space into a luxurious family room. A new guest room, walk-in robe and ensuite was also built to the rear of the family room providing absolute privacy and comfort.


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BEST KITCHEN OVER $40,000

QUALITY BUILT P/L Project: Mount Eliza Contact: Craig Smith Phone: 0400 611 721 Website: www.qualitybuilt.com.au Designer: Argos Design Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers The large open-plan kitchen/living area is set around a huge Carrara marble island bench top where two large imported pendant lights provide feature lighting. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances including a 90cm Bertazzoni freestanding cooker, dishwasher in the kitchen and butler’s pantry, Smeg pyro-electric oven and Zip Hydrotap. Perforated metal mesh inserts to the overhead cupboard doors in the butler’s pantry and handmade splash back tiles to all kitchen areas create a point of difference and again another layer of luxury.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

CAMPI DEVELOPMENTS

SWELL CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

Project: Lower Templestowe Contact: Matthew Campi Phone: 0407 009 887 Website: www.campis.com.au Designer: Paul Shaw Photographer Dean Hales, Capture Property Marketing

Project: Balnarring Contact: Brett Miall Phone: 0431 120 494 Website: www.swellconstructions.com Designer: BMS Design Photographer: Get Flashed Photography

This home is thoughtfully designed, featuring four spacious bedrooms situated on the ground floor, two of which have ensuites. The design incorporates a modern, flat- roof design with articulated front façade to adhere to the design style of the surrounding neighbourhood. A combination of feature brick and lightweight rendered sections make up the façade. The residence also includes a number of ‘mod-cons’ including a secure video intercom entry, electric gates, alarm system, ducted vacuum, water tank, gas open fire and a luxuriously appointed fit-out.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

MANCINI MADE P/L

MANCINI MADE P/L

Project: Armadale Contact: Paul Mancini Phone: 0405 900 480 Website: www.mancinimade.com.au Designer: Fieldwork Architects Photographer: Tom Ross

Project: Newport Contact: Paul Mancini Phone: 0405 900 480 Website: www.mancinimade.com.au Photographer: Peter Clarke

Designed to stand out architecturally, the six townhouses feature white hit and miss brickwork, fixed eaves, west facing operable shutters and black shrouds around the windows that make it a standout landmark of this high-end area. Offering varying floor plans, from a two bed with additional living space to a couple of three bed plus study, and even a four bed, the three-storey properties all feature individual water tanks, top quality finishes and the finest attention to detail.

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The design features start at the front of this contemporary architectural double townhouse development, with 45-degree pitched roofs and an inverted colour scheme. Each home includes four bedrooms with a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living zones that open out to a large outdoor entertaining area.

This modern, architectural, custom-built home amongst the gum trees utilises elegance in design and natural materials to resonate a deep sense of calm. The four- to five-bedroom family home hosts a fully fitted-out spacious office, wine cellar, and theatre room, completed with an inbuilt tropical fish tank. A lavish kitchen and adjoining butler’s pantry with floor to ceiling cupboard space, and features extensive Caesarstone bench tops. The expansive living and dining areas are abundant with natural sunlight from the floor length double glazed windows, and overlook a generous entertainment alfresco with pool and built-in barbecue. The enormous master bedroom boasts an expansive boutique-style walk- through robe, a timber-clad balcony and a large ensuite with a generous double shower.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

MANCINI MADE P/L Project: South Melbourne Contact: Paul Mancini Phone: 0405 900 480 Website: www.mancinimade.com.au Designer: Metaxas Architects Photographer: Tom Ross Standing out amidst a number of period 60s homes on a quiet street, this cleverly designed three-storey home meets the client’s brief of grandeur and ‘packed full of fine architectural detail’ to the fullest. The varying external elements of brick, render and zinc cladding match the internal features of polished concrete, a steel stringer staircase and internal lift. Spacious, despite its small plot footprint, this home boasts a separate studio on the ground floor, three large bedrooms and an openplan living/dining zone that flows onto an expansive terrace that takes advantage of the skyline.


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BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

WARRICK CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Northcote Contact: Dean Warrick Phone: 0412 549 551 Website: www.warrickconstruct.com.au Designer: Statkus Architecture P/L Photographer: Matthew Mallett

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

HOWDEN HOMES Project: Batesford Contact: Shane Howden Phone: 0419 303 549 Website: www.howdenhomes.com.au Designer: URSPACE Design + Interiors Photographer: VT Photography

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

PORTER DAVIS HOMES Project: Bermuda 23, Craigieburn Contact: Katrina Turner Phone: 0409 036 440 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

This home is contemporary in style but molds cleverly into the gentle slope on which it sits, providing generous space for family living and entertaining while taking in the views from every aspect. The home opens up to a grand entrance with high ceilings and a sun-drenched formal sitting room. Several timber steps lead to the open-plan main living, kitchen and dining area with its marbled rammed earth walls, polished concrete floors and timber ceilings. The large and plentiful north-facing windows draw you straight out to the timber-decked alfresco and barbecue area. Other features include four large bedrooms, a gym and guest room plus a large kids’ wing.

The mystery of affordable new home design is revealed in the Bermuda; a spacious home with a huge heart and small price tag. A well designed floor plan makes clever use of the 23 squares of living with four bedrooms including master suite with a dedicated ensuite and generous walk in robe, central open plan living space, separate lounge and grand alfresco area.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

PORTER DAVIS HOMES

PORTER DAVIS HOMES

PORTER DAVIS HOMES

Project: Kew 28, Sunbury Contact: Katrina Turner Phone: 0409 036 440 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

Project: Waldorf Grange 50, Greenvale Contact: Katrina Turner Phone: 0409 036 440 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

Project: Montague 21, Mernda Contact: Guy Miller Phone: 0409 057 864 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

Luxury, space and privacy are evident from the moment one enters this modern Sunbury home. Situated alongside a study at the entrance, the master suite offers a huge walk-in robe and expansive ensuite. The home theatre or parents retreat provides flexibility of living zones while the contemporary open-plan kitchen forms the heart of the home. The wide island bench is perfect for casual entertaining or doubling as a breakfast bar. The family room and rumpus are both within arms reach and lead to the grand alfresco area that feels like an extension of the home.

With its Long Island façade and unique streetscape, the Waldorf Grange doesn’t disappoint. The generously proportioned home features three ensuite-equipped double bedrooms, each with walk-in robes, in addition to the grand master suite that comes complete with a private outdoor terrace, balcony, retreat and palatial ensuite. Downstairs is all about living, with a separate study, lounge and powder room to the front of the home, and dining, home theatre, family room, open-plan kitchen and alfresco to the rear. The ultimate standout feature is he impressive double-- void at the rear of the home with floorto-ceiling windows that allow an abundance of natural light to flow through the home.

Designed for families of all ages and sizes, the Montague offers a seamless integration of private, social and functional features, as well as all the elements of luxury living without the high-end price tag. Before reaching the central living zone at the rear, the bedroom zone is cleverly tucked away to the left with two minor double bedrooms, both with their own built-in robes on either side of the central bathroom. The generous family room ties everyone together with its open plan and proximity to the dining, kitchen and grand alfresco.

In an area where tired homes are known to be knocked down to make way for unit developments, this unique project provides a functional, yet visually appealing family home that earned it the nickname of the ‘Mohawk House’. High ceilings, curved walls and plenty of natural light belie the small footprint of the home. Polished concrete with random exposure throughout the house, except for the ensuite and bathroom, incorporating hydronic in-slab heating, gives the house a consistent ambient climate and durability. An external spiral staircase to the rooftop terrace offers 360-degree views of the surrounding area.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

PORTER DAVIS HOMES

PORTER DAVIS HOMES

PORTER DAVIS HOMES

Project: Hillside 35, Romsey Contact: Katrina Turner Phone: 0409 036 440 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

Project: Drysdale 40, Armstrong Creek Contact: Dennis Carter Phone: 0400 766 321 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

Project: Drysdale 30, Traralgon Contact: Damian Morabito Phone: 0418 924 778 Website: www.porterdavis.com.au Designer: Keith Fuller/Randall Pye

Inspired by ranch-style country homes, the Hillside has a panoramic façade combined with a classic Hamptons-style interior, giving its residents a feeling of residing in a summer home. The design provides for an adult wing on one side and the kids on the opposite. The result is a modern split of spaces, suited to established families, those with teenagers and those who like to host. Residents can choose whether to be in the lounge on entry, the first or second alfresco, the games room or the dining and family zone – the result is open communal living with privacy when desired.

Inspired by architectural, double-storey loft living, the result is a flexible, fully functional home that offers a growing family many years of versatility within its walls. Clever zoned living strikes a balance between open-plan areas and separate spaces. Parents enjoy the front half of the home, with a generous master suite complete with walk-in robes and ensuite while the children enjoy the rear with three bedrooms, a shared bathroom and separate rumpus. The zones areas meet in the middle where the entertainer’s kitchen, living and dining areas combine seamlessly.

The Cape Cod interior of this home combines texture, colour and pattern in a classic style with a nod to the nautical. Floorboards, timber veneers and stone tiles are all in earthy, neutral tones, creating the perfect blank canvas to be dressed with personal décor. Four bedrooms, including the luxurious master suite with five-star ensuite and walk in robe, wrap themselves around the heart of the home. A central kitchen is surrounded by family and dining rooms, which continue to flow to three minor bedrooms and a dedicated rumpus room.

BEST CUSTOM HOME OVER $2M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

ICON SYNERGY P/L

ICON SYNERGY P/L

Project: Mount Martha Contact: Michael O’Sullivan Phone: 1800 457 898 / 0418 591 357 Website: www.iconsynergy.com.au Designer: Vibe Design Group P/L Photographer: Longshots

Project: House 1, Sorrento Contact: Michael O’Sullivan Phone: 1800 457 898 / 0418 591 357 Website: www.iconsynergy.com.au Designer: Vibe Design Group P/L Photographer: Vibe Design Group P/L, We Shoot Buildings and Get Flashed Photography

RIVIERA BUILDING GROUP P/L

The design intent for this coastal project was for a sculptural and private home that sits comfortably in its surrounds whilst taking advantage of the bay views. Visitors are greeted by a rectangular form clad in black Alucobond and an understated pedestrian entry with a front door that acts more like a pivoting wall, clad in the same decking as the entry ramp. The interior is a series of volumes connected to decking platforms over two levels, all orientated to the expansive views of Port Phillip Bay.

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This coastal project is effectively a reimagining of the traditional beach house. The private, restrained entry to the building is balanced by a more expansive rear elevation, complete with deck and swimming pool. A cast concrete wall articulates the point of entry extending to a chimney that punctuates the lowslung angular roof. Timber cladding camouflages the garage door and trades out to battening over the gym and nursery windows.

Project: Kew Contact: Carl Saker Phone: 0413 710 228 Website: www.rivierabuilding.com.au Designer: Steve Domoney Photographer: Robert Hamer Photography Situated in a central court location, this luxurious two-storey home strikes a beautiful balance between internal and external spaces, connecting every aspect around the central pool and well-lit garden. The home is made up of a series of areas that are visually interconnected through the expansive use of large, well-positioned glass. The lower level of the home flows past the lounge and study opening into the dining and family rooms, the latter of which is encircled by the pool. The kitchen and alfresco terrace blend seamlessly into one another. Upstairs are five generous-sized bedrooms – the magnificent master suite has floor-to-ceiling views of the pool and boasts a walk-in robe, ensuite and balcony.


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BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

REFUGE HOMES P/L Project: Metung Contact: Matt Phelan Phone: 0412 128 455 Website: www.refugehomes.com.au Designer: SLAP Architects Photographer: Marcus Phelan, Refuge Homes Nestled on the Gippsland Lakes at Metung, the project brief was to build a durable, energy-efficient, low-maintenance and modern free-flowing home, incorporating a central family hub and entertainment areas flowing on to Lake King and the private boat mooring, while incorporating the breathtaking views and maintaining quiet private areas for retreat. From the outset this home creates a welcoming impression with a unique façade and its featured parapets and cantilevered concrete eaves. Exquisite workmanship and premium fittings throughout this feature filled home go on to ensure that it provides not only a lifestyle, but also an enviable refuge for its owners.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

ELEGANT LIVING PROJECTS P/L

CBUILT PROPERTIES

Project: Finn, Werribee Contact: David Galea Phone: 0417 531 078 Website: www.elegantprojects.com.au Designer: Ridgemont Designs Photographer: Phillip Green Photography Originally designed to serve as the company display home, the scope of works for this residence was focused on providing a very efficiently designed home to cater for the smaller land sizes being made available. The Finn is a 28-square, single-storey home encompassing four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, two separate living and dining areas and an expansive outdoor living area. The quality of workmanship and multitude of features make this a home of unmatched value.

Project: Plenty Contact: Clinton Cumming Phone: 0403 371 034 Website: www.cbuilt.com.au Designer: John Ashley Photographer: Loren Mitchell, Photos By Loren The scope of works for this build was for a split-level house on a 5-metre sloping block from front to back. To make the design functional for the client’s needs, the family, living and rumpus rooms surround the open plan and streamlined kitchen towards the back of the house. The guest room is situated downstairs beside a separate study for additional privacy, while the master suite including walk-in robe and ensuite, and two minor bedrooms are upstairs with an additional playroom/casual lounge area. All materials used were of a high quality and the carpentry was completed to a very high standard.

Elegant Living Projects is a private boutique builder specialising in unique and personalised homes. We take pride in our ability to modify any of our floor plans to suit your personal requirements. If our design does not suit, we offer a fully customised design service that allows you to design your dream home at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

1300 003 235 | david@elegantprojects.com.au

| www.elegantprojects.com.au PO Box 6567, Point Cook Vic 3030 | 5 Terama Chase, Werribee Vic 3030 WINNING HOMES VICTORIA 2016 99


ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

COMELLI BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Project: Deans Marsh Contact: Valentino Comelli Phone: 0412 558 133 Website: www.comelliconstruction.com.au Designer: Valentino Comelli

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

M-CON KLUWER DELCO DEVELOPMENTS P/L GROUP P/L Project: McKinnon Contact: Allan Dumbleton Phone: 0428 765 735 Website: www.delcodevelopments.com.au Designer: Mark Dwyer Photographer: Nish Photography

Project: Barwon Heads Contact: Mark Kluwer Phone: 0418 665 313 Website: www.m-con.com.au Designer: Michael Morris Architects Photographer: Christine Berry

This project called for the design and construction of a new dwelling on an elevated site with 360 degree views, built to the highest standards to withstand extreme weather conditions, and to be self sufficient in the collection of water, power and the recycling of waste. A further challenge was to achieve a building with an external appearance of a Nineteenth Century Northern Italian Alpine dwelling with a 21st Century modern interior. This dwelling consists of four bedrooms, a large open living, dining and lounge area, two separate bathrooms, one powder room and a second separate toilet.

In dire need of attention prior to the extensive renovation, this outstanding home has been skillfully and carefully transformed into the best home in the street. Boasting an increased footprint on the ground level and a significantly increased first level, this home now flows both internally and externally. Light tones and intelligent use of bolder colours gives this home a true sense of space, brightness and warmth. Downstairs contemporary finishes, fixtures and fireplaces mix classically with the skillfully refurbished original solid-timber floors. Upstairs offers a chic and bright new living space that manifests itself within the area, allowing privacy with room to move.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

ELITE HOMES (MELB) P/L

ELITE HOMES (MELB) P/L

VIRGON CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: Woodend Contact: Peter Stepic Phone: 0407 564 225 Website: www.elitehomes.net.au Designer: Elite Homes (Melb) P/L Photographer: Nick Psomiadis

Project: Woodend Contact: Peter Stepic Phone: 0407 564 225 Website: www.elitehomes.net.au Designer: Elite Homes (Melb) P/L Photographer: Nick Psomiadis

Project: Kew Contact: John Virgona Phone: (03) 9819 9109 Website: www.virgon.com.au Designer: ADDARC Photographer: Paul West Photography

As this home is located in a community-oriented �village� setting, particular attention was paid to the surroundings of the site. The attic-style design and spatial awareness both improves the heating quality of the home without spending unnecessarily, and creates views of the village within key spaces throughout the home. Keeping in mind the elderly members of the township and potential desire to downsize, the master bedroom, ensuite and all main living areas were all positioned on the ground floor. Natural and period-specific elements such as quartz stone bench tops, a freestanding claw bath, solid timber stairs and solid timber seating upstairs all add to the neighbourhood character.

Designed purposefully for an ageing demographic, this cleverly apportioned home has the master bedroom, ensuite and all main living areas positioned on the ground floor together with a separate study and powder room. The top storey features an additional retreat zone together with two bedrooms, shared bathroom and separate toilet.

Developed as a premium quality townhouse project consisting of four townhouses with basement garages, it was important that Esque was designed to compliment the locality and surrounds of the sought-after Sackville ward. Externally, the design delivers a remarkably modern, contemporary architecture that allows for a seamless transition from the built, to the natural environment. Internally, the design effectively combines luxury and functionality in outstanding cohesion with quality finishes such as marble island bench tops, floor-toceiling European natural stone tiling throughout the bathrooms and American Oak timber flooring. Sophisticated finishing elements such as timber screens, concrete feature walls and timber chandeliers are paired with private lifts to all units.

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This project entailed the construction of a new residence of 295 square metres on a site at the 13th Beach Estate at Barwon Heads. At the front entry, a central axis opens out to a stand of cypresses fringing the first tee, and internally polished concrete contrasts with the soft, lush amber of the matt cork tiles throughout the kitchen, living and dining area. A glass-roofed cylinder captures the morning light and folds around a circular table to provide an intimate breakfast space adjoined to the otherwise large volumes throughout. Small private courtyards are also located within the house that enables the outdoors to be enjoyed in all seasons.


Comelli Constructions is a design and construct company and pride themselves in being able to offer their clients a one stop solution from early design stages of a project through to full working drawings including arranging all required permits and carrying out full construction works to a required budget.

Valentino Comelli | Valentino905@netspace.net.au | 0412 558 133

www.m-con.com.au

M-Con Kluwer Group Pty Ltd

(Millenium Maintenance and Construction) is an Australian owned building company with 30 years experience. We deliver quality construction for renovations, extensions and new homes. Our highly competant and experienced team work throughout urban Melbourne, coastal and rural Victoria.

13 th Beach Golf Course Residence

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL MORRIS ARCHITECTS/PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTINE BERRY

Barwon Heads

M-Con Kluwer Group works closely with our clients to deliver optimum results for their individual needs.

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ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $750,000

MAZZEI HOMES Project: The Napier, Strathmore Contact: Zeb Woodhatch Phone: 1300 629 934 Website: www.mazzeihomes.com.au Designer: Mazzei Homes The Napier has been designed to combine the comforts and luxury of modern living with the timeless beauty and elegance of traditional European inspired homes. The project thoughtfully caters to modern living while still retaining timeless character by integrating classical design features with contemporary fixtures, fittings and technologies. A key design determinant is the creation of light and space, which is achieved with the use of large windows, external glass doors, open rooms and high ceilings. A spacious and open layout accompanied by natural light that floods the central living spaces creates a restful and inviting environment which ultimately translates to a highly livable space.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

SIENNA HOMES Project: Lantana 29, Cranbourne North Contact: Colleen Murray Phone: 0499 097 616 Website: www.siennahomes.com.au Designer: David Bock Photographer: On Display Photography The Lantana incorporates a design and several enhancements that make the home appear larger than its 29 squares. High ceilings, oversized glazing and picture windows flood the house with natural light; while wide hallways and floor to ceiling sliding doors make the living zones appear larger. The addition of a second outdoor entertainment space extends the kitchen, living and dining zones beyond the walls of the house and a server bi-fold window and bench creates another functional link between the kitchen and outdoor zone. Space is further enhanced by the use of a light and calming colour palette.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

SIENNA HOMES

SIENNA HOMES

Project: The Aspen 38, Cranbourne North Contact: Colleen Murray Phone: 0499 097 616 Website: www.siennahomes.com.au Designer: David Bock Photographer: On Display Photography

Project: Officer Contact: Pierre Bahou Phone: 0477 772 445 Website: www.siennahomes.com.au Designer: David Bock Photographer: Trevor Cooke Photography

The Aspen is a contemporary, luxury home that immediately provides a sense of space and quality. A stunning floating staircase with spotted gum- timber treads and risers creates interest while not inhibiting the view line to a feature window at the rear of the home. The ground floor also features a flexible living space, a study nook and an open flow to a large living, dining and kitchen areas. To compensate for a small alfresco area, decking has been extended with a pergola to improve the functionality of the outdoor entertaining space. The upstairs is generous, with the staircase leading to a large rumpus room, three additional bedrooms and an expansive master suite, ensuite, walk-in robe and balcony.

Tempo sits at the entry to the Timbertop Estate. In response to the developer’s brief the external facades featured a mix of materials and a palette that enhance and compliment the landscaping. Across the 13 homes there are two floor plans on offer. One features the master bedroom at the rear; the other has it at the middle of the home. Each home has a separate dining room off the kitchen and living space. In addition to this, a side alfresco area creates an outdoor entertainment space and floods the living area with natural light. All homes offer three bedrooms, one living area and a double garage.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

RENOVATION ONE

ARCH 10

Project: Aberfeldie Contact: Sean Kiley Phone: 0413 749 050 Website: www.renovationone.com.au Designer: BSS Design Photographer: Rohan Tenakoon, Viva Images

Project: Black Rock Contact: Daniel Filice Phone: 0407 954 373 Website: www.arch10.com.au Designer: Daniel Filice Photographer: Urban Angles

Drawing inspiration from original Queen Anne homes in the St Kilda area, this brand new home has been skillfully and painstakingly developed utilising the very best of today’s building finishes and materials to provide a modern home with the look of a true original Queen Anne home that has been standing for over 100 years. The broader scope of works was to construct a family home entirely on the ground level with a spare bedroom, retreat and home office upstairs. The basement was designed for work and storage purposes.

Based on the concept of providing a seamless connection to the outdoor areas by allowing all living areas to have sweeping views of the surrounding area, this three-storey home with basement offers three bedrooms, plus two studies with three separate living areas including lounge/cinema, dining family and rumpus areas spread across the ground, first and viewing levels, as well as a generous double garage and gym on the basement level. Furthermore, there is an indoor swim spa on the ground floor creating a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors. This, in combination with the use of glazing, allows an abundance of natural light into the building.


ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION OVER $1M

K & H.R. POULSEN P/L Project: Lorne Contact: Nick Poulson Phone: 0414 896 149 Website: www.poulsenbuilders.com.au Designer: Seeley Architects Photographer: Open2View Taking advantage of the large double block and expansive views overlooking Louttit Bay and the sweeping coastline, this project transformed the existing double-brick shell cut into the hillside into a contemporary family beach house. Entering the first floor from street level, one walks into a light-filled foyer featuring glass and spotted gum. The main living area comprises an open-plan living space that flows out onto the deck, with bedrooms at each end. The ground floor consists of a contemporary lounge/games room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kids’ playhouse and the garage.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEACH HOUSE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Cape Woolamai Contact: Amy Plant Phone: 0425 512 999 Website: www.beachhouseconstructions.com.au Designer: Bec Koplick Photographer: Warren Reed, Coast Media P/L The project brief was to deliver a compact home suited to the location that subscribed to the ethos of quality affordability, energy efficiency and sustainability. Making the most of the exquisite location, this striking home with minimal, industrial feel, boasts a 6-star energy rating, is heavily insulated and has double-glazed windows, a 5kW-power system, water tanks, low-VOC paints and water-efficient tapware. The upstairs features an expansive kitchen, living and dining room that flow out to a feature-suspended-slab deck.The main bedroom and bathroom enjoy views from this first floor and downstairs the guest wing has two bedrooms and a bathroom.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

THE BUILDING WORKS Project: Camberwell Contact: John Rosenhain Phone: 0412 344 658 Website: www.thebuildingworks.com.au Designer: Greg Epstein Photographer: Robert Hamer Photography The design of this home appears deceptively simple with open, flowing spaces and the clever use of natural light to create a tranquil backdrop for family living. The entry opens onto a courtyard that provides light into the study and leads the way into the living zones where it is matched with another courtyard and low windows overlooking the garden. In the kitchen, recessed strip skylights and unusual plaster detail allow for the ingress of daylight, which is complimented at night by LEDs over and under benches and cupboards, while artwork is backlit and recessed stair and handrail lights provide gentle illumination.

BEST CUSTOM HOUSE $1M - $2M

ARTHOUSE CONSTRUCTIONS Project: McCrae Contact: Simon Streader Phone: 0408 641 035 Designer: David Norman Photographer: Les Hams, Realty Writers The topography of the site, being mostly fill in a natural water course proved to be the most challenging build aspect of this unique and high-quality modern home, requiring deep excavation and footings. Designed for optimum functionality, the ground floor incorporates multi-garages, a vast studio/gym space, separate office, guest suite with bathroom and laundry. The first floor is beautifully light and spacious, opening out into large living/dining kitchen island bench backed by a galley kitchen/butlers and butler’s pantry. Two private wings flank the living zone, one dedicated to the master suite, retreat, study, ensuite and walk-in robe, while the other encompasses three bedrooms, a separate bathroom and a family room. All sleep and living zones open onto a large wooden deck.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

MODE PROJECTS P/L Project: Mount Martha Contact: Bruce Charlton Phone: 0409 022 094 Website: www.modeprojects.com.au Designer: Sabrosa Designs Photographer: Mode Projects P/L The barn design was to be a simple and contemporary 60-metre square single living room extension to an English revival atticstyle summerhouse, but this entailed moving the main living room, relocating the kitchen, a conversion of the rumpus room and a rationalization of the entry area. It also meant building over, and altering the existing pool to form a cellar and smaller pool and sun access area. Significant engineered design was required to enable seamless abutment, and future access to the external walls of the old residence. Ultimately, the result is one where the exteriors and interiors are strong, usable and flow freely to similarly strong and distinct gardens.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BALLARAT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Project: Hepburn Contact: David Moyle Phone: 0417 160 078 Website: www.ballaratcm.com.au Designer: Robin Larsen Photographer: Manuela Penman The client’s vision for Clifftop at Hepburn was about luxury, wellbeing and exclusivity. A destination where flickering flames and floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views that plunge from the site of an old pine forest down a sheer cliff face to native bush land below. Every inch of the establishment reflects luxury and elegance with bespoke architecture and opulent amenities common to all three retreats. Features include infinity overhanging daybeds, wrap- around glass windows, handcrafted French fireplaces, tone baths, Italian tapware, heated towel racks and palatial double showers, as well as industrial finishes such as wood paneling, steel cladding and charcoal-and-white patterned feature tiling.

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ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

ROSE BUILDING GROUP

HARDAT DEVELOPMENTS P/L

HARDAT DEVELOPMENTS P/L

Project: Northcote Contact: Chris Hardwick Phone: 0408 109 860 Website: www.hardat.com.au Designer: Wayne & Kerry Jenkins/ Metro Building Designers Photographer: David Eaton Photography P/L

Project: Regent Contact: Chris Hardwick Phone: 0408 109 860 Website: www.hardat.com.au Designer: Jacky Ord Photographer: David Eaton Photography P/L

Project: Box Hill Contact: Michael Rose Phone: 0425 779 032 Website: www.rosebuildinggroup.com.au Designer: Robin Longworth Photographer: Chris Sheffield, Eyecom Imaging The renovation of this existing California Bungalow-style dwelling involved a lot of structural work and exceptional levels of detail. Heritage details such as the red brick columns at the front are repeated at the rear surrounding the timber deck, and internally moulded architraves; skirtings and ceiling roses compliment the wood paneling and broad timber floors. The large open-plan kitchen is modern classic and overlooks the living and dining areas.

The renovation of this 1929 Bijou bungalow comprised the restoration of the external house, and the renovation of the entire interior to provide a single-level apartment-size home. Although there were no heritage overlays, the clients wanted to keep the weatherboard so the entrance hall and two front bedrooms retained the character of the original era of the house. The remaining house and extension now reflect a clean and modern, straight-line finish, effectively doubling the interior of the house.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

CAMPI DEVELOPMENTS

IURADA PROPERTY GROUP

Project: Templestowe Contact: Matthew Campi Phone: 0407 009 887 Website: www.campis.com.au Designer: Paul Shaw Photographer: Dean Hales, Capture Property Marketing

Project: Toorak Contact: Daniel Iurada Phone: 0418 515 218 Website: www.iuradapg.com.au Designer: Chris Exner, Rothelowman Photographer: Kit Haselden Photography P/L

This project involved the construction of a medium density townhouse development of seven new three-storey townhouses incorporating a 600m2 basement. The building includes a secure common entry and hallway passage to access the dwellings. The townhouses are thoughtfully designed featuring two three-bedroom residences and five two-bedroom residences. Each dwelling has its own private double garage and individual internal stairway access from the basement.

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Nestled amongst the green canopy of Toorak, the Tree House development of 18 boutique, one- and two-bedroom apartments offer generous living spaces, quality fittings throughout, plus parking and storage. Feature terraces and distinctive façade screening allow dappled sun to fill every Tree House apartment with light and warmth. Tree House finishes have been carefully selected to create a contemporary atmosphere. Luxurious Caesarstone bench tops, quality timber flooring, double- glazed windows and sliding doors and pure woolen carpets create an air of distinction. Each apartment is adorned with high quality European fittings and appliances throughout, and timeless design is paired with practicality ensuring that everyday life is that little bit more luxurious.

The original house consisted of four main rooms, three bedrooms and a lounge and a lean-to kitchen, bathroom/toilet/ laundry. The entrance hall and two front bedrooms, one with a bay window were left to reflect the original era of the home, and the remaining house and extension provided a clean and modern, straight-line finish. The design effectively changed and doubled the interior of the house, while leaving minimal impact to the exterior appearance.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Mannerim Contact: Luke Walters Phone: 0402 247 757 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography The design brief for this project was simple: capture the spectacular views from every room. The resulting concept delivered a living pavilion to the left of the entry, a large alfresco dining space, and the main indoor kitchen with fully functional butler’s pantry. The large living and dining space has a raked ceiling connecting to highlight windows and a suspended ‘orb’ rotating fire. To the right of the entry, an articulated gallery provides access to four bedrooms. The master bedroom features extensive custom robe joinery and a full ensuite that, once again, frames the view beyond a freestanding bath and free-form shower. This large ensuite is replicated further down the pavilion as the main bathroom.


ENTRANTS

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: Newtown Contact: Luke Walters Phone: 0402 247 757 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

Project: Wandana Heights Contact: Luke Walters Phone: 0402 247 757 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

Designed to suit a north-facing site, this contemporary home offers ample natural lights through a series of ceiling height changes and highlight windows. The home caters for a growing family with four bedrooms, a study, two living areas and two separate outdoor entertaining spaces. A large kitchen with full butler’s pantry opens directly out to the build-in barbecue courtyard. The north front yard includes a custom built pool with a further entertaining area.

Designed and constructed to suit a rear-sloping site, this classic-style home offers outstanding views. Consisting of four bedrooms, study, three living areas and a huge ground floor workshop and cellar, the home caters for a growing or established family. The façade is detailed in a classic style with rendered mouldings and a flat- profile roof tile. Internally, the fit-out and materials are of the highest standard with solid timber floors, custom-built joinery units, ornate fireplace and decorative paneled doors. Other highlight features include a full butler’s pantry, hobby room and three walk-in storage areas.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

SJD HOMES

SJD HOMES

SJD HOMES

Project: Stanford MK2, Cranbourne North Contact: Rod Fitzsimmons Phone: 0418 596 324 Website: www.sjdhomes.com.au Designer: Harvan Design Photographer: Rat Dragon Photography

Project: Caversham MK3, Cranbourne North Contact: Rod Fitzsimmons Phone: 0418 596 324 Website: www.sjdhomes.com.au Designer: Harvan Design Photographer: Rat Dragon Photography

Project: Sinclair MK2, Cranbourne North Contact: Rod Fitzsimmons Phone: 0418 596 324 Website: www.sjdhomes.com.au Designer: Harvan Design Photographer: Rat Dragon Photography

The Stanford is a creative design that introduces a new level of sophistication; with its 3-metre-high ceilings, luxury finishes and cleverly designed floor plan, this is home is a real showpiece. The attention to detail throughout the home adds to its comfort, including delicate feature tiling in shower niches, expensive bench prep area plus an under counter double sink and matching stone benches in the pantry, convenient bar access in the theatre room and an array of clever storage solutions.

The Caversham has always been a firm favourite, with clever design and intriguing angles from the moment you open the oversized feature front door, through to the large open-plan kitchen. The flexibility of the Caversham also allows clients to tailor the home to suit their needs; whether it be swapping a bedroom for a larger alfresco area, or adding more space to bathrooms, alterations are made that will compliment their lifestyles.

When entering the front door of the Sinclair, you are greeted by a large living area to the right and a luxurious master suite to the left, featuring a large yet cleverly designed ensuite and walk-in robe. Adults can retreat to the open-plan living area at the front of the home while the kids enjoy their own entertainment zone at the rear of the house. As you venture further in, you come upon an expansive open-plan kitchen, dining and family area. Off the kitchen is a spacious walk-in butler’s pantry with server windows opening to a large alfresco area. Three additional bedrooms and a main bathroom complete the picture.

Q DESIGNER HOMES Project: Bannockburn Contact: Luke Walters Phone: 0402 247 757 Website: www.qdh.com.au Designer: Q Designer Homes Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography Designed for a young family to enjoy, this homestead style property sits perfectly in the rural environment. A balanced elevation, large brick chimneys and the use of suitable materials provide authenticity. It is comprised of three living areas, four bedrooms and a large home office. The open-plan kitchen, meals and living area all enjoy views to the rear and are perfect for entertaining indoors and out. Internally, the home is made comfortable during the winter months with two wood-burning fires built into brick feature walls.

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ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

TARASTAR P/L T/A BPM BUILT

TARASTAR P/L T/A BPM BUILT

Project: Brighton Contact: Jonathan Hallinan Phone: (03) 9693 2900 Website: www.bpmcorp.com.au Designer: Rob Mills

Project: Caulfield South Contact: Jonathan Hallinan Phone: (03) 9693 2900 Website: www.bpmcorp.com.au Designer: See Studio

Known for his striking signature features such as sharp angles, rectangular formed architecture, framed and anchored structural elements, feature screening and bright finishes, Robert Mills designed this project in the style of a large Brighton home in the context of an apartment complex. Ideal for downsizers, making the move into a more practical, maintainable space while still having access to the luxuries of a more traditional mansion, each unit includes large bedrooms, modern kitchens, easily maintained landscaping and quality fixtures and fittings.

Ideal for younger couples, this development provides practical, maintainable apartments with all the luxuries of a larger residence. Each apartment comprises two bedrooms, an ensuite off the master bedroom and an additional bathroom. European appliances, reconstituted benchtops and splashbacks, and engineered floating flooring are just some of the finishes provided in these beautifully detailed and executed apartments.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $750,000 - $1M

TARASTAR P/L T/A BPM BUILT

TARASTAR P/L T/A BPM BUILT

Project: Carnegie Contact: Jonathan Hallinan Phone: (03) 9693 2900 Website: www.bpmcorp.com.au Designer: See Studio

Project: Carnegie Contact: Jonathan Hallinan Phone: (03) 9693 2900 Website: www.bpmcorp.com.au Designer: DKO Architecture

GRENVILLE ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION

Ideal for younger couples, this modern development provides practical, maintainable apartments with the comforts of a larger residence. Each apartment comprises two bedrooms, an ensuite off the master bedroom and an additional bathroom as well as secure underground parking. European appliances, reconstituted benchtops and splashbacks, and engineered floating flooring are just some of the finishes provided in these beautifully detailed and executed apartments.

The Walter Apartments development consists of 48 apartments and three retail tenancies, spread across seven levels, including two levels of basement car parking. Within the 48 apartments thee are 21 one-bed residences and 27 two-bed residences, all designed and constructed with a high level of privacy as it was integral to achieving the acoustic rating required on the project. Each retail tenancy has its own street frontage access.

SJD HOMES Project: Penrose 24, Cranbourne North Contact: Rod Fitzsimmons Phone: 0418 596 324 Website: www.sjdhomes.com.au Designer: Harvan Design Photographer: Rat Dragon Photography Aimed towards first and second home buyers, the clever design of the Penrose is still packed with features and finishes that will please the most discerning buyer. Practical living zones include two lounge rooms, a study nook, four large bedrooms and a stylish open-plan kitchen with a built-in dining table flowing off the bench top that adds more space to the kitchen/dining and is highlighted by a glass window splashback bringing light and air into the zone. The home is built around an enclosed alfresco making outdoor entertaining easy and protected from the elements.

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Project: Kew Contact: Tom Petty Phone: 0452 486 147 Website: www.gaconstruct.com.au Designer: Architecture Architects Photographer: Peter Bennetts Photography This project is a modern interpretation of the traditional hip-and-gable roof design, which plays with roof lines, both internally and externally, to define living spaces. Retaining the front two rooms, this project extends to the rear and opens onto a large deck and rear yard. Spaces are interconnected, but have the separation to allow each to function in different ways without impeding on the adjacent. High ceilings and a contrast between masonry walls, exposed timber and clean plasterboard create material contrast and form striking living spaces.


ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $750,000 - $1M

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

GRENVILLE ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION

GRENVILLE ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION

ESTRUCT GROUP

Project: Kew Contact: Tom Petty Phone: 0452 486 147 Website: www.gaconstruct.com.au Designer: Richard Stampton Photographer: Lisbeth Grosman Photographer

Project: Toorak Contact: Tom Petty Phone: 0452 486 147 Website: www.gaconstruct.com.au Designer: BKK Architects Photographer: Scott Burrows Photographer

This exceptionally budget-constrained project effectively wraps a new building around the structure of the old and is an exploration in materiality and a celebration of contrasting elements. A large living room/kitchen was designed to spill onto a deck and become an outdoor room, via a large sliding door. The rough quality of the blockwood is contrasted by the soft warmth of the birch, while the heated slab provides a hard wearing and robust floor. The junctions between the existing and new sections of the project mark the footprint of the old house and reference the history of the house.

This project entailed the removal of every internal wall while retaining the primary shell of the existing dwelling, and projects to the rear with a spectacular living room flowing through to a large and well-designed kitchen. A wet area ‘pod’ is positioned between living and sleeping areas, forming a divisive element as well as structure with which to wrap the building. The timberlined internal ‘cathedral’ above the living room forms a focus to the living space and creates a sense of light and space, which flows through to the deck, yard and swimming pool area. Scrupulous detailing and meticulous workmanship make this project a showcase piece for fine timber craftsmanship.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $750,000 - $1M

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

SP CLANCY CONSTRUCTIONS

SP CLANCY CONSTRUCTIONS

SUPERIOR1 BUILDERS

Project: Vermont South Contact: Shaun Clancy Phone: (03) 9645 4938 Website: www.clancyconstructions.com.au Designer: Rebecca Naughtin Architects Photographer: Alex Benci, Axiom Photography

Project: Northcote Contact: Shaun Clancy Phone: (03) 9645 4938 Website: www.clancyconstructions.com.au Designer: M. Di Cesare & Co. Photographer: Alex Benci, Axiom Photography

This project was an extensive renovation but the architect was able to reuse a large majority of the existing sub floor in the new design. Other modifications included the removal of a louvered roof section, and the extension of the existing eave to minimise heat during summer, allowing for a more usable rear deck area. The central deck louvered roof area was completely redesigned to be set up at the highest racking point of the roof adding height and creating more ventilation and light into the house.

In this renovation, concerns regarding the engineering footing design led to a change in construction methodology, and instead of a timber frame clad in weatherboard on the boundary wall, an insulated concrete wall from ICF was built. The existing stumps were in reasonable condition so the sub floor was leveled and the project was completed to the client’s complete satisfaction.

Project: Essendon Contact: Paul Falzon Phone: 0410 458 571 Website: www.estructgroup.com.au Designer: Tina Lindner Photographer: Lauritz Photo P/L This project entailed the demolition of an existing extension to the original home and construction of a new extension along with renovating the existing remaining part of the home. Construction of the extension included a new kitchen; laundry, sitting and dining are along with a new bathroom. Externally, a new outdoor entertaining area was constructed along with a covered patio. A new double garage was also built and the existing home was renovated and updated to align with the new style of the home.

Project: Port Melbourne Contact: Matthew Collins Phone: 0449 448 815 Website: www.superior1.com.au Designer: Port Phillip Building Services Photographer: Marc Grist Photography Built circa 1900 and renovated in 2015, the house façade has been faithfully reproduced, but everything beyond is new. It has a classic floor plan: long hallway, bedrooms on either side, with the contemporary space of the open plan areas at the rear. Sliding doors on the right open onto a comfortable living room/ cinema room/bedroom. Two steps down take you into the rear open-plan living/dining and kitchen. Upstairs is a retreat/ living room and the master suite, with a spacious walk- in robe, handsome ensuite and north-facing balcony.

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ENTRANTS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

GIBNEY BUILDING P/L

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

Project: Mountain Bay Contact: Cameron Gibney Phone: 0409 787 434 Website: www.gibney.com.au Designer: Ben Willick Photographer: Andrew Railton

Project: Alexandra, Mernda Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

Project: Beaufort 272, Craigieburn Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

The design brief for Bayview Way was to encompass an openplan house with as many rooms taking in lake views as possible, as well as to provide multiple outdoor living spaces. Due to the southwest-facing aspect of the house, large verandas were installed to mitigate the effects of the hot summer sun while allowing the lower winter sun to warm the house. Internally, the house was designed mainly for entertaining with the open living spaces and various alfresco areas well separated from the bedrooms allowing guests to be entertained while others sleep.

The Alexandra is a home that includes many features and spaces to accommodate entertaining as well as private spaces when required. The design has the living spaces arranged across the rear of the home and around the alfresco area to make use of any views or garden aspect making for a spacious feeling in the 29-square home. The minor bedrooms are secluded, and do not adjoin either the laundry or any of the living spaces. The home also features extensive storage, including walk- in robes to the master suite, linen and broom cupboards and a walk-in pantry with cabinetry servicing the kitchen.

The Beaufort was designed to be a modern home that offers extensive accommodation and zoned living; comprising a formal living/sitting room and master suite at the front of the home as an adult retreat zone and a further two living spaces— alfresco area, meals and galley kitchen-- to the rear side of the home. A further three bedrooms complete this spatially efficient home. The home presents a contemporary rendered façade with stone portico piers and castellated cedar cladding features.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

Project: Churchill 382, Cranbourne East Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

Project: Hastings 282, Mickleham Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

Project: Brookdale 272, Mickleham Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

The Churchill is ideal for established families as the design is focused on entertaining. Standard features include three living areas, a large, open meals and kitchen space, along with four bedrooms, all with walk-in robes and ensuites. Design layout features include the master suite on the ground floor separate to the other bedrooms upstairs. The master suite includes and ensuite with his-and-hers vanities, large shower and separate WC. The rear of the home has multiple living spaces arranged between the kitchen, and alfresco area.

Designed to be an affordable first home that families can grow into, this compact design offers a flexible space near the bedrooms that can transform from a rumpus room to a study or casual family room as the children grow. This space has openings to connect it with the other informal zones of the home that enables supervision. In effect, it could be the children’s wing while the spacious master bedroom with walk- in robe and stylish ensuite is located at the front of the home, giving privacy. There is also plenty of storage with a large walk-in linen cupboard, walk-in pantry as well as a double door broom cupboard.

The Brookdale has, at the heart of the home, a bright and open kitchen, living and dining area that is connected to the formal living space via inbuilt open shelving in the wall that provides separation and, at the same time, a visual link. Direct access from the double garage to the kitchen right next to the pantry make grocery transfer simple, and all the bedrooms are clustered together in a sleeping zone that is perfect for families with young children.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

DENNIS FAMILY HOMES

HENLEY PROPERTIES

Project: Riverton 412, Burnside Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

Project: Mortlake 292, Cranbourne East Contact: Kelvyn Rowley Phone: (03) 9573 1169 Website: www.dennisfamily.com.au Designer: DFH Design Photographer: Jordon Hodson, Dennis Family Homes

Project: Palace Lux Q1, Craigieburn Contact: Adrian Serratore Phone: (03) 9574 5380 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

The Riverton is ideal for established families as the design is focused on entertaining. Featuring four living areas, a large open meals and kitchen space, along with four bedrooms, all with walk-in robes, the design also includes a lavish master suite on the ground floor separate to the other bedrooms upstairs. The master suite includes and ensuite with his-and-hers vanities, large shower and separate WC. The rear of the home has multiple living spaces arranged between the kitchen, and heart of the home, and alfresco area.

The clever design of the Mortlake home includes multiple entertainment spaces as well as private spaces when required. The layout includes the separation of the master suite from the rest of the home as a sanctuary, and includes a walk-in robe, an ensuite with an oversized shower and separate toilet. The three minor bedrooms, situated towards the rear of the home feature ample storage with walk-in robes and custom cabinetry. The home also includes two informal living spaces that reflect the lifestyles of living and entertaining today.

Two levels, five bedrooms, five living zones and striking design features make this 42 square family home a true mansion. Palatial in size, the living areas comprise nearly half of the lower storey floor space and can easily accommodate large parties and family gatherings. The epicure kitchen features a stone island bench and a generous butler’s pantry. The grand feature of this home is undoubtedly the master suite – the indulgent space has a sophisticated ensuite, a walk in dressing room and a second, long wardrobe lining the entranceway before unveiling the villa like bedroom. The additional four bedrooms all feature walk-in robes and a second bathroom.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

HENLEY PROPERTIES

HENLEY PROPERTIES

HENLEY PROPERTIES

Project: Emperor Belle Q1, Mernda Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

Project: Lexington Vue Q1, Craigieburn Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

Project: Cascade Q1, Craigieburn Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

The Emperor Belle provides two levels of luxury living, its grand design sets an impressive scene from the breathtaking entry with a designer staircase to the secluded library or home theatre, all positioned at the front of the home. Among other features, the cleverly designed home offers multiple entertaining options, with an impeccably appointed kitchen, butler’s pantry, large family room and dining zone. The master suite mimics a romantic holiday villa with a spacious dressing room and luxurious ensuite, while the children’s television area and three secondary bedrooms are all double-sized with builtin robes and separate bathroom.

The minute you step into the Lexington you will notice that the beautiful lines and contours deliver a feeling of luxury and grandeur. From the impeccably appointed, centrally located kitchen, you can look out to the living, theatre, dining and covered alfresco areas that allow versatility for entertaining. The master suite is nestled away from the main living areas and includes an impressive ensuite with dual basins and a generous dressing room. The additional three bedrooms offer walk-in robes and a separate bathroom.

With a spacious family room, open dining area, designer kitchen and picturesque alfresco area, all features of the Cascade have been carefully thought out and made practical for young family living. Featuring four bedrooms, everyone can have their own space and privacy. The master suite is nestled to the front of the home and backed by an extra large walk-in robe and adjacent ensuite, while the three secondary bedrooms with built-in robes, a theatre room and powder room allow the kids to have their own area of the house.

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ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

HENLEY PROPERTIES Project: Vienna Q1, Mernda Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties Designed superbly to accommodate a 14+ metre block, the three-bedroom Vienna offers an floor plan with living that seems to stretch forever. A portico and formal entrance set the scene, providing a line of sight straight through the centre of the house all the way to the rear alfresco area, flooding the spaces with natural light and creating bright and breezy area to live and relax in. The kitchen, dining and family zones can be enjoyed separately or opened into one vast hub, perfect for the entertainer.

ph: 9360 9088 ecosmartgroup.com.au

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

HENLEY PROPERTIES

HENLEY PROPERTIES

Project: Sahara Belle Q1, Mernda Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

Project: Carmelle Alto Q1, Craigieburn Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

The use of space in the Sahara Belle is a major feature of this luxurious home. From the cleverly designed storeroom tucked under the staircase to the spacious walk in pantry and perfectly positioned linen closet, storage for the growing family is taken care of. Additional features include a faultlessly appointed kitchen with large island bench, a large theatre area and sophisticated master ensuite. Three additional doublesized bedrooms come complete with a full bathroom, separate powder room, and a central television area that pays tribute to a home designed with family in mind.

Entertainment is very much the focus in this family home with indoor and outdoor dining options including and undercover alfresco area as well as three more entertainment areas including a home theatre. A well laid-out, and centrally located kitchen boasts an impressive grand island bench that doubles as a breakfast bar and servery, while a butler’s pantry is easily accessed by the garage. The master suite at the front of the house doubles as a parents’ retreat and includes a large walkin robe and grand ensuite while the secondary bedrooms are positioned at the rear for additional privacy.

At Ecosmart we pride ourselves on our comprehensive understanding of volume building processes and are committed to growing our partners’ businesses. We have over 30 years’ experience in providing plumbing and drainage solutions for new home developments across Melbourne.

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ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION OVER $1M

HENLEY PROPERTIES

DANTON HOMES

Project: Monterey Belle Q2, Mernda Contact: Lisa Nightingale Phone: 0478 323 053 Website: www.henley.com.au Designer: Henley Properties

Project: Seaholme Contact: Natasha Carlesso Phone: 0439 763 337 Website: www.dantonhomes.com.au Designer: Achieve Design Group Photographer: Sam Martin, 4Walls Media

NEUMODE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Project: St Kilda West Contact: Michael Hill Phone: 0417 034 955 Website: www.neumode.com.au Designer: Metroworks/Melissa Flemming Photographer: Paul West Photography

The Monterey Belle is a single-storey home that encapsulates today’s market--elegant, inspired and original, and offers all the luxuries and superior features usually found in a large double-storey home. The plush atmosphere of the master suite with walk-in robe and a striking ensuite provides the perfect backdrop to three more double-sized bedrooms, all with built-in robes. A theatre, dining, luxurious living area and undercover alfresco area surround the hub of this home, the dazzling designer kitchen and generous butler’s pantry with added storage.

Modern, flowing contemporary design split over two levels and combining luxurious communal spaces with private zones is a hallmark of this elegant 37-square custom home. The residence boasts flexible open-plan living/dining, a sleek contemporary kitchen with butler’s pantry, modern formal lounge and alfresco dining downstairs. Upstairs comprises a palatial master bedroom complete with stunning ensuite, walk- in robe and an additional two generous bedrooms and a central retreat. The home effectively reflects the client’s vision of comfort and style.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION OVER $1M

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 - 12 UNITS

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVER 12 UNITS

NEUMODE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

DANTON HOMES

PROJECT GROUP CONSTRUCTION

Project: Camberwell Contact: Michael Hill Phone: 0417 034 955 Website: www.neumode.com.au Designer: Metroworks/Melissa Flemming Photographer: Paul West Photography The scope of works included a major renovation of a 1930s single-level brick house into a large, light-filled double-storey family home incorporating original key features such as the chimney and circular windows. Large open voids to the stairwell and family lounge enhance the sense of space and light while dynamic living areas including a central outdoor space and spa provide versatility for entertaining.

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Project: Altona Contact: Natasha Carlesso Phone: 0439 763 337 Website: www.dantonhomes.com.au Designer: Achieve Design Group Photographer: Sam Martin, 4Walls Media Making a statement in one of Altona’s family-friendly streets, this elegant multi-unit development consists of two double-storey townhouses and two single dwellings. The townhouses enjoy a flexible open-plan living/dining area, sleek, modern kitchens and a study/bedroom area downstairs while upstairs comprises of a large master bedroom complete with elegant ensuite, walkin robe and additional bedrooms, retreat, master bathroom and powder room. The two single-storey units each have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and generous private courtyards.

This project involved the major renovation of an Art Deco building under a heritage overlay in a prestigious suburb. Originally configured as two separate apartments, this magnificent home has been transformed into one large family home. Design features include a unique Italian kitchen made entirely of glass including the drawers and carcasses, three gas fireplaces and an internal feature 600-bottle wine cellar. Custom-made timber stained-oak joinery complements the timber flooring throughout the house, and period features such as ceiling roses and cornices have been skillfully restored.

Project: York Apartments, Prahran Contact: Chloe Fisher Phone: (03) 9428 8336 Website: www.projectgroup.com.au Designer: Hayball Photographer: Tham Rigney Photography Positioned in the heart of Prahran, York Apartments have been intelligently designed to appeal to a broad demographic, yet a market that appreciates an energetic metropolitan environment. Style and quality have been ingeniously incorporated to create the ultimate package for inner-city living and offers a combination of one- and two-bedroom apartments totaling 14 luxurious living spaces for occupants. On the ground floor there is also a retail tenancy.


60 High Street, Glen Iris Phone

: (03) 9885 2600

Fax

: (03) 9885 2700

Email

: Michael Hill – michael@neumode.com.au

Multi Award Winning Builder Master Builders Association of Victoria

Neumode... A neu space... A neu fashion:

create the living space you desire.

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BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BEST RENOVATION/ ADDITION OVER $1M

PROJECT GROUP CONSTRUCTION

VISIONEER BUILDERS

Project: Burnley Contact: Chloe Fisher Phone: (03) 9428 8336 Website: www.projectgroup.com.au Designer: Neil Architecture/Cameron Neil Photographer: Brooke Holm Photography

Project: Middle Park Contact: Venise Reilly Phone: 0419 308 771 Website: www.visioneer.com.au Designer: John Matyas Photographer: Tatjana Pitt, Principle Photography

BEST CUSTOM HOME OVER $2M

VISIONEER BUILDERS Project: Toorak Contact: Venise Reilly Phone: 0419 308 771 Website: www.visioneer.com.au Designer: Rob Mills/Louisa Roth Photographer: Derek Swalwell, Loft Production P/L Sophisticated and lavishly appointed, this lavish home features a steel-framed elliptical staircase that floats at the end of the entry foyer. Handmade bricks sourced from Denmark provide a dramatic curved façade to the street face, and soaring ceiling spaces crowned with vast skylights on the first floor create a gallery feel. Automated external louvre blades control light and aspect to these private spaces while a stylish pool with retractable cover and swim-jet, flanked by a waterfall wall, adjoins the professionally designed putting green and louvred alfresco area.

The Cherrill Street project comprised of the construction of two three-storey townhouses that, with clever use of space, utilized 100 per cent of the 184-square-metre land size. The project involved full demolition of the existing structure followed by a bored-pier retention system to allow for subterranean living space. The interior fit-out targets a high-end owner-occupier market and is based around a simple palette and well-resolved detailing that add to the sophisticated finished result.

This Edwardian residence has been transformed into a sophisticated urban oasis. A waterfall-fed pool, lit by translucent glazing to the rear lane, links the courtyard and studio building to provide a dramatic view from the kitchen and living spaces. Expansive glazing, custom timber cladding and hand-sewn leather staircase handrails showcase attention to detail, while reverence for the heritage fabric of the home is reflected in the reinstatement of the external street façade. The new extension, wrapping street and laneway in a smooth brick curve, provides a dramatic contrast to the original red brick of the structure. The result is a home of sophistication, showcasing a rich palette of natural materials and refined appointment.

BEST BATHROOM UNDER $30,000

BEST KITCHEN UNDER $40,000

BEST KITCHEN UNDER $40,000

DAMCO KITCHENS P/L

DAMCO KITCHENS P/L

DAMCO KITCHENS P/L

Project: Brighton East Contact: Nikool Kotecha Phone: (03) 9544 0210 Website: www.damcokitchens.com.au Designer: Rick Dalla - Riva

Project: Templestowe Contact: Nikool Kotecha Phone: (03) 9544 0210 Website: www.damcokitchens.com.au Designer: Rick Dalla - Riva

Project: Black Rock Contact: Nikool Kotecha Phone: (03) 9544 0210 Website: www.damcokitchens.com.au Designer: Ajay Dayanand Photographer: Simone Goulding

The transformation of this expansive bathroom into a sleek and stylish space required stripping the ensuite all the way to the frame, as well as some structural work to incorporate a laundry chute to the downstairs laundry. Focus was placed on the free-standing bath, frameless walk-in shower, and the premium quality cabinetry offset by a two-toned colour palette of imported tiles and black quartz bench tops.The decorative lighting that fills the room with ambient lighting enhances these luxurious fittings.

To achieve an instantly recognizable host of aesthetics, the design of this kitchen was based on a simple and elegant modern style incorporating clean lines and a sleek finish. A non-removable supporting wall was turned into a sophisticated feature through the use of decorative panels that extend the flow of the timber on the floors, and incorporates it into the kitchen design. Space was allowed for a deep pantry with two large refrigerators tucked in neatly within the cabinetry, and the beam above the kitchen window was lowered and lengthened to maximise the amount of light and expand the view of the garden.

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This project called for a high-end kitchen that offered appeal, superb functionality and visual purpose. The renovation incorporates design and luxury finishes that not only take advantage of the kitchen’s window splashback but also works with the hydronic heating system installed behind the island bench. A mix of matte-black overhead and tall cabinets and gloss white under bench cabinets with a seamless white quartz benchtop enhances the overall display of this beautiful kitchen.


ENTRANTS

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

SHERIDAN BUILDING

ECOBUILT VIC P/L

Project: Moonee Ponds Contact: Jarrod Sheridan Phone: 0421 304 096 Website: www.sheridanbuilding.com.au Designer: BBP Architects/David Balestra Photographer: Patrick Redmond Photography

Project: Coburg Contact: Kristy Pascoe Phone: 0449 269 558 Website: www.ecobuiltvic.com.au Designer: Andrew Dunk (Draftsman) Photographer: Wavelength Photography

The renovation of this 80-year old home was based around a clear vision of creating a clear break between old and new, natural light to all rooms, the restoration of the existing structure and the provision of a modern, functional home for a young family. The new works were pushed to the rear boundary with the old and new being linked with a passage and stairwell. The rear section features a large open-plan living area with extensive kitchen cabinetry and large windows and doors that bathes the area in sunlight. The first floor contains a master suite together with a flexible bedroom/study space.

This new home was built to replace an old, run-down rental property, and comprises of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, a double garage, two living areas and a spacious kitchen and alfresco area. The main feature of this home is that it is clad entirely in Colourbond that gives it a unique and contemporary appearance, as well minimising the level of ongoing maintenance required. The home also features a number of energy efficient and sustainability elements that makes it a model of modern domestic design and efficiency.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

ECOBUILT VIC P/L

M.K MILLAR CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

LONG ISLAND HOMES

SHERIDAN BUILDING Project: Strathmore Contact: Jarrod Sheridan Phone: 0421 304 096 Website: www.sheridanbuilding.com.au Designer: Vibe Design/Michael O’Sullivan Photographer: Robert Hamer, Vibe Design The façade of this family home is a minimalist combination of contrasting grey cladding, glass, a concealed garage door and sharp lines. An oversized pivoting door leads to a short hallway, guest bedroom, and onto a large living room and kitchen. An entire wall of glass that allows full viewing of the deck, pool and gardens ensures ample natural light while the business side of the room contains almost 15 lineal metres of cabinetry that houses everything from the TV, gas fire, pantry, laundry, powder room and integrated fridges. Externally the pool, deck and yard provide plenty of room for entertaining.

Project: Clifton Hill Contact: Frank Pansella & Kristy Pascoe Phone: (03) 9077 6961 Website: www.ecobuiltvic.com.au Designer: Victor Rosenberger Photographer: Wavelength Photography Originally built in 1908, the renovation of the double-fronted weatherboard house was to create a sizable, open plan family home. The primary objective was to ‘un-block’ a very cramped rear area of the house to capitalise on the large north facing back yard. The old bathroom, kitchen, dining, laundry and sunroom were demolished with the new floor plan accommodating a large family bathroom, European laundry, spacious kitchen and open-plan dining and family room. A large corner bi-fold door opens up to the alfresco area and the proposed pool.

Project: Thornbury Contact: Mark Millar Phone: 0422 521 498 Website: www.mkmillarconstructions.com.au Photographer: Dean Bradley Creative This home represents a successful and stylish blend of period and contemporary design. The existing home, built circa 1920s, was retained and renovated to include a single-storey extension to the rear that includes an open-plan kitchen, master bedroom, laundry and bathroom. The existing house has been transformed with new bedrooms, built-in robes, and a bathroom that exhibits a modern twist on the classic Art Deco period.

Project: Seville, Mickleham Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney Peace and tranquility immediately come to mind as you enter the Seville as its ‘line-of-sight privacy’ to the entrance conceals all the key features. This is designed specifically to allow formal entertaining and casual relaxation to coexist, yet still maintain their own distinct spaces. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the indoor/outdoor living space, and a study and home theatre compliment the formal and informal living areas. All bedrooms are generous in size with the master bedroom offering a full parents’ retreat.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST BATHROOM IN A DISPLAY HOME

BEST BATHROOM IN A DISPLAY HOME

LONG ISLAND HOMES

LONG ISLAND HOMES

Project: Vale, Point Cook Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney

Project: Manhattan, Point Cook Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney

Being one of the most unforgettable rooms in this home, the master ensuite makes perfect use of clean lines, clever cabinetry and impeccable styling. The stone benchtop is accompanied by 2-pac gloss-finished cabinets, providing ample storage, and is complemented by a full wall mirror that reflects the stately freestanding bath and glamorous tapware. An oversized shower with detailed tiling and niche add the finishing touches and a feeling of luxury.

This outstanding bathroom has the appearance and ambiance of a retreat, effectively combing the indoor and outdoor spaces with an abundance of natural light and open spaces. The freestanding bath takes pride of place against oversized frameless windows, while the large wall mirror above the stone benchtop echoes clever lighting and beautifully designed tiles in a repetitive and spacious manner.

BEST BATHROOM IN A DISPLAY HOME

BEST KITCHEN IN A DISPLAY HOME

LONG ISLAND HOMES

LONG ISLAND HOMES

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

Project: Madrid, Mickleham Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney

Project: Hermosa, Mickleham Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney

The hero of this stylish and spacious bathroom is the large picture window that abuts the freestanding two-tone bath and effectively floods the room with natural light and charming views. The black stone bench top that houses dual vanity basins is accompanied by 2-pac gloss-finished cabinets, providing ample storage, and is complemented by a full-wall mirror that reflects the stately freestanding bath and glamorous tapware.

This sleek, ultra-modern kitchen exudes luxury. Fine lines and clean edges continue from the expansive outdoor alfresco area in the angular, stone island bench top. Multi-faceted, tiled splashbacks infuse the space with movement, while pendant lights connect the open-plan design to the spacious dining and living zones. A large walk-in pantry completes provides abundant storage and completes the remarkable aesthetic.

LONG ISLAND HOMES Project: Vale, Point Cook Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney The Vale offers a fresh approach to formal living, allowing guests to be entertained away from the central living area, yet remain connected with the sumptuous entertainer kitchen and easyflowing outdoor spaces. The master bedroom, located in the front of the home, adjoins both formal and informal spaces, yet maintains total privacy. It is well complimented by the alfresco ensuite and very generous walk-in robe. The rear bedrooms open onto the garden spaces, and all feature abundant natural light. The Vale offers a feature study, luxurious powder room and ample storage throughout.

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LONG ISLAND HOMES Project: Manhattan, Point Cook Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney The Manhattan presents a dramatic and appealing face to the street, but the appeal is far more than skin deep. Behind the startling strength and variety of tones and materials on its magnificent faรงade is a truly substantial home offering all the space and flexibility needed by a growing family. This home showcases stylish design and opulent living with open-plan living/dining and entertainment areas reflected in large picture windows throughout.


ENTRANTS

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

LONG ISLAND HOMES

LONG ISLAND HOMES

Project: Madrid, Mickleham Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney

Project: Hermosa, Mickleham Contact: Susan McDermott Phone: (03) 9369 6486 Website: www.longislandhomes.com.au Designer: Craig Delaney

This striking, four-bedroom double-storey home features a large master suite upstairs with its own private balcony, spacious ensuite and equally impressive walk-in robe. An expansive retreat and study area flow into the three large kids’ bedrooms that all feature walk-in robes and ensuites. The living area downstairs boasts a lavish kitchen, meals and family room creating a sense of openness that is enhanced with direct access to the theatre room and alfresco area.

From the minute you walk into the Hermosa, you know you’re in a different world. Towering five-metre ceilings greet and usher you into a home that caters for families of all ages. The Hermosa is overflowing with so many distinctive features, from the master bedroom, well supported by a sumptuous bathroom and generous walk-in robe, to the fully zoned living areas with massive designer kitchen. One of the home’s most unusual features is the three-and-a half living areas. With two living areas that cater for the needs of a growing family with siblings at various ages, and a rumpus room that opens up to the rear alfresco area, and a meals living area large enough to meet the needs of any family function.

The scope of works for this project included the main homestead, an outdoor entertaining pavilion, a pool house with gym and bathroom, blockwork retaining walls, a 40-metre-long water feature, sandstone garden screen walls and sandstone paving. High-quality materials, fixtures and fittings were utilised throughout, including the specialised sandstone walling, the curved metal roofing and the large oak cavity sliding doors.

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LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: FMSA Architecture Photographer: Geelong Real Estate Photography The scope of works on this project called for the construction of a spacious double-storey beach house with the emphasis on a lightweight, disaggregated structure with large open spaces, picture windows and multiple balconies to optimise sunlight. Innovative methodologies were utilised; of particular note are the disappearing, sliding, glazed backsplash panels between the kitchen and scullery that enable joint food preparation. Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed including double-glazed windows, extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation, onsite waste treatment and the installation of an innovative mobile-activated bushfire sprinkler system.

LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Anakie Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: DLB Design/Larkin & Drought Homes Photographer: Geelong Real Estate Photography The scope of this project was to design and construct a classic country-style home that optimises the exceptional views of the mountains to the north. With two attractive bay windows, ample glazing areas in the living/ kitchen and dining areas and perimeter Bell verandah, this 8.2-star home blends beautifully with its surroundings. The huge alfresco area that faces the Brisbane Ranges enables effortless entertaining while the combustion wood heater is a feature of the living area for the colder months.

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CAPELCON Project: Flinders Contact: Phil Watson Phone: (03) 5985 7500 Website: www.capelcon.com.au Designer: Ratcliffe Architecture Photographer: Sarah Louise Photography

LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: FMSA Architecture Photographer: Geelong Real Estate Photography This spacious three-bedroom home is an outstanding example of energy-efficient design, achieved without sacrificing contemporary standards of finish and aesthetics.With meticulous attention to detail the design achieved a 6-star rating. Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed including double-glazed windows positioned to allow maximum cross ventilation, extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation, total onsite waste treatment with greywater fertilization for the gardens, 5kW photovoltaic panels connected to the grid with provision for battery back up and the installation of an innovative mobile-activated bushfire sprinkler system.

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MILIEU BUILT Project: Collingwood Contact: Patrick Cooney Phone: 0408 527 248 Website: www.milieubuilt.com.au Designer: DKO Architecture/Jesse Linardi Photographer: Dan Hocking Constructed over 12 months, this four-storey development delivers a new standard of living for those who appreciate excellence amongst one of Melbourne’s premier cultural landscapes. The refined set of unique townhouses is testament to the high-quality finishes from the guest wing/second bedroom on the first floor to the master and ensuite on the second and open-plan living on the third floor. The fourth floor is dedicated to metro entertaining with an expansive deck and outdoor barbecue area.

BEST CUSTOM HOME UNDER $300,000

ACUSTRUCT Project: Mernda Contact: Nancy Italiano Phone: 0402 858 574 Website: www.acustruct.com.au Designer: Ikonomidis/Tim Reid/Pat Ikonomidis Photographer: Photos by Loren Designed around the owner’s desire to downsize whilst maintain a feeling of warm sophistication, this four-bedroom home has a contemporary minimal style, in keeping with its surroundings, that offers a timeless appeal. The focus is on maximising the living and entertainment zones with a natural flow from the expansive, open-plan interior kitchen with butler’s pantry, towards the alfresco dining space and a fully functional second kitchen area serving the outside zone whilst also acting as a laundry space. A carefully selected neutral palette interspersed with industrial elements is the key to achieving a connection between all areas of the home while maintaining elegance with a comfortable, relaxed feel.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

ACUSTRUCT Project: Plenty Contact: Nancy Italiano/Danny Italiano Phone: 0402 858 574 Website: www.acustruct.com.au Designer: Ikonomidis/Tim Reid/Pat Ikonomidis Photographer: Photos by Loren The Grange has been constructed with a Hampton’s-style façade offering a timeless appeal that will age gracefully over the years ahead. From the intricate wrought-iron work on the impressive front doors, all finishes, including all interior selections were carefully matched and arranged to ensure the grandeur continues through each room in the home. Polished timber floors, an impressive, sweeping staircase, moulded skirtings and chandeliers compliment the luxurious elegance of this light and spacious home.

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Project: Mernda Contact: Nancy Italiano Phone: 0402 858 574 Website: www.acustruct.com.au Designer: Ikonomidis/Tim Reid/Pat Ikonomidis Photographer: Photos by Loren

Project: Plenty Contact: Nancy Italiano Phone: 0402 858 574 Website: www.acustruct.com.au Designer: Ikonomidis/Tim Reid/Pat Ikonomidis Photographer: Photos by Loren

An easy mix of indoor/outdoor living space sets the scene for this well equipped kitchen area. The brief was to have a place for friends and family to gather so the room was designed to have a natural flow towards the alfresco entertaining space keeping a modern and welcoming ambiance. The neutral colour palette picks up on the hues of the spectacular artwork hanging as you enter the kitchen and the warm sage splashback subway tiles stand out and capture the warm sophistication of the industrial style pendant lights.

A neutral backdrop provides elegance for this modern Australian Hampton kitchen design. The marble bench tops and matching splash backs set the tone for the space and beautifully contrast against the dramatic night sky benches, along with the Australian Chestnut floorboards that brings out a layer of warmth. Modernity comes from the black pendants and pushto-open cabinetry. Natural light is also plentiful in this kitchen, showing off its glory from all angles.

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METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Duxton 39 Loft, Mernda Contact: Karen Cooper Phone: 0413 008 800 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography This fine, five-bedroom, two-bathroom home is a genuinely large family home that is cleverly delivered at a very attainable price. Innovative layout is the key. With options galore for entertaining, there is a glorious formal sitting room towards the front of the house that is mimicked by a lovely leisure room above it, taking advantage of front-facing views upstairs, and a huge integrated kitchen, dining and living hub that opens to an expansive outdoor entertainment zone at the back. All minor bedrooms are situated on the first floor and feature their own walk-in robes while the master suite and ensuite are on the ground floor.

METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Barton 22 Luxe, Werribee Contact: Ran Oren Phone: 0477 003 118 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography With the master suite privately located at the front of the home, behind a private home office/library/living room, the Barton is a spacious home for those who seek an attractive single-storey home that is sensibly zoned for maximum living flexibility. The vast and airy integrated kitchen, pantry, dining and living areas feature fine fixtures, fittings and decorative elements, while a study nook complements the integrated living area. The addition of a formal living room that overlooks a landscaped garden adds additional class.

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METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Vantage 46 Wembley, Cranbourne Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography The Designer Series, labeled as “Affordable Luxury”, is a spectacular double-storey home that offers the entire family great lifestyle choices. The design features a private master bedroom with large ensuite plus four substantial bedrooms all of which feature walk-in robes, located on the second level. Five living areas offer ample space for play and entertainment – including an upstairs leisure room, formal living room, sitting room, dining and family room plus the addition of a study. A gleaming designer kitchen with large butler’s pantry facilitates both day-to-day living and perfect entertaining. A beautiful colour palette of neutral shades means that the home presents as immediately warm and inviting.

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METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Amira 28BP Luxe, Mernda Contact: Karen Cooper Phone: 0413 008 800 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography This home is a perfect choice for owners seeking a substantial family home that makes best use of livable space on a narrower block while still delivering all desired accommodation requirements. The Amira is airy and attractive, and sensibly zoned for maximum practical living, featuring and ordered flow from the pantry, with attendant linen closet, through to the kitchen, to the dining area, to the family room and to the outdoor room. Minor bedrooms are located away from the entertainment areas that create privacy and quiet when entertaining.

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Project: Fortitude 32 Pagoda, Cranbourne Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography

Project: Langdon 28 Mirage, Cranbourne Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Designed for the modern Australian lifestyle, the Fortitude is a spectacular single- level home that offers the entire family great lifestyle choices with private master bedroom with an extra-large ensuite and walk-in robe, plus three substantial secondary bedrooms located to the ‘blind’ side of the home. An expansive designer kitchen with spacious walk-through butler’s pantry facilitates both day-to-day living and the perfect dinner party. The home also offers the advantage of a beautifully appointed outdoor room to enjoy the great Australian outdoors all year round.

Built around a central kitchen and family area, the Langdon is a clever design that allows enjoyment by the whole family. Featuring four bedrooms, including a large master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe, this single-storey home is sure to impress with its family-friendly layout. The home also includes a theatre room as well as an outdoor room and detailed landscaping to make the most of outdoor living and entertainment.

The Somerset is marked by soaring spaces, enviable livability and the finest finishes, as well as its sheer size. A home of grace and distinction, the banded façade, tiered portico and imposing windows offer sophisticated street appeal that is reflected internally. Above all, this design allows for a free-flowing, open-plan contemporary home that is cleverly functional in its planning, featuring modern conveniences such as a second kitchen that allows for meals to be prepared behind the scenes, plus a large secondary walk-in pantry. Two outdoor rooms and third kitchen lead off the living and dining space ensuring that this home is enjoyed all year round.

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Project: Zanzibar 32 Wembley, Craigieburn Contact: Karen Cooper Phone: 0413 008 800 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography

Project: Cirque, Craigieburn Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

Project: Aurora, Craigieburn Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

The Cirque has four bedrooms with the master suite situated at the rear of the home and formal living at the front. A spacious entertainer’s kitchen with walk-in pantry overlooks an open plan family and dining area, and onto an optional alfresco area. Secondary bedrooms are located together with family bedrooms, a study nook and spacious main bathroom.

A perfect home design for a 14-metre wide lot, the Aurora offers flexibility with generously proportioned zoned areas allowing each family member with their own space. This home offers ground floor open plan living, dining and kitchen spaces as well as a double car garage and optional alfresco area. Upstairs are four large bedrooms with a lavish master bedroom and ensuite.

Families looking for a double-storey home that will offer a great lifestyle option will be delighted the moment they step inside the magical Zanzibar. This great home design features everything that anyone would want in a new home – private master bedroom with large ensuite and walk-in robe, plus four bedrooms located on the second level, each of which features a walk-in robe. The home also includes plenty of space for play and entertaining guests – such as an upstairs leisure room, living room, dining room and family room. A large designer kitchen with butler’s pantry allow for seamless entertaining that spills out onto an expansive outdoors zone.

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METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Somerset 59, Glen Waverley Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Homes Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography


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Project: Renaissance 265, Romsey Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

Project: Royce, Cranbourne East Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

Project: Adelphi 2, Cranbourne East Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

The Renaissance is an impressive, innovative design that is as spacious as it is luxurious. Flowing on from the grand foyer, one can escape to the library and formal living/theatre room or wander into the multiple living and dining zones surrounding the modern and streamlined kitchen. The home also features four bedrooms, all with robes, including the spacious master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite. This is truly a showpiece of modern home design.

In addition to adhering to sound environmental practices throughout, the Royce is a cleverly designed home with plenty of space for those growing families that enjoy entertaining. The spacious open plan living and family rooms let in plenty of light, and the position of the optional alfresco makes it ideal for Australia’s enviable indoor/outdoor living.

Backed by a 50-year structural guarantee, the Adelphi is an everpopular home that features all the modern comforts you could expect in a new home, including a formal living room, study and media room. The home opens up to a spacious kitchen and family area, featuring a walk in pantry and laundry next to the garage, and four bedrooms all with robes. The spacious master bedroom features a luxurious ensuite and walk-in robe.

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JG KING HOMES Project: H6, Werribee Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes Value for money for clients is of utmost importance for this developer, and this versatile home with multiple living spaces offers it in abundance, making it a popular choice for all types of buyers. Featuring a formal living area separated from the open plan living space, this home is perfect for entertaining and an outdoor lifestyle. Featuring an additional four large bedrooms including a spacious master suite, this is definitely a home for the future.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

WHELAN MASTER BUILDERS P/L Project: Hawthorn East Contact: Cathal Whelan Phone: 0411 641 517 Website: www.whelanmb.com.au Designer: Kel Greenway This quality, uniquely designed home is all about maximising the Australian climate and lifestyle, blurring the lines between interior and exterior space with an emphasis on strategically placed picture windows, sliding doors and lineal highlight windows that flood the home with natural light and fresh air. The kitchen and living areas are all open to a large alfresco verandah, an ideal place to relax. Three large bedrooms are positioned on the ground floor away from the entertainment zones while the master bedroom and guest suite, plus study and balcony, are upstairs.

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Project: Byron, Rockbank Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

Project: Adelphi 1, Rockbank Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: (03) 9279 7042 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

As Victoria’s only builder that builds exclusively using steel frames, buyers of this exceptional family home would have peace of mind that their home is durable and termite and borer resistant. From the master suite to the laundry, walk-in pantry and zoned bedroom wing, the Byron offers the perfect combination of space, practicality and luxury.

Value for money for clients is of utmost importance for this developer, and the Aldephi home design with multiple living spaces offers it in abundance, making it a popular choice for all types of buyers. Featuring a formal living area separated from the open plan living space, this home is perfect for entertaining and an outdoor lifestyle. Featuring an additional four large bedrooms including a spacious master suite, this is definitely a home for the future.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $750,000 - $1M

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Project: North Fitzroy Contact: Cathal Whelan Phone: 0411 641 517 Website: www.whelanmb.com.au Designer: Kel Greenway Photographer: Martin Saunders Photography Relatively untouched, this beautiful block-fronted Victorian home has been transformed into beautiful airy, light and modern home with clean lines throughout. Red brick and skillful attention to detail have retained the outstanding heritage exterior but inside, warm honey-toned timber flooring and custom-made oversized doors complement the clean whites and muted greys and marble of the open-plan kitchen and bathrooms. Large picture windows in the centre of the home overlook a landscaped courtyard and effectively invite the outside in.

Project: Brunswick Contact: Joe Spencer Phone: 0409 975 826 Website: www.beowulfbuilders.com.au Designer: Beowulf Builders Photographer: Chris Bekos, Blue Print Photography The renovation and addition to this period home was borne out of the owners’ desire to modernise, and utilise the residence effectively by updating the interior and adding a new deck for entertaining. Works included the demolition of the back half of the home before building the extension and adapting the interior to offer light-filled and functional living zones. A lot of period recreation items were used throughout the project that match the originals perfectly.


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BEOWULF BUILDERS P/L Project: North Fitzroy Contact: Joe Spencer Phone: 0409 975 826 Website: www.beowulfbuilders.com.au Designer: Green Sharpe Collective Photographer: Chris Bekos, Blue Print Photography The demolition and rebuild of this project provided the client with a unique contemporary three-storey home that coexists perfectly with the red brick heritage buildings on both sides. The ground floor features an open plan dining, living and kitchen area punctuated by two light-filled courtyards. The first floor cleverly accommodates three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony and void into the ground floor courtyard. The beautifully designed spiral staircase extends to the second floor, laundry and expansive timber decks.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

CONCEPT DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION VIC P/L Project: Sorrento Contact: Matt Hill Phone: 0418 337 085 Website: www.conceptdesign.com.au Designer: C.D.C. VIC P/C Photographer: Rob Curtain The indoor and outdoor entertaining areas of this home are expansive. The ground level enjoys the north facing pool deck and landscaped garden while on the upper level, a private treetop setting provides grand open plan living that maximizes views of the peninsular and across the bay. Additional features include a multi car basement parking, a European kitchen with high end appliances, alfresco dining with barbecue facilities, separate study and master suite overlooking a suspended tiled swimming pool.

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BUILTPLEX DESIGN & CONSTRUCT P/L Project: Brunswick East Contact: Ozcan Unal Phone: 0405 405 620 Designer: Ozcan Unal Located in an up and coming and vibrant part of Brunswick East’s café culture, this impressive and contemporary threestorey development is very different from the current style of developments in the area. The dwellings are of conventional living areas on the ground floor and direct access to a north facing private courtyard. The first floor contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a basement for parking and each residence has its own lock up garage. An impressive, maintenance free landscaped garden completes the picture.

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Project: Brighton Contact: Amr Alshakshir Phone: (03) 9646 5373 Website: www.baysideconstruct.com.au Designer: BG Architecture

Project: Linen 3100, Cranbourne North Contact: Daniel Pargaliti Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

Project: Mirage 4700, Craigieburn Contact: Shane Dal Santo Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

This particular project is located within what is known as ‘The Brighton Golden Mile’ – Melbourne’s millionaire’s row. It is an upscale area, so particular attention was paid to every aspect of the build, the preservation of the existing façade, and the quality of fixtures and fittings throughout this residence. Exterior works included a custom swimming pool, custom metalwork and fencing, the installation of a cobblestone driveway and precise landscaping. Internally, the hero is obviously the custom Roger Seller glass kitchen with Miele appliances and imported tapware.

The Linen features a wide floor plan built around a central kitchen, family and meals area, with additional living and family zones scattered throughout the home. The breakaway theatre and lounge rooms at either end of the home offer plenty of space for everyone in the family, while the two outdoor areas – the alfresco zone and the portico – provide spaces to entertain or to sit back and relax. Apart from sheer livability, the Linen home is also functional, offering abundant storage space with a walk-in linen closet, spacious walk-in robes, a butler’s pantry and plenty of shelving.

The Mirage, featuring a contemporary Bottega façade, which includes an eclectic mix of materials such as cladding, brickwork and render, as well as a feature balcony with glazing, all adds up to a heightened element of interest. A library and living space open up beautifully from the front entrance, offering a glimpse of the family zone at the rear. Functionality is a key feature of this home, with each bedroom having its own walk-in robe and ensuite and the master suite doubling up with dual robes.

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Project: Tarneit Contact: Steve Fairbairn Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Point Architects

Project: Coral 2600, Craigieburn Contact: Shane Dal Santo Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

Project: Pearl 2200, Sunbury Contact: Shane Dal Santo Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

These architecturally designed townhouses have been finished with a full compliment of premium inclusions and fitted with everything required for immediate settling – from Holland blinds and flyscreens to fencing, paving and complete landscaping. Each townhouse features a single garage containing extra storage space and the flexibility in floor plan to include study nooks, stunning first- floor balconies or a gated backyard to the parkland. Interiors are customised with professionally styled colour schemes and fixtures and fittings that turn a house into a home.

Sleek, stylish and sophisticated, the four-bedroom Coral is cleverly designed around a series of central living spaces, providing plenty of options for entertainment and relaxation. A beautiful floor plan and finishes come together in this functional design, which features substantial living spaces. Apart from the impressive design, this home is enhanced by a stunning décor style. Brickwork, wallpaper, natural timber and soft pastel finishes come together to create a coast Scandinavian feel that any family will love.

Designed for downsizers or the young family, the Pearl offers three winged bedrooms to the rear of the home while the front master suite acts as a natural retreat. A central corridor creates a sense of connection in the home, flowing between these spaces and spilling out into two distinct living areas. The large U-shaped kitchen is the highlight of this home and includes intuitive touches such as a walk-in pantry, an abundance of bench space, internal garage access and flow to the backyard alfresco.

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Project: Palladium 4600, Point Cook Contact: Sue Wilson Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

Project: Marriott 4200, Werribee Contact: Sue Wilson Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

Project: Lilac 2300, Melton Contact: Sue Wilson Phone: (03) 9328 0410 Website: www.burbank.com.au Designer: Burbank

With four generous-sized bedrooms, including a huge master suite, study, five separate living and entertaining zones, the Palladium 4600 is a decadent double- storey that impresses on sight. Centrally located void spaces in the design create a true sense of grandeur, allowing natural light to stream into the home. A double-sided fireplace between the family and living area adds a sense of warmth, and acts as an interlude before the streamlined and modern kitchen. The contemporary timber staircase is a standout feature of this home, and echoed by a timber paneled bedhead and timber cladding.A spacious walkin robe and opulent ensuite compliments the master bedroom, while the three minor bedrooms are equally large. Powder rooms both upstairs and downstairs add an extra element of convenience to this already intelligent design.

The Marriott features the contemporary Aqua façade, which makes a real statement with non-standard, stack-laid brickwork. A formal space at the front of the home, comprising a library and a living area, adds an element of class. With so much space and so many features, it’s hard to name the standout room of this stunning home. But the dramatically decorated kitchen makes a strong impression. With four bedrooms and five entertainment zones, including an alfresco area and huge open-plan kitchen, meals and family area, families are spoilt for choice when it comes to space.

Despite its compact design, the Lilac is packed with living space, including an open-plan kitchen, living and meals area, complete with a large walk-in pantry as well as a formal sitting room. The floor plan is cleverly designed with parents in mind, with the master bedroom positioned right at the front of the home with its own walk-in robe and ensuite. An adjoining living zone transforms this area into a private sanctuary. Flexible room and living options allow the home to evolve and adapt to the growing family.

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AUSTRALIAN BUILDING COMPANY

AUSTRALIAN BUILDING COMPANY

GRUNDELLA CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

Project: Metropolitan 32 Yarragul, Cranbourne Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.abchomes.com.au Designer: ABC Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Project: Kooyong 39 Frontier, Craigieburn Contact: Ben Hughes Phone: 0403 800 926 Website: www.abchomes.com.au Designer: ABC Homes Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Project Preston Contact: Evan Sikaris Phone: (03) 8388 7233 Website: www.grundella.com.au Designer: Michael Artemenko Photographer: Tom Blachford Photography

The Yarragul façade is an extremely attractive contemporary take on the famed Federation style, with a large gable-end roof and feature fretwork to the balcony as well as the startling lovely timber piers. The home has been designed with two discrete living areas and an additional leisure room to the first floor that can also double as a retreat. The kitchen is stylishly practical offering easy access to a butler’s pantry, dining, family and large outdoor zones. The truly roomy feel of this lovely home is an unexpected bonus, created both by smart design and interesting use of light and airy materials internally.

The Kooyonga is a spacious home for those who seek an attractive double-storey home that is sensibly zoned for maximum living flexibility. The home’s extensive use of carefully-matched colour schemes and natural materials displays more than a touch of professional design flair with the materials and colours giving it a fresh, young, vibrant feel that complements the growing family. With a vast and airy integrated kitchen, walk-in pantry, dining and a multitude of living areas this home offers as much accommodation as possible within a closely engineered price aperture.

This project comprised the extension and renovation of a 1920s Art Deco home, and specifically required a strong contrast between the existing buildings with a ‘bridge’ to connect the two. The result is a home of contrasts created by a clear datum line, internally and externally separating bold materials. This is most notably expressed in the exterior cladding, comprised of shiplap timber and standing seam metal. This provides a stark but beautiful contrast to the brick veneer. A large-scale sliding door adds grandeur and engineering prowess, with tracking concealed within the cladding. Consequently, the adjacent living areas are bathed in natural light, while plywood walls and ceiling lining add to the feeling of warmth and scale.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

X.G.P. AGIUS & SONS BUILDERS P/L

LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

Project: Preston Contact: Xavier Agius Phone: 0409 161 043 Designer: Julio Gugliotti

Project: Vista 232, Bannockburn Contact: Sonja Sanderson Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown, Brown Ink Design

GRUNDELLA CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Lower Templestowe Contact: Evan Sikaris Phone: (03) 8388 7233 Website: www.grundella.com.au Designer: Michael Artemenko Photographer: Tom Blachford Photography The design brief on this family home stipulated the need for a sun-filled outdoor space, allowing for year-round entertaining, with the proviso that privacy was an important consideration. The solution was to build the home around an internal courtyard, filling indoor and outdoor spaces with natural light while maintaining absolute privacy. Extending the feeling of concealment to the street, the design intention was to create a home that appears to float above its surrounds. As such, the stunning façade was constructed as one linear shape with no interruptions. Fins, placed between the brickwork provide scale and the all-important final detail.

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Every aspect of the construction of these apartments was carefully detailed and documented. Particular attention was given to detailing and the quality of finishes from the striking two-tone colour exterior palette to the warmth of the timber entrance and flooring throughout. Each unit consists of an open plan living/dining, kitchen and alfresco area, while the second floor accommodates two full bedrooms, single bathroom and separate toilet.

The spacious Belle Vista home aspires to create a relaxed country lifestyle in a semi-rural setting, providing a warm and welcoming space in which a family can live and grow together. The sprawling ranch-style layout features a centrally positioned open plan living space, where the kitchen has been designed to encapsulate the aesthetic charm of country while incorporating the latest trends in kitchen innovation. Adjoining dining and living spaces lead to an under-cover alfresco, while inside, sliding cavity doors separate the sleeping and utility zones from the main living zone, maximising efficient climate control, privacy and sound barriers.


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LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

Project: Vista 232, Bannockburn Contact: Sonja Sanderson Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown, Brown Ink Design

Project: Vista 232, Bannockburn Contact: Sonja Sanderson Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown, Brown Ink Design

Project: Vista 232, Bannockburn Contact: Sonja Sanderson Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown, Brown Ink Design

A simple, practical layout, classic period design elements, premium finishes, fittings and fixtures, plus a contemporary twist, in a fresh white and grey colour scheme all combine to create a highly functional family bathroom with timeless, understated elegance. There is ample natural light and ventilation, as well as views of the front garden from the generous window, and plenty of storage is built into the white Laminex vanity cabinet. A charcoal grey Silestone bench top adds contrast and provides a hardwearing surface for years to come. The quality cabinetry, fitout and feature details add character touches and elegance to this bathroom that are consistent with the sophistication throughout this home.

The ensuite design brief was to create a spacious, functional bathroom with privacy, luxury and sophistication. This ensuite provides an escape – a tranquil sanctuary to relax and indulge. It features a stylish, modern layout, premium materials, designer fixtures and fittings and classic period and contemporary design elements. With loads of natural light and supplemented designer lighting, views across the front garden, a designer, free-standing bath, oversize walk in shower recess with massive shower rose and hand held water rail, period inspired tap ware and towel rails, plus two generous vanities with stone bench tops and bench mounted basins, this ensuite combines great function, luxury and classic grandeur.

The brief for the Belle Vista kitchen was to revive the era of country homestead living, in a practical, functional kitchen layout that would meet the needs of a growing family over many years to come. As one of the key showpieces of the home, feature elements of the kitchen include immaculate spotted gum flooring, perfectly laid marble tiled splash back, abundant and stylish cabinetry, a freestanding designer cooker and hide-away study nook, and it’s these details that create a more sophisticated version of a country homestead, and create a homely warmth that visitors respond to positively.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

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ORBIT HOMES AUSTRALIA P/L

ORBIT HOMES AUSTRALIA P/L

Project: Sorrento 45, Craigieburn Contact: Natasha Kollarik Phone: (03) 9377 0013 Website: www.orbithomes.com.au Designer: Orbit Homes Photographer: Gary Clarke, Wide X-stream P/L

Project: Barklay 29, Craigieburn Contact: Natasha Kollarik Phone: (03) 9377 0013 Website: www.orbithomes.com.au Designer: Orbit Homes Photographer: Gary Clarke, Wide X-stream P/L

Being one of the most unforgettable rooms in this home, the master ensuite makes superb use of clean lines, clever detailing and impeccable styling. The showpiece of the room is the striking designer freestanding bath positioned in the centre of the room, backed by timber design tiles and a massive double shower with dual entries and overhead shower roses. Offset against textured honey-toned tiles, the dark timber cabinetry provides ample storage, and dramatic black tapware completes the remarkable vision.

Cleverly designed with a nautical theme in mind, the Barkley has all the features to make this a perfect space for growing families. Rustic timber flooring, soft grey tones with accents of white and navy inspire a tranquil space. The main design feature is the master bedroom with large walk-in robe and a large open ensuite bathroom that includes a bath overlooking a large window. The interactive kitchen and dining zones are just as spacious, and expand into an outdoor area that is perfect for entertaining. Flexible options include the ability to add French doors onto a private courtyard.

ORBIT HOMES AUSTRALIA P/L Project: Sorrento 45, Craigieburn Contact: Natasha Kollarik Phone: (03) 9377 0013 Website: www.orbithomes.com.au Designer: Orbit Homes Photographer: Gary Clarke, Wide X-stream P/L This urban coastal-inspired home has been decorated with organic elements that capture timber and sandstone finishes, commonly seen on the coast, combined with a modern edge of black fixtures and finishes giving an urban bayside-living look. Ideal for large growing families or knockdown/rebuild buyers, the Sorrento includes a large-scale gourmet kitchen, large walkin pantry and an indoor/outdoor meals area that is perfect for the at-home entertainer. The open-plan living extends through the meals and outdoor living zones, and on to the large master bedroom with his-and-hers walk in robes and ensuite, and to the guest bedroom with private ensuite.

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ORBIT HOMES AUSTRALIA P/L Project: Barklay 29, Craigieburn Contact: Natasha Kollarik Phone: (03) 9377 0013 Website: www.orbithomes.com.au Designer: Orbit Homes Photographer: Gary Clarke, Wide X-stream P/L The spacious open bathroom with impressive soft-grey cabinetry, dark timber recess and expansive wall mirror continue the understated and clean lines of the Barkley’s nautical theme. A large freestanding bath overlooking a picture window appears sophisticated against the warmth of timberstyle floor tiles, while the window and white wall tiles flood the space with natural light. An oversized shower and separate toilet add to the luxury of this home.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

GJ GARDNER HOMES MILDURA Project: Gol Gol Contact: Brad Stanbrook Phone: (03) 5023 1199 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: GJ Gardner Homes Mildura From the grand formal entrance complete with a beautiful chandelier, through to the magnificent open-plan kitchen and dining rooms, one can see this home was built for entertaining family and friends. The lower level opens up to reveal a wonderful alfresco area showcasing the peaceful Murray River. Gracing the upper level is also a beautiful formal entrance leading out to a large balcony with full river views. The spacious master bedroom complete with designed ensuite and French doors that open to a private balcony. The remaining three bedrooms have their own ensuites and walk-in robes making this home feel more like a luxurious hotel than a typical home.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

ORBIT HOMES AUSTRALIA P/L Project: Chevron 32, Craigieburn Contact: Natasha Kollarik Phone: (03) 9377 0013 Website: www.orbithomes.com.au Designer: Orbit Homes Photographer: Gary Clarke, Wide X-stream P/L

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ORBIT HOMES AUSTRALIA P/L Project: Chevron 32, Craigieburn Contact: Natasha Kollarik Phone: (03) 9377 0013 Website: www.orbithomes.com.au Designer: Orbit Homes Photographer: Gary Clarke, Wide X-stream P/L

The Chevron is a striking four-bedroom home with generous open-plan living spaces that is ideal for families with young teenagers who need space, or if a guest bedroom and private bathroom is required. The uniquely designed gourmet kitchen is a stunning feature while spacious open-plan living zones and a large indoor/outdoor area is perfect for entertaining. Optional extras include decorative cornices, a walk-in robe fitout and walk-in pantry design.

As the primary feature of the Chevron home, the monochromatic kitchen establishes the home as contemporary and sophisticated. Spacious and light-filled, the kitchen features a freestanding island bench as well as extensive cabinetry throughout the kitchen providing ample storage and featuring white Caesarstone benchtops and glass inlay feature doors on wall cabinets. Delicate glass pendant lights draw the eye to the island while clever ceiling lighting encourages flow through to a servery into the dining area.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

GJ GARDNER HOMES MILDURA

JASON WESCOTT BUILDER P/L

Project: Artisan 293, Mildura Contact: Brad Stanbrook Phone: (03) 5023 1199 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: GJ Gardner Homes Mildura Photographer: Vision House Photography

Project: Bendigo Contact: Jason Wescott Phone: 0409 951 012 Website: www.jasonwescott.com.au Designer: Penno Drafting & Design Photographer: Nathan Clarke, Top Snap

This stunning four-bedroom, three-living-area home was built to cater for all ages from the start-up family to elderly couples wanting to be close to the golf course in their retirement. The three living areas allow for relaxation and sociability opening out to an alfresco area, while the media room and playroom are separate, providing seclusion and privacy as required. The master bedroom boasts a luxury ensuite and custom designed walk-in robe. Quality finishes and attention to detail throughout this home, complimented by its location, creates a sense of resort style family living.

Originally built in 1890, this Victorian-style home comprised of a central hallway with three bedrooms and a lounge, while the kitchen, dining bathroom and laundry were positioned in a leanto at the rear. The deteriorated parts of the house were replaced or fixed, and a large 120-square-metre extension added to house a new master bedroom with ensuite, walk-in robe, kitchen and walk-in pantry, meals, living and laundry. Extending from this is a new deck and covered verandah. Features from the original home such as timber flooring, decorative cornices, architraves and skirtings, were continued into the extension. Other features from the Victorian era were also added such as a decorative plaster arch, classic-style joinery and timber handrail and balustrading.

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ENTRANTS

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BESPOKE HOMES AND RENOVATIONS

METRICON HOMES P/L

SIMONDS HOMES

Project: Denver 45 MK2 Ascent, Romsey Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography

Project: Dakota 2814, Craigieburn Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Trentham Contact: Dean Cummings Phone: 0400 052 901 Website: www.reelhomes.com.au Designer: Project 12/Aimee Goodwin Photographer: Cara Cummings This French house greets you with gorgeous handmade rustic time front and read doors that lead to a quaint stone mudroom. The main living room features exposed timber beams, oak flooring and recycled tallowwood window seats. Other features include roof tiles imported from Spain, timber shutters to all windows and stunning imported French doors that lead to the outdoor terrace area. The spacious farmhouse kitchen with gorgeous Caesarstone Carrina benchtops flows into the open-plan living and dining area. Sleeping accommodation includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms divided into two equal wings.

This modern ranch-style home boasts an impressive entry with a centrally located kitchen, dining, family and grand outdoor room, perfect for entertaining. With four spacious bedrooms and a wide variety of living spaces, this is a home that can be arranged to suit the needs of any family, with the leisure room being flexible enough to form a fifth bedroom. This home also offers three bathrooms and has the added advantage of a ‘mud room’. A double garage completes the impressive picture.

The Dakota is really an efficient plan that sports four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas that come off the centrally located kitchen, meals and dining area. The Wellington façade takes its cues from the classic period architecture, with the clean lines, external materials and finishes complementing the streetscape.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

Project: Harvard 3514, Werribee Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Ledger 2420, Romsey Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Fairview 2212, Greenvale Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Taking its cues from the 70s classic Australian architecture, the Harvard is designed to service a growing family that entertains and is looking for a cleverly zoned lifestyle. The attractive entry gives way to a spacious living to one side with a walk through to a centrally located kitchen, meals and family area. Although a compact design, it also provides dual living areas on the ground floor and an alfresco/meals option adds an element of indoor/ outdoor living within the one footprint. The beautifully designed staircase leads up to the first floor area where four bedrooms and an upstairs rumpus room can be found.

The Ledger design with Kyoto façade is a modern creation that is bold and brash, with the arbor entry adding punctuation to any streetscape. The home itself, designed to cater for a large family’s needs, sports four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas that radiate from the centrally located kitchen. A separate meals and dining area that leads onto an outdoor alfresco area completes the entertainment suite.

The Fairview home flows through a formal entry, with the master bedroom, walk in robe and ensuite to one side and an optional lounge to the other. A separate large family and dining area converges on the centrally located kitchen. Externally, the façade takes its cues from classic, period architecture with clean lines celebrating the entry and a rood profile that complements any streetscape..

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $500,000 - $750,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $300,000

SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

Project: Palisade 2312, Cranbourne West Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Harcrest 3514, Cranbourne West Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Warner 1912, Cranbourne East Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

The Palisade is cleverly designed to offer the larger family a number of activity zones that may be enjoyed sociably or privately. At the front of the home is the master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, while opposite is a separate study/ library or media room. Located at the heart of the home is a modern, open-plan kitchen with access to the lounge, dining and family zones. An adjoining alfresco provides access to outdoor entertainment. The secondary bedrooms, main bathroom and laundry are situated along the east side of the home providing privacy and tranquility when required.

The Harcrest entry opens into a spacious foyer with a large living room situated to one side, while access to the double garage is on the other. Passing through the foyer one is led into a light-filled, open-plan family and dining area that abuts the open-plan kitchen and expansive walk-in butler’s pantry. Large sliding doors open onto the covered outdoors alfresco. Upstairs, the master bedroom has access to a private retreat, large walk-in robe, luxurious ensuite and private balcony. The other three bedrooms lead from a joint rumpus room and share the second bathroom.

This delightful starter home boasts not only impressive beauty but also practical living and entertainment options. The sixstar home ticks all the boxes with regard to sustainability. The result is a warm and inviting family home with a small carbon footprint that will function to the family’s needs for many years to come. Everything about the design of the property is made for effortless family living. Practical touches like a separate powder room walk-in pantry and integrated living spaces make this home easy to live in.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

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SIMONDS HOMES

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Project: Savona, Cranbourne East Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Bolton 3016, Craigieburn Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Hudson 2212, Craigieburn Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

The Savona home flows through a formal entry, with the master bedroom, walk-in robe and ensuite to one side and an optional lounge to the other. A separate large family and dining area converges on the centrally located kitchen. Externally, the façade takes its cues from the classic period architecture with clean lines celebrating the entry and a roof profile that complements any streetscape.

Taking its cues from classic Australian architecture, the Bolton is designed to service a growing family that entertains and is looking for a cleverly zoned lifestyle. The attractive entry leads past the secondary bedrooms into a spacious living room and walkway through to a centrally located kitchen, meals and family area. A secondary passage leads to the functional and wet areas of the home before rejoining the dining and master bedroom. An additional living area encapsulates the alfresco zone for optimal living and entertainment value.

The Hudson design with Berkley façade is a modern and contemporary home that is ideal for young families. The arbor entry adds immediate interest to the streetscape. The home itself, sports three generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas that radiate off the centrally located kitchen. A separate meals and dining area that leads onto an outdoor alfresco area completes the entertainment suite.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

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SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

Project: Madison 2212, Werribee Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Prague 1912, Wollert Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Avalon 3512, Wollert Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

The Madison 2212 design with Masterton façade is a modern and contemporary home that is ideal for young families. The arbor entry adds immediate interest to the streetscape. The home itself, sports three generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas that radiate off the centrally located kitchen and butler’s pantry. Additional features such as a separate powder room and outdoor alfresco area complete the entertainment suite.

The Prague home flows through a formal entry, with the master bedroom, walk-in robe and ensuite to one side and access to the double garage on the other. The entry leads through into a lounge and study/bedroom/media room. A separate living and dining area flank the open-plan kitchen, laundry and butler’s pantry. Externally, the façade takes its cues from the classic, period architecture with clean lines celebrating the entry and a roof profile that complements any streetscape.

The Avalon entry opens into a spacious foyer with a large living/library situated to one side, while access to the double garage is on the other. Passing through the foyer one is led into a light-filled, open-plan family and dining area that abuts the open-plan kitchen and expansive walk-in butler’s pantry. Large sliding doors open onto the covered outdoors alfresco. Upstairs, the master bedroom has access to a large walk-in robe, luxurious ensuite and private balcony as well as a fifth bedroom/study/retreat. The other three bedrooms, each with a walk in robe, lead off a joint rumpus room and share the second bathroom.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

Project: South Melbourne Contact: Brent Henry Phone: 0414 674 412 Website: www.bhprestigehomes.com.au Designer: AIGP P/L

Project: Lysterfield Contact: Brent Henry Phone: 0414 674 412 Website: www.bhprestigehomes.com.au Designer: Destination Living/AIGP P/L

From the moment you enter the kitchen your eye is attracted to the feature curved cook top/range hood recess with tintedmirror splashback that is mounted inside the black standalone cabinetry tower. This tower not only extends floor to ceiling, it creates the division between the kitchen and walk in pantry, as well as housing the linear slots for the air conditioning system. The tower is minimalistic with no handles. It is designed to be in total contrast to the island bench that consists of white vinyl cabinetry in satin finish. The fridge recess is on the side of this tower meaning the fridge is not in direct line of sight.

The lower living zone of this home is resort style with open-plan living at its finest. The kitchen is a modern, minimalist design with handleless cabinetry doors and drawers. The black Miele appliances and black sink mixer provide a beautiful and dramatic contrast to the white cabinetry and Caesarstone benchtops.

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BH PRESTIGE HOMES Project: South Melbourne Contact: Brent Henry Phone: 0414 674 412 Website: www.bhprestigehomes.com.au Designer: AIGP P/L Designed to create a modern contemporary home with crisp lines and symmetry but using a minimalist approach, this three-storey home is focused on entertaining. To create a more light-filled space on the mid-level, a skylight was installed that provides a vast light well that extends down to the mid-level providing both light and warmth to the dining/living space. The open alfresco courtyard is a further extension of this mid-level entertaining zone that features an open plan perimeter seating/ planter box arrangement that is fully tiled with built-in barbecue facilities as well. The open courtyard adjacent to the middle living zone is one beautiful area and there is another balcony adjoining the upper level theatre/gym room that is covered with synthetic grass that enjoys both the glorious morning sun and views over the diverse city landscape.


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BH PRESTIGE HOMES Project: Lysterfield Contact: Brent Henry Phone: 0414 674 412 Website: www.bhprestigehomes.com.au Designer: Destination Living This elegant bathroom ties in with the client’s overall goal of this home to replicate resort-style living. The sophisticated aesthetic is achieved through full-height gloss-wall tiling, a freestanding bath, Caesarstone benchtops, above-counter vessels and modern, quality tapware. There is a white vinyl-wrap glosspaneled section of the wall next to the towel rail that serves as a concealed laundry chute.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $300,000 - $350,000

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Project: Lysterfield Contact: Brent Henry Phone: 0414 674 412 Website: www.bhprestigehomes.com.au Designer: Destination Living/AIGP P/L

Project: Hampton, Portland Contact: Michael Hein Phone: 0428 232 526 Website: www.foreverhomes.com.au Designer: Michael Hein Photographer: Michael Hein

This new dwelling was designed to be the central hub to a resort style development with pool and tennis court complementing this beautiful residence. The open plan living areas open out onto a large alfresco area, while the bedroom areas are housed upstairs offering privacy and tranquility. Given the degree of personalisation, level of detail and size, this contemporary home represents excellent value for money.

The Hampton has been designed to incorporate living, entertainment and superb views all at the rear of the home. While covering a relatively minimal footprint, an abundance of large, strategically placed windows provide a feeling of spaciousness and light, as well as incorporating optimal thermal efficiencies. Four generous bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms complete this spacious and sophisticated home.

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The State Regionals

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 2016 REGIONAL JUDGES RON CUTHBERT SOUTH WEST REGION JUDGE Ron Cuthbert is a retired Managing Director of H.L. Cuthbert & Sons (Vic) Pty Ltd (HLC), which is a third generation family owned construction company based in Bayswater, Victoria. Formed in 1936, HLC has more than 70 years experience in the Victorian construction industry. Ron has been a member of Master Builders Association of Victoria since 1973. Serving his time as an apprentice carpenter with his father in 1953, Ron later became a Junior Partner in 1968, taking on the full role of Managing Director in 1980. In 2006 Ron’s son, Neil took over the reins as Managing Director and currently employs over 35 staff located on multiple sites. HLC's focus is on new construction, fit-out, refurbishment and maintenance, providing services in: design development, design and construction, new construction, fit-out and refurbishment, construction management, project management, facilities management and maintenance. HLC has built its reputation on long term relationships with blue chip corporate companies and is currently working daily for the likes of the Woolworths Limited and Bunnings Groups of companies on numerous projects in both Melbourne metro, country Victoria and other states as required. HLC has just completed upgrades to several stores and continues to complete total store refits and extensions whilst allowing the clients business to remain operational, performing under stringent OHS controls ensuring the safety of both staff and customers. Based on HLC’s work ethic, reputation and quality controls, all work is sourced by recommendation, repeat business, and direct negotiation or preferred tender. As a judge for the Regional Building Awards, Ron says, “Judging these awards has been very challenging and enjoyable; it has been interesting to see the many changes that are taking place within the industry”.

PETER HELFER SOUTH EAST REGION JUDGE Peter has over thirty years experience in the construction industry having undertaken a range of roles and projects. His past project experience includes the telecommunications, defence, educational, commercial, cultural, and retail sectors. Peter is the Business Development Manager for Devco Project and Construction Management where he has the role of developing and implementing business development and marketing strategies. Peter joined Devco in 2013 after six years in a similar role with other major construction organisations. Prior to that he was the Victorian Director for eight years of a national architectural practice where he was leading a team of architects, interior designers, planners and urban designers on construction and related consultancy projects valued up to $150M. Peter has specialist experience in capital works planning and project development, master planning, design management and asset management. He provides these services to Clients as part of his role at Devco Project and Construction Management. Peter holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Engineering (Project Management). He was also a sessional lecturer for six years at the Masters level, in project and risk management at RMIT University. Peter has been a judge with Master Builders for the Regional Building Awards since 2009.

ANGELO INGUANTI NORTH WEST REGION JUDGE Angelo Inguanti entered into the building industry as a young carpenter apprentice in 1965 after leaving the family market gardening business to carry out cabinetry, framing, lockup and fixings and progressed to become a registered builder in 1983. Angelo has built more than 250 homes as a sole trader within the metropolitan area and Bellarine Peninsula. Now retired at Point Lonsdale thus giving him much more time to enjoy his family and grandchildren and travelling around Australia and Europe with his wife, Antoinette.

IAN LEE NORTH WEST REGION JUDGE Born and breed in Geelong, Ian completed a Carpentry & Joinery apprenticeship in 1958 mainly building houses & maintenance. After meeting the love of his life in Hobart after a yacht race, Ian and his wife set up home in Hobart and set about building Spec homes until 1977 when the desire for some warmer weather brought about a move to the Gold Coast where he continued with Spec Building. In 1980 Ian returned to his home town of Geelong where he continued building now with the help of his two sons. Ian has been retired for 13 years enjoying quality time with his wife which includes sailing in the summer and an annual caravan holiday to Queensland for 3 months during the chilly winter months.

BRIAN MACSWEENEY SOUTH WEST REGION JUDGE Starting an Apprenticeship in Carpentry at just 14 years of age, Brian spent 53 years working in the building industry, forming Brimor Constructions in the 1970’s. Working on residential projects in metropolitan Melbourne and throughout the North West of the state, Brian has seen many changes within the industry. With an initial focus on renovations Brian’s work soon moved to the construction of new homes providing mostly for the first home buyers market. A Master Builders member for more than 20 years, this was his third year at judging of the Regional Building Awards. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time on his property breeding parrots and goats and simply enjoying the rural lifestyle. With 3 grandchildren, Brian and his wife are kept busy with regular Queensland holidays.

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 2016 REGIONAL JUDGES DAVID MCMATH SOUTH EAST REGION JUDGE David joined the Building Industry in 1959 as an apprentice. After completion spent the next 16 years self employed with 3 apprentices. He worked on extensions, renovations and new homes, as well as Government contracts, major restoration projects in Mt Macedon and Toorak. He joined the Master Builders in August 1981. Along with Barry Partridge, David was involved in the Master Builders Group Scheme until BIGS took it over. David went on to work in the Membership department, servicing members in Gippsland and the North East of the State. David ran seminars on several issues including the introduction of HGFL, 5 Star, Building Practitioners Board, Warranty Insurance, RES Code, GST, Red card, and spoke on Industry topics at Trade Nights. David joined CBus in 2005 on a 12 month contract to help with the introduction of choice to the Building Industry (where employees can choose between retail and industry funds) this turned into a full time position and after 7 years David is now enjoying retirement.

BILL MILLER NORTH EAST REGION JUDGE Married with 3 children and 8 grandchildren, Bill enjoys an active lifestyle playing golf, bike riding, fishing and touring the outback.As an apprentice carpenter in 1970, Bill began his career with Ross and Smith Pty Ltd Builders – learning all facets of building work, residential, extensions and commercial projects. In 1975, Bill began work with John W Henderson Pty Ltd – making a move to commercial and light industrial work. Bill was also a Site Foreman with Ron Alexander Builders for five years. Bill began his career as Assistant Building Surveyor and Building Inspector in 1985 when he commenced at Borough of Eaglehawk and shared half his time ith the Shire of Huntly. After 10 years Bill joined Master Builders Association of Victoria as a Building Inspector for the Bendigo Region, shortly after the Vician Government permitted Private Surveyors / Inspectors to operate in Victoria. Bill has been involved with the MBAV Golf Day, judging of the “Apprentice of the Year” Awards and various other member activities. In 2006 Bill retired after 12.5 years of service.

CHRIS MOREY NORTH EAST REGION JUDGE Chris completed an apprenticeship with H.F.Yuncken in Melbourne in 1970 followed by training in Estimating and Project Management. In 1974 a move to Bendigo saw Chris take up the position of Area Manager. After gaining valuable experience, Chris established Morey and Hurford Master Builders in 1991. The company specialised in medium to large commercial work throughout central Victoria, employing an average of 40 people during his 18 years in business. Chris retired in 2009 but has not slowed down; with a 12 acre property he grows olive trees and Shiraz grapes, has many Alpacas and has a keen and active interest in breeding and racing thoroughbreds. With 6 grandchildren across different states, Chris and his wife enjoy catching up with their family and travelling. Chris has maintained an interest in the building scene assisting the local Grammar school in Bendigo as a building consultant; he has maintained a domestic unlimited and commercial licence and is presently assisting his son-in-law with the setup of his own building company. A member of Master Builders Association of Victoria since 1970, this was Chris’ sixth year judging the Regional Building Awards.

PETER VLEUGEL SOUTH WEST REGION JUDGE Peter Vleugel is now retired after a fabulous lifetime in the building industry. His life has been blessed having had 47 years building amazing houses. He has won awards with Master Builders Association of Victoria and trained a huge number of apprentices. He has worked with some of Melbourne's high profile architects, and in the later years created his own medium size developments. So now it’s fast cars, garden, golf, travel, and once a year judging homes for the Association. He is thankful for the privilege.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH WEST REGIONAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDER OF THE YEAR

TODD NEWMAN BUILDERS Project: Bendigo Contact: Kate Newman Phone: 0417 508 153 Website: www.toddnewmanbuilders.com.au Designer: E Architecture Designed and built as a home that suited only the needs of the owners, without any outside influence, this home is made up of two bedrooms plus plenty of room for the grandkids and an amazing entry with study nook. The kitchen boasts state of the art appliances, a magnificent Calcutta butterfly marble benchtop and fully quipped butler’s pantry. Porcelain floor tiles compliment the internal timberwork beautifully, while carpeted bedrooms allow for a warmer and inviting feel. Innovative design featured includes louvered clerestory windows on all walls for views to the sky, and to encourage great air flow during the summer. For ultimate entertainment, perforated mesh screens and timber walls can be folded back, allowing the inside and outside to talk wonderfully together.

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY $250,000 - $350,000

JG KING HOMES Project: Harwell, Strathfieldsaye Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess This home flows seamlessly from the front door through a wide entryway into the heart of the home. The large open-plan kitchen and meals area is an ideal place for the family to relax and play, featuring an accessible study and family area enjoying direct access to the alfresco area, creating even more entertainment space. A separate living room provides for quieter entertainment. A three-bedroom wing to the rear of the home is ideal for privacy, situated away from the spacious master suite located at the front of the house.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH WEST BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

JASON WESCOTT BUILDER P/L Project: Maiden Gully Contact: Jason Wescott Phone: 0409 951 012 Website: www.jasonwescott.com.au Designer: Penno Drafting & Design The façade of this three-bedroom home presents an eye-catching appeal through the clever use of different building materials. The formal lounge and study is located off the entry along with the master bedroom, complete with a large ensuite. A step down from the entry leads to the family, dining and kitchen displaying a raised and raked ceiling, highlight windows, a modern kitchen with a concrete benchtop and polished concrete floors. This home also enjoys a rumpus room and a two-way gas fireplace, separating the living/dining area. The merbau deck looks out over the rear of the property, a great entertaining area and is linked to the kitchen and dining area. The two family bedrooms are complete with built-in robes.

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TODD NEWMAN BUILDERS Project: Bendigo Contact: Kate Newman Phone: 0417 508 153 Website: www.toddnewmanbuilders.com.au Designer: E Architecture The brief called for a “forever home” that suits the individual needs of the clients. The home is small in space but speaks volumes in its aesthetics. Accommodation comprises two bedrooms, ensuite and living space for the grandkids to enjoy. A spacious kitchen with state- of- the-art appliances and fully equipped butler’s pantry, acts as a seamless interface between internal and external zones. Fantastic innovations were used throughout this project, including louvered clerestory windows on all walls, perforated mesh screens designed for ultimate privacy, but that can be folded back for entertaining options, and timber walls that roll back to act as privacy screens, or blinds on hot summer days.

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REGIONAL ENTRANTS NORTH WEST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY $250,000 - $350,000

GJ GARDNER HOMES MILDURA

JASON WESCOTT BUILDER P/L

JG KING HOMES

Project: Mildura Contact: Brad Stanbrook Phone: (03) 5023 1199 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: GJ Gardner Homes

Project: Maiden Gully Contact: Jason Wescott Phone: 0409 951 012 Website: www.jasonwescott.com.au Designer: Penno Drafting & Design

Modern and stunning in its design this home offers a touch of luxury, with polished concrete rendering to the main wall, which extends through to both levels of the home. The home opens up to a magnificent expansive open plan area, with kitchen complete with butler’s pantry, dining and family rooms with a gas log fire for winter evenings, and access to a private alfresco area for summer evenings. A beautiful timber-and-glass staircase leads to the upper floor of the home, comprising two bedrooms, family bathroom and a separate retreat, perfect for the children to enjoy. The master bedroom has been placed on the lower level allowing for complete privacy.

The exterior of this three-bedroom home presents eye-catching street appeal through the use of different building materials. The formal lounge and study is located off the entry, and flanked by the master bedroom, complete with walk-in robe and ensuite. A step down from the entry leads to the family, dining and kitchen zones, all of which display a raised and raked ceiling, highlight windows and modern kitchen with a concrete benchtop and polished concrete floors. This home also features a rumpus room and a two-way gas fireplace that separates the living/ dining area. A merbau deck flows out from the kitchen and dining area and looks out over the rear of the property.

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY $250,000 - $350,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY $250,000 - $350,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

JG KING HOMES

JG KING HOMES

Project: Hartwell, Strathfieldsaye Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

Project: Odyssey 1, Mildura Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

ADRIAN BASSETT HOMES P/L

This home flows seamlessly through a wide entrance hall into the heart of the home. The spacious open-plan kitchen and meals area is an ideal place for the family to relax and play while enjoying direct access to the alfresco area. This expansive entertainment space also features access to a separate study and family area. A formal living room provides for quieter entertainment while the three-bedrooms are positioned in a private wing to the rear of the home and is ideal for privacy.

This substantial home features two separate living spaces, creating formal and informal areas for the family or for entertaining. A large formal living to the front of the home is great for entertaining guests, while the master suite to the front of the home features an ensuite and walk-in robe, with a double vanity and stone benchtop. There is plenty of space for storage, with a good-size walk-in pantry in the kitchen, and a separate laundry.

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Project: Reve 1A, Strathfieldsaye Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes The Reve flows seamlessly from the moment you step over the threshold, through a wide entryway guiding you into the heart of the home. The large open-plan kitchen and meals area is an ideal space to relax with family, featuring an accessible study nook and walk-in pantry. A three-bedroom wing to the rear of the home is ideal for privacy, situated away from the spacious master suite at the front of the home.

Project: Spring Gully Contact: Adrian Bassett Phone: 0431 322 052 Website: www.adrianbassetthomes.com.au Photographer: David Petersen This modern, sleek double-storey home clad with Colorbond and shadow cladding displays a cathedral-roofed balcony on the upper-storey providing strong architectural features that define this building. At the heart of the home lies the wellproportioned living and kitchen area beautifully crafted and appointed, opening onto a shaded private courtyard. Also on the ground floor are the large master bedroom, stylish ensuite and walk-in robe providing an example of the quality and style of this home. A bespoke staircase leads upstairs where a loft type private, separate space allows the occupants to enjoy some quiet time.


REGIONAL ENTRANTS NORTH WEST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

JM HOMES SURF COAST

TODD NEWMAN BUILDERS

Project: Junortoun Contact: Michelle Edginton Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Darren Roberts Photography

Project: Bendigo Contact: Kate Newman Phone: 0417 508 153 Website: www.toddnewmanbuilders.com.au Designer: E Architecture

JD CONSTRUCTION MILDURA

This home cleverly combines industrial with contemporary, utilising oversized concrete bricks with pristine, clean white lines, dramatic glazing and sloping ceilings for optimum impact. The spacious living zones are warmed with timber flooring throughout. A study nook divides the master suite from the other two bedrooms, main bathroom and sitting room ensuring tranquility and privacy for the family.

This “forever home” may be compact but it speaks volumes in its aesthetics and is absolutely ideal for the individual needs of the clients. The home comprises two bedrooms both with ensuites, and living space that the grandchildren get to enjoy. A spacious kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a fully equipped butler’s pantry acts as a seamless interface between internal and external zones. State-of-the-art innovations were used throughout the project, including louvered clerestory windows on all walls, and perforated mesh screens designed for ultimate privacy, but which can be folded back for entertaining options.

Project: Nichols Point Contact: Laura Milsom Phone: 0408 584 032 Website: www.jdconstructionmildura.com.au Architect: Mark Hooper Designs Photography: Vision House Photography From the moment one enters the driveway of Monarch Estate, this Queenslander/Homestead-style home, has a warm and welcoming feel. It is an excellent example of space that has been carefully planned and well designed to suit the needs of a growing family. Strategic placement of windows allows for a series of sight lines through the internal spaces, while the contemporary kitchen features quality kitchen appliances, stone benchtops, pendant lights, lock wood door furniture, a butler’s pantry and separate storage room.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST REGIONAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OF THE YEAR

HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Marysville Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Berwick Drafting Photographer: Paul West Photography The scope of works called for the construction of a high-end contemporary home, sitting into a slight embankment and taking full advantage of the views to the surrounding hills. Given the feature Porte Cochere, entry bridge, main deck and horizon pool, the external design also boasts exceptional timberwork, stone and other natural materials that blend effortlessly into the landscape. Internally, the first amongst many eye-grabbing features is the polished concrete floor. This then moves through to a magnificent open kitchen with its sleek design, utilising space and allowing for functionality. Floorto-ceiling, double-glazed windows along with clerestory highlight glazing accentuate the openness via outstanding natural light.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION UNDER $200,000

HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Alexandra Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Viewpoint Design Photographer: Paul West Photography The clients were keen to develop an upper-floor loft area and deck in this 1940s home. The loft was to double as both a retreat area and as an observatory for night-sky viewing. The deck area was designed as an entertaining area, overlooking the established terraced garden. The prime consideration during the construction required that all works including structural engineering needed to fall within the confines of the existing ground floor, which was to remain intact and continue to operate as a habited living space. Given the location, fixtures and attention to the finishing details, this build represents outstanding value for money.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

OVENS AND KING BUILDERS Project: Gapsted Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilders.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography The brief called for works to improve the client’s standard of living without unnecessarily increasing the building footprint. The layout of the house has been treated virtually as a blank canvas while rearranging the floor plan. Living and kitchen areas have been relocated to the western end of the house, to take advantage of solar access from the north, through the use of large amounts of glass with sliding and stacker doors. Further works include establishing a northfacing pergola and paved deck including transforming the remaining part of the old sunroom to a functioning office. The bathroom has become an effective use of space with extensive new tiling and a walk-in shower, with a facility for a Japanese-style bathing.

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J. WILKINSON CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Albury Contact: Jamie Wilkinson Phone: 0416 117 249 Website: jwilkinsonconstructions.com.au Designer: Rob Picket Design Photographer: Simon Dallinger Photography This home has been designed for an active retired couple moving from a spacious home with large manicured gardens and a pool, to an inner city, single-level abode with low-maintenance gardens and large open plan living and entertaining areas. Being a heritage-listed building, the challenge was to recreate the original layout and more than double the size of the residence, while seamlessly connecting the new with the old. Traditional techniques and finely tuned skills are evident throughout, from the carefully crafted eave brackets, routed fascia boards and eaves trimmings, to the detailed archways and traditional solid doors and hardware selected for the build.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

HADAR HOMES Project: Bahama, Thurgoona Contact: Rick Leeworthy Phone: 0428 300 574 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: RSS Design Studio - Keith Fuller, Randall Pye & Rick Leeworthy Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography The Bahama boasts a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, doublegarage, open plan design allowing plenty of room for the family. Insights from the designer include the seamless division of three internal zones comprising the parents’ zone, the living zone and the bedroom zone. In the parents’ zone is a large master suite with his-and-hers walk-in robes and ensuite, conveniently tucked away from the sleeping area. Zone two is created as an entertainer’s delight boasting a large kitchen, meals area, formal dining and a large formal lounge that continues directly onto the outdoor alfresco area complete with fireplace.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

SOUTHERN VALE HOMES Project: Retreat, Wodonga Contact: Dean Kilo Phone: 0412 666 997 Website: www.southernvale.com.au Designer: Jai Younie Photographer: Alice Gratton Photography The Retreat features geometrical, ceiling-line windows on both ends of the house, which supply abundant light throughout the home and sky views. The home also features high vaulted ceilings and large open plan living areas, in order to maximise space and light. The addition of the loft level in this home provides an extra usable space in this otherwise single-storey home, without compromising on the spacious, high-ceiling atmosphere that is present through the entranceway and main living areas. This home is perfect for a smaller allotment, allowing maximisation of space without compromising outdoor space.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

METRICON HOMES Project: Delta 28 BP, Wodonga Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography The Delta is a spacious home for those who seek an attractive four-bedroom, single- storey residence that is sensibly zoned for maximum living flexibility. The focal point of this unique residence is the integrated living area, complemented by sliding doors to the rear and a fabulous kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances, plus the added luxury of a formal sitting room for formal meetings, or just some quiet time. Of particular note in the living hub is the large freestanding kitchen island bench, facing rearwards, allowing a meal to be prepared while chatting to family and friends, or enjoying the view to the side and rear of the home.

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METRICON HOMES Project: Botanica 32 Ascent, Kialla Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography Designed for the modern Australian lifestyle, this home showcases the best in contemporary design and livability, representing incredible value. The integrated living hub boasts a large family area with a bespoke joinery media unit, a dining area with plantation shutters and generous 6m-wide stacker doors opening to a grand outdoor room for seamless indoor/outdoor living; the Botanica is truly an entertainer’s dream. The master bedroom, in its own discreet zone, boasts a double- door entry with its own courtyard retreat linking to the exterior of the home. The children’s zone boasts three bedrooms, a large rumpus room and an attractively detailed family bathroom.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST CUSTOM HOME UNDER $200,000

SAPPHIRE SKY HOMES Project: Wodonga Contact: James Komadina Phone: 0407 078 295 Website: www.sapphireskyhomes.com.au Designer: James Komadina Photographer: Kia Komadina This modern, custom-designed home is positioned in a slightly elevated location offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. At the heart of the home the kitchen, remarkable for its functionality and design, comfortably connects with the alfresco area for easy entertaining. Beyond the living areas, the spacious master bedroom includes a large, fitted, walkin wardrobe, in addition to a well-designed ensuite with double shower and marble feature tiles. A short hallway connects with the two minor bedrooms and family bathroom, each with a large floor-to-ceiling mirrored wardrobe. Exceptional workmanship and painstaking attention to detail in both style and colour combine to create a remarkable finished product.

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DIVERSE BUILDERS Project: Numurkah Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8 Specifically designed for aging retirees, the home works well for the client’s present lifestyle and future needs. The home comprises a double garage, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal lounge, open meals and family room with a modern kitchen and walk-in pantry. The outside boasts an undercover outdoor area at the rear and a verandah to the front, making the most of the views across to the park and creek. The design has been well executed and the clients are delighted with all the standout features, including the amount of storage, the available entertaining space and the added luxuries included in the kitchen.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

DIVERSE BUILDERS Project: Numurkah Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8 The unique design of this three-bedroom home has worked well in capturing the client’s vision of an open, light home with views from the lounge into the courtyard, and from the living areas out to the lake. The study at the front of the house works well for the client’s home office. The unique u-shape design takes advantage of the northeast sun allowing light in through the large windows in the open living and meals area. The client has also achieved a very appealing-looking home from the outside, with the use of split-face block work on the façade with smooth-face corners.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

DIXON HOMES ALBURY WODONGA Project: Thurgoona Contact: Gary Hosie Phone: 0419 448 805 Website: www.dixonhomesaw.com.au Designer: Gary Hosie Photographer: Rod Jewell Photography Entering through the large 1200mm timber front door an abundance of space is apparent. Off to the left is the Master bedroom complete with his and her walk-in robes and ensuite with long double stone vanity and full width mirror. Moving back out into the entry hall there is a double timber feature cavity door for the media room, a great place to relax. As with most of today’s homes the living, dining and kitchen area is the central hub of the home where the family can gather. The living and dining room are very spacious and overlook the great outdoor alfresco and pool areas.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

HADAR HOMES Project: Yarrawonga Contact: Rick Leeworthy Phone: 0428 300 574 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: Hayden Moon Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography The brief called for a four-bedroom home that presented a modern parapet façade with a Skillion roof and a separate two-bedroom wing that can be closed off from the rest of the home. Leading through the main hallway to the rear of the home is the open plan family, meals and kitchen area enjoying direct access via huge, glazed, stacker bifolding doors to a multi-functional outdoor room. A separate formal living room boasts direct access to the pool verandah via glass sliding doors. Views out to the golf course through a cleverly placed corner window also add to the appeal of this room.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

J & P SPINELLI BUILDING CONTRACTORS Project: Lavington Contact: Brad Spinelli Phone: (02) 6025 3696 Website: www.spinellibuilding.com.au Designer: Brad Spinelli Photographer: Simon Dallinger Photography Purposely designed to take advantage of the natural bush surround, this home also provides a modern, efficient floor plan. Featuring four bedrooms, this house incorporates a clever layout featuring open plan living and dining at the centre of the home, complete with a kitchen and butler’s walk-in pantry. Easy access from this area leads to the oversized alfresco area with high ceilings, complete with an outdoor kitchen and built in barbecue, ideal for entertaining on a large scale. Wide glass sliding doors to both sides of the living area create natural airflow cross- ventilation for summer nighttime cooling.

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REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH EAST BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Marysville Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Berwick Drafting Photographer: Paul West Photography The distinctive design is reflective of the corner block position and the need to take full advantage of the prevailing views. The client was adamant that clean, crisp lines complement the sharply angled design of the floor plan. To achieve this, the plaster finishing, commercial window fabrication, two-pac kitchens with touch fittings and the skillion-roof design have been meticulously installed and finished. Floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows, along with clerestory highlight glazing, accentuate the openness via outstanding natural light. The integration of clever features means that from all areas of the home, the exceptional outdoor vista is experienced on every level.

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HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Mitchellstown Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: John Allen Architects Photographer: Karen Hodge Photography The design brief required a signature home that blends on all levels with the landscape. The floor-to-ceiling double-glazed commercial windows not only add amazing light to all spaces and encapsulate the views, but also add thermal qualities to the home. Internally, the home has a combined kitchen/dining/living area central to the build. A standout feature of the living area is the distinctive, raised, open fireplace, with its polished concrete plinth-style hearth and complementary surround. The zoned bedroom areas are fully serviced by ensuites, fully tiled in flagstone-style tiling, and boast high-end fixtures.

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OVENS AND KING BUILDERS Project: Wangaratta Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilders.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography Energy-efficient design was a primary factor from the outset, achieved by adhering to solar-passive design principles and orienting the rear of the house to the north for maximum solar gain in winter. The design adapts to the occupation level, meaning the house can suit low-occupancy, requiring less energy use, yet it can open itself up to the extended family when the occasion requires. A significant amount of care has been taken in choosing cost-effective materials that enhance the design thermally, including extensive use of plantation-grown pine, chosen specifically as a renewable resource that locks up carbon.

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Project: Thurgoona Contact: Ken Stevenson Phone: (03) 5743 3896 Website: www.lekeal.com.au Designer: Ken Stevenson and Enoh Design Photographer: Ken Stevenson, Lekeal Pty Ltd

Project: Delta 28 BP, Wodonga Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Project: Lincoln 32 Maine, Wodonga Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

This exciting family home displaying luxury living plus a fantastic alfresco area, will appeal to a variety of buyers. The home comprises an exceptionally large main bedroom at the rear of the house with huge walk-in robes, ensuite and sliding stacker doors leading to the alfresco area. The two living areas offer great scope for the growing family complemented by a functional good-sized luxury kitchen and walk-in pantry. The separate children’s wing displays their own living room and study, which can be conveniently closed off from the rest of the house.

The Delta is a spacious home for those who seek an attractive single-storey residence that is sensibly zoned for maximum living flexibility. The focal point of this unique residence is the integrated living area, complemented by sliding doors to the rear and a fabulous kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances, plus the added luxury of a formal sitting room for formal meetings or just some quiet time. Of particular note in the living hub is the large freestanding kitchen island bench, facing rearwards, allowing a meal to be prepared while chatting to family and friends.

Designed for the modern Australian lifestyle, this homes showcase the best in contemporary design and livability. The open plan integrated living hub is bisected by the outdoor room, accessible through corner stacker doors, which open up the spaces when entertaining. The grand outdoor room acts as an entire additional living area, more than ample enough for it to be an effective outdoor living and dining zone. The gorgeous and relaxing master bedroom is located to the front of the home, more akin to a tropical resort than anything else, and it is both sumptuously sizeable and incorporates a peaceful parents retreat area.

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METRICON HOMES P/L

METRICON HOMES P/L

Project: Botanica 32 Ascent, Kialla Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Project: Langdon 28 Kingston, Kialla Contact: Bruno Catanzariti Phone: 0439 412 002 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

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Designed for the modern Australian lifestyle, this home showcases the best in contemporary design and livability, representing incredible value. The integrated living hub boasts a large family area with a bespoke joinery media unit, a dining area with plantation shutters and generous 6-metre wide stacker doors opening to a grand outdoor room for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The Botanica is truly an entertainers dream. The master bedroom, in its own discreet zone boasts a double door entry with its own courtyard retreat linking to the exterior of the home. The children’s’ zone boasts three bedrooms, a large rumpus room and an attractively detailed family bathroom.

The home’s expansive width delivers an impressive streetscape boasting a Kingston façade, which provides a large contemporary verandah for great access and instant appeal. Internally, the kitchen offers an unusual "L"-shaped plan that provides a secondary bench area and stylish and hardwearing stone bench tops, including a large island bench with stone waterfall end. The capacious and luxurious master bedroom suite to the front of the home is it’s own discrete zone, and the three spacious, secondary double bedrooms with built-in robes, and a large central family bathroom are neatly tucked away off the family area down a quiet passage.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

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SOUTHERN VALE HOMES

DKM BUILDERS

Project: Retreat, Wodonga Contact: Dean Kilo Phone: 0412 666 997 Website: www.southernvale.com.au Designer: Jai Younie Photographer: Alice Gratton Photography

Project: Wangaratta Contact: Duncan McKenzie Phone: 0409 536 595 Website: www.dkmbuilders.com.au Designer: Stefan Hahn, 360 Plans Photographer: Shelly Hood Photography

The Retreat features geometrical, ceiling-line windows on both ends of the house, which supply abundant light throughout the home and sky views. The home also features high vaulted ceilings and large open-plan living areas, in order to maximise space and light. The addition of the loft level in this home provides an extra usable space in this otherwise single-storey home, without compromising on the spacious, high-ceiling atmosphere that is present through the entranceway and main living areas. This home is perfect for a smaller allotment, allowing maximisation of space without compromising outdoor space.

The design of this home has been well thought out from the early stages. Comprising of three functional sections, allowing for privacy and an easy adaptation from a family home to an “empty nester”. A number of aspects in the design utilise the environmental elements to create energy efficiency, including thermal mass rammed-earth walls, slab hydronic heating and north-facing to maximize the winter sun for heating and light. This home is a reflection of the owner’s initial visions and execution of design.

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Project: Albury Contact: Jamie Wilkinson Phone: 0416 117 249 Website: jwilkinsonconstructions.com.au Designer: Rob Picket Design Photographer: Simon Dallinger Photography This home was designed for an active retired couple moving from a spacious home with large manicured gardens and a pool, to an inner-city single level abode with low maintenance gardens, large open plan living and entertaining areas. Being a heritage-listed building, the challenge was to recreate the original layout and more than double the size of the residence while seamlessly connecting the new with the old. Traditional techniques and finely tuned skills are evident throughout, from the carefully crafted eave brackets, routed fascia boards and eaves trimmings, to the detailed archways and traditional solid doors and hardware selected for the build.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Mitchellstown Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: John Allen Architects Photographer: Karen Hodge Photography The design brief required a signature home that blends on all levels with the landscape. The floor-to-ceiling double-glazed commercial windows not only add amazing light to all spaces and encapsulate views, but add thermal qualities to the home. Internally the home has a combined kitchen, dining, and living area central to the build. A standout feature to the living area is the distinctive raised open fireplace, with its polished concrete plinth-style hearth and complementary surround. The zoned bedroom areas are fully serviced by ensuites, fully tiled in flagstone style tiling and boast high-end fixtures.


REGIONAL ENTRANTS NORTH EAST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

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HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

Project: Ghin Ghin (Yea) Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Viewpoint Design Photographer: Paul West Photography

Project: Alexandra Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Viewpoint Design Photographer: Paul West Photography

Externally, the gables, bricked chimney, pine-lined verandah spaces and large window areas make for a stunning appeal on approach to the home. Internally, the home is designed to feature open areas coupled with a formal component for entertaining. The expansive kitchen and pantry areas allow for compatibility with the living and dining whilst a laundry/ mudroom provides for the needs of managing a rural property. The guest zone allows for a retreat, private bathroom facilities and access to a verandah area. The double doors to each bedroom and expansive windows allow for great views. Threemetre ceilings accentuate the open spaces and clever attention to lighting is both efficient and effective.

The client was keen to develop an upper-floor loft area and deck to this existing 1940s home. The loft was to double as both a retreat area and as an observatory for their passion for night-sky viewing. The deck area was designed as an entertaining area, overlooking the established terraced garden. The prime consideration for the construction required that all works including structural engineering needed to fall within the confines of the existing ground floor, which was to remain intact and continue to operate as a habited living space throughout the build. Given the location, fixtures and attention to finishing detail, this build represents outstanding value for money.

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

JG KING HOMES

JG KING HOMES

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Project: Odyssey 1, Shepparton Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

Project: Sovereign 310, Shepparton Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

Project: Wodonga Contact: Scott James Phone: 0409 455 340 Website: www.scottjamesbuiler.com.au Designer: Scott James Builder and EDM Photographer: Simon Dallinger Photography

This substantial home is all about space, storage and livability. Featuring a clever combination of formal and informal living spaces, the family can entertain and have quiet time if required. Generous-sized bedrooms are located towards the rear of the home, while the master with walk-in robe and ensuite are situated at the front. The modern kitchen includes a walk-in pantry and separate laundry.

This sophisticated home is the result of an impressive, innovative design that is as spacious as it is luxurious. Flowing on from the grand foyer, one can escape into the library and formal living/theatre area. Available in four different size options, the Sovereign offers buyers a number of internal and external fixtures and finishes to select from to ensure an individual and bespoke end result.

HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Marysville Contact: Steven Hedger Phone: (03) 5772 2750 Website: www.hedgerconstructions.com.au Designer: Berwick Drafting Photographer: Paul West Photography The distinctive design is reflective of the corner block position and the need for the prevailing views. Attention to detail is a key. The client was adamant that clean, crisp lines were to compliment the sharply angled design of the floor plan. To achieve this, the plaster finishing, commercial window fabrication, two-pac kitchens with touch fittings and the skillion roof design, have been meticulously installed and finished. Floor to ceiling double glazed windows along with clerestory highlight glazing accentuates the openness via outstanding natural light. The integration of clever features means that from all areas of the home, the exceptional outdoor locales are experienced on every level.

Sassy and on-trend, but partnered with refinement so as not to date too quickly, this chic family home embraces new industrial style. The project strongly features a return to ‘recycled red’ bricks while black steel, raw concrete render and vertical timber boards complete the textural exterior. Four bedrooms, study, gym, billiard room, formal and informal lounges, internal and external dining spaces, cellar, entry gallery, sleek kitchen with butler’s pantry, laundry, multiple bathrooms and an oversized garage – this beautiful home will tick a lot of boxes on anyone’s wish list.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

SESSIONS BUILDERS P/L

SESSIONS BUILDERS P/L

BARZEN BUILDERS

Project: Kyabram Contact: Bethanie Hemeter Phone: (03) 5831 5526 Website: www.sessionsbuilders.com.au Designer: Sessions Builders Photographer: Bethanie Hemeter, Session Builders

Project: Shepparton Contact: Bethanie Hemeter Phone: (03) 5831 5526 Website: www.sessionsbuilders.com.au Designer: Sessions Builders Photographer: Bethanie Hemeter, Session Builders

Project: Kialla Contact: Chris Barzen Phone: 0418 550 002 Website: www.barzenbuilders.com.au Designer: Paul Ranson, Bidesign Photographer: Photo 8

This charming single storey five-bedroom home has been specifically designed for entertaining. From the entry, the house divides into the formal living area on the right for those intimate occasions, and left to a large open billiards room, which flows effortlessly into the family area. The sleek kitchen with its granite bench tops, glass splashbacks and modern appliances promotes a level of sophistication and elegance. Outside, a fantastic alfresco area provides the perfect spot for entertaining guests. The clever zoning of the home allows each section to be closed off from one another achieving energy efficiency and family friendliness.

This elegant house is a carefully planned and methodically executed example of the solidity of time-honoured construction methods and craftsmanship. An inviting, modern front door with sidelights and highlight windows contributes to the grandeur of the entry. A central-passageway, with formal living on one side, flows through to the open-plan family, dining area and kitchen boasting stone top peninsular benches, complimented by a bifold servery window which services an outdoor kitchen. An unassuming door at the end of the kitchen opens into a hidden butler’s semi-pantry. The three minor bedrooms are clustered around their own stylish bathroom.

This home provides contemporary style living to the very last detail. Panoramic views of the backyard overlooking the pool are captured from the living, dining, kitchen, lounge and bedrooms. The floor plan provides great entertaining space that is complemented with indoor and outdoor feature fireplaces. Floor to ceiling windows provide great light, and all fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. The triple lock up garage also provides a useful workshop area at the rear of the garage.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $200,000 - $300,000

BARZEN BUILDERS

DIXON HOMES ALBURY WODONGA

DIXON HOMES ALBURY WODONGA

Project: Wodonga Contact: Gary Hosie Phone: 0419 448 805 Website: www.dixonhomesaw.com.au Designer: Gary Hosie Photographer: Rod Jewell Photography

Project: Thurgoona Contact: Gary Hosie Phone: 0419 448 805 Website: www.dixonhomesaw.com.au Designer: Gary Hosie Photographer: Rod Jewell Photography

This contemporary design is an excellent example of a quality four-bedroom, three-living-area family home. The contemporary style kitchen has been designed with simplicity in mind displaying gloss cupboards, black glass splashbacks and high-end appliances. The main living and dining area is adjacent to the kitchen, featuring massive double-corner sliding doors that open up the whole home for entertaining family and friends. The generous master bedroom with external access to a parent’s retreat area benefits from a huge walk-in robe fully equipped with shelves, shoe rack and full-length mirror and a large ensuite displaying a freestanding bath.

Functionality and simple layout are the heroes of this three bedroom family home- The main hub of the home incorporates the kitchen with a large natural stone bench, beautiful glass splash back and curved glass canopy range hood. The kitchen dining and family room are located at the rear of the home ideal for family living. Adjoining this area is a full-width undercover alfresco area, allowing easy access for outdoor entertaining. The spacious master bedroom incorporates a walk-in robe and ensuite complete with a large walk-in shower. The main bathroom and laundry are located close to the other two bedrooms.

Project: Tatura Contact: Chris Barzen Phone: 0418 550 002 Website: www.barzenbuilders.com.au Designer: Paul Ranson, Bidesign Photographer: Photo 8 This classic contemporary home has been completed throughout with a very high standard of fixtures and fittings including commercial double timber windows, stunning wet areas complete with floor to ceiling tiles and high quality plumbing fixtures throughout. These features are complemented by polished concrete floors, square set window reveals and wall/ceiling junctions, 2400mm-high internal doors, granite benchtops and architectural door furniture. Aboriginal wall art to the glass splashback and designer light fittings together with cathedral ceilings and internal feature stone make this an outstanding home all round.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

DIXON HOMES ALBURY WODONGA

DIXON HOMES ALBURY WODONGA

OVENS AND KING BUILDERS

Project: Glenroy Contact: Gary Hosie Phone: 0419 448 805 Website: www.dixonhomesaw.com.au Designer: Gary Hosie Photographer: Rod Jewell Photography

Project: Thurgoona Contact: Gary Hosie Phone: 0419 448 805 Website: www.dixonhomesaw.com.au Designer: Gary Hosie Photographer: Rod Jewell Photography

Project: Gapsted Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilder.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography

Functionality and simple layout are the heroes of this home with three large bedrooms a study and separate two living areas. The master bedroom, ensuite and walk-in robe are to the left off the entry door. To the right is a lounge/media area completely separate from the main part of the home. The main hub of the home is in a combined area incorporating the dining, family room and kitchen displaying a large natural stone island bench with waterfall ends, beautiful glass splash back and huge walkin pantry. To the side of the large dining area is a huge underroof alfresco seating area.

Entering through the large 1200mm timber front door an abundance of space is apparent. Off to the left is the master bedroom complete with his and hers walk-in robes and ensuite with long double-bowl stone vanity and full width mirror. Moving back out into the entry hall there is a double timberfeature cavity door for the media room, a great place to relax. As with most of today’s homes the living, dining and kitchen area forms the central hub of the home allowing the family to gather. The living and dining room are very spacious and overlook the great outdoor alfresco and pool areas.

The brief called for works to improve the client’s standard of living without unnecessarily increasing the building footprint. The layout of the house has been treated virtually as a blank canvas when rearranging the floor plan. Living and kitchen areas have been relocated to the western end of the house, to take advantage of solar access from the north, through the use of large amounts of glass with sliding and stacker doors. Further works include establishing a north-facing pergola and paved deck including transforming the remaining part of the old sunroom to a functioning office. The bathroom has become an effective use of space with extensive new tiling and a walk-in shower, with a facility for a Japanese style bathing.

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OVENS AND KING BUILDERS

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Project Gapsted Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilder.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography

Project: Wangaratta Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilders.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography

Project: Wangaratta Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilder.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography

Creating a comfortable and thermally efficient home was a significant consideration for this renovation. Clad in asbestos sheeting with a room area that used space poorly, the house lacked natural light and insulation in the walls. Wall claddings have been provided right around the house, fitted over a breathable membrane. New double-glazed windows and sliding doors incorporate “E”tech toughened glass louvres. Extensive use of plantation grown pine and LVL timber, was chosen specifically as a renewable resource that locks up Carbon. The effective use of an existing structure and the footprint that existed are a true testament to sustainability in construction.

Energy-efficient design was a primary factor from the outset, achieved by adhering to solar passive design principles and orienting the rear of the house to the north for maximum solar gain in winter. The design adapts to the occupation level meaning the house can suit low occupancy requiring less energy use, yet it can open itself up to the extended family when the occasion requires. A significant amount of care has been taken in choosing cost effective materials that enhance the design thermally including extensive use of plantation grown pine, chosen specifically as a renewable resource that locks up carbon.

This two-storey construction features a brick skin to the lower floor and Scyon Linea to the upper cladding, the façade fits nicely into the surrounding houses, understating the very high quality and features of the home. Internally the home has been custom designed to make best use of river views through double-glazed windows featuring substantial aluminum frames that blend commercial aesthetics and domestic functionality. High-quality materials are evident throughout including red gum floor to the main entry and hall, ceiling height tiles to the two ensuites, main bathroom and guest toilet, and extensive custom made cabinetry and granite benchtops.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

OVENS AND KING BUILDERS

DIVERSE BUILDERS

DIVERSE BUILDERS

Project: Shepparton Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8

Project: Numurkah Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8

This home is large enough for the client’s and their young family. A separate study and living rooms complement the main open-plan living area by providing alternative spaces for the family to enjoy. The house is heated by a hydronic heating system in a concrete slab and the insulated rammed-earth walls help provide significant amounts of thermal mass that retain the warmth inside the home. The end result is a visually interesting home, well suited to its aspect and environment.

The final design of this home has been exceptionally well executed and encompasses all of the clients’ requirements in the most practical and efficient way. In order to achieve the indoor outdoor lifestyle which was an essential part of the clients brief, two sets of large bi-fold doors with zero threshold have been included to blur the boundaries between the living and alfresco areas. High-quality bamboo flooring is incorporated from the entry through to the main living area, as well as in the kitchen and dining areas. This is accentuated by the beautifully hand-crafted, timber feature wall dividing the lounge and hallway.

The home comprises a double garage, three bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, recreation room, open meals and family room, formal dining room and a modern kitchen with large walk-in-panty. The outside boasts a substantial undercover outdoor area at the rear with built in BBQ and verandahs to the front making the most of the pool and acreage views. This home is an entertainers dream with its formal dining room designed specifically to fit a ten-seater table. Storage is plentiful with a walk-in-linen cupboard, two walls of built-in storage cupboards in the study, two linen cupboards and large robes to each bedroom.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $200,000 - $300,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

DIVERSE BUILDERS

DIVERSE BUILDERS

DIVERSE BUILDERS

Project: Numurkah Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8

Project: Numurkah Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8

Project: Tatura Contact: Jarrod Popplestone Phone: 1300 652 062 Website: www.diversebuilders.com.au Photographer: Photo 8

The unique design of this three-bedroom home has worked well in capturing the client’s vision of an open light home with views from the lounge into the courtyard, and from the living areas out to the lake. The study at the front of the house works well for the client’s home office. The unique U-shape design takes advantage of the northeast sun allowing light in through the large windows in the open living and meals area. The client has also achieved a very appealing-looking home from the outside, with the use of splitface blockwork to the façade with smooth face corners.

Specifically designed for aging retirees the home works well for client’s lifestyle and needs. The home comprises a double garage, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal lounge, open meals and family room with a modern kitchen and walk-inpantry. The outside boasts an undercover outdoor area at the rear and a verandah to the front making the most of the view across to the park and creek. The design has been well executed and the clients love many of the features including the amount of storage, plenty of room for entertaining, views to the creek from the lounge and front verandah.

This project involved the demolition of an original farmhouse and rebuilding a new home on the same location. Part of the brief was to utilise recycled materials from the original farmhouse into the new dwelling. The idea of bringing some of their history into the new house was very important to the family, with each item having a story. The house consists of an open-plan living, large kitchen with timber top island bench, four bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, outdoor living areas and verandahs to the north elevation. The design has been well executed and the clients are delighted with the clever blending of the old and the new.

Project: Wangaratta Contact: Lachlan Gales Phone: 0428 573 904 Website: www.ovensandkingbuilder.com.au Designer: Tracey Toohey Design Photographer: Rob Lacey Photography

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BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

SIMONDS HOMES

HADAR HOMES

HADAR HOMES

Project: Rio 2614, Wodonga Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Bahama, Thurgoona Contact: Rick Leeworthy Phone: 0428 300 574 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: RSS Design Studio - Keith Fuller, Rondall Pye & Rick Leeworthy Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography

Project: Bermuda, Wodonga Contact: Rick Leeworthy Phone: 0428 300 574 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: RSS Design Studio - Keith Fuller, Rondall Pye & Rick Leeworthy Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography

The Bahama boasts a three-bedroom, two-bathroom doublegarage open-plan design allowing plenty of room for all the family. Insights from the designer include the seamless division of three internal zones in including the parent zone, the living zone and the bedroom zone. In the parent zone is a large master suit with his-and-hers walk-in robes and ensuite tucked away from the sleeping area. Zone two was created as an entertainer’s delight boasting a large kitchen, meals area formal dining and a large formal lounge connecting directly onto the alfresco area, complete with outdoor fireplace and access onto the games room.

This single-storey four-bedroom home offers a versatile home with a huge sense of space, without being overwhelming in size or price. Boasting four bedrooms, two bathrooms, openplan family area and separate lounge, the seamless division of different living zones provides a variety of opportunities for both adults and children to enjoy their own space. The clever use of feature stone expresses a unique façade to the timber-lined walls and ceilings in the entry hallway, making an impressive impact from the street.

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

HADAR HOMES

HADAR HOMES

HADAR HOMES

Project: Vancouver, Wodonga Contact: Rick Leeworthy Phone: 0428 300 574 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: RSS Design Studio - Keith Fuller, Randall Pye & Rick Leeworthy Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography

Project: Barooga Contact: Travis Cartwright Phone: (02) 6055 7900 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: Hayden Moon Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography

Project: Yarrawonga Contact: Rick Leeworthy Phone: 0428 300 574 Website: www.hadar.com.au Designer: Hayden Moon Photographer: Jude Lacey, Rob Lacey Photography

The main design focus of this three-bedroom home involved maximising views over the local golf course from every room. Given the width and elevation of the plot, the clients were keen to break up the wide façade with different materials such as the introduction of a linea board to the gables and front elevation. Situated on the left of the entry is the living, study, laundry and master bedroom suite, creating a private space for the owners to enjoy. The right side of the home incorporates the dining and kitchen area adjacent to the family room, which features windows facing the golf course, and enjoys direct access to the enormous rear alfresco area.

The brief called for a four-bedroom home that presented a modern parapet façade with a skillion roof and a separate twobedroom wing that can be closed off from the rest of the home. Leading through the main hallway to the rear of the home is the open-plan family, meals and kitchen enjoying direct access via huge glazed stacker bi-folding doors to a multi-functional outdoor room. A separate formal living room boasts direct access to the pool verandah via glass sliding doors. Views out to the golf course through a cleverly located corner window also add to the appeal of this room.

The façade of this home takes its cues from the classic period architecture. The clean lines celebrate the entry that punctuates out of the façade and roof profile to complement any streetscape. The house is designed for a growing family that entertains and features four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, a centrally located kitchen, and meals and dining area. In addition to style and zoned living, the home offers a 6-star energy rating due to specialised insulation of walls and ceilings and the option of double-glazing.

From the outset, the Vancouver offers an impressive face with a wide frontage allowing for a large portico, giving an immediate sense of prestige as you approach the entry. A large separate lounge area sits off the foyer, leading through to an entertainer’s delight boasting a large kitchen, dining area and family room opening through stacker doors to the grand alfresco area, creating further space. A separate games room adds another living area also accessing the alfresco area through sliding doors. The children’s sleeping zone is configured to one side, with its own activity room while the master bedroom suite is positioned towards the front of the home.

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Project: Wodonga Contact: James Komadina Phone: 0407 078 295 Website: www.sapphireskyhomes.com.au Designer: James Komadina Photographer: Kia Komadina

Project: The Latha, Wodonga Contact: James Komadina Phone: 0407 078 295 Website: www.sapphireskyhomes.com.au Designer: James Komadina Photographer: Kia Komadina

The design of this home is sought to maximise its street presence with frontage over expansive parkland. Internally the key to the home’s design lies in the functionality and aesthetic charm of the three well-placed and open living areas. All of the living zones are interconnected to enable large-scale entertaining with the kitchen at the heart of the home enjoying uninterrupted views through the living areas and into the outdoor areas. The front façade of the house intends to create a contemporary appeal with its raised portico and large landscape windows complemented by a fusion of light-coloured render, stunning timber and dark bricks.

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J & P SPINELLI BUILDING CONTRACTORS Project: Lavington Contact: Brad Spinelli Phone: (02) 6025 3696 Website: www.spinellibuilding.com.au Designer: Brad Spinelli Photographer: Simon Dallinger Photography Purposely designed to take advantage of the natural bush surround, this home also provides a modern efficient floor plan. This four-bedroom house incorporates a clever layout featuring open-plan living and dining at the centre of the home, complete with a kitchen and butler’s walk-in pantry. Easy access from this area leads to the oversized alfresco area with high ceilings complete with an outdoor kitchen and built in barbecue, ideal for entertaining on a large scale. Wide glass sliding doors to both sides of the living area create natural airflow cross-ventilation for summer evening cooling.

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The design sought to create a well-appointed family home with careful positioning on the site to maximise rear yard space and energy efficiency providing comfortable, usable living areas. At the front of the home the lounge is separated from the living areas by the entry and captures spectacular views through the large landscape windows. The family, dining, and kitchen connects the inside of the home to the external landscaping, punctuated by numerous large windows and an opening through large stacker doors onto a sheltered alfresco area. The overall effect of the fusion of design and construction products and materials implemented, creates a unique and affordable, contemporary custom home.

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SAPPHIRE SKY HOMES Project: Wodonga Contact: James Komadina Phone: 0407 078 295 Website: www.sapphireskyhomes.com.au Designer: James Komadina Photographer: Kia Komadina This modern custom-designed home is positioned in a slightly elevated position offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. At the heart of the home the kitchen, remarkable for its functionality and design, comfortably connects with the alfresco area for easy entertaining. Beyond the living areas, the spacious master bedroom includes a large fitted walk-in wardrobe, in addition to a well-designed ensuite with double shower. The two minor bedrooms are cleverly positioned in a separate area, each with a large floor-to-ceiling mirrored wardrobe.


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MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Mannerim Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5229 1129 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography This custom home is positioned perfectly to capture the spectacular surrounding views from every room. The strategic design welcomes natural light throughout and warms the home from the articulated gallery to the master suite. This home has room to move for a growing family, with large living and dining paces complimented by raked ceilings and glazed walls that allow uninterrupted views of the in-ground pool. The home is entered via the timber jetty, which leads to the luxury foyer. This paves the way to the galley and four generous bedrooms. Externally, the dramatic roof that soars above and beyond the walls below perfectly complements the streetscape, and will leave visitors in awe.

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GREG SMITH HOMES Project: Ballarat Contact: Tony Stoffels Phone: (03) 5336 2979 Website: www.gregsmithhomes.com.au Designer: Pickwood Design Photographer: David Fletcher A combination of exclusive materials, uncompromising attention to detail and use of traditional building techniques have tastefully renovated and extended this classic home, in compliance with specific heritage overlays and construction challenges. The original bathroom, kitchen, laundry, dining and bedroom have been demolished, making way for a new bathroom, study, laundry under the existing roof, and adding a new kitchen, meals and family area. Rich in tasteful and innovative design features, whilst still retaining the charm of the original period home, the blend from old to new is seamless, with the owners demonstrating a keen understanding and commitment to the importance of using quality materials and workmanship.

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HOMES WITH INTEGRITY Project: Belmont Contact: Stuart Wilkinson Phone: (03) 5221 2453 Website: www.hwi.net.au Designer: Ryan Thompson Photographer: Andrew San Photography As this property displays a heritage overlay, the design has some complexities to combine the satisfying design criteria, along with the integration of the new addition with a requested modern concept. Externally, the home displays a beautiful blend of new reclaimed brickwork adding to the new low-maintenance Colorbond iron cladding. Internally, a fresh new life to the home has been achieved by providing a modern rustic feel with the use of solid materials including concrete and polished timbers, whilst still complementing the original style of the home.

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HOMES WITH INTEGRITY Project: Belmont Contact: Stuart Wilkinson Phone: (03) 5221 2453 Website: www.hwi.net.au Designer: Accord Building Design Photographer: Rob Spicer, Raccoon Media As the clients have a young and expanding family the need for growth and well configured spaces is paramount. Increasing the size of the main living space to include a sitting room, or home office, gave a diversity of options for future use of the space. As the family is growing, the need for an extra bedroom was a high priority, and introducing another two bedrooms into the second-storey caters for this need. The small second bedroom and a dysfunctional living and kitchen space, were transformed to provide a more modern, rustic, family friendly and free-flowing use of living space.

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RENDINE CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Inverleigh Contact: Michael Thornton Phone: (03) 5248 2542 Website: www.rendine.com Designer: Ryan Thompson Photographer: Andrew Sanigorski This historic homestead complex comprises two main buildings, a large two-storey brick house, stables and coach house. It is the restoration of the stables into a three-bedroom, one-bathroom family home that forms the basis of this stunning and rare renovation project. South facing, the building is generally symmetrical in its U-shape, but not in elevation. In the side wings smaller rooms have been created such as a study and laundry. Above the kitchen and open plan living/dining zone a hay loft previously existed, and, while no longer present, the floor level of the loft remains identifiable by the positioning of the original loft beams suspended over the kitchen.

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Q DESIGNER HOMES Project: Elysium, Torquay Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5224 2222 Website: www.qdh.com.au Designer: Q Designer Homes Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography The Elysium is designed for casual coastal lifestyle, flooded with natural light through the north-facing highlight windows and oversized stacker doors. A clever floor plan eliminates any wasted space allowing for generously sized rooms throughout. Featuring three bedrooms, a study with custom built joinery, two generous living areas and a practical kitchen with large walk-in pantry and ample storage. Externally the material blends well in the coastal environment, displaying the use of crisp white render and stained cedar.

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SIGNATURE HOMES Project: Armstrong Creek Contact: Simon McClure Phone: 0422 295 235 Website: www.signaturehomes.com.au Designer: Daniel Van Den Ham From the initial views from the street, it is easy to appreciate the quality craftsmanship and materials incorporated into this fourbedroom dwelling. The front façade combines various materials, which complement the character of the home such as the wraparound blade wall and striking parapet. Extending from the kitchen are the dining and family areas that then flow out to the generous northerly outdoor entertaining area via high-glass stacker doors encouraging the outdoors inside. With the master bedroom separated nicely away from the other bedrooms to the front of the house, the generous ensuite and huge walk-in wardrobe create a private oasis.

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BRYAN & PETERSEN QUALITY BUILDERS Project: The Cove, Warrnambool Contact: Andrew Austen Phone: (03) 5561 4978 Website: www.bryanpetersen.com.au Designer: Andrew Austin/Bethany Guyett Photographer: Ihrepeti Wareyini, Byran & Petersen Within moments of entering this contemporary and inviting fourbedroom home, the outstanding quality and attention to detail becomes apparent. The large family room flows through to the expansive outdoor alfresco creating the ideal space for entertaining and family living. The raised roof and highlight windows over the meals and family room, combine to create the impression of opulence which can be enjoyed from the homes automated kitchen and butler’s pantry, that takes pride of place in this unique home. The master suite together with an adjoining ensuite and dressing room boasts floor-to-ceiling fixed glass following the theme of bringing the outside indoors.

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JG KING HOMES Project: H5, Lara Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess Ideal for a narrow block, the H5 design features a light filled open plan living space, plenty of storage, a large master suite with private ensuite and a walk-in robe. The contemporary style kitchen is at the heart of the home, overlooking the meals and family area with direct access to the alfresco-area, allow for extra entertainment space. An additional three bedrooms and double-car garage completes this home, in addition to the garage offering secure internal access directly to the kitchen.

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SIMONDS HOMES Project: Fairview, Drysdale Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds This home represents everything a modern family could need with four spacious bedrooms and an open plan family and entertainment area boasting a contemporary design. Extra quieter entertainment spaces are available in the separate living and study areas. The master bedroom is privately located at the front of the home, featuring an impressive ensuite and walk-in robe. Cleverly zoned are the three children’s bedrooms, complete with built-in wardrobes and large family bathroom. The home also benefits from two separate alfresco areas.

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JG KING HOMES Project: Array 3, Armstrong Creek Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess Ingeniously planned, the Array is a double-storey home that displays all the elements to meet the needs of the modern family. Three further bedrooms on the ground floor complement the superb upstairs master suite with ensuite and walk- in wardrobe. A retreat for kids or guests is also located on the ground floor, away from the upstairs open-plan living. Multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces allow for the ultimate entertainer’s delight.

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GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG Project: Newcomb Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen, Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones The clients’ instructions were very specific: create two small, threebedroom townhouses from their original block. The exterior of the Colorbond roofing displays a blend of different textured materials and products, which have been finished to a standard that presents a high-quality façade. All bedrooms, open-plan kitchen, living, dining, hallway and laundry have polished concrete flooring, while the wet areas have been finished with a dark-gray tile. The kitchen includes reconstituted stone benchtops and gloss-tiled splashbacks. By working closely with the clients, the result has achieved the most cost-effective outcome.

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JM HOMES SURF COAST Project: Barwon Heads Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson The building design has been born from the single-storey version called the Mini, which is one of JM Homes’ Surf Coast’s range of houses. Extra floor space has been added to the original design to accommodate the client’s lifestyle. The property includes three bedrooms, an external alfresco area, double-glazed aluminium windows and bamboo flooring. The open-plan living area and alfresco area boast an opulent raked ceiling, catering perfectly for the flooding natural light. The home has been designed internally and externally to be as maintenance-free as possible.

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JM HOMES SURF COAST Project: Curlewis Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson The design of this two-storey home has been dictated by the client’s wish to capture the amazing views from the upstairs. The ground floor is angular in design and is ideal for entertaining, boasting a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area leading out to the side alfresco area. Cathedral ceilings add volume to the home. A feature staircase from the living area leads upstairs where the whole area is dedicated to the adults, boasting a large master bedroom with two walk-in robes, ensuite and deck overlooking the water.

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HAMLAN HOMES Project: Port Arlington Contact: Alex Lyons Phone: 0419 116 971 Website: www.hamlan.com.au Designer: Hamlan Homes Photographer: Andrew Caroll, Hamlan Homes This home offers a highly architectural design, complete with all the inclusions requested by the client. The abundance of space is immediately evident with raised ceilings from the entry through to the main living areas, complemented by hi-lite windows, which provide cross-flow ventilation on warmer days. Polished floorboards throughout further enhance the main living areas. The gourmet kitchen incorporates a walk-in pantry and huge island bench facing onto the expansive open plan meals and living areas. Offering three well-appointed bedrooms, the master includes a full ensuite plus walk-in robe.

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ARMISTEAD HOMES Project: Ocean Grove Contact: Russell Armistead Phone: 0422 297 782 Website: www.armisteadhomes.com.au Designer: James Goodlet Photographer: Nikole Ramsay, Furnari & Co T.A The single-storey home has been constructed to a high standard to meet the expectations of the client. The floor plan features three luxury bedrooms, with the third functioning as a beauty salon, complete with its own adjoining sitting room and a study. The clever design has taken into account all the requirements of everyday living, highlighting a spacious kitchen/dining area opening to the large outdoor entertaining space, creating a relaxed atmosphere. There is a sense of space and luxury in the home as polished concrete floors maintain a calming and natural balance against the richness of the timber.

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JM HOMES SURF COAST Project: Torquay Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson This has become a stunning four-bedroom home complete with three separate living areas, master ensuite with steam room, copious amounts of deck area and a separate double garage with service yard to the rear. The modern kitchen boasts handcrafted joinery with Laminex high-gloss doors, and self-closing finger-pull cupboards and doors. Externally, the home displays exquisite finishes with high-gloss effect Alpolic cladding contrasted by the cedar to the deck areas, Colorbond roofing and an exposed aggregate driveway.

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LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: Michael Fooks, FMSA Architecture Photographer: Peter Redmond This project involved the full construction of a beach house. The works were undertaken by a negotiated contract with early design phase engagement, enabling the builder to work closely with the architect to refine the buildability of the project. Innovative design features include the construction of disappearing sliding, glazed backsplash panels between the kitchen and scullery, to enable joint food preparation. All doors included fixed-shaped and matching panels from door head height to ceiling to avoid jamb heads and architraves.

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MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Mannerim Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5229 1129 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography The entrance foyer to this amazing home is accessed via a timber “jetty” which is positioned above a large pond, which in turn is protected overhead by a flat roof plane, supported by three substantial reclaimed timber posts which extend from the water. The living pavilion to the left of the entry contains vehicle accommodation, a large alfresco dining space, and the main indoor kitchen with a fully functional butler’s pantry linking to the laundry/ garage and alfresco area. All walls of the living pavilion contain large expanses of glazing which capture views on all sides. To the right of the entry an articulated “gallery” provides access to four bedrooms, all with expansive views.

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BALLARAT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Project: Hepburn Contact: David Moyle Phone: 0417 160 078 Website: www.ballaratcm.com.au Designer: Rob Larsen Photographer: Manuela Penman Clifftop at Hepburn is a spectacular gateway of uncommon design and unparalleled luxury, a retreat created for sophisticated travellers comprising two bedroom self-contained retreats. Built on the site of an old pine forest, the natural elements of timber flooring and timber paneling work effortlessly against the stark contrast of steel linings exposed steel beams, expansive glazing and soft furnishings. 15 metres of towering wrap-around glass windows reveal a natural vista. A handcrafted Oblica imported French fireplace and stunning charcoal-and-white patterned feature tiling add to the sheer opulence of this project.

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GREIG DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Project: Barwon Heads Contact: Johnny Greig Phone: (03) 5264 5010 Website: www.greigandgreig.com.au Designer: James Goodlet The scope of this development required the design and construction of a multi-residential four-unit development to deliver comfortable living for a range of clients. The use of Silvertop Vic Ash cladding with Cutek oil provides a softened grey tone and, together with painted FC sheet and hardwood battens, create an earthy feel that ties into the site’s existing retained trees. The kitchens are the heart of the home, connecting to the living areas and external decks to establish an indoor/outdoor open living area. Each home has three bedrooms, one/two car garages and a private secure entry point to the share driveway to the houses.

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LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: Michael Fooks, FMSA Architecture Photographer: Peter Redmond Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed in this beach house project. Double-glazed windows are positioned to allow maximum cross ventilation, but when closed they offer a tight seal, minimising heat loss in winter. The perimeter walls have no gaps greater than 3 millimetres beneath them, requiring special dispensation to exclude sub-floor ventilation. Other inclusions are extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation, 5 kilowatts of photovoltaic panels connected to the grid with provision for battery backup, and an innovative and voluntary installation of a bushfire sprinkler system that can be remotely activated by mobile phone.

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LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS

LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS

LITTLE CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: Mount Duneed Contact: Mark Little Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown

Project: Lara Contact: Mark Little Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown

Project: Belle Vista, Bannockburn Contact: Mark Little Phone: 0478 686 985 Website: www.littleconstructions.com.au Photographer: Rodney Brown

The contemporary, custom designed “coastal” façade sets the tone for this unpretentious family home, with a spotted gum timber deck leading to the portico supported by chunky Cyprus timber posts and slat-front façade. Internally, proportions in the home feel generous from the wide front door and wide entry foyer to the study long enough to accommodate two workstations and a family dining space. A practical floor plan with a mix of defined open plan living spaces, a consistent palette of natural colour tones and fit-out selections, all combine to result in a sophisticated, welcoming and harmonious family home with style and efficiency.

This new four-bedroom home has been designed to cater for a young couple that wanted to create a resort feel to the family home they plan to live in for many years. The layout utilises a large block and provides the home with an unconventional edge, incorporating open family-living areas and separately zoned sleeping areas for parents and children at opposite ends of the house. A separate lounge and study at the front of the house are cleverly distanced from the main living are to offer a quiet retreat. The custom built façade commands attention with a tasteful combination of stunning Cedar timber beams between vertical windows and a deeply recessed portico entry.

The Belle Vista promises comfortable country living, with two separate living areas, a sparkling classic country kitchen with generous stone-topped island bench and a sophisticated butler’s pantry. There are also two feature fireplaces, three large bedrooms, plus a luxurious master suite with his-andhers walk-in robes and glamorous ensuite. The open plan kitchen, dining and family area are bathed in natural light and over look the rear yard, with direct access to the alfresco entertainment area. A selection of beautiful natural materials, a restrained neutral colour palette and classic fit-out and finishes throughout create a seamless, understated elegance.

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SIGNATURE HOMES

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Project: Armstrong Creek Contact: Simon McClure Phone: 0422 295 235 Website: www.signaturehomes.com.au Designer: Daniel Van Den Ham From initial views from the street, it is easy to appreciate the quality craftsmanship and materials incorporated in this home. Entering to the right wing of the home boasts a generous, airy, kitchen, meals, family area combined with an increased ceiling height extending to the outdoor entertainment area. The kitchen delivers the wow factor with an enormous stone island bench featuring double-sided cupboards and a copious overhang for casual or extended dining. The master bedroom is nicely separated away from the other bedrooms to the front of the home, complete with a generous ensuite and huge walk-in robe creating a private oasis.

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Project: Anakie Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: Larkin & Drought Builders Photographer: Peter Redmond The aim of this project called for a design and construct classic country style home that takes into account the northern views of Mt Anakie from the rear of the property. There was to be no compromise with the quality of construction and finishes throughout, which includes detailed timberwork, mouldings, and Daniel Robinson brickwork that wraps around the home. Internally the superior fit-out includes stained 140mm skirting boards, picture rails and small Victorian cornices to feature rooms that complement these areas. Caesarstone tops have been installed on the cabinetry, and the feature stone behind the wood heater successfully blends with the external landscape.

LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: Michael Fooks, FMSA Architecture Photographer: Peter Redmond This dwelling is located in a bushfire risk are which requires that no gap in the external construction be greater than 3mm, this alone ensured that tight construction tolerances would need to be incorporated in the works. Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed in this project, including double glazed windows positioned to allow maximum cross-ventilation but when closed a minimisation of heat loss in winter, extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation and innovative and voluntary installation of a bushfire sprinkler system that can be remotely activated by mobile phone.


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PIVOT HOMES

PIVOT HOMES

Project: Aireys Inlet Contact: Peter Hall Phone: 0438 000 456 Website: www.pivothomes.com.au Designer: Chloe Cherry Photographer: Open2View

Project: Jan Juc Contact: Peter Hall Phone: 0438 000 456 Website: www.pivothomes.com.au Designer: Nick Eddy Photographer: Open2View

The design of this home was centered around it being a holiday home, but with the ability to also allow the client to work and run their business if required. The dedicated surfboard store with adjacent outdoor shower, north-facing protected entertainment deck, and south-facing viewing deck all make this the perfect holiday/entertaining residence. The inclusion of a first floor study and downstairs studio, both with water views, allow this home to adapt to the family as required.

The brief called for the design and construction of a doublestorey four-bedroom home situated on a sloping block. Accommodation includes four bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, meals and living room in addition to a separate downstairs retreat. Internally, raked ceilings in the open-plan living area emphasis the spacious feel of the property, while in the kitchen Caesarstone bench tops and low-iron glass splash backs provide a gourmet style finish. Outside extra entertaining space is provided through decking to the north, south and west of the property.

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SIMONDS HOMES

SIMONDS HOMES

RENDINE CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: Fairview, Drysdale Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Stanten 2814, Drysdale Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Inverleigh Contact: Michael Thornton Phone: (03) 5248 2542 Website: www.rendine.com Designer: Ryan Thompson Photographer: Andrew Sanigorski

This home represents everything a modern family could need with four spacious bedrooms and an open plan family and entertainment area boasting a contemporary design. Extra quiet entertainment spaces are available in the separate living and study areas. The master bedroom is privately located at the front of the home, featuring an impressive ensuite and walk-in robe. The three children’s bedrooms are cleverly zoned, and all have built in wardrobes and access to a large family bathroom. The home also benefits from two separate alfresco areas.

The Stanten entry gives way to a spacious living to one side with a walk through to a centrally located kitchen, meals and family area. Although a compact design, this home provides dual living areas on the ground floor allowing for zoned living. The alfresco and meals area as an option, adds an element of indoor-outdoor living within the one footprint. The centrally positioned staircase leads up to the first floor area where four bedrooms and an upstairs rumpus can be found.

LARKIN & DROUGHT BUILDERS Project: Fairhaven Contact: Drew Larkin Phone: 0409 543 439 Website: www.ldhomes.com.au Designer: Michael Fooks, FMSA Architecture Photographer: Peter Redmond This project involved the construction of a beach house. Works have been carried out involving close cooperation with the architect to refine the buildability of the project and provide continual real-time costings to inform the project participants of budget versus deliverables. The scope involved full construction from site and vegetation preparation through to hard landscaping. Stand-out features achieved throughout this home; include disappearing sliding, glazed splashback panels between the kitchen and scullery, to enable joint food preparation.

This historic homestead complex comprises two main buildings, a large two-storey brick house, stables and coach house. It is the restoration of the stables into a three-bedroom, onebathroom family home that forms the basis of this stunning and rare renovation project. South-facing, the building is generally symmetrical in its U-shape, but not in elevation. In the side wings smaller rooms have been created such as a study and laundry. Above the kitchen and open-plan living/dining zone a hay loft previously existed, and, while no longer present, the floor level of the loft remains identifiable by the positioning of the original loft beams suspended over the kitchen.

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REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

JG KING HOMES

JG KING HOMES

JG KING HOMES

Project: Adelphi, Warrnambool Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

Project: H5, Lara Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

Project: Array 3, Armstrong Creek Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

The Adelphi is an ever-popular home that features all the modern comforts you could expect in a new home, including a study, rumpus and media room. The home opens up to a spacious kitchen and family area, featuring a walk-in pantry and laundry next to the garage. Four bedrooms sit comfortably within the floor plan, occupying a separate corner of the home. The spacious master bedroom suite boasts a stylish ensuite and roomy walk-in robe. The rear alfresco area is accessible from the family room and master suite.

Ideal for a narrow block, the H5 home offers owners a light-filled, open-plan home with ample living space, plenty of storage, a large master suite with private ensuite and a walk-in robe. The contemporary style kitchen is positioned at the heart of the home, overlooking the meals and family area with direct access to the alfresco area. An additional three bedrooms and doublecar garage with secure internal access completes this home.

Ingeniously planned, the Array is a double-storey home that displays all the elements to meet the needs of the modern family. Three further bedrooms on the ground floor complement the superb upstairs master suite with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. A retreat for kids or guests is also located on the ground floor, away from the upstairs open plan living. Multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces allow for the ultimate entertainer’s delight.

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

JG KING HOMES

JG KING HOMES

GREG SMITH HOMES

Project: Reve 1B, Armstrong Creek Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

Project: Arena, Lake Gardens Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess

Project: Buninyong Contact: Tony Stoffels Phone: (03) 5336 2979 Website: www.gregsmithhomes.com.au Designer: Tania Brito Photographer: David Fletcher

The design of this single-storey home flows seamlessly through a wide entryway into the large open-plan kitchen and meals area, a perfect space for the family to relax in, featuring an accessible study nook and walk-in pantry. A three-bedroom wing to the rear of the home is ideal for privacy, situated away from the spacious master suite located at the front of the home. A spacious alfresco area enjoys direct access from the family room, increasing the entertainment space.

Stylish and packed with features, the Arena has been designed for today’s family. The open-plan kitchen, family and meals area flows out to the alfresco area for year round integrated living. A lounge at the front of the home creates additional living and the study is perfectly located for a home office. Upstairs consists of a generous master suite, which is separated from the remaining bedrooms by an open-plan retreat.

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The brief required the design to take advantage of the spectacular views to the south from the living area and master bedroom, whilst still maintaining a comfortable and livable environment requiring minimal heating and cooling in extreme weather conditions. The large open-plan living, meals and kitchen area with elevated ceiling, feature bulkheads and strategically placed internal walls, have also been designed to maximise the stunning views. Sleeping areas and bathrooms are completely private and accessible from either side of the living area. A feature of the master bedroom is the restored claw-foot bath behind a large picture window.


REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION UNDER $200,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

GREG SMITH HOMES

METRICON HOMES P/L

METRICON HOMES P/L

Project: Ballarat Contact: Tony Stoffels Phone: (03) 5336 2979 Website: www.gregsmithhomes.com.au Designer: Pickwood Design Photographer: David Fletcher

Project: Mantra 29, Ascent, Warrnambool Contact: Tony Gall Phone: 0400 807 426 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Project: Delta 25S Maine, Drysdale Contact: Tony Gall Phone: 0400 807 426 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Uncompromising attention to detail and the use of traditional building techniques have been utilised to tastefully renovate and extend this classic home, in compliance with specific heritage overlays and construction challenges. The original bathroom, kitchen, laundry, dining and bedroom have been demolished, making way for a new bathroom, study, laundry under the existing roof, and the addition of a new kitchen, meals and family area. Rich in tasteful and innovative design features, whilst still retaining the charm of the original period home, the blend from old to new is seamless.

This new single-storey design offers buyers “more home for less money”. Featuring four bedrooms, two spacious living areas, a delightful full-size spare bathroom, in addition to an attractive master ensuite, walk-in pantry and much more, this is a flexible and welcome addition to the great value-for-money Freedom range. A designer kitchen offers an integrated walk-in butler’s pantry, complete with an abundance of storage space. A substantial private master suite nestles to the rear of the home, away from the minor bedrooms ensuring peace and privacy.

Offering incredible value for money, this single-storey home delivers, four bedrooms, two separate living areas, centrally located kitchen with direct access to an outdoor room. A separate children’s wing contains three bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC. This area is situated well away from the master suite, complete with a delightful ensuite and spacious walk-in robe. The open-plan living spaces are spacious and well proportioned, providing plenty of natural light from large windows and sliding doors flooding the home with natural light.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $200,000 - $300,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

JM HOMES SURF COAST

JM HOMES SURF COAST

JM HOMES SURF COAST

Project: Anglesea Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson

Project: Barwon Heads Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer Kellie Ferguson

Project: Curlewis Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson

The client’s brief called for the existing home to be stripped of all its cladding and to extend small areas to suit a new layout internally, including all internal walls to be removed with the roof and floor to remain and extended. A small sleep-out has also been refurbished and extended, now featuring a new fitted toilet and basin to serve as a separate self-contained unit. The living area boasts cathedral ceilings with high- level angular windows to capture all of the northern light.

The building design has been born from the single-storey version called the Mini, which is one of JM Homes’ Surf Coast’s range of houses. Extra floor space has been added to the original design to accommodate the client’s lifestyle. The property includes three bedrooms, an external alfresco area, double-glazed aluminium windows and bamboo flooring. The open-plan living area and alfresco area boasts an opulent raked ceiling, catering perfectly for the flooding natural light. The home has been designed internally and externally to be as maintenance-free as possible.

The design of this two-storey home has been dictated by the client’s wish to capture the amazing views from the upstairs. The ground floor is angular in design and is ideal for entertaining, boasting a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area leading out to the side alfresco area. Cathedral ceilings add volume to the home. A feature staircase from the living area leads upstairs where the whole area is dedicated to the adults, boasting a large master bedroom with two walk-in robes, ensuite and deck overlooking the water.

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REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

JM HOMES SURF COAST

JM HOMES SURF COAST

HAMLAN HOMES

Project: Torquay Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson

Project: Torquay Contact: Michelle Edington Phone: 0437 335 727 Website: www.jmhomessurfcoast.com.au Photographer: Kellie Ferguson

Project: Ocean Grove Contact: Alex Lyons Phone: 0419 116 971 Website: www.hamlan.com.au Designer: Hamlan Homes Photographer: Andrew Caroll, Hamlan Homes

The aim of this design called for a two-storey family home to capture views of the ocean from upstairs. Downstairs is all about family living, featuring a massive open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with additional space in the outside entertainment area. The master bedroom suite is located downstairs with an ensuite and walk-in robe. Upstairs is the children’s zone boasting two bedrooms, family room and family bathroom.

This has become a stunning four-bedroom home complete with three separate living areas, master ensuite with steam room, copious amounts of deck area and a separate double garage with service yard to the rear. The modern kitchen boasts handcrafted joinery with Laminex high-gloss doors, and selfclosing finger-pull cupboards and doors. Externally, the home displays exquisite finishes with high-gloss effect Alpolic cladding contrasted by the cedar to the deck areas, Colorbond roofing and an exposed aggregate driveway.

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

HAMLAN HOMES

HAMLAN HOMES

GEELONG HOMES

Project: Bancoora Retreat, Armstrong Creek Contact: Alex Lyons Phone: 0419 116 971 Website: www.hamlan.com.au Designer: Hamlan Homes Photographer: Andrew Caroll, Hamlan Homes

Project: Port Arlington Contact: Alex Lyons Phone: 0419 116 971 Website: www.hamlan.com.au Designer: Hamlan Homes Photographer: Andrew Caroll, Hamlan Homes

Project: G180 – River’s Gift Charity Home, Ocean Grove Contact: Alex Lyons Phone: 0419 116 971 Website: www.geelonghomes.com.au Designer: Geelong Homes Photographer: Andrew Caroll, Geelong Homes

The façade of this three-bedroom home displays natural inspired renders and stained timber cladding to create an aesthetically pleasing frontage. The entry easily flows into the open-plan kitchen and living zone, spacious in its design thanks to the raised ceilings. The living zone forms the home’s central feature with its open fireplace and extended view lines through to the front and back gardens. A large entertainer’s kitchen hides the walk-in pantry and laundry behind it, while a smartly designed study nook and workbench provides another flexible design element in this architectural home.

This home offers a highly architectural design, complete with all the inclusions requested by the client. The abundance of space is immediately evident with raised ceilings from the entry through to the main living areas, complemented by hilite windows, which provide cross-flow ventilation on warmer days. Polished floorboards throughout further enhance the main living areas. The gourmet kitchen incorporates a walkin pantry and huge island bench facing onto the expansive open-plan meals and living areas. Offering three well-appointed bedrooms, the master includes a full ensuite plus walk-in robe.

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On entry to this superbly designed home, the raked ceiling is highlighted as the morning sun streams through the trapeze window. The oversized master bedroom is located at the front of the home, boasting a large walk-in robe and spacious ensuite with double vanity and a central courtyard, giving the owners their own private wing from the rest of the home. At the rear of the home is a further three bedrooms with built-in robes, family bathroom, laundry and rumpus room. The polished concrete flooring is a standout, giving the open-plan kitchen/family area a surprising sense of space.

This four-bedroom gift charity home is contemporary and stylish with neutral tones throughout. The modern and functional kitchen is perfectly positioned in the hub of the home, and offers stone bench tops and a butler’s pantry. The spacious open-plan living area leads out to a large north-facing rear yard via the substantial entertaining deck. The home also boasts a second separate lounge for easy family living, a study nook, and a full family bathroom complete with bath, separate laundry and double garage.


REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

HAMLAN HOMES

GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG

GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG

Project: Highton Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen - Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones

Project: Highton Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen - Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones

This unique four-bedroom double-storey home has been designed to suit the clients’ very specific requirements displaying an upstairs open-plan kitchen and dining, large study, two bathrooms, games room, double garage and an under roof badminton court. All bedrooms and downstairs games room have been finished with a high-quality carpet while the entry, kitchen, meals, family room and study have been completed with Colorbond roofing. Ultimately, the result is a blend of different textured materials and products that have been finished to a standard that represents quality and attention to detail.

The client’s vision for her new home has resulted in an incredible four-bedroom house complete with two bathrooms, large rumpus room, open-plan living, an external entertainment room and pool. The home showcases a large entry door with sidelights and rendered brick piers, large windows to every room and timber posts to the alfresco and pool areas. Ultimately, the end result is a high-end contemporary home with a blend of different textured materials and products, which have been finished to a standard that represents the finest quality available.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $200,000 - $300,000

GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG

GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG

GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG

Project: Inverleigh Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen - Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones

Project: Waurn Ponds Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen - Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones

Project: Torquay Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen -Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones

Due to its rural location, the design brief called for a ranch design and façade, utilising a delightful country finish, comprising of brick with large windows in every room, a large front door with sidelights and timber posts to the entry porch. The kitchen includes reconstituted stone bench tops with white gloss-tiled splash back, induction cooktop, servery and classic white cabinetry. The home includes a wood heater with stack stone surround feature wall, large laundry and pool house complete with polished concrete flooring. The end result is an impressive, eye catching, country-style home.

Taking advantage of the wide frontage and orientation of the block, the clients were able to position their new home to its best advantage. The home comprises four bedrooms, large entry, open-plan kitchen and dining with walk-in pantry, lounge room, study, two bathrooms, two double garages, alfresco area and porch. The exterior comprises Adbri masonry blockwork with smooth block corner quoining with Colorbond roofing and windows spanning the circumference of the house.

This unique two-bedroom home comprises bamboo flooring, 3-metre raked ceilings to open-plan living, polished concrete to kitchen and meals areas, cinema room, alfresco area and Axon cladding to external façade to suit the coastal area. Both bedrooms and sitting room have been finished with highquality carpet, while the bathroom showcases a laminated bench top, with limestone floor and wall tiling, large vanity and insitu shower base. The result is a blend of different textured materials and products that have been finished to a standard that represents the highest quality workmanship.

Project: Newtown Contact: Alex Lyons Phone: 0419 116 971 Website: www.hamlan.com.au Designer: Hamlan Homes Photographer: Andrew Caroll, Hamlan Homes This striking split-level custom home delivers a great streetscape by presenting a neutral tone and modernist façade. Once inside a wide entrance and polished timber flooring spans the length of the room leading through to a combined laundry and powder room, with direct access to a small timber deck. Adjacent to the deck is the master bedroom, complete with ensuite and generous walk-in robe. The open-plan meals and living areas, including a sleek and functional kitchen, flow seamlessly on to the covered timber deck, capitalizing on the views to the Barwon River.

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REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST CUSTOM HOME UNDER $200,000

GJ GARDNER HOMES GEELONG Project: Newcomb Contact: Rohan Smith Phone: 0412 998 555 Website: www.gjgardner.com.au Designer: John Van Drunen - Techno Draw Photographer: Bruce Jones The clients’ brief was considered: develop two compact, threebedroom townhouses from the original block. The exterior features a blend of different textured materials and products, all of which have been finished to a standard that presents a highquality façade. The bedrooms, open-plan kitchens, living/dining/ hallway and laundry areas all have polished concrete flooring, while the wet areas have been finished with a dark-gray tile. The contemporary kitchens feature reconstituted stone benchtops and gloss-tiled splashbacks. By working closely with the clients, the result has achieved the most cost-effective outcome.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT UP TO 3 UNITS

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BALLARAT CONSTRUCTION NEW SELECT HOMES Project: Delacombe MANAGEMENT Project: Hepburn Contact: David Moyle Phone: 0417 160 078 Website: www.ballaratcm.com.au Designer: Rob Larsen Photographer: Manuela Penman Clifftop at Hepburn is a spectacular gateway of uncommon design and unparalleled luxury, a retreat created for sophisticated travellers comprising two bedroom selfcontained retreats. Built on the site of an old pine forest, the natural elements of timber flooring and timber paneling work effortlessly against the stark contrast of steel lining, exposed steel beams, expansive glazing and soft furnishings. 15-metres of towering, wrap-around glass windows reveal a natural vista. A handcrafted Oblica imported French fireplace and stunning charcoal-and-white-patterned feature tiling add to the sheer opulence of this project.

Contact: Tom Tyler Phone: 0407 301 749 Website: www.newselecthomes.com.au Designer: Design Vision and Jamie Severino Photographer: Emma Britten, E.B Photography This home has been designed to captivate the family clientele. With a separate living room at the front, another family room and home theatre there is plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy. The ensuite especially draws attention with the hisand-hers vanity, and the extra large shower hidden behind for peace and quiet. The design features individual elements that combine absolute luxury with practical and purposeful living.

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT 4 TO 12 UNITS

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

GREIG DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

GREIG DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

HAYDEN CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: Barwon Heads Contact: Johnny Greig Phone: (03) 5264 5010 Website: www.greigandgreig.com.au Designer: James Goodlet

Project: Freshwater Creek Contact: Johnny Greig Phone: (03) 5264 5010 Website: www.greigandgreig.com.au Designer: James Goodlet

The scope of this development required the design and construction of a multi-residential four-unit development to deliver comfortable living for a range of clients. The use of Silvertop Vic Ash cladding with Cutek oil provides a softened grey tone and, together with painted FC sheet and hardwood battens, create an earthy feel that ties into the site’s existing retained trees. The kitchens are the heart of the home, connecting to the living areas and external decks to establish an indoor/outdoor open living area. Each home has three bedrooms, one/two car garages and a private secure entry point to the share driveway to the houses.

Although this is a renovation project, the scope of works called for designing and building a home to accommodate two adults and two children. Much of the original home required altering, however a large part of the existing structure was retained. The largely timber clad residence has been nearly doubled in size during the extension, which included the open-plan kitchen, living and meals area that flows seamlessly to the alfresco area overlooking the garden. The huge impressive kitchen is the heart of the home boasting concrete and stainless steel together with a large walk-in pantry.

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Project: Torquay Contact: Stephen Hayden Phone: 0407 507 566 Website: www.haydenconstructions.com Designer: Peter Wolfenden Photographer: Matt Lord, Orenz View Designed to meet the needs of the client moving into retirement, the flexible floor plan is centered on the north/east living orientation and 180-degree gold and wetland view. This has been achieved by utilising large windows and glazed sliding doors throughout the eastern elevation of the main living area and the master bedroom and bedroom three. A large deck area to the east also makes the most of the view and is protected from the prevailing southwest winds.


REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $300,000 - $500,000

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

HOMES WITH INTEGRITY

HOMES WITH INTEGRITY

Project: Belmont Contact: Stuart Wilkinson Phone: (03) 5221 2453 Website: www.hwi.net.au Designer: Accord Building Design Photographer: Rob Spicer, Raccoon Media

Project: Belmont Contact: Stuart Wilkinson Phone: (03) 5221 2453 Website: www.hwi.net.au Designer: Ryan Thompson Photographer: Andrew San Photography

As the clients have a young and expanding family the need for growth and well-configured spaces is paramount. Increasing the size of the main living space to include a sitting room, or home office, gave a diversity of options for future use of the space. As the family is growing, the need for an extra bedroom was a high priority, and introducing another two bedrooms into the second-storey caters for this need. The small second bedroom and a dysfunctional living and kitchen space, were transformed to provide a more modern, rustic, family friendly and free-flowing use of living space.

As this property displays a heritage overlay, the design has some complexities to combine the satisfying design criteria, along with the integration of the new addition with a requested modern concept. Externally, the home displays a beautiful blend of new reclaimed brickwork adding to the new lowmaintenance Colorbond iron cladding. Internally, a fresh new life to the home has been achieved by providing a modern rustic feel with the use of solid materials including concrete and polished timbers, whilst still complementing the original style of the home.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BRYAN & PETERSEN QUALITY BUILDERS

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: The Cove, Warrnambool Contact: Andrew Austen Phone: (03) 5561 4978 Website: www.bryanpetersen.com.au Designer: Andrew Austin/Bethany Guyett Photographer: Ihrepeti Wareyini, Byran & Petersen

Project: Wandana Heights Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5229 1129 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

ARMISTEAD HOMES Project: Ocean Grove Contact: Russell Armistead Phone: 0422 297 782 Website: www.armisteadhomes.com.au Designer: James Goodlet Photographer: Nikole Ramsay, Furnari & Co T.A The single-storey home has been constructed to a high standard to meet the expectations of the client. The floor plan features three luxury bedrooms, with the third functioning as a beauty salon, complete with its own adjoining sitting room and a study. The clever design has taken into account all the requirements of everyday living, highlighting a spacious kitchen/dining area opening to the large outdoor entertaining space, creating a relaxed atmosphere. There is a sense of space and luxury in the home as polished concrete floors maintain a calming and natural balance against the richness of the timber.

Within moments of entering this contemporary and inviting fourbedroom home, the outstanding quality and attention to detail becomes apparent. The large family room flows through to the expansive alfresco area creating the ideal space for entertaining and family living. The raised roof and highlight windows over the meals and family room, combine to create the impression of opulence which can be enjoyed from the homes automated kitchen and butler’s pantry, that takes pride of place in this unique home. The master suite together with an adjoining ensuite and dressing room boasts floor-to-ceiling fixed glass following the theme of bringing the outside indoors.

BEST SUSTAINABLE HOME

HOMES WITH INTEGRITY Project: Belmont Contact: Stuart Wilkinson Phone: (03) 5221 2453 Website: www.hwi.net.au Designer: Ryan Thompson Photographer: Andrew San Photography The design of this alteration helped cater for the changing needs of the occupants over time. Each element within the design of the home has been assessed to provide a significant level of sustainability, performance, quality and comfort. The design and construction has addressed passive solar design and holistic sustainability. Materials have been chosen for the recycled content, durability and contribution to passive design such as the creative use of thermal mass properties. Low energy consumption is the benefit of the passive solar design which is enhanced by LED lighting, efficient appliances and ceiling fans.

Designed and constructed to suit a rear site, this classic-style home offers outstanding views. Consisting of four bedrooms, study, three living areas and a huge ground floor workshop and cellar, this home caters for a growing family. The rear north-facing deck captures both the views and the north sun throughout the day. The façade is detailed in a classic style with rendered mouldings and a flat profile roof tile. Internally the fitout and materials are of the highest standard with solid timber floors, custom built joinery, an ornate fireplace and decorative paneled doors.

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REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH WEST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS

MALISHEV CONSTRUCTIONS

Project: Newtown Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5229 1129 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

Project: Mannerim Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5229 1129 Website: www.malishev.com.au Designer: Malishev Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

Designed to suit a north-facing site this contemporary home offers ample natural light through a series of ceiling height changes and highlight windows. The home caters for a growing family with four bedrooms, a study, two living areas and two separate outdoor entertaining spaces. A large kitchen with full butler’s pantry opens directly out to the built-in barbeque courtyard. Generous throughout, the zoned living spaces make it perfect for family living. Individually designed for the inner city site and maximising every part of the block, this home functions exactly the way the client hoped.

The grand entrance to this sophisticated home is accessed via a timber walkway positioned above a reflection pool, which, in turn, is protected overhead by a flat roof plane and supported by three substantial reclaimed timber posts which extend from the water. The pavilion to the left of the entry contains ample vehicle accommodation and a large alfresco dining space. The main indoor kitchen and fully functional butler’s pantry links to the laundry/garage and alfresco area, providing superb access and efficiency. All walls of the living pavilion feature large picture windows that floods the area with natural light and capture views on all sides. Access to the four bedrooms is to the right of an articulated “gallery” and all take full advantage of the expansive views.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

BEST DISPLAY HOME $250,000 - $350,000

Q DESIGNER HOMES

Q DESIGNER HOMES

Q DESIGNER HOMES

Project: Bannockburn Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5224 2222 Website: www.qdh.com.au Designer: Q Designer Homes Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

Project: Anglesea Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5224 2222 Website: www.qdh.com.au Designer: Q Designer Homes Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

Project: Elysium, Torquay Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5224 2222 Website: www.qdh.com.au Designer: Q Designer Homes Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography

This homestead-style property sits perfectly in its rural environment. A balanced elevation, large brick chimneys and the use of suitable materials enhance the street appeal of this home. The home comprises three living areas, four bedrooms and a large office. An open-plan kitchen, meals and living area all enjoy views to the rear and are perfect for entertaining indoors and out. Internally the home is made comfortable during the winter months with two wood-burning fires built in brick feature walls. Custom built joinery, quality materials and finishes throughout represents outstanding value for money.

This double-storey coastal home has been designed and built to replace the family beach shack. With a north facing front and situated amongst established properties, the design team have produced a suitable and practical property. Consisting of three large bedrooms, study, two living areas and a northfacing outdoor entertaining deck, the home provides enough space for family and friends to share. Throughout the home high quality fixtures and fittings are evident including polished timber floors, custom-built joinery and a fully ducted heating and cooling system.

The Elysium is designed for casual coastal lifestyle, flooded with natural light through the north-facing highlight windows and oversized stacker doors. A clever floor plan eliminates any wasted space allowing for generously sized rooms throughout. Featuring three bedrooms, a study with custom-built joinery, two generous living areas and a practical kitchen with large walk-in pantry and ample storage. Externally the material blends well in the coastal environment, displaying the use of crisp white render and stained cedar.

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Q DESIGNER HOMES Project: Torquay Contact: Luke Walters Phone: (03) 5224 2222 Website: www.qdh.com.au Designer: Q Designer Homes Design Team Photographer: Bianca White Photography Designed to capture the north aspect and rural views, this home consists of four large bedrooms, two living areas, study and alfresco area. With generous and zoned spaces throughout, the layout is perfect for family life and visiting guests. A large openplan living, meals and kitchen area all face north and lead out to an alfresco and pergola area. This space offers comfortable living throughout the year with double-glazing and cross-flow ventilation through a series of large sliding doors. Custom built joinery and high-end finishes offer a home of exceptional value.


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WALTCON CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Traralgon Contact: Walter Furlan Phone: 0402 309 287 Website: www.waltcon.com.au Photographer: Colin Page Photography The design strategy of this new three-bedroom architectural bespoke home involves the use ”Versalok” masonry blocks with structural steel, to support a suspended slab on Bondek, over the three separate levels of living areas. There is the ability to create an indoor/outdoor experience as the kitchen is bounded by double-glazed sliding doors, which feature the highest European quality, promoting a sophisticated and flawless finish. Exceptional workmanship and attention to detail have created a remarkably finished product that can be enjoyed by the owners for years to come.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION UNDER $200,000

LATROBE VALLEY BUILDING SERVICES Project: Traralgon Contact: Andrew Brady Phone: 0434 266 239 Designer: SBM Designs Photographer: Belinda Riddle, Digital Devotion Walking into this renovation definitely delivers the wow factor, displaying beautiful, polished floorboards and a high-pitched ceiling vault with a fully automated V-Lux window system. The kitchen/dining area features a modern, provincial, open plan style complemented by a slate fireplace feature wall. The client wanted to create an entertainment area, achieved by installing a beautiful high-pitched ceiling with a timber deck, accessible from the living area through sliding timber doors. It is evident that the highest quality of fixtures and fittings has been used throughout this project.

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REGIONAL WINNERS SOUTH EAST BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

WALTCON CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Yinnar South Contact: Walter Furlan Phone: 0402 309 287 Website: www.waltcon.com.au Designer: SBM Designs Photographer: Angela Landua, Danae Studios Stage one of this home features the only double-compound log peak home built in Australia, which makes this extension unique. The exterior boasts rendered Hebel in natural tones promoting an earthy appearance, with wide-open verandah areas featuring Messmate timber, flowing seamlessly through to the spacious entry. 130 Square metres of undercover decking varnished in hydraulic oil provide a rustic appearance to match the characteristics of the home, and allows spectacular views over the undulating hills. Exceptional workmanship and skill, with attention to detail has created a remarkably finished product.

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ROSELEIGH HOMES Project: The Sienna, Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes This stylish, contemporary three-bedroom home delivers a delicate balance among the clients’ needs, expectations and the orientation of the site. A large timber deck is integrated into the large open kitchen, meals and living area, in addition to a pantry and a dedicated laundry. A separate parent’s area benefits from a formal lounge, large master bedroom complete with ensuite, separate toilet and walk-in robe. Exceptional workmanship and attention to detail, both in style and materials, combine to create an exceptionally finished product.

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JG KING HOMES Project: Barossa1, Warragul Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homess The Barossa is a sophisticated, well proportioned home offering stylish spaces to embrace and enjoy. The open plan living design with direct access to the verandah incorporates a lavish family and meals area complemented by a gourmet kitchen and walk-in pantry. This home features three good size bedrooms including the master bedroom complete with a walk-in robe and ensuite. An additional living room is situated at the front of the home ensuring plenty of space to grow and flourish.

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METRICON HOMES P/L Project: Delta 28 BP Maine, Warragul Contact: Jeff Telford Phone: 0419 119 121 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography The Delta is a spacious home for those who seek an attractive single-storey residence that is sensibly zoned for maximum living flexibility, but which also offers a little more space where needed. The focal point of this unique residence is the integrated living area, complemented by easy access to the rear outdoor area and a fabulous kitchen with gleaming stainless-steel appliances, plus the added luxury of a formal sitting room for formal meetings, or just some quiet time. Of particular note in the living hub is the large freestanding kitchen island bench, facing rearwards, allowing a meal to be prepared while chatting to friends.

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SIMONDS HOMES Project: Rio, Warragul Contact: Jamie Power Phone: 0413 697 799 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes This home has been designed to suit a growing family that entertains and is looking for a zoned lifestyle. Accommodation includes four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas, all flowing from the centrally located kitchen, meals and dining area. High quality fixtures and fittings are evident throughout, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms, where the client is invited to customise their choice of materials. The selected Grange façade takes its cues from the classic period architecture, where the clean lines celebrate the entry, which punctuates out of the façade and roof profile, complementing the streetscape.

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ROSELEIGH HOMES Project: Drouin Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes This light and spacious home has all the modern features suitable for a large contemporary home ideal for family living. Accommodation boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms with a children’s rumpus area. A focus on family and outdoor living is represented by a large open plan meals and living area, and in keeping with modern living, the kitchen is the central hub of the home. The modern outdoor alfresco area located off the living area is ideal for entertaining family and friends. The master suite boasts an ensuite and walk-in robe. This excellent home offers great value for money.

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REGIONAL WINNERS SOUTH EAST BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEACH HOUSE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Cape Woolamai Contact: Amy Plant Phone: 0425 512 999 Website: www.beachhouseconstructions.com.au Designer: Bek Koplick Photographer: Coast Media P/L The design of this new home strives to deliver a compact home suited to the location, orientation and budget whilst prescribing to the ethos of quality, affordability, energy efficiency and sustainability. The double-storey home has been positioned to take advantage of the views to the south, and to make the most of solar access from the north. Upstairs features an expansive kitchen, living and dining room opening to the highlighted suspended slab deck. The main bedroom and bathroom also enjoy views from this first floor. Downstairs, the guest wing has two bedrooms and a bathroom.

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ROSELEIGH HOMES Project: Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes The client called for a unique, contemporary, four-bedroom custom-designed home with a focus on open living, natural light and sustainability. The home is designed to float above the land with the use of cantilevered decks and linear external forms. Living areas are oriented towards the north, and high ceilings also take advantage of the northern sunlight through the incorporation of highlight windows. A huge butt-joint corner window has been used to capture views of the golf course. A custom-made screen designed for the lounge room window provides privacy from the street, but also creates visual appeal.

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KOVE CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Inverloch Contact: Leigh McDonald Phone: 0438 150 780 Website: www.kove.com.au Designer: DB Design, Darren Brown Photographer: Angela Landua, Danae Studios This four-bedroom holiday home in South Gippsland has been planned with inspiration from the surrounding natural vegetation. The design has created something special, with the angled projection of the upstairs living deck area angled towards river views. The ground level contains the children’s accommodation featuring polished concrete entry and rumpus area, family bathrooms and three large bedrooms with another deck area. High-end finishes are evident throughout, including spiraled exterior stairs, a combination of polished timber and concrete floors and detailed cabinetry finishes.

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WALTCON CONSTRUCTIONS Project: Traralgon Contact: Walter Furlan Phone: 0402 309 287 Website: www.waltcon.com.au Photographer: Colin Page, Colin Page Photography The design strategy of this new three-bedroom, architect-bespoke home requires the use ”Versalok” masonry blocks with structural steel to support a suspended slab on Bondek, over the three separate levels of living areas. There is the ability to create an indoor/outdoor experience as the kitchen is bounded by double-glazed sliding doors, which feature the highest European quality, promoting a sophisticated and flawless finish. Exceptional workmanship and attention to detail have created a substantial finished product that can be enjoyed by the owners for years to come.

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REGIONAL WINNERS SOUTH EAST BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

REFUGE HOMES P/L Project: Metung Contact: Matt Phelan Phone: 0416 016 542 Website: www.refugehomes.com.au Designer: Slap Architects Photographer: Matthew Phelan, Refuge Homes A main feature of the home’s internal living and kitchen area is the openness and extensively large windows providing a sense of connection with the surrounding landscape. The free-flowing kitchen sits adjacent to the main living area, integrating well into the overall open plan theme of the home. Privately positioned off the main living areas is the master bedroom, complete with expansive ensuite complete with floor-to-ceiling tiles. Bedrooms two and three are located on the first floor, boasting master bedroom size with capitulating views of the lake. The external entertaining areas are integrated seamlessly with the interior, creating the perfect entertainment space.

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TS CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Tarwin Lower Contact: Trevor Bowler Phone: (03) 5672 2466 Website: www.tsconstructions.com.au Designer: David Robertshaw, Enviro Design & Drafting Photographer: Alan Foon, Foons Photographics This stunning and impressive four-bedroom property boasts over 360 square metres of living space with an additional 50 square metres of outdoor living. The kitchen, with its expansive views, is the heart of the home, and has been finished to exceptional standards overlooking a bright and airy dining area. Adjoining the kitchen is a comfortable living area, separated by a feature stone fireplace. Large windows and sliding doors ensure that the natural environment is always a feature. To one side of the home is the master wing, with a large bedroom, generous wardrobes, a luxurious ensuite and, of course, more stunning views.

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ROSELEIGH HOMES Project: The Sienna, Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes The design brief required the design and construction of a contemporary home with the main focus on achieving a high thermal performance with a minimum energy rating of eight stars. With the form of the building following its high thermal performance functionality, the contemporary design of this home features extensive glazing to the north with over 78 per cent of the total floor area having a northern exposure. Materials have been chosen on their sustainability credentials, including sustainable sourced timber, LED downlights and 100mm Uni Base board. A 2500-litre water tank collects water from the roof area, supplying water to flush the toilets and water for the garden.

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GARY NEILSON BUILDERS P/L

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Project: Banksia Peninsula Contact: Garry Neilson Phone: (03) 5156 6869 Photographer: Mark Ashley

Project: Banksia Peninsula Contact: Garry Neilson Phone: (03) 5156 6869 Photographer: Mark Ashley

Project: Warragul Contact: Leigh Allchin Phone: 0408 275 524 Website: www.allchinbuilders.com.au Designer: SBM Design & Drafting

This unique two-storey home is positioned on one of the best blocks of land on the Gippsland Lakes. The home reflects the owners’ lifestyle with practical modern living, comprising open plan living including a large alfresco area with opening roof, three bedrooms and a library and office. The kitchen displays a unique combination of Caesar stone, red gum and two-pac paint complete with a silent servant from the butler’s pantry for ease of transporting goods upstairs to the kitchenette. The façade boasts a rendered brick veneer construction with steel frame, double glazed aluminium windows and doors, creating a striking street appeal.

The client’s brief called for a modern contemporary design with an emphasis on practical and sustainable living. The home utilises renewable resources through the use of a state of the art solar electricity system, solar hot water, and hydronic heating through a wood boiler. Windows are strategically positioned throughout to enable adequate daytime lighting and capture the seaside breezes; this is further complemented by the louvre roof on the pergola, which creates a breezeway to help regulate the temperature of the home. Recycled red gum timber has been used throughout the project on the upper level, stair treads, handrails, windowsills and posts.

The multi faceted façade on this four-bedroom home creates depth and interest creating a sense of elevation and presence. On entering the home, the volume of height is immediately obvious displaying a 4.1 metre raked ceiling and allowing access to the master bedroom, which incorporates a generous sized shower and enclosed toilet. The open plan kitchen, meals, living area located at the rear of the property, opens out to the undercover outdoor entertaining area via two sets of glass stacking doors. The kitchen boasts ample storage and the benefit of a walk-in pantry with double cavity sliding doors allowing it to be part of the kitchen.

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ALLCHIN BUILDERS P/L

METRICON HOMES P/L

METRICON HOMES P/L

Project: Warragul Contact: Leigh Allchin Phone: 0408 275 524 Website: www.allchinbuilders.com.au Designer: SBM Design & Drafting

Project: Delta 28BP, Warragul Contact: Jeff Telford Phone: 0419 119 121 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Project: Amira 22A Aspen, Warragul Contact: Jeff Telford Phone: 0419 119 121 Website: www.metricon.com.au Designer: Metricon Photographer: Alessandro Cerutti Photography

The Delta is a spacious home for those who seek an attractive single-storey residence that is sensibly zoned for maximum living flexibility, but which also offers a little more space where needed. The focal point of this unique residence is the integrated living area, complemented by easy access to the rear outdoor area and a fabulous kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances, plus the added luxury of a formal sitting room for formal meetings, or just some quiet time. Of particular note in the living hub is the large free-standing kitchen island bench, facing rearwards, allowing a meal to be prepared while chatting to friends.

This spacious four-bedroom, two bathroom home delivers true family living at a great value price with a superb master suite positioned to the front of the home, and a substantial and exciting integrated living hub plus separate living area. With minor bedrooms located away from the entertainment areas and on the blind side of the home, it is clear that the designers have considered the practicalities of children needing to work or rest while the rest of the home gets on with its life. The whole living area is designed with views outside to the garden to enhance living and let light flood in to the main area of the home.

The striking contrast between materials, colour, texture and simplicity of design, makes for a beautiful home. The large entry reception boasts a beautiful black butt staircase, which leads upstairs to the hub of the home, and centralised area for the client’s to live, entertain and relax. The kitchen overlooks the dining area with glass balustrade where unobstructed views of the sunset can be enjoyed. The master bedroom incorporating a large customised walk-in robe and ensuite, can also access the terrace. Quality joinery, lighting, fittings and fixtures have been professional utilized throughout the home.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

ALLCHIN BUILDERS P/L

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

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BEACH HOUSE CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

KOVE CONSTRUCTIONS

LATROBE VALLEY BUILDING SERVICES

Project: Cape Woolamai Contact: Amy Plant Phone: 0425 512 999 Website: www.beachhouseconstructions.com.au Designer: Bek Koplick Photographer: Coast Media P/L The design of this new home strived to deliver a compact home suited to the location, orientation, and budget whilst prescribing to the ethos of quality, affordability, energy efficiency and sustainability. The double-storey home has been oriented to make the most of the views to the south, and to make the most of solar access from the north. Upstairs features expansive kitchen, living and dining room opening to the feature suspended slab deck. The main bedroom and bathroom enjoy views from this first floor and are accessed via the kitchen. Downstairs the guest wing has two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Project: Inverloch Contact: Leigh McDonald Phone: 0438 150 780 Website: www.kove.com.au Designer: Darren Brown, DB Design Photographer: Angela Landua, Danae Studios This holiday home in South Gippsland consists of four bedrooms. The design has created something special, with the angled projection of the upstairs living deck area angled towards river views. The ground level contains the children’s accommodation featuring polished concrete entry and rumpus, family bathrooms and three large bedrooms with another deck area. High-end finishes are evident throughout, including spiraled exterior stair, a combination of polished timber and concrete floor and detailed cabinetry finishes.

BEST RENOVATION/ADDITION $200,000 - $300,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

WALTCON CONSTRUCTIONS

T + J DESIGNER BUILDERS

Project: Yinnar South Contact: Walter Furlan Phone: 0402 309 287 Website: www.waltcon.com.au Photographer: Angela Landua, Danae Studios Stage one of this home features the only double-compound log peak home built in Australia, which makes this extension unique. The exterior boasts rendered Hebel in natural tones promoting an earthy appearance, with wideopen verandah areas featuring messmate timber, flowing seamlessly through to the spacious entry. 130 square metres of undercover decking varnished in hydraulic oil provide a rustic appearance to match the characteristics of the home, allowing spectacular views over the undulating hills. Exceptional workmanship and skill with attention to details has created a remarkable finished product.

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Project: Warragul Contact: Tim Bethune Phone: 0419 314 720 Designer: Tim Bethune Photographer: Nathan McLean, Satin Edge Photography The bold use of clean lines, a stark grey and white palette and clever use of textures makes this an imposing home from the outset. The chic industrial residence features superb solid timber elements throughout, drawing the eye from the oversized entrance door to the cabinet benchtops, floors, kitchen and most importantly, to the magnificent staircase. Large picture windows offer ample natural light and expansive views of the countryside.

Project: Traralgon Contact: Andrew Brady Phone: 0434 266 239 Designer: SBM Designs Photographer: Belinda Riddle (Digital Devotion) Walking into this renovation definitely gives the wow factor displaying beautiful polished floorboards and a high-pitched ceiling volt with fully automated V-Lux window system. The kitchen/dining area features a modern, provincial, open plan style complemented by a slate fireplace feature wall. The client wanted to create an open plan entertainment area, achieved by installing a beautiful high-pitched ceiling with a timber deck and accessible from the living area through timber sliding doors. It is evident that the highest quality of fixtures and fittings have been utilised throughout this project.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $800,000 - $1M

REFUGE HOMES P/L Project: Metung Contact: Matt Phelan Phone: 0416 016 542 Website: www.refugehomes.com.au Designer: Slap Architects Photographer: Matthew Phelan, Refuge Homes A main feature of the home’s internal living and kitchen area is the openness and extensively large windows providing a sense of one with the surrounding landscape. The free-flowing kitchen sits adjacent to the main living area, integrating well into the overall open-plan theme of the home. Privately positioned off the main living areas is the master bedroom, complete with expansive ensuite with floor-to-ceiling tiles. Bedrooms two and three are located on the first floor, boasting master bedroom size with captivating views of the lake. The external entertaining areas are integrated seamlessly with the interior, creating the perfect entertainment space.


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ROSELEIGH HOMES

ROSELEIGH HOMES

ROSELEIGH HOMES

Project: Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes

Project: Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes

Project: Drouin Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes

The design brief required the design and construction of a four bedroom contemporary home ideal for families of all sizes. Clever allocation of space has sited the open-plan living area at one end of the home, allowing easy access to the alfresco area, ideal for extra entertaining space. The master suite is perfectly placed to provide a private area for parents and includes a large ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The three family bedrooms benefit from their own rumpus space and family bathroom with a freestanding bath.

The client called for a unique, contemporary four-bedroom custom home with a focus on open living, natural light and sustainability. The home is designed to float above the land with the use of cantilevered decks and linear external forms. Living areas are orientated towards the north, and high ceilings also take advantage of the northern sunlight with the incorporation of highlight windows. A huge butt joint corner window has been used to capture the view of the golf course. A custommade screen designed for the lounge room window provides privacy from the street, but also creates a visual appeal.

The design brief called for the design and construction of a four-bedroom contemporary home with a focus on family and outdoor living. At the rear of the home is the spacious open-plan living area incorporating a contemporary-style kitchen, living and meals area seamlessly connecting with a huge timber-decked alfresco area. A separate children’s zone boasts three bedrooms, family bathroom and a useful rumpus room. The master bedroom suite features an ensuite with separate toilet and walk-in wardrobe. Quality finishes are evident throughout including Caesarstone benchtops and a tiling timber sub floor system.

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BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

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ROSELEIGH HOMES

ROSELEIGH HOMES

Project: The Ashton, Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes

Project: The Sienna, Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes

This four-bedroom home has been designed and constructed to reflect a period style that resembles a house built 100 years ago. The home boasts period detailing extensively throughout including, Victorian gutter cornices and ceiling roses, a periodstyle kitchen with mantle and picture rails, bullnose sills and large skirting boards. The open-plan living area provides the family with an exceptional living space, at the centre of which is the kitchen together with a fully fitted pantry. The hotel-style master bedroom is positioned at one end of the home, boasting his-and-hers walk-in robe and ensuite with a freestanding bath.

This stylish, contemporary three-bedroom home delivers a delicate balance between the clients’ needs, expectations and the orientation of the site for the home. A large timber deck is integrated into the large open kitchen, meals and living area, in addition to a pantry and a dedicated laundry. A separate parent’s area benefits from a formal lounge, large master bedroom complete with ensuite, separate toilet and walk-in robe. Exceptional workmanship and attention to detail both in style and materials combine to create a remarkable finished product.

ROSELEIGH HOMES Project: The Sienna, Warragul Contact: Lisa Dodenciu Phone: 0412 674 343 Website: www.roseleighhomes.com.au Designer: Brad Chugg, Roseleigh Homes The design brief required the design and construction of a contemporary home with the main focus on achieving a high thermal performance with a minimum energy rating of 8 stars. With the form of the building following its high thermal performance functionality, the contemporary design of this home features extensive glazing to the north with over 78 per cent of the total floor area having a northern exposure. Materials have been chosen on their sustainability credentials, including sustainably sourced timber, LED downlights and 100mm Uni Base board. A 2500-litre water tank collects water from the roof area supplying water to flush the toilets and water for the garden.

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BEST CUSTOM HOME $500,000 - $600,000

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S J VUILLERMIN MASTER BUILDERS P/L

VIRTUE HOMES P/L

VIRTUE HOMES P/L

Project: Traralgon Contact: Michael Nicola Phone: 0422 315 383 Website: www.virtuehomes.com.au Designer: Kustom Design & Drafting Photographer Erin Roberts, Lil Eyes Photography

Project: Traralgon Contact: Michael Nicola Phone: 0422 315 383 Website: www.virtuehomes.com.au Designer: Ryan Cawcutt Photographer: Erin Roberts, Lil Eyes Photography

The owners requested a small but functional home that delivered great street appeal, through the use of lots of different materials and textures to the front façade. The home flows really well from the entry through to the open living and kitchen area. Smart joinery design in the kitchen hides the entry into the well-appointed butler’s pantry. The master bedroom to the rear of the home creates the perfect parent’s retreat displaying a large ensuite and walk-in robe. The use of neutral colour pallet has also enabled the clients to create colour through artwork and soft furnishings.

The brief for this four-bedroom home required the creation of a quality-built home that is designed for entertaining. Internally to ensure the main areas flowed, a strategically placed diving wall has been created between the two main living spaces with a stone cladding centrepiece, so that the external rock wall flowed through with the internal rock wall. Wide hallways, large open laundry, pantry and living spaces have also added to the home’s grand and luxury feel. Unobstructed views from indoors and the huge outdoor entertainment spaces, to the hills and valleys to the north, were also paramount to the design.

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BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

VIRTUE HOMES P/L

VIRTUE HOMES P/L

SIMONDS HOMES

Project: Traralgon Contact: Michael Nicola Phone: 0422 315 383 Website: www.virtuehomes.com.au Designer: Ryan Cawcutt Photographer: Erin Roberts, Lil Eyes Photography

Project: Traralgon Contact: Michael Nicola Phone: 0422 315 383 Website: www.virtuehomes.com.au Designer: R Cawcutt Photographer: Erin Roberts, Lil Eyes Photography

Project: Bolton, Traralgon Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

This home is a functional four-bedroom family home with classic features, yet flows with a contemporary and open-plan design. Internally, high ceilings with art deco ceiling roses, cornices and modern timber floors have resulted in a home that exudes luxury, but with a warmth and ambience of a traditionalstyle home, combined with modern living. The home has been built around already well-established homes, so it was important that the exterior of the home complement and respect the surrounding environment.

This home is a functional four-bedroom home with an open meals/living area. The cinema room and outdoor living space is closely connected to the living area. The high-gloss genuine timber floor is a statement feature throughout the entry and living room areas and the vaulted ceiling in the kitchen lined with the matching timber flooring and feature pendant lighting has created an ambiance that is warm and inviting.

Project: Fish Creek Contact: Steve Vuillermin Phone: 0428 598 237 Website: www.sjvuillerminmasterbuilders.com.au Designer: Britta Weller Design Photographer: Jason Sullivan Photography The design and construction of this new home meets the clients’ need for a home that is modern, easy to live in, maximises the wonderful views and is protected from the prevailing winds. The floor plan is unique featuring a vast open plan living area the centre of the home containing the contemporary-style kitchen, which overlooks the family and meals area. A separate lounge room is ideal for relaxing in or entertaining friends. The raised roof of the front covered patio allows northern sun into the house to heat the rammed-earth walls and provide cover from the elements.

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The Bolton is really an efficient design that sports four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and three living areas that flow off the centrally located kitchen/meals and dining area. The clean lines of its façade and the use of render and lightweight materials complement any streetscape.


REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH EAST

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME $350,000 - $500,000

BEST VOLUME BUILDER DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000

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Project: Dakota, Traralgon Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Rio, Warragul Contact: Colin Bischof Phone: 0419 220 140 Website: www.simonds.com.au Designer: Simonds Homes

Project: Barossa 1, Warragul Contact: Louise Miniken Phone: 1300 545 464 Website: www.jgkinghomes.com.au Designer: JG King Homes

The Dakota provides function and affordability that suits a 14-metre wide lot. The home itself features four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas, as well as a modern, open-plan kitchen that is accessible to the meals/ dining and entertainment areas. This home easily achieves a 6-star rating, utilising bulk insulation in the walls and ceilings, and offering double-glazing as an option.

The Rio is an efficient home design that caters to the large family perfectly. The home flows from an elegant, formal entry with the master suite on one side, through to a separate lounge area before flowing into an open-plan kitchen with butler’s pantry, dining and living area. The entire living zone has access to a large wooden deck and alfresco area for outdoor entertaining. The secondary bedrooms with built-in robes, are situated at the rear of the home together with the main bathroom and separate toilet.

The Barossa 1 is a sophisticated, well-proportioned home offering stylish space to embrace and enjoy. The open-plan living design with direct access to the verandah incorporates a lavish family and meals area complemented by a gourmet kitchen and walk-in pantry. This home features three goodsized bedrooms including a master bedroom complete with a walk-in robe and ensuite. An additional living room is situated at the front of the home ensuring plenty of space to grow and flourish.

BEST CUSTOM HOME $300,000 - $400,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $600,000 - $800,000

HOTONDO HOMES INVERLOCH

WALTCON CONSTRUCTIONS

TS CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

Project: Inverloch Contact: Caroline Allen Phone: 0407 531 081 Website: www.hotondo.com.au Designer: Hotondo Homes Photographer: Leo Edwards Photography

Project: Traralgon Contact: Walter Furlan Phone: 0402 309 287 Website: www.waltcon.com.au Photographer: Colin Page Photography

This coastal inspired, contemporary beach house offers unrivalled modern living. Its smart design features couples with the textures and tones of the nearby coastline encapsulate seaside living at its best. The expansive, rear living area is a true highlight, featuring interconnected living, dining and meals areas. It also boasts a large alfresco area directly off the kitchen to create a secondary entertainment zone. The master bedroom, in the front of the home, captures the view over the wetlands, and has a spacious walk-in robe and stylish ensuite whilst the other three bedrooms all offer built-in robes and access to a secondary living zone.

This project required the demolition of the original dwelling and subsequent construction of this architectural bespoke home. “Versalok” masonry blocks were installed along with structural steel to support a suspended slab on bondek over the living areas and due to the large span over the garage, hollow core planks were craned into position, thus creating three separate levels of living. Living areas include master bedroom with ensuite, two bedrooms, home office, rumpus room, two bathrooms and an open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen with walk-in pantry.

Project: Sunderland Bay Contact: Trevor Bowler Phone: (03) 5672 2466 Website: www.tsconstructions.com.au Designer: Beaumont Concepts Photography: Alan Foon, Foons Photographics This two-storey luxury home on the foreshore at Phillip Island consists of an upper level kitchen, meals and living area, master bedroom, ensuite, robe, study and second bedroom. The design masterfully separates living and sleeping zones in two distinct areas, while the lower level features a third bedroom, second study, laundry, bathroom and rumpus room. The finishes are to an exceptionally high specification, with polished concrete floor on the lower level and polished solid timber upstairs. Feature racked ceilings in the main living areas add visual impact.

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REGIONAL ENTRANTS SOUTH EAST

BEST CUSTOM HOME $400,000 - $500,000

BEST CUSTOM HOME $1M - $2M

TS CONSTRUCTIONS P/L

TS CONSTRUCTIONS P/L Project: Inverloch Contact: Trevor Bowler Phone: (03) 5672 2466 Website: www.tsconstructions.com.au Designer: Coastal Design Group Photography: Alan Foon, Foons Photographics Featuring an expansive living zone with sweeping water views to the south and a protected north-facing outdoor living zone, this home epitomises coastal town living. The kitchen, situated in the heart of the home, has a feature island bench, huge walk-in pantry and great connectivity to the rest of the house. Sleeping accommodation consists of two bedrooms, the master with separate walk-in robes and ensuite. A study, family bathroom and internal access to the garage complete the offering.

Project: Tarwin Lower Contact: Trevor Bowler Phone: (03) 5672 2466 Website: www.tsconstructions.com.au Designer: David Robertshaw, Enviro Design & Drafting Photography: Alan Foon, Foons Photographics This home has over 360m-squared of living space with an additional 50m-squared of outdoor living. The kitchen, with its expansive views, is the heart of the home, has been finished to exceptional standards and overlooks a bright and airy dining area. Adjoining the kitchen is a comfortable living area, separated by a feature stone fireplace. Large windows and sliding doors ensure that the natural environment is always a feature. To one side of the home is the master wing, with a large bedroom, generous robes and luxurious ensuite, while the other three bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house.

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47

Enterprise Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd

AGL

14

Finnis Architects

Aim Hire

40

Arthouse Constructions

25

Bellemore Homes Bespoke Homes & Renovations Capel Constructions Cbus Super Fund Comelli Constructions

7 33 15, 56 13 101

Master Builders Foundation

93

95

MBA Insurance Services

12

Fox FM

58

Miele

45

Grenville Architectural Construction

33

Millenium Maintenance and Construction

101

Grollo Homes

11

Neumode Design & Construction

113

Harbour Concreting Services Hedger Construction Hotondo Homes Iurada Property Group

IFC

31, 134 21

Orbit Homes PGH Bricks & Pavers

5 27, 128

OBC

Poulsen Builders

35

63

PTA Landscapes

15

Corrben Homes

29

JG King Homes

121

Rylock Windows

83

Costa Building Group

61

Kemellie's Timber Flooring

151

Spacemaker Home Extensions

55

Damco Kitchens

67

L O`Grady Constructions

118

Splendor Kitchens

Delco Developments

45

Latrobe Valley Building Services

Dennis Family Homes

109

Lekeal Pty Ltd

DKO Architecture

118

Loba Australasia Long Island Homes

DP Scaffold Ecosmart Plumbing & Drainage Elegant Living Projects

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88 111 99

Marklew Housing Master Builders Australia

25 151

Stonehaven Homes

133 3

Surface Floors

29

67

Taurean Door Systems

47

39

USG Boral

8, 9 22

Virgon Constructions

124, IBC 61


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