March 4 -10, 2012
home help Shannon Lush comes up with some clever uses for a humble cardboard toilet-roll tube P29
P24 gardening Trevor Cochrane says autumn is a great time to establish a new lawn P28
photo finish International polo player Hugo Fischer shows us his favourites P32
Bonus MyAir smart aircon system worth $15,000. See page 11 for details. HOME
SANDRA PETERSON home editor
18 04 display home of the week Sorrento by The Rural Building Company
06 expert advice It pays to have a professional you can trust when you’re building a new home
08 development Jurien Bay is shaping up to be WA’s next property hot spot
10 build Beachridge by Southbound Homes
12 build Jurien Bay by Impressions the Home Builder
14 build Warren by Summit North West
16 master builders How the Federal Government’s carbon tax is likely to affect the building industry
18 most wanted Into the blue
20 at home There were no margins for error when Tony Tomizzi Builders created this contemporary City Beach abode
22 renovation: before & after Hallmark Developments director Mark Gethin renovated an early ’80s home in Mindarie for resale – but now he and his family are living there
24 my style
features editorr Di Sattler Tel: 9326 9559 / Fax: 9326 9411 email: email@example.com
home editor Sandra Peterson Tel: 9326 9539 / Fax: 9326 9411 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne showcases his new Port Coogee pad
26 shopfront Park Avenue Lifestyle aims to source homewares that you don’t see everywhere
feature writer Kristy Symonds Tel: 9326 9549 email: email@example.com HOME
designer Michael Moralee
production Saliya Goonewardene, Martin Saxon
administration Bev Bott Tel: 9326 9452
advertising Jamie Grindley Tel: 9326 9219 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thelma Sims Tel: 9326 9225 email: email@example.com
our cover Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne with his partner Alyssa Hennessy and her daughter, Avarna, at home in Port Coogee. Photographer: Daniel Wilkins
Three WA builders have opened display homes in Jurien Bay’s Beachridge estate. Summit North West, Impressions the Home Builder and Busselton-based Southbound Homes teamed up with the estate developer, the Ardross Group, after recognising the opportunities that the coastal town offers. Ardross Group director David Lantzke says partnering with these recognised brands will make building outside of the metro area seem less daunting to wouldbe homebuyers. Find out more about the development and the three display homes that have opened in our Beachridge feature, which starts on Page 8.
No Savings? We’ll open the door to your first home. No matter where you live in metro or regional WA, if you’ve had trouble saving for a home deposit or have had a poor credit history, we may be able to help you into your first home. As part of Residential Building WA, we have access to a range of finance options from exclusive no savings home loans* to fixed rate mortgages. Not sure if you qualify? Speak to us and see how we can help open the door to home ownership. *Conditions apply.
p 9202 9224 e firstname.lastname@example.org HOME
28 gardening Chances are your lawn was scorched during our very hot summer, but you can salvage it
home help Handy uses for the humble cardboard toilet-roll tube
30 open for inspection Your essential guide to WA’s display homes
32 photo finish International polo player Hugo Fischer, who is captain of the Perth Polo Club, shows us his favourites
NO DEPOSIT? NO PROBLEM! * NORTH House & Land Packages from $289 p/w
Ne Alki w Disp mo lay & W s, Bald s NO est Swa ivis WO n PEN
CHOOSE YOUR HOME
CHOOSE YOUR SUBURB
Padbury from $392,990 or $458 p/w*
Craigie from $341,990 or $397 p/w*
Bassendean from $335,773 or $390 p/w*
Canning Vale+ from $311,990 or $361 p/w*
Wellard+ from $250,990 or $289 p/w*
ARE YOU STILL RENTING OR LIVING AT HOME? We have helped realise the dream of home ownership for over 1500 West Australians. Donâ€™t be left behind, if you can afford to pay rent, you can generally afford to own your own home. Call now 133 733 or visit one of our display centres to check your eligibility.
Coogee+ from $358,000 or $416 p/w*
DISPLAY HOME LOCATIONS ST
B O TA NIC
Ramada Hammond Park
Paris West Swan
Aria West Swan
ON M ERT AND
Luxor Games Ellenbrook
Caesars Banksia Grove
ST LEONARDS BVD
OOD AV NORW
S PASS EWEN
AV ION RM MA
BLUEWATER DR WAY LOOP LEE
SOUTH MARSHALL RD
IE BLD QUAR
BRANDONE ALH0056 ST-HOMES 190212
PREFER ANOTHER SUBURB?
Trump Alfresco Hacienda Piara Waters Wellard
133 733 all hrs *Conditions apply. All prices quoted are after the reduction of the $7000 first home owners grant. Weekly repayments based on house & land package price at a rate of 6.87%. A comparison rate of 7.57% applies. Terms and conditions, fees and charges, and normal lending criteria apply. + Canning Vale, Coogee, Bassendean and Wellard areas. Photos for illustration purposes only.
display home OF THE WEEK
✱ Visit the new Display Home of
the Week gallery at PerthNow and feast your eyes on more of the Sorrento’s impressive features.
HOLIDAY VIBE HARD TO BEAT
APPY childhood memories of holidays by the beach were the starting point for the Sorrento by The Rural Building Company. “The brief was simple. We wanted to build a holiday home like they used to,” says Jay Walter, general manager at The Rural Building Company. “When you drive through holiday towns such as Yanchep, Moore River and Lancelin, you see the original ‘ﬁbro beach shacks’ on poles that people used to build a lot in the ’60s and ’70s. “The Sorrento needed to be the modern-day version of one of these homes but be diverse as to where and how it could be built.” The result is a fabulous “upside down” home with a relaxed holiday vibe that takes in views of the coast or the countryside. On display in Yanchep, the Sorrento can easily be built on a sloping site where the pole and timber frame construction can cut down on site costs. Jay says one client has built the home on a bushland site with views through the tree canopies to create the feeling of a “massive treehouse”. The company has also developed a singlestorey version of the Sorrento for people building on traditional lots or who simply don’t need a lofty outlook. “We’ve also had a number of people enclose the ground level of the Sorrento to provide additional rooms, garage space and games rooms,” Jay says. “For a lot of clients, the Sorrento has been the source of inspiration in creating a customdesigned home that suits their speciﬁc lot and requirements.” With just the entrance and lobby downstairs, there’s plenty of room for parking the 4WD, the boat and the trailer.
Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchen and living area that leads to a huge elevated alfresco deck. The deck connects to the house on three sides, with sliding doors from the kitchen, free-form living area and master bedroom. Opting for bifolding doors would open up the house to the outdoors and the views even more. “When people visit the home and walk out from the kitchen or living room to the alfresco, it’s easy for them to picture kicking back with friends and family or having a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the world go by,” Jay says. “The U-shaped ﬂoor plan was about creating a living space where the alfresco would really interact with the living room and kitchen as the home is purely about lifestyle.” The builder has deliberately shunned theatre rooms, studies and activity rooms in favour of big well-proportioned spaces that feel fresh and open. Raking ceilings add to the sense of height and volume in the living space and master suite, while the kitchen and bathrooms are chic and contemporary. Outside, the striking roof pitch, Colorbond cladding, weatherboards and extensive use of timber evoke happy holiday memories of yesteryear. Paula Evans
MASTER BUILDERS BANKWEST HOUSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012 Display Homes $280,000 to $350,000
The Rural Building Company ✱ price
$314,000 ✱ location
Beachhaven Drive,Yanchep ✱ open Today, 1pm-5pm; Saturday, 1pm-5pm ✱ phone 1800 643 800 ✱ website www.ruralbuilding.com.au
It’s all that we do.
essentials ✱ size
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
280.55sq m, including alfresco deck and carport width 15.36m depth 14.10m bedrooms Three bathrooms Two, plus shower in the laundry garage 34.41sq m
Pictures: Joel Barbitta, D-Max Photography
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
Upside-down design Perfect for views Free-form living Flexible design Outdoor staircase Large elevated deck
trade secrets ✱ Part of the lower area can be easily enclosed to create a downstairs games room.
upper floor bath bed 2
wc free-form living
The key to successful development is finding a trusted partner who can add value, offer professional advice and be part of your solution. Because development is Ventura ID’s only business, we focus on the smartest ways to maximise your returns. We know the most efficient way to subdivide a block.
ground floor shr st l’dry foyer
Our designers know how to make a plan work, even on a tight site. And our team of experts handle everything from concept to handover. You have peace of mind knowing your development is with partners whose aim is to help you get the most out of your block.
Development Options • • • • • •
Duplex Triplex Quadruplex Double Storey House behind house Multi units
Call us today for an obligation free site assessment
Peter Grickage email@example.com
South West: Jim Evans | 9792 2388 | firstname.lastname@example.org
UILDING your dream home is not only emotional – it can also be complicated if you don’t have an expert on your side. For that reason, my biggest piece of advice is to work with a qualified, experienced building company. In fact, it makes sense to start researching and talking to experts long before you’re ready to take the plunge. The builder you choose needs to become your partner in the building project, someone whom you can trust and turn to for informed advice. For example, your builder can examine your block, its size and orientation and advise on what can and can’t be done. This is a fundamental first step in the building process and a good builder will talk you through all of the possibilities. Appointing a builder with a proven track record is particularly crucial given the introduction of mandatory 6-star energy requirements, which come into force in May for all new WA properties, regardless of size. This is one area where sound advice from your builder will ensure the design of your new home’s efficiency reaches the required standard. Another fundamental point to make is the importance of being open and honest with
the builder you choose, particularly with regard to your lifestyle and how you live. For example, are you a lock-up-and-leave family? Do you love entertaining in your alfresco area? Will you have frequent overnight visitors or interstate guests? Are you a keen cyclist? Do you want your $10,000 racing bike stored in the garage or hanging in the hallway as a piece of art? Asking these questions (and others) is important because the more you think about and share details about your lifestyle, the better the design of your new home will be. Similarly, you may already know that you want a white kitchen and, soon after, it’s very possible that you will be presented with 10 different shades of white. This is when the interior decorator experts in pre-start come into their own with specialist advice. They can help families choose the right shade and also the right materials to suit individual lifestyle requirements. At the same time, always remember there’s no such thing as a stupid question. There is no shame in asking for help. After all, you visit an accountant for taxes and a dentist for dental advice, so it makes sense to do your homework and seek out the
right professional for specialist work when building your home. Home building is no different to other professions in that it is possible to save a lot of anguish and hassle if you listen to the experts. Take advantage of expert advice throughout the process and listen to their reasoning. Put simply, the more trust you have in your building company the better the outcome. That is why it’s important to have a sound relationship built on mutual respect.
Picture: Richard Polden
Building a home can be an exciting experience and Webb & Brown-Neaves sales manager Rob Crawford knows all about it. He has just completed the third he has built for himself
DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW. NEW DESIGNS, NEW LEVELS OF LUXURY AND INNOVATION.
Space for you. Space for everyone. Designed for contemporary family living.
Revel in space and sumptuous sophistication on a grand scale.
Experience the unmistakably resort-style holiday ambience. Rear outlooks. FW
balcony recessed ceiling 4760 x 4080
4220 x 3000
4950 x 4680
5080 x 3560 31c recessed ceiling
5000 x 4360 1st
sitting 5560 x 4520
6010 x 5050
3480 x 3950
3000 x 3950 recessed ceiling
4330 x 4590 31c ceiling
3850 x 4590 31c ceiling
5030 x 3990
balcony recessed ceiling
DN 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
void bed 4
1 2 3 4
4170 x 3630
theatre 4760 x 3890
pdr 2 17 16 15 14
3140 x 4160
kitchen 28c ceiling
6280 x 4790 32c recessed ceiling
4160 x 3300
62c recessed ceiling
5890 x 5290
ens 32c high ceilings
7570 x 4300
4760 x 4080 30c recessed ceiling
4360 x 3120
fr/fz rrec ec e c
4230 x 4000
pty p ttyy
dining 5000 x 4010
3290 x 3460
4250 x 5730
32c high ceilings
3450 x 4680
c w wc
7280 x 5050
wir ir w ir
recessed ceiling 32c high ceilings
portico 31c ceiling
study 3120 x 3320 32c high ceilings
32c high ceilings
UP 1 2 3 4
pdr 1FW 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
3850 x 3290
4060 x 5870 32c ceiling
4000 x 4200
+4c +2c 00c up
+4c +2c 00c up (N)
kitchen 27c ceiling
4230 x 3000
bed 3 (N)
garage 28c ceiling
study 4020 x 3300 32c ceiling
entry void over 1st
Versions from $251,935 Display $369,850
Versions from $442,069 Display $591,590
Versions from $447,850 Display $619,750
W We’ve ’ been b setting tti industry i d t benchmarks b h k since i 1975 att Lifestyle Lif t l – from f our d demolish-and-build li h d b ild expertise, enabling you to build the home you want wherever you like, to our much-anticipated display homes. So, it’s with great pride that we invite you to experience our latest and most innovative display home designs, once again raising the bar in terms of space, specifications and affordability. Images for illustrative purposes only.
NOW OPEN WOODLANDS Lyon Road, Wandi, 9437 1647
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY SANCTUARY Flowerield Loop, Southern River, 9394 0622
SUNSETS 14 Romano Crescent, Iluka, 9305 4151
JUNIPER Ruskin Brace, Parkland Heights, Baldivis, 6466 1234
LIBERTY Foundry Turn, Harrisdale, 9393 2544
Displays Open Mon/Wed 2-5pm Sat/Sun 1-5pm
lifestylehomes.com.au Call 6466 1234 all hours HOME
Beachridge estate in Jurien Bay – developed by the Ardross Group – has received a huge boost with three builders setting up display homes and also offering house-and-land packages priced from just over $400,000
TRIO of display homes in the Beachridge estate has introduced homebuyers in Jurien Bay to a wider choice of builders. Summit North West, Impressions the Home Builder and Busselton-based Southbound Homes have all recognised the opportunities in the coastal town after building show homes for Beachridge developer, the Ardross Group of Companies. “These three builders are expanding their businesses to include Jurien Bay,” says Ardross director David Lantzke. David says research has shown that 65 per cent of people buying into Jurien Bay, 200km north of Perth, are based in the Perth metropolitan area. He says teaming up with brands recognised in and around Perth will give buyers more conﬁdence and he hopes it will ease some of the challenges that people associate with building outside of the metro area, such as supervision, sourcing trades and transporting materials. “It’s about providing that higher level of customer service,” he says. “We’re trying to make the building process easier. “Jurien Bay isn’t remote. It just doesn’t have those economies of scale yet.” It could prove to be auspicious timing for builders and buyers alike as Jurien Bay was listed last year as one of nine nominated “super towns” by the WA State Government, with $85.5 million in funding up for grabs. The travel time to Jurien Bay from Joondalup has also recently been cut to just one hour and 45 minutes thanks to the new Indian Ocean Drive, making the town more accessible to buyers looking for a sea change or holiday home. Ardross is acting as matchmaker, bringing together Summit North West, Impressions and Southbound Homes with people who want to build in Jurien Bay. “Most people who come through the displays
10 metre wide Duplex Development
✱ For more information, contact the Ardross Group of Companies, phone: 9213 4144, www.beachridge. com.au.
Two Storey Duplex Development
Melville Waters Two Storey Strata Display Home at Unit 2, 3 Money Place, Melville
have already bought a piece of land and they’re looking for a builder,” David says. Ardross has also teamed up with the three builders to offer buyers a range of house-andland packages that will streamline the building process even further. Offered as turnkey homes priced from just over $400,000, the house-and-land packages include internal painting, blinds and ﬂoor coverings, plus an allowance for landscaping, fencing, paving, airconditioning and a rainwater tank. David says the Beachridge estate, which is just one of several estates within the Turquoise Coast master planned community being developed by Ardross, has been appealing to retirees, families and ﬂy-in-ﬂy-out workers, as well as those looking for a coastal retreat. The mini display village has just opened on Prevelly Drive in Beachridge, showcasing coastal living that will appeal to this broad range of buyers. Summit North West has built a steel-framed home while Impressions and Southbound have opted for double brick. All three have coastal elevations and a Colorbond roof in keeping with the Beachridge building design guidelines. Landscaping at Beachridge, where 1000 lots of about 700sq m are being developed, has been designed to blend with the natural coastal vegetation. There are more opportunities to build elsewhere in the Turquoise Coast development, including Drovers Retreat where 2000sq m special residential lots are being created. Blocks of two or four hectares will be developed at the Marine Fields estate. Ardross specialises in creating larger than average lots and has developments in Albany, Cervantes and Bunbury. Paula Evans
Leederville Two Storey Strata Display Home 2 Byron Street, Leederville
Develop from only $113,778!
Plans start from $113,778. Two storey from under $211,000. • House behind a house • Duplex and triplex developments • Multi-unit sites • Two storey developments
(When do we start?)
Open on Sat & Sun 2-4pm
For an obligation free quote call 9366 0100 (all hours) or visit plunkettdevelopments.com.au
Builder’s Reg No. 7995 RARE_PLH19438C
(JUST TICK THE BOXES Q ) CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL ELEVATION
4780 x 4690
259m2 total area
4000 x 2990
BED 4 3000 x 4100
DINING 4930 x 4200
WC KITCHEN BATH
4000 x 3000 S&R
3890 x 3880
THEATRE 5330 x 3800
lla idja Loop
6200 2022 all hours
GAMES ROOM STUDY HOME THEATRE PRAYER ROOM STORE ROOM COMPUTER NOOK ACTIVITY ALFRESCO BAR SCULLERY HOME GYM 3 CAR GARAGE OTHER
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
The Massimo Greylock Meander, Madeley.
The Aston Botanic Ave, Banksia Grove.
The Bugatti (by Appt only) Millard Way, Byford.
The Capri St Leonards Bvd, West Swan.
The Havana Claret Ash Blvd, Baldivis.
The Armani (by Appt only) Safford Ave, Aveley.
Q Q Q
CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL ROOMS
CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL NO. OF BEDROOMS THREE FOUR FIVE +
4680 x 4660
2010 & 2011 HIA - Housing Awards Finalist, Display Homes $1,200,001 & Over
Tel 9302 6220 all hours seacresthomes.com.au HOME
build UNDER $250,000
HE Beachridge by Southbound Homes is a great starting point for a custom-built beachside retreat to suit your needs and lifestyle in the coastal town of Jurien Bay. “At Southbound Homes we offer the opportunity to build a home designed to suit your needs and your budget, giving you a space that will be uniquely yours in form and function,” says Jeremy Evans, director at Southbound Homes. Family, lifestyle, land and budget are all taken into account to create a purpose-built home
Matterhorn | $259,090
on the coast, with azure waters and beautiful beaches on the doorstep. Jeremy says energy efficiency and environmental responsibility are also built into a Southbound home. Illustrating design ideas for a carefree coastal lifestyle, the four-bedroom Beachridge, on display in Jurien Bay, has outdoor living areas to the front and to the rear. “Entertaining is made easy with an alfresco running from the living area,” Jeremy says. The Southbound designers have also made sure the master suite has an indoor/outdoor
Armstrong | $261,999
connection to the alfresco at the front. To the rear of the home is a second outdoor living area that is reached from the breakfast area adjoining the kitchen. Fresh interiors enhance the laid-back coastal vibe, while free-flowing spaces make for easy living. “The Beachridge is a perfect entertaining and family home,” Jeremy says. The front alfresco adjoins a porch, which leads to a separate entry foyer flowing through to the everyday living space. Stainless steel appliances, an L-shaped
Ocean Vista | $323,325
breakfast bar and a walk-in pantry feature in the kitchen. The builder has also incorporated display shelving facing the breakfast area. Sliding doors to the alfresco make it easy to open the master bedroom up to cooling breezes, while the ensuite with its twin vanities illustrates the fuss-free styling many buyers look for. Three minor bedrooms have been grouped together, along with the second bathroom, laundry, toilet and a walk-in linen cupboard. Busselton-based Southbound was introduced to the opportunities in Jurien Bay, 200km
The Hamilton | $327,689
2050 x 3220
3600 x 4000
3600 x 4110 GAS HP
3690 x 4310
3250 x 3340
3730 x 3740
11 12 13 14 15 DN
6 5 4 3 2
4100 x 4000
4400 x 4090
BED 3 3520 x 2700
HOME THEATRE 3790 x 3510
3125 x 3090
2925 x 3090
3500 x 4200
4420 x 4030
THEATRE 3790 x 3510
3340 x 3550
LIVING 5675 x 4490
3790 x 4300
3600 x 4310
3000 x 3710
3520 x 2700
3420 x 4170
3125 x 3580
KITCHEN GAS HP
3730 x 4150
4070 x 3420
6 5 4 3 2 1
WIL GUEST BED GARAGE
4100 x 2940
3800 x 3305
Off the plan
A collection of stylish two-storey homes for the price of single
A diverse selection of clever and affordable homes with street appeal
Home designs that make the most of front or rear views
Designs to complement how you live. Featuring huge theatre, living or entertaining spaces
top people in two storey
p 9202 9202 e email@example.com | in-vogue.com.au
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
Southbound Homes price $242,000 location Prevelly Way, Beachridge estate, Jurien Bay open Today, 11am-3pm; Saturday, 11am-3pm phone 0437 411 819
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
✱ Mix sandy tones and fresh white for coastal street appeal.
essentials north of Perth, after Jeremy was asked to build a home for his cousin. A referral led to a second building contract in the town and then Southbound was asked to build the Beachridge, one of three display homes in the Beachridge estate, which is being developed by the Ardross Group of Companies. The builder is also working with Ardross to offer a range of house-and-land packages in Beachridge starting from $432,000, as well as building custom-designed beachside residences. Paula Evans
Front-facing alfresco Rear entertaining area Twin vanities in ensuite Coastal elevation Open-plan living
221.09sq m, including porch, alfresco and garage width 15.59m depth 19.74m bedrooms Four bathrooms Two garage 35.37sq m
bed 2 robe
double garage entry
The Grant | $360,845 WC ENS
MASTER SUITE 5590 x 4170
SITTING 3530 x 4480
3850 x 3000
3690 x 3000
L'DRY WM W
ALFRESCO 4250 x 3850
LIVING 5290 x 4470
3850 x 3000
3850 x 4350
4220 x 3670
OFFICE 3330 x 3080
LOUNGE 3530 x 4480
Display Series From $337,994 Ensuite spas and high ceilings. Display home standard of finishes and fixtures
Bonus MyAir smart aircon system worth $15,000 Build with In-Vogue in March and you'll receive the lastest reverse-cycle air-conditioning system. Allowing you to control the airflow and air pressure in each individual room of your new home.
Displays open Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm and Monday and Wednesday from 2-5pm. Iluka, Romano Cresent Ph: 9202 9262 all hours. Alkimos, Shipmaster Avenue. By appointment Ph: 0417 981 911. Wandi, Bruny Meander Ph: 9202 9348. Southern River, Aldenham Drive Ph: 0404 032 008. Mandurah, Cobaki Place, Lakelands Ph: 9583 3743.
Builders of the Telethon Home since 2006
Part of the Residential Building WA Family
build UNDER $300,000
HETHER you’re drawn to Jurien Bay for the ﬁshing, the boating or the beaches, Impressions the Home Builder is conﬁdent its ﬁrst Central Coast display home is perfectly in tune with the coastal lifestyle. Laurie Baker, general manager at Impressions, says the aptly named Jurien Bay encourages the relaxed sea change and holiday vibe that the town is renowned for. “From the outset, the design of the Jurien Bay is tailor-made for the accompanying lifestyle,” Laurie says. He says the deep front veranda not only contributes to an attractive elevation but it also offers the perfect place to unwind with a coffee or good book. Outdoor living space at the back of the home has also been tailored to suit a beachside routine, with a good-sized alfresco and a separate barbecue area perfect for preparing and cooking the day’s catch. Laurie says the conveniently located laundry with its separate shower ensures that “after a relaxing day of ﬁshing or swimming” you can clean up without carrying sand throughout the remainder of the home. The open-plan family room, which leads straight out to the alfresco, adjoins both the dining room and the kitchen. The kitchen is stylishly contemporary, featuring Corian benchtops, soft-close doors and drawers, lots of overhead cupboards, a walk-in pantry and 900mm stainless steel appliances, including a curved-glass canopy range hood. A curved breakfast bar and a curved bulkhead above add to its designer appeal. The ﬂoor plan for the Warren provides for four double bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and
an open-style ensuite featuring a larger-thanaverage shower. The three minor bedrooms have been positioned on the opposite side of the hallway but the layout means that one can easily be turned into a multipurpose activity room, theatre room, studio space or a study as displayed. “Flexibility is at the core of the design,” Laurie says. He says buyers in the Central Coast are looking for “quality home designs, at an affordable price, delivered in a reasonable time frame”, making them no different to purchasers in the metropolitan area. “The Jurien Bay has been designed with wide appeal in mind,” Laurie says. “Local families, investors, retirees and those considering a sea change would all beneﬁt from this ﬂexible, stylish and affordable home design.” Expanding into Jurien Bay was a natural move for Impressions, which is part of BGC, one of Australia’s largest home building groups. “The majestic coastal location and enviable lifestyle – notwithstanding the development potential of Jurien Bay – marks the way for a thriving community with a high standard of living,” Laurie says. The completion of the Indian Ocean Drive between Lancelin and Cervantes has cut travel time to Jurien Bay from Perth, making the long-time favourite holiday destination more accessible. “Jurien Bay provides a highly desirable and affordable sea change alternative to the SouthWest,” Laurie says. “As the major service centre for the Central Coast of WA, along with the expanding development plans for Jurien Bay, investors are primed to take advantage of the potential growth opportunity.” Paula Evans
Our 100 years of experience means that you can expect...
JURIEN BAY ✱ builder
Impressions the Home Builder ✱ price
$267,440 ✱ location
Prevelly Way, Beachridge estate, Jurien Bay ✱ open Today, 11am-3pm; Saturday, 11am-3pm ✱ phone 6461 5297 ✱ website www.impressions.net.au
essentials ✱ size
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
284.57sq m, including veranda, alfresco and barbecue area width 14.4m depth 22.1m bedrooms Four bathrooms Two, plus powder room garage 35.13sq m
For any company to have been in business for over 100 years, they have to be doing things right. At Plunkett that means designing and building homes that, like us, will stand the test of time.
BLETCHLEY PARK . $342,800.
features Activity/fourth bedroom Alfresco Veranda Barbecue area High ceilings
MASTER SUITE DROPPED BULKHEAD OVER AT 31C
4.53 x 4.35 RAISED CEILING 34C RAISED CEILING 31C
RAISED CEILING 34C
10.67 x 5.22 OVERALL
RAISED CEILING 34C
STUDY 3.00 x 4.98
3.00 x 3.46
3.00 x 3.46
L’DRY VOID UNDER
VERANDAH 1 EXPOSED BEAM
multi-purpose/ bed 4
bed 1 linen
The Bletchley Park is a big family home that effortlessly blends federation style with contemporary living. Raised ceilings, bright open spaces and a huge open plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens onto a covered alfresco area are just some of the stand out features of this delightful home.
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE bed 2
BED 4 3.00 x 4.55
RAISED CEILING 31C
4.41 x 6.82 FACE BRICK HEARTH
6.23 x 6.11 OVERALL
RAISED CEILING 31C
✱ Team weatherboard cladding with contrasting rendered piers and a Colorbond roof for a look that’s both coastal and contemporary.
PAVED DRIVEWAY AND PATH INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
REMOTE SECTIONAL GARAGE DOOR
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
entry bed 3
COMPLIMENTARY DAY-LONG CONSULTATION WITH YOUR NEW PLUNKETT HOME.
Over 100 years of experience built into every home. verandah
• Australis – Fortis Pass, Wandi.
• Leederville – 2 Byron Street, Leederville.
• Avon Lodge – Adlington Pass, Ellenbrook.
• Melville Waters – Unit 2, 3 Money Place, Melville.
• Bletchley Park – Michigan Turn, Southern River.
Displays Open: Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm
• Cable Beach – Shipmaster Avenue, Alkimos. • Kartika – Jasper Way, Lakelands. • Rose Bay – Monticello Meander, Landsdale. • Toorak – Burlington Drive, Baldivis.
• Daintree – Countess Circuit, South Yunderup. Display Open: By appointment only. Builders Reg No 7995 RARE_PLH19438B
Displays Open: Mon & Wed 2-5pm. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 1-5pm.
BEST NATIONAL DISPLAY HOME UNDER $250,000 The Resort
WINNER Contract Homes $230,000 - $280,000 Dirkhartog Rd, Bullcreek
Visit plunketthomes.com.au or call 9366 0100 (all hours) HOME
build UNDER $250,000 WARREN ✱ builder
Summit North West ✱ price
$249,514 ✱ location
Prevelly Drive, Beachridge estate, Jurien Bay ✱ open Today, 11am-3pm; Saturday, 11am-3pm ✱ phone 9317 6660 ✱ website www.summitnorthwest.com.au
side of the living area to give it the separation required from the minor bedrooms. It opens to the front porch to enhance the Warren’s holiday-at-home ambience. As well as including a double garage, the design makes provision for the storage of holiday essentials such as a boat or caravan. Summit North West is inviting buyers to take advantage of its “build now, pay later” promotion. “Summit North West will build their new home and they won’t need to make any mortgage repayments until handover,” Brett says. “The promotion was devised from the knowledge that many people in the North-West are challenged ﬁnancially when undertaking the purchase of their new home given the price of rents and cost of living in these locations.” The builder also offers turnkey solutions so that the home is ready to move into, complete with painting inside and out, ﬂoor coverings and window treatments. Paula Evans
✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
features ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱ ✱
Wraparound porch Alfresco Store Rear garage Sliding doors to master suite Q-Stone kitchen benchtops
trade secrets ✱ Paving to the porch, alfresco and driveway is included.
bed 3 activity
wir bed 1 ens porch
HOOSING a steel-framed home could mean you’re enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of Jurien Bay quicker than you think. “Steel-framed homes can be built much faster than cavity-brick homes and they achieve a much higher energy rating without any further adjustments required to the construction process,” says Brett Garrett, general manager at Summit North West. On display in the Beachridge estate in Jurien Bay, the Warren is a steel-framed home where lifestyle and family living go hand in hand. As with all homes built by Summit North West, this four-bedroom contemporary design achieves a minimum 7-star energy rating. The design also takes into account the need for considered orientation so that the home is protected from strong winds from the southwest. “We have been able to successfully design the Warren to take advantage of the cooling sea breeze while offering protective areas for year-round entertaining,” Brett says. While the Warren can easily be replicated as it is, the builder anticipates it will also be used as the starting point for a host of individually designed homes for retirees, families and those looking for a holiday hideaway. “We tend to view our display homes as inspiration centres for people,” Brett says. With its extensive wraparound front porch and rear alfresco, the Warren certainly includes plenty of space for outdoor living. Reﬂecting the Beachridge building design guidelines, the front porch also promotes opportunities to say “g’day” to the neighbours. “At the heart of the estate design guidelines is the philosophy of encouraging interaction among the community while maintaining the natural landscape and reducing water usage along the way,” Brett says. Complementing its beachside location, the Warren has a relaxed coastal charm with openplan living areas for the family and a kids’ zone with an activity room. Ceilings throughout the home are 2.7m high to add to the feeling of spaciousness and help making cooling the home easier, while the ﬂoor plan has been devised with sensible zoning in mind. “The Warren offers distinct accommodation areas with the living zone acting as the central hub,” Brett says. “Effectively, this allows for certain areas to be shut off when not in use.” Anchored by a smart contemporary kitchen that features Q-Stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and coloured-glass splashbacks, the living area leads straight out to the alfresco. The master bedroom, with its walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, has been positioned to one
256.92sq m, including porch, alfresco, store and garage width 13.35m depth 26.48m bedrooms Four bathrooms Two garage 36.25sq m
STEELING THE SHOW
Find out more at www.shelford.com.au
With the Federal Government’s carbon tax coming into force from July 1, Master Builders director Michael McLean looks at how this tax is likely to affect the building industry
I am about to sign a building contract for a house-and-land package. Are there any conditions that should be included to protect me against unexpected events? I am not sure which building contract you are going to use. Master Builders has a “proforma” building contract document, which is used by many builders throughout the state.There are also other standard industry documents that have stood the test of time and include provisions to cover almost any situation that could arise during the building process. Use of these well-regarded documents is, however, not mandatory. A builder may have his own document, which you should, like all legal documents, read carefully and understand before signing. If you do not understand any item, seek advice or clarification before signing. As a last resort you may wish to add that the contract is subject to a certain condition or event. It will be up to the builder whether to agree to this clause or not. There are a couple of scenarios that may arise that could affect parties to the contract and whether the contract will proceed.
the contract is subject to finance being available. Arranging finance is the client’s responsibility, although the builder may be able to assist in this process. Inability to obtain finance will cause the contract to lapse.
✱ Create spaces both inside and outside your
home that can be a quiet retreat – such as a courtyard off the master bedroom. ✱ If you want an area to be private, use screens, window treatments or landscaping that can provide privacy both visually and for sound insulation. ✱ Use plantings to buffer noise on boundaries. When doing this, select suitable plants that are not deciduous or have invasive roots that would damage fences or retaining walls. ✱ Install a water feature that can break up noise and create a relaxing atmosphere. ✱ * Visit mbawa.com and check out the A-Z building information.
Nominees Pty Ltd 008 865 585) For The Summit Homes Unit Trust. Leach Highway, Myaree, 6154. one(08) 9317 0100 9317 2392
C Complete Homes: E Each home comes with quality floor coverings, window treatments, secure double garage with auto remote control door.
3710 x 2860
2800 x 3880
3690 x 2700
3690 x 3860
4710 x 4740
ALFRESCO 2880 x 3760
BED 2 3690 x 2650
Q Quality Built: E Easystart is part of the Summit Homes Group, WA’s leading builder, building quality homes for over 30 years.
✱ There are provisions in the Home Building
Q Quality Finishes and Fixtures: T Tisira kitchen appliances, semi-frameless pivot doors to showers, Jason Breezelock windows and sliding doors.
4590 x 7300 O/ALL
Delays in obtaining necessary approvals Picture: iStockphoto.com/RapidEye
Some ways to create more privacy include:
LIVING / DINING
Contracts Act (which governs the contract) that determine the rights of the builder and client in the event of delays in obtaining all necessary approvals (local government, public utilities, etc) and any resultant price increases.
title may not have transferred to the client before the building contract is signed. There is usually a provision in the contract that states that the builder will not commence building work until land title becomes available.
Respecting your neighbours’ privacy is essential when building, says Master Builders technical adviser Romina De Santis of walls and the building materials you are considering.
3690 x 2740
✱ There is usually a clause stating that
✱ With a house-and-land package, land
Balconies can also meet the requirements by installing suitable screens. Regardless of the limits set, a person on a balcony that complies with the distances set out in the planning codes is still likely to see all of your backyard and into your home. Although we gave up on aspiring to own a traditional quarter-acre (1011sq m) block many decades ago, we still want the same distance from our neighbours. Often our perception is much greater than the reality of the imposition on our privacy because it is not likely our neighbours are actually interested in what is happening on our side of the fence. If you are building a two-storey home or addition, give your neighbours the courtesy of showing them what you hope to build and explaining where windows will be, the heights
4680 x 3120
A-Z BUILDING information
ITH blocks of land becoming smaller and homes larger, privacy is constantly raised as an issue by adjoining owners when new buildings are proposed. Two-storey homes with windows and balconies are only limited by the provisions of the planning codes and local policies and these will not safeguard your privacy 100 per cent. Not all development is subject to neighbour consultation as designers can include small or highlight windows that you can see from your property that meet planning code requirements.
A collection of stunning homes from Easystart. Each home comes with an amazing array of inclusions. Easy Start, Easy Life, Easy Land and Easy Investment.
householders “paying twice” in terms of environmental charges when buying a new home or undertaking renovations of existing homes – through the carbon tax and through the higher costs associated with the 6-star energy efficiency requirements. Regrettably, the Federal Government does not appear to adequately recognise that new homebuyers and home renovators are already making a meaningful contribution to carbon abatement in Australia through the minimum 6-star energy rating system imposed on new residential buildings. This regulatory requirement is expected to reduce emissions signiﬁcantly each year. The impact of the carbon tax will not fall solely on owner-occupier homebuyers, but will also be felt by those in the rental market. Rental investors will be under added pressure to claw back from renters the likely increased cost of providing new rental accommodation, having a regressive impact on lower income
earners who are to receive no direct compensation. The absence of a discrete compensation package for the housing industry, in contrast to arrangements made for other impacted sectors, means the carbon tax is likely to have a greaterthan-otherwise impact on the cost of housing and an adverse effect on housing affordability. Master Builders has recommended that the Gillard Government compensate ﬁrst homebuyers for the expected cost of the carbon tax and the move to 6-star for residential housing with broad increases in the value of the First Home Owner Grant. Master Builders has recommended that the grant be increased to $20,000 for new homebuyers in the June quarter of 2012, with guaranteed indexation in line with future movements in house-price inﬂation. All builders will be affected in some way by the carbon tax. How they respond and seek to pass on the increased cost will vary based on their individual circumstances. Consumer protection laws will help to ensure that homebuyers are not penalised by unjustiﬁable cost increases due to the introduction of the carbon tax.
CCORDING to various analyses and forecasts undertaken and reported by the Treasury, the construction sector will be among the hardest hit by the carbon tax. The gross output of the construction sector is expected to be 0.9 per cent lower than otherwise by 2020 and 5 per cent lower in 2050. Econometric modelling of the impact of the carbon tax, commissioned by Master Builders and undertaken by CIE, found building and construction costs are likely to increase by between 1.4 and 2 per cent by 2020 due to price increases in key emission-intensive materials such as steel, aluminium, cement and glass. Taken as a whole, these ﬁndings are consistent with industry estimates that the cost of new housing could rise by at least $1000 to $2000 as a result of the carbon tax, adding further pressures on housing affordability. The carbon tax will also have an adverse impact on the provision of community facilities and infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, medical centres, aged-care facilities and roads, which will not be immune from increases in construction costs whether as a result of wage rises or the imposition of the carbon tax on key inputs. This will have a direct impact on the government’s capacity to deliver much-needed public infrastructure. The imposition of the carbon tax will also see
Gavan Forster from Master Builders answers readers’ questions about home building issues.
3690 x 2630
2790 x 3930
KITCHEN FR/FZ REC
THEATRE 3610 x 3870
Provisional sums and prime costs ✱ Most building contracts only include
estimated amounts for site works and prime cost items. There may be some deviation from these estimated amounts when building work commences. All parties to the contract should know and understand their rights and obligations if unexpected events arise. ✱ For more information on building, visit the
Master Builders A-Z Building Information Directory at www.mbawa.com. If you have any questions about home building or purchase issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO VISIT 69 DISPLAY HOMES THIS WEEKEND? VISIT displayhomeswa.com.au FOR EASY VIEWING OF: Display houses Single and double story New home designs Floor plans Photo galleries Building suppliers and services Display villages
MASTER SUITE V'DAH
3690 x 4030
THEATRE 3410 x 3420
GARAGE ENT. BRICK PAVED DRIVE (UP TO 30m²)
Total area: 200m2
STUDY 3230 x 2490
BRICK PAVED DRIVE (UP TO 30m²)
Easystart Homes 9333 Use this QR code with your smartphone
Brought to you by
Total area: 219m2
easystarthomes.com.au Visit one of our Stunning Display Homes
The Abrolhos, Wellard, Onyx Lane • The Bayview & The Echo Beach, Baldivis, Ruskin Brace • The Floreat, Butler, Landbeach Boulevard Follow us on facebook.com/ EasystartHomes
• The Lodge, Banksia Grove, Botanic Avenue • The Metropolis, Ellenbrook, Adlington Way • The Swanbourne, Lakelands, Jasper Way
true blue THE colour blue has traditionally been associated with having a relaxing effect on people. Bring a sense of calm into your living space by furnishing it with a selection of shades ranging from bright to light. Kristy Symonds
Products: Sourced by Kristy Symonds / Pictures: Supplied
1. Miss Fap Mare Mosaico, 30.5 x 30.5cm, POA, from Tile Boutique, www.tileboutique.com.au. 2. Lebello Spinball low table seat, from $341, from Insitu, www.insitufurniture.com.au. 3. Ligne Roset Confluences settee with chaise, from $7714, from Domo, www.domo.com.au. 4. Disney by Britto Mickey Mouse â€œBlue Periodâ€? figurine, $34.95, from Jasnor, phone: 1300 881 940, www.jasnor.com.au. 5. Casamania Him & Her chair designed by Fabio Novembre, $1860, from Insitu. 6. Aromatics Lesha fine fragrance lamp, $39.99, from Dusk, www.dusk.com.au. 7. Ligne Roset Bouroullec Clouds, from $676, from Domo. 8. Casamania Valises designed by Maarten De Ceulaer, $17,165, from Insitu. 9. Bluebird corkscrew, $19.95, from Kitchen Warehouse, www. kitchenwarehouse.com.au. 10. Beddinge Lovas three-seat sofa bed, $399, with Beddinge cushion, $49, from Ikea, Innaloo, www.ikea.com. 11. Maxwell & Williams one-litre Oslo teapot, $19.95, from Kitchen Warehouse. 12. Old Time TV alarm clock in blue, from Is Gift, phone: 1800 819 270, www.isgift.com.
The latest mattress from Serta contains a newly developed type of memory foam, containing millions of gel beads, that will give you more targeted body support and a cooler nightâ€™s sleep
ANY people prefer a memory-foam mattress for its pressure-relieving comfort, its ability to conform and adapt to each personâ€™s body, and its outstanding motion isolation. Even so, traditional memory-foam technology hasnâ€™t changed much since it was invented more than 40 years ago. So while it can provide great comfort to many, others ďŹ nd that memory-foam mattresses can feel hot, sink in too deeply, or make it hard to adjust sleep positions during the night. With this in mind, the team at leading mattress brand Serta decided it was time to reinvent this wonder product. Their new Cool3 sleep system features Cool Action Gel Memory Foam, which the designers claim is the worldâ€™s ďŹ rst memory foam infused with the support and cooling touch of Sertaâ€™s MicroSupport gel. This new invention was created to deliver superior pressure relief and more targeted body support, while â€œsleeping coolerâ€? than ordinary memory foam. Serta says that the millions of temperatureneutral MicroSupport gel beads infused within
the Cool Action Memory Foam conduct heat away from the body and the product is up to 12 times â€œmore breathableâ€? than ordinary memory foam. The mattress surface is also treated with a moisture-management system which, Serta says, â€œwhisks moisture away from the body, keeping your body coolerâ€?. Plus, it is antimicrobial and resistant to dust mites to help protect the mattress from potential allergens. âœą The Cool3 mattress by Serta starts from $3099 and is available at Forty Winks, www.fortywinks. com.au.
$QWKRQ\%XGLPOLFK 6HQLRU%XLOGLQJ 'HVLJQ&RQVXOWDQW
QUALITY ASSURANCE Using top-quality materials such as travertine throughout this ocean-view home in City Beach meant there was no margin for error for builder Tony Tomizzi
HIS City Beach property’s facade is sleek and contemporary, with a travertine staircase leading to the front entrance. The entire house has heated travertine ﬂooring and travertine feature walls in the bathrooms, alfresco and living areas. Tony Tomizzi, of Tony Tomizzi Builders, says the travertine sets the family home off perfectly. He says that the solid travertine treads and risers in the staircase are a standout feature and lend a sense of elegance to the residence. To the right of the entrance is an openplan living area that includes a sleek kitchen, featuring a combination of stainless steel, timber veneer cupboards and stone benchtops against a neutral colour palette. The kitchen, entertaining and living spaces have been designed to enjoy the best ocean views the home’s beachside location has to offer. The opposite side of the ﬁrst ﬂoor contains a private theatre room, spacious guest bedroom with ensuite and a laundry. Windows that span both the ﬁrst and second ﬂoors are shielded by remote-control louvre blinds that can be adjusted to determine the amount of sunlight entering the home as well as protect the privacy of the owners. On the second ﬂoor is a parents’ retreat with master bedroom, large ensuite and his-andhers walk-in robes. The private balcony attached to the master bedroom allows the owners to enjoy some child-free leisure time while soaking up breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. A children’s study nook, two bedrooms,
another bathroom and powder room complete the second ﬂoor. Tony says the top-quality materials that feature throughout the home have given it a “very high level of ﬁnish”. “There were no margins for error so every room has very sharp, clean lines,” he says. One of the home’s highlights – and biggest challenges for Tony – is the pool, which has glass mosaic tiling. The pool was designed to act as a retaining
wall and also the major partition wall of the ground ﬂoor cellar. “The pool area was a huge challenge but it turned out to be a major feature,” Tony says. A toughened glass window separates the pool from a timber-decked alfresco area. Ensuring this contemporary home is still practical for a family, the ground ﬂoor accommodates a three-car garage and a large storage room in addition to the cellar. Kate Dromey
GET THE LOOK ✱ Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders, Floreat, phone: 9284 1645
or 0417 849 180, www.tonytomizzibuilders.com.au ✱ Architect: Hofman and Brown Architects, Cottesloe,
phone: 9385 4021, www.hofmanandbrown.com.au
See these narrow lot homes this weekend.
MASTER BUILDERS BANKWEST HOUSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012 Contract Homes
Melville Waters Unit 2, 3 Money Place, Melville Money Place
The Melville Waters 9366 0024
Pictures: Andrew Pritchard Photography and supplied Leederville Display 2 Byron Street, Leederville
The Leederville Byron St
2-4&PSM UN SAT
Over 100 years of experience built into every home.
Visit our website plunketthomes.com.au or call 9366 0100 for more information
Builders Reg No 7995
renovation: BEFORE & AFTER
Pictures: Andrew Pritchard Photography
MASTER BUILDERS BANKWEST HOUSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012 Alterations and Additions
The property was bought to be prettied up and sold, but building company boss Mark Gethin was so thrilled with the result that he moved in with his family
HEN Mark Gethin, the director of Hallmark Developments, started renovating this Mindarie property he had no idea that he’d wind up moving his family into it and calling it home. Mark originally bought the now luxurious house, which was built in the early 1980s, to carry out a renovation and then resell it. “I bought the house in June 2009 and saw the potential for a subdivision and renovation, but because of the way the housing market has gone, we ended up moving in,” Mark says. “It’s a great family home. We’re quite happy to have ended up here.” The house underwent 10 months of renovations in 2010, during which time its dated brick interior and brown tiling made way for more contemporary building materials, not to mention a second-storey addition. Mark increased the downstairs living space considerably by moving all the bedrooms, other than the master suite upstairs. He has also added two extra bathrooms, creating a spacious four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence. A double garage is another new addition and this was achieved by extending the original carport. Mark embarked on the renovation after subdividing the 1056sq m corner block, leaving the original house on 636sq m. He says designing the modern, family home was the most challenging part of the project. “We had to demolish the two bedrooms at the back because of the subdivision, which left us with two bedrooms and a one bathroom, which just wasn’t suitable for a family home,” he says. “This led us to extending the ground ﬂoor and we had to remove the roof to add the new second storey.” The existing roof tiles were salvaged and restored, but many modern features have been incorporated into the new design. Stone benches were installed in the bathrooms and kitchen, while the outdoor living HOME
space was enhanced with a sleek, belowground pool and an alfresco area conveniently placed close to the kitchen. Hallmark Developments placed great emphasis on the structural integrity of the project while making signiﬁcant changes to the original design. “We wanted to work in as much of the existing house as possible, but really hoped to maximise its potential,” Mark says. Cedar detailing creates an eye-catching feature on the home’s facade and has also been used in the roof gables, fence, garage door and window frames. As both builder and owner, Mark had the freedom to explore various innovative ideas. “The cedar designs on the outside are
something I felt were a little bit different and away from the norm,” he says. “They really soften the place to add a welcoming atmosphere.” Wood detailing features throughout the home, which has NSW blackbutt ﬂoors downstairs and cedar lining in the alfresco area. Soft, neutral carpets have been laid on the new upper ﬂoor, which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room that opens to a balcony with panoramic ocean views. “Now it’s deﬁnitely looking like a modern family home,” Mark says. “This was one project where I saw the potential to transform the original dwelling into something really special.” Samantha Leung
GET THE LOOK ✱ Builder: Hallmark Developments, Clarkson, phone:
0424 022 329, www.hallmarkdevelopments.com.au
Design Extend Renovate
Often the smartest move is to simply extend or renovate
To build on your imagination call 9244 1993 or visit www.modernhomeimprovers.com.au Modern Home Improvers have grown to be one of Perthâ€™s leading home extension and improvements specialists. Catering for both single and double storey home extensions.
MBA FINALIST 2011 Alterations & Additions under $150,000 Alterations & Additions $150,000 - $200,000
Design, extend or renovate. We can transform your house with a complete or partial makeover to suit your budget. From a kitchen family room renovation through to a two-storey extension, our experienced design team will develop your ideas and create a 3D image to give you a real sense of the possibilities. We will then begin the transformation that will convert your dreams into reality.
MULTI AWARD WINNING
MBA WINNER 2011 Alterations & Additions $400,000 - $500,000
recognised for building workmanship, innovation & professionalism.
HIA Award Winner 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 | HIA Finalist 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 MBA Award Winner 1998, 2004, 2011 | MBA Finalist 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
QUALITY & SERVICE EXCELLENCE Since 2005
VISIT US AT THE
Featuring: Large gourmet kitchen High ceilings Sweeping rear views Feature front elevation And more...
BRANDEONE PH845/ST-HOME 040312
100% positive testimonial rate from our clients.
OPEN Sat & Sun from 1-5pm Claret Ash Boulevard, Baldivis & speak direct with Premiere Homes owner & builder Wayne Britton.
Sales 0425 445 578 Office 08 9528 1855
ON THE BALL
Hayden Ballantyne with partner Alyssa Hennessy and, inset, her daughter, Avarna. Pictures: Daniel Wilkins
Dockers forward Hayden Ballantyne has clearly shown that his talent is not confined to the footy field, stamping his mark on his new home
REMANTLE Docker Hayden Ballantyne is well known for his go-getting attitude on the footy ﬁeld but he has proved that he was just as focused when it came to building his new home. Not only did the pocket dynamo know what he wanted, but he also knew which elements of the project he was happy to let his “teammates” – partner Alyssa Hennessy and builder Shelford Quality Homes – handle for a winning result. Hayden had bought a block at the Port Coogee marina in 2009, the year after he was drafted to the Dockers from Peel Thunder. When the time came to build, he took his ideas for a contemporary coastal home to Mike Conlan, sales and marketing manager at Shelford Quality Homes. “I wanted a big, open living area that opened up to a big alfresco,” Hayden says. “I wanted a big theatre and the master bedroom was to be a feature as well. The rest I left to Mike.” As the home took shape, Hayden spent hours on the internet looking into the pros and cons of various therapeutic hot tubs, picked the kitchen appliances and planned the allimportant barbecue area, but he turned to Shelford’s in-house interior designer when it came to selecting tiles and kitchen cabinets. “That’s not my thing, so I was more than happy to get help,” says Hayden, who shares his new home with Alyssa and her three-yearold daughter, Avarna. Rich brown contrasts with gloss white in the kitchen where the style has been kept sleek and uncluttered. “Alyssa does most of the cooking, including cakes – not that I’m allowed to eat them – but if there’s a roast being cooked, then the kitchen is mine,” Hayden says. In the family room, he added a ﬁreplace and is hopeful that he’ll get round to cutting some logs and ﬁlling the wood stack in time for winter. “My grandparents always had a wood ﬁre. I’ve always liked the look of a real ﬁre,” he says. On the bookshelves, the Fremantle forward’s prized crystal Sandover Plate and other footy memorabilia sit among an array of books that includes novels, sports biographies, reference works and cookbooks. Upstairs in the games room with its air hockey table, there are more footy souvenirs, plus racing photos that Hayden, a former track
work rider and the son of racehorse trainer Graeme Ballantyne, proudly displays. Hayden’s favourite room, though, is the home theatre downstairs. This room is about having a retreat where he can unwind and enjoy some down time – not always easy with an impossibly cute and bubbly three-year-old in the house. “I wanted a big couch in the home theatre, with a big TV and big surround system,” he says. “It’s my room and when the door’s shut, it stays shut.” Knowing how much Hayden enjoys his home theatre, Alyssa organised to have a mammoth red couch custom-made. Stretching across one wall of the room, the couch is almost as deep as it is wide. She also tracked down a retro-style popcorn maker that makes the butter popcorn Hayden loves. A glass chess set reminds the couple of the hours they spent playing chess on a recent holiday in Bali. “We’re both really competitive,” Hayden says. He also confesses he now has a taste for building and is already planning a second project with Shelford Quality Homes. “I’m hooked now. I’ll Google stuff all night such as outdoor bits, spas and pools,” he says. Paula Evans
GET THE LOOK ✱ Builder: Shelford Quality Homes, Rockingham,
phone: 9592 3177, www.shelford.com.au
Affordable family living that’s close to just about … everything! And just 30 minutes from the Perth CBD
House & Land packages from ONLY $329,000 Walking distance to a whole range of amenities including: • • • •
Schools Child-care centres Shopping centre Kelmscott Train Station
• • • •
Lakes Parkland Nature Trails Freeway transit entries and a whole lot more.
These affordable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House & Land Packages are a perfect blend between a welcoming community feel and a hidden nature escape.
Buy a House & Land Package for your chance to
WIN a Suzuki Swift Don’t delay in securing your piece of Champion Glades right now.
Astute Homes Suite 2/325 Harborne St Osborne Park, WA 6017
RE/MAX Investment Projects – On Site Sales John Barndon – 0430 210 423 Murray Vost – 0412 386 825
TRIED AND TESTED This interior design business often takes products from the showroom out to the homes of clients so the customer can see whether the item suits the space
West Coast Estimating 171010SR
email@example.com 0403 417 627 www.westcoastestimating.com.au
REPAIRS DO YOU HAVE WEEDS YET? We repair moving or cracked panels of: • Liquid Limestone • Exposed Aggregate • Poured Concrete Painting of faded areas also available Coastline High Pressure Cleaning 0404 447 299
Driveways Pathways Patios Bullnose Pools Decorative Inlays
M I N U S
Craig: 0419 032 164 Ph/Fax: 9307 8830
CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE!
Save time and money with EnduroShield®, the nonstick permanent protective coating. Ideal for all glass, tile, ceramic and stainless steel surfaces. Reduce cleaning time by up to 90%. Ask about our new: • Glass restoration • Glass scratch removal • Protection from calcium, chlorine & salt staining
NEW YEARS SPECIAL!! 15% OFF POOL FENCING “It’s like water off a duck’s back.”
www.cleansavers.com.au freecall 1800 015 653
M A I N T E N A N C E
Natural Poured Liquid Limestone
LETTERBOX SIGNS AND ARCHITECTURAL SCREENS
FRANGIPANI WA’S LARGEST FRANGIPANI GROWER
Marine Grade Stainless Steel Aluminium and Mild Steel Custom Designed Fast Delivery
OPEN 7 DAYS
BRIGHTEN UP YOUR GARDEN! Great range of stunning colours including Blood Red, Singapore White, Traditional Perfumed White, Pink, Bowen Yellow, Fruit Salad & many more. Large variety of sizes. Great range of established plants.
See our 2 new display areas at Homebase, Wembley. Open 7 days
TONY & SONS NURSERIES
713 Gnangara Rd, Lexia (Landsdale) OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Sat-Sun 9.30am-4pm
181 Star St Carlisle
If you would like to advertise your business in
HOMEshop Please contact: Thelma Sims Ph: 9326 9225 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HOME
For an obligation free quote call 1300 765 776. Or visit www.lifestone.com.au
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL HOUSEPROUD HOMEOWNERS
T H E
Ph: 08 9470 5555 Fax: (08) 9470 4454 www.talbotwalsh.com.au
When you don’t have time or you want to know what it will cost
B E AU T I F U L PAV I N G
NORTHERN STONE Exposed Aggregate & Poured Limestone
• • • • • •
Pasquale and Hai have had an input on the design of some of these items. Pasquale says Park Avenue Lifestyle also has a regular electrical consultant they work with on their interior design projects because they focus on providing a range of lighting, including stylish ﬂoor and table lamps and stunning chandeliers. The outdoor area of the store is a recent addition where an extensive range of outdoor pots has been put on display. Kristy Symonds
• Builders • Owner Builders • Developers • New Homes • Extensions
the store to the homes of the clients and leave them there so that the customer can decide whether they ﬁt into a space or not. Pasquale and Hai aim to be all-encompassing in their dealings and do a lot of product sourcing for clients who may be chasing something in particular, such as ﬂooring or furniture. “We source a lot of our products,” Pasquale says. “We recently carried out a project in an ofﬁce where we had to supply the desks, chairs and other furniture the client needed. “Even though we don’t have a lot of furniture here on display, we can ﬁnd and supply exactly what clients are looking for.” The store itself carries a range of imported products, primarily from Vietnam and China.
and then we’ll go out on site and introduce our ideas and our products to them there,” Pasquale says. While the team deal mainly with residential interior design projects, they also work with commercial clients and are looking at expanding this area of the business. Regardless of the type of project, Pasquale says it is important for them to provide products with a difference to ensure their clients end up with a look that is special. “They’re getting a product which is not available everywhere in the marketplace. We’re giving them a point of difference,” he says. “They’re getting a completely different package.” Pasquale says they will often take items from
ARK Avenue Lifestyle packs a lot of interior design punch into a relatively small space. The Alfred Cove store showcases a wide range of decorative homewares, including vases, ornaments and photo frames, as well as lighting, furniture, tiles and outdoor pots. Retail manager Pasquale Caputi describes it as a “one-stop shop” for interior design needs and says the store often serves as a starting point for customers to browse products and generate ideas for their homes. Pasquale says his business partner, Hai Trang, tackles the interior design side of the business and works closely with clients on their projects, offering one-on-one consultations. “The customers will have a look around
Pictures: Richard Pol Polden lden
CAPTURE THE VIEWS AND THE LIFESTYLE 2 storey homes from $185,880 $185,880, s/storeys from $94,992 C PI LY ON
WALPOLE from $184,130 C PI LY ON
Park Avenue Lifestyle ✱ location: 579A Canning Highway,
storey display home ‘The Pemberton’ NEW Single @ Claret Ash Blvd, Baldivis, Rivergums Estate.
Alfred Cove ✱ phone: 0419 965 736 ✱ open: Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm;
Saturday, 10am-2pm ✱ website: parkavelifestyle.com
ALKIMOS from $185,880
PHONE: 9240 2125 or visit www.cedarhomes.com.au
TREVOR COCHRANE the garden guru
GRASSROOTS ACTION It may not look exactly like a billiard top, but letting your lawn grow a little bit longer can give shade to the roots and reduce evaporation when you’re watering the grass
Miryam Nicholas, of Dianella, wants to know more about collard greens. Are they nutritious? Are they available for purchase as a vegie or seeds/ seedlings?
You can buy collard greens as seeds from specialist grocery stores. They are a member of the brassica family which includes cabbages, broccoli and kale and are some of the most important nutritional vegetables you can have in your diet. It’s been discovered that one serving of these vegetables dramatically reduces your chances of getting stomach cancers. HOME
wise. Often shortfalls in the design show up now and factors such as wind and radiant heat from pathways become obvious. Some minor modifications will help, but in some cases you might be wise to consider retrofitting and installing a subsurface irrigation system. Lawns in coastal areas seem to suffer the worst now and some of this can be due to the soil preparation when the turf was laid. Applying a fine humus top dressing can improve water-holding capacity and add a valuable nutrient boost. Baileys Lawn Reviver is a product that features a wetting agent and fine-sieved humus ideal for this purpose. It was developed in WA for these conditions and can dramatically improve the look of a lawn and the water-holding capacity of the sand it’s growing in. If you’re thinking about rolling out a new lawn it’s wise to wait until the hottest days are behind us. Autumn is a terrific time to get a lawn down because the warm soil and dew-heavy autumn mornings help it get established. Now’s the time to check out the best grass for the location you’re in and then to improve the soil you are planting into. My top three are Empire Zoysia, Palmetto Buffalo and the toughest lawn in the west – Village Green. Between them, there are options for almost every garden environment and doing some research or talking
Titin Wijata, of Winthrop, has a seven-year-old nectarine that doesn’t produce fruit. It flowers profusely, but they never become fruit. There are bees around the flowers during springtime. The store Titin bought it from has offered a refund for the tree, but it’s now very big and lush and impossible to return. What can be done?
I suspect the tree needs a shakeup. This can be done by stressing the tree and there are several ways to do it. The most effective will be banging some rusty nails into the trunk at various points. Try stressing it in late winter by laying plastic over the area under the canopy, which will force the tree to set fruit. If this doesn’t work,
to the experts at a turf farm will set you up for the best results in late March when your new lawn is best laid.
My secrets to success are: ✱ Mow higher, leaving grass blades longer ✱ Top-dress sandy thin lawns with an
organic lawn reviver ✱ Apply wetting agents ✱ Review your irrigation system ✱ Lightly feed lawns that are lacking
bold green colour Trevor Cochrane
Y now your grass may not be looking too green. The past weeks of hot weather have been scorching and if your water supply to the lawn has been limited, your grass is probably showing the signs of scorch. This is the time of the year to leave your lawn to grow longer, effectively shading the roots more and reducing evaporation. It’s also the time when obvious problems start to impact, such as thatch build-up. Renovating your lawn by de-thatching is not a bad idea because the dead grass that builds up around the roots dries out, becoming water-repellent and creating dry pockets that end up as large dead patches. It’s these symptoms that are often mistaken as african black beetle infestation damage and cause people to apply chemicals needlessly. The best test for african black beetle is to select a small area of lawn and flood it just before it gets dark when the grubs and beetles are most active. The best test for thatch-caused dry spots is the same, though you will discover there are no grubs, just dry pockets of soil. The solution to thatch-caused dry spots is to remove the dry material in a renovation and apply a wetting agent and lawn fertiliser so the lawn recovers quickly from the damage. Applying wetting agents now over dry lawn areas is a smart move, though checking your irrigation system’s coverage is just as
the tree needs to come out and a replacement put in. A nectarine should be producing good crops within three years of planting. Trevor Cochrane
The Garden Guru to the rescue
For your chance to get the benefit of gardening advice from Trevor Cochrane, tell us in 100 words or less about your garden and its problems. Send an email to housecalls@sundaytimes. newsltd.com.au or write to The Sunday Times, home Editor, GPO Box D174, Perth, WA 6840. Include your full name and address and a daytime phone number. Please do not send any soil samples or plant cuttings.
✱ All readers whose gardening questions are published win a Hortex Ergonomic Garden Trowel, valued at $7.95.
Shannon’s tip of the week
Then you simply tuck a pair of undies or a pair of socks into each tube and stack them upright in your drawer. The depth of the drawer is the perfect This week’s tip is a little different. Not only is it a recycling tip, it will also help height. Not only can you fit lots more you organise your children’s or even your undies and socks in the drawer, but you can see at a glance which ones you have. own drawers. Toilet rolls can be recycled for lots of Have you ever noticed that the drawers different uses. You can also use them to that you keep your socks and undies in store posters, maps or documents. Simply are always a mess? Even when you fold roll the paper into a tube and place it and tidy everything, it still looks messy and to find a particular pair of knickers inside the toilet roll, unlike a rubber or a particular pair of socks you have to band it doesn’t leave a mark. If you stack the toilet rolls one on top of the other rifle through everything else – messing they will handle even very long posters. up the drawer again. The humble cardboard toilet-roll tube is You can even use them as part of your the answer. Rather than throwing them giftwrapping. If you are giving jewellery, very small items or breakable items as out, save them and paint them inside a gift, giftwrap them using a toilet roll. and out with a quality spray enamel. For the kids, you can even put on stickers Place the gift inside an old toilet roll, to decorate them further. pinch either end to keep the jewellery
I hope you can help. We have just sealed a new concrete benchtop (pictured) with Livos Meldos Oil. We were sold the product as a safe sealer for a food preparation area and perfect for concrete sealing. As you can see from the photo, our beautiful bench is now patchy where the oil has sunk in deeper in parts. We followed the instructions and have now put on four coats, but as soon as it dries it goes back to being patchy. Is there anything we can do to improve the look of this?
The product you are using is designed to A be used on porous surfaces, is quite high in linseed oil and is non-toxic. However, if the surface you are using it on is unevenly porous – as is your concrete benchtop – you will find that it takes quite some time to get an even saturation of the surface. You can think of it like this: If you cover half a slice of bread with butter and pour milk over it, the unbuttered side is going to absorb lots of milk while the buttered side will stay relatively dry. Strange as it may seem, the lighter areas on your concrete bench are those that are absorbing faster. The darker areas have already become saturated with linseed oil so it is necessary to pay particular attention to the lighter areas. I often find when using linseed oil that it is a good idea to increase the surrounding temperature while you are using it. The linseed becomes more fluid and is absorbed faster. So pick a time when you have sunshine on your bench and you will find that it absorbs much quicker. You may need to recoat several more times before you get an even finish. If you find when you have finished that some areas feel tacky or sticky to the touch, you can use a little methylated spirits polished on with a rolled-up pair of pantyhose to remove the excess linseed. It is also important to remember that linseed oil needs lots of ventilation to harden properly, so leave it several days between coats.
Hi! Shannon here again to help you with your domestic disasters.
secure and wrap it up. You can even make it look like a bonbon. The rolls also make great kindling for barbecues and fireplaces (they burn slower than newspaper). If all else fails, your local pre-schools often use toilet rolls for craft, so ask if they’d like your excess ones. All these things you can do with them mean less garbage in our landfill. An extra tip: You can cut back on toilet paper use by slightly squashing the roll so it doesn’t turn as easily on the roll holder. This is particularly helpful if you have young children in the house.
We installed ceiling fans throughout the house last summer and the one in the kitchen appears to have absorbed fat on the edges. The blades are white. They are not made of metal so I am assuming they are made of some type of wooden material. Can you tell me how I can clean the fat that has absorbed along the edges of the blades? I tried to take a photo, but the fat would not show up in the photo.
Just like the tops of cupboards, fan blades A are susceptible to airborne fats and oils in the kitchen – particularly the leading edge of the
SHANNON LUSH Queen of clean
blade. As it spins through the air it picks up not only fats and oils, but dust that sticks to the greasy statically charged surface of the fan blades and they get grotty quickly. It is important to keep them clean and to clean regularly to keep on top of the problem. I suggest you stuff the head of a clean kitchen broom down the leg of a pair of pantyhose and tie the excess leg of pantyhose around the handle to secure it. Spray the head of the broom with a mixture of lavender oil and water (one teaspoon of lavender oil for a litre of water) and sweep along the edge of the fan each time you sweep your kitchen. Lavender oil is not only antibacterial, it is also wonderful for breaking down grease and inhibiting flying insects, which love to land on fans and leave their calling cards behind. In addition to a lovely, clean fan, you get the added bonus of a delightful fragrance when in use.
Thanks for all your great questions this week. Keep them coming and keep them specific. To work out how to remove a stain, I need three pieces of information. I need to know what the stain is made of; what surface it’s on (Is there a varnish? What is the topmost surface that the stain is affecting?); and what, if anything, you’ve already tried to remove it. Each thing you try changes the chemical composition of the stain. Include a photograph if you can. Photographs really help the stain diagnosis. Don’t forget, alternative recycling questions are also welcome.
Not on display
QUALITY STEEL FRAME HOMES FOR RURAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE HILLS On display
Not on display
Fully built, built to lock-up, or supply of component packages for owner-builders.
Email your questions to Shannon Lush at spotless@ sundaytimes.newsltd.com.au Shannon will not be able to answer your questions privately. © Shannon Lush 2012.
Greenmount Display Centre Open Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 12.30pm – 4.30pm 22 Bullarra Road, Greenmount
✱ Spotless, Spotless 2, Speed Cleaning, How To Be Comfy and SAVE, by Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming, and Stainless, by Shannon Lush and Trent Hayes, published by ABC Books, all $19.95.
Country Freecall 1800 999 766 Perth 9278 3400 HOME
open FOR INSPECTION
$120,000 to $150,000 Banksia Grove
Glendower, by HomeStart, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, dc/p, Botanic Ave, 9231 4567
Everglade, by HomeStart, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, dc/p, Mead St, 9231 4567
$150,000 to $200,000 Alkimos
Haven, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Leeway Loop, 6461 5200 Eclipse, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, dc/p, Leeway Loop, 6212 7650 Miami, by First Abode, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Altea Way, 1800 500 799 Exhilaration, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g,Altea Way, 6212 7699
Palladian, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, d/g, Orion Lane, 9797 0981
Caulfield, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 6476 Broome, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Safford Ave, 9297 4863
Leeuwin, by Ventura, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g, Cape Meander, 9241 1715 Muiron, by WA Housing Centre, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Cape Meander, 9523 0213 Bayview, by Easystart, S, 4x2, st, h/t, a/r, alf, dc/p, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0833 Echo Beach, by Easystart, S, 3x2, st, h/t, alf, dc/p, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0833 Sandown, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Cape Meander, 9523 0241 Aspire, by Impressions, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, Jerboa Green, 9523 0087 Ritz, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Pemberton Blvd, 9302 4920 Cube, by Aussie Living, S, 3x2, h/t, g, Strathmore Close, 6212 7699
Cape Cuvier, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, c/r, Wholly Rd, 9214 1111 Lodge, by Easystart, S, 4x2, g/r, d/g, Botanic Ave, 9333 0833 Caesars, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, d/g, Botanic Ave, 9302 4920 Freedom, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, dc/p,Woolly Rd, 6212 7699
New York, by Impressions, S, 3x2, h/t, st, a/r, g/r, alf, d/g, Landbeach Blvd, 9562 5371 Boston, by First Abode, S, 4x2, st, a/r, alf, dc/p, Impington St, 0411 444 808 Floreat, by Easystart Homes, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Landbeach Blvd, 9562 4368 Alkimos, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, st, Landbeach Blvd, 9562 5358 Sands, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Impington Rd, 9302 4920
Coogee, by Easystart Homes, S, 3x2, d/g, Mead St, 9526 2318 Bathurst, by Commodore, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, t/g, Colesbrook Drive, 9525 1379 Oxford, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, Mead St, 9525 0726 Denver, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Colesbrook Drive, 9526 2806 Point Samson, by WA Housing Centre, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Warrington Rd, 9214 1111 Ashton, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, c/r, h/t, Warrington Rd, 9525 0873 Bugatti, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Millard Way, 9525 0801 Satisfaction, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g,Warrington Rd, 6212 7699
Watershed, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, st, Colorino Ave, 6461 5200
Chessell Cottage, by Summit, S, 3x2, d/g, St Catherines Prom, 9390 3761
Amari, by New Generation, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g, Dalyellup Blvd, 9795 4870
Metropolis, by Easystart, S, 3x2, d/g, st, h/t, alf,Adlington Way, 93333 0833 Florence, by Impressions, S, 3x2, h/t, st, g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6172 Insight, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g,Adlington Way, 6212 7699 Hamelin, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, alf, a/r, Elmridge Parkway, 6296 6086 HOME
Kimberley, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, alf, h/t, d/g, Pallarup Cres, 9214 1111 Armada, by HomeStart, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, dc/p, Pallarup Cres, 9231 4567 Silverstone, by Commodore, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Ewens Pass, 6296 6345 Bonneville, by Commodore, S, 3x3, alf, st, h/t, d/g, Pallarup Cres, 1800 266 663 Imperial Retro, Affordable Living, 3x2, alf, h/t, dc/p, Elmridge Parkway, 9302 4920
Quantum, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9583 5708
Onyx, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, st, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3688 Ramada, by Affordable Living, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9302 4920
Anchorage, by First Abode, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Rufous Lane, 9397 2342 Vertu, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9393 2019
Good Times, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/cp, Karridale Loop, 9523 1689 Seachange, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, a/r, alf, d/g, Cohen Vista, 9583 4280 Bremer, by WA Housing Centre, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Jasper Way, 9214 1111 Swanbourne, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Jasper Way, 9581 9406 Inspiration, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 6212 7699
Savoy, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, a/r, g/r, Esher Lane, 9419 6779 Strand, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, Gemstone Pde, 6461 5200 Zone, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, dc/p, Ditton Corner, 9419 1881
Tribute, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, d/g, St Leonards, Blvd, 9250 1840 Chandon, by New Generation, S, 3x2, d/g, h/t, alf, St Leonards Blvd, 9250 7632 Plantation, by Content Living, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9202 5222 Icon, by Aussie Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 6212 7699
Cable Beach, by Easystart, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/c, Blackwood Meander, 9561 5648
$200,000 to $250,000 Alkimos
Alkanta, by Content Living, S, 4x2, d/g, st, alf, h/t, Point Link, 9202 5222 Alexa, by MyGen Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Leeway Loop, 1800 806 803 Accolade, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Leeway Loop, Alkimos, 9562 5599
Abbey View Resort, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Lunar Ave, 9792 0100
Trump, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, Safford Ave, 9320 4920
Centro, by Ventura Homes, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Elmridge Parkway, 6296 6649 Destiny, by New Generation,S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Adlington Way, 9333 0880 Oasis, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6649 Alto, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6111 Luxor Games, by Affordable Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, Ewens Pass, 9302 4920
Avonview, by Ross Squire Homes, S, 4x2, st, Bullarra Rd, 9294 3800 Coolgardie, by Ross Squire Homes, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, sc/p, Bullarra Rd, 9294 3800
Equinox, by New Generation, S, 4x3, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Orion Lane, 9797 0682 Darlington, by MyGen, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 1800 806 803 Caversham, by Metrostyle, S, 3x2, alf, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9202 9210
$250,000 to $300,000
Pebble Beach, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, t/g, Luna Ave, 9792 0100
Chicago, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3399
Valencia, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, alf, d/g, Montreal St, 9405 6794
Majestic, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Monticello Meander, 6461 5297 Strata Development, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, alf,d/g, Leicester St, 9242 9500 Breakaway, by TR Homes, 4x2, pre-manufactured home, h/t, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998
Escape, by Ventura Homes, 4x2, alf, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 7645
Enjoy a priceless experience with WAâ€™s most experienced unit development builder.
Quest, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Buffaloe Ave, 9409 5010 Albert Park, by Commodore Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, alf, Buffalo Ave, 9408 0273
www.developwest.com.au To develop your block, ph: David 9431 8113, 0413 994 246 or email email@example.com No finance? No worries! Contact us today!
Flemington, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4053
Coral Bay, by WA Housing Centre, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Caporn Turn, 9358 4762 Independence, by Aussie Living, S, 3x2, h/t, c/r, d/cp, Karridale Loop, 9523 1689
Corondale, by Complete, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Seville Rd, 9497 2919
Villa dâ€™Este, by National, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 7784
Austin, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, alf, d/g, Cape Meander, 9524 3082 Executive, by Premiere, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Claret Ash Blvd, 0425 445 578 Cosmos, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0880 Infinity, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, c/r, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0880 Havana, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, g/r, st, alf, d/g, Claret Ash Blvd, 9523 0694
Aston, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Botanic Ave, 6400 0535
Kasbar, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, alf, d/g, Millbridge Blvd, Millbridge Estate, 9724 1318
Colorado, by New Generation, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, Nougat Cres, 9754 7247
Riviera, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g,Tandara Fairway, 9302 4920 Abrolhos, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Onyx Lane, 0439 990 799 Capel, by WA Housing Centre, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9214 1111 Inception, First Home Buyers Direct S, 3x2, g, st, Onyx Lane, 9439 2525 Newmarket, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9439 5149 Portland, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9419 2574
Olympus, by Summit, S,4x2, h/t, alf, g/r, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9534 8840
Nautilus, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, cnr Isla Place/Highland Rise, 9242 9200
Secret, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, dc/p, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3060 Newport, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, st, h/t, a/r, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9242 9200 Hollywood II, by Highbury, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Elliot Rd, 1800 214 864
Kartika, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9583 4040 La Dolce Vita, by Shelford, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Cohen Vista, 0438 389 530 Sanctuary, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9242 9200 New Dimension, by Ventura, S, 4x2, g/r, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9583 4516 Everest, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9581 6614 Palazzo, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Kingsway Rd, 9303 2573 Monticello, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0418 913 800
Bushland, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-fab transportable home, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998
Monza, by Commodore Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1639 Realm, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, g/r, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 0576 Soto, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, a/r, h/t, Isla Place, 9397 2413 Cove, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Emerald Park, 9393 2094
Monarch, by National, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Ewens Pass, 6296 6441 Willows, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g,Adlington Way, 9242 9200 Lexia, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, Adlington Way, 0438 691 037
Nautilus, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, s/t, alf, d/g, Point Link, 9562 5495 Trinity, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Callosa Cres, 0423 398 220 Archipelago, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, st, t/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9242 9200 Kayana, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Altea Way, 9242 9100 Cable Beach, Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, st, a/r, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3984 Salt, by W&B, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3350
Cable Beach, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 9562 0786
Da Vinci, by Ross North Homes, 4x2, h/t, c/r, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 0413 758 404
Monaco, by Commodore, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Kingsway, 9303 4361 Lamont, by Impressions, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, Kingsway, 9302 6097 Coronade, by HomeStart, 4x2, h/t, g/r, alf, dc/p, Kingsway, 9231 4567 La Grange, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, d/g, alf, h/t, st, Kingsway, 9303 2019 Ambiance, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Monticello Meander, 9333 0880
Kasbar, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Millbridge Blvd, 9724 1318
Jimbaran, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Colonna, 1800 227 161 Coastal View, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, c/r, d/g, Dalyellup Blvd, 9792 0100
Homestead, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Domina Turn, 9242 9200
Vdara, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Blackwood Meander, 9302 4920
Vibe, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, st, h/t, dc/p, Impington Blvd, 9562 3383
Watershed, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Colorino Ave, 6461 5200 Champion Lakes Waterside, by Summit, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, St Catherines Prom, 9390 3710
Cincinnati, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 9296 6238
Lexington, by Lifestyle, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, d/g, Madeley Rise, 9409 4242 Rendezvous, by Ventura, 4x2, alf, h/t, s/t, d/g, Greylock Meander, 9408 0659
Eagle Bay, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4003
Peninsula, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-manufactured home, st, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998
Baby Boomer Loft, by Baby Boomer Homes, loft, 3x2, st, d/g, Wesley Way, 9302 2250
Fullerton, by National, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, st, alf, Greylock Meander, 9408 0459 Madeley, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, BelCastro Way, 9408 1305 Ramada Retro, by Affordable Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, s/t, Owen Link, 9302 4920 Treviso, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, d/g, Owen Link, 9408 1189
Viena, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9200 5555
Eagle Bay, by Ventura, S, 4x2, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4003
Colorado, by New Generation, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, alf, g/r, Highland Rise, 9397 1266 Hacienda, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, g, Ditton Cnr, 9419 2104 Resort, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, a/r, st, d/g, Isla Place, 9397 2741 Trump Alfresco, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9302 4920
Reflection, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, alf, g, Cape Meander, Settlers Hills, 9242 9200 Elwood, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, st, d/g, Strathmore Close, 9242 9200 Strathmore, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, d/g, Strathmore Cl, 0419 048 401 Rendezvous, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Cape Meander, 9523 0210 Leeuwin, by Ventura Homes 4x2, h/t, d/g, alf, Cape Meander, 9241 1400 Cosmopolitan, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Ruskin Brace, 0427 022 916 Rockeller, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Ruskin Brace, 0427 022 916 Toorak, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, c/r, d/g, Burlington Drive, 9366 0036
Bunbury Parkdale, by Dale Alcock, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Forrest Estate, 9792 0555
Busselton Envy, by Summit, S, 4x2, g/r, a/r, alf, d/g, Nougat Cres, 9754 7134 Newport, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9792 0555
Seasons, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Newmarket Pde, 0409 869 910
Frangipani, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Narla Place, 9242 9200 Riverbank, by Ventura, S, 3x2, st, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 8459 Amberley, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Bremer Way, 9537 7325
Byford Ecco, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, a/r, d/g, Colesbrook Drive, 9242 9200
Lotus, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Millbridge Blvd, 9725 2852 Minara, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, c/r, Mina Close, 9397 2244 Bellagio, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, s/t, alf, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1643 Prestige, by Ventura, 4x2, alf, h/t, s/t, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1489 Silk, by W&B, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Wright Rd, 9397 0578
Archer, by Dale Alcock Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g,Trumpet St, 9242 9200 Geisha, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Michigan Turn, 0418 954 658
Boulevard, by Dale Alcock Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Byron Drive, 9242 9200 Daintree, by Plunkett Homes, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 7428 Amberley, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Bremer Way, 9537 7325
Lexia, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g,Adlington Way, 0438 691 037
Xanadu, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, t/g, alf, Orion Lane, 9796 1639
Vasse, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Bridgeview Entrance, 9792 0100
Monaco, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, alf, t/g, Lyon Rd, 9410 2495 Wisteria, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Marmion Ave, 9242 9200
Da Vinci, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, g, St Leonards Blvd, 0413 758 404 Kingston, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, a/r, st, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 1800 643 800 Essence, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9250 2422
Manhattan, by Dale Alcock, S, h/t, st d/g, Solia Loop, 9292 9200
over $300,000 Alkimos
Alkimos, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g,Topsail Loop, 0401 836 616 Alkimos, by In-Vogue, D, 4x3, alf, h/t, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9202 9200 Chateau, by Summit, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, Altea Way, 0418 927 371 Pearl, by W&B, D, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3350
Homestead, by Dale Alcock SW, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, d/g, Orion Lane, 9792 0555
Shoalwater, by Cedar Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Neary Blvd, 9240 2125
Sinatra, by Broadway, D, 4x2, Makybe Drive, 9302 6161 Matrix, by Novus, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Makybe Drive, 9523 0231 Rochdale, by APG, D, 4x2, t/g, Makybe Drive, 9523 0555 Diva, by Highbury Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, c/r, Makybe Drive, 1800 214 864 Four Seasons, by Shelford, S, 4x2, st, a/r, dc/p,Wanderer Parkway, 0438 389 530 or 0419 929 961
Lincoln, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Vaucluse Circuit, 1800 884 041
Aurora, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, c/r, d/g, Marmion Ave, 9242 9200
Sanctuary, by Peter Stannard, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Backwater Circle, 9304 9822 Asheville, by APG, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g, Backwater Cir, 9304 9562
Lamont, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9754 1609
Ready Built, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, d/g, Dania Way, 9242 9200
Viento, by Residential Attitudes, D, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, d/g, alf, Pinnata Mews, 1800 331 388 Luna, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Prionotes Cnr, 9202 9255 Onyx, by Novus, D, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Pinnata Mews, 9284 1282 Emporio, by APG, D, 4x2, st, alf, d/g, Pinnata Mews, 9284 9013
Lumiere, by RiverStone, D, 3x2, alf, Lillian St, 9436 9696
Avonlea, by Peter Stannard, D, 4x2, st, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9397 2454
Bogart, by Broadway, D, 4x3, g/r, c/r, st, d/g, Seychelles Lane, 9302 6161
Murchison, by Benlin, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Mueller Place, 9379 9220
Notre Dame, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Burns Beach Rd, 0418 943 549 Cove, by W&B, S, 4x2, g/r, d/g, Burns Beach Rd, 1800 802 636 Sunsets, by Lifestyle Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Romano Cres, 9305 4151 Limelight II, by Highbury, D, 6x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9304 0549 Westmont, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9202 9202
Savana, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, c/r, g, Cobaki Brace, 9583 3387 Lexington, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9202 9200 Berkley, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Jasper Way, 0429 939 576
Elements, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Monticello Meander, 9303 2892 Aspen, by APG, S, 4x2, a/r, c/r, alf, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0302 5219
Leederville, by Plunkett, D, 3x2, alf, d/g, Byron St, 9366 0322
McGrath Homes has changed the way people look at modular transportable homes.
Offering homes with one to five bedrooms, two bathrooms, audio visual room, alfresco dining and much more.
Cape Skillion, by Rural Building Company, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Crellin Place, 9758 7058 Retro, by Summit, S. 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Crellin Place, 9757 9120 Melville Waters, by Plunkett, D, 4x2, alf, st, d/g, Money Place, 9333 4003
Woodbridge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, a/r, h/t, d/g, Hatfield Way, 9724 1942 Studio 78, by Platinum Homes, D/L, 3x3, s/t, h/t, dc/p, Mewstone Cres, 0415 406 820 The Look, by Ross Griffin, D, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Orsino Blvd, 9444 7965 Horizon, by Highbury, D, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Orsino Blvd, 1800 214 864 Korda, by Renowned Collection, D, 4x2, alf, st, h/t, d/g, Draper St, 9202 9255 Halcyon, by Residential Attitudes, D, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g, Arabella Lop, 1800 331 388
Quindalup, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x3, st, d/g,Wentworth Loop, 1800 227 161
Avon Lodge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, a/r, d/g,Adlington Pass, 6296 6755
Plaza, by National Homes, S, 3x3, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9534 7053 Bay Breeze, by Highbury, D, 4x2, g/r, a/r, c/r, st d/g, Sticks Blvd, 1800 214 864
Toorak, by Peter Stannard, D, 4x2, st, d/g, Cnr Dunblane and Pearson, 0417 294 116
Sienna, by Bellagio, D, 4x3, d/g, alf, Annean Lane, 9337 4500
Colonnade, by APG, D, 4x2, alf, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9397 2439 Shangri-La, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 8459 Vale, by Ultimate Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Foundry Turn, 0417 951 486 Liberty, by Lifestyle Homes, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9393 2544
Every McGrath Home is designed with your lifestyle and budget in mind.
Argyle, by Rural Building, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, dc/p, Cnr Darlington and Coulston Rd, 1800 643 800
Designed for living...
ms 83 with 200 k te... ,6 2 8 $ m o fr s r si Home ortation to you included transp
Connecticut, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t a/r, st, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 0417 981 911 Integra, by Novus, D, 4x2, h/t, st, t/g, alf, Jindalee Blvd, 9562 5581 Lamont, by APG, D, 4x3, a/r, st, d/g, Santa Barbara Pde, 9562 1155 Heston, by Broadway, D, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 9302 6161
Residence, by Dale Alcock, 4x2, a/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Dalyellup Blvd, 9792 0555 Karridale, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Colonna St, 1800 643 800 Ku De Ta, by Summit, 4x2, g/r, st, t/g, alf, Colonna St, 9722 0300 Rose Bay, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0302 6417
WAâ€™S RURAL & NW TRANSPORTABLE HOME SPECIALIST FOR OVER 50 YEARS
Each home is built on a solid concrete floor which is engineered for strength and durability in even the toughest conditions. All McGrath homes are built to last, with Cyclonic specifications available too! Your new home built, completed and delivered in as little as 12 weeks. Call us to find out how 1800 4 BUILDER.
...built for life
Quartz, by W&B, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Wright Rd, 9397 0578
Bunker Bay, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, a/r, h/t, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9751 2604 Michigan, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Aldenham Drive, 9394 0437 Churchill, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, a/r, Trumpet St, 0411 455 566 Monroe, by Broadway, D, 4x3, h/t, a/r, d/g, Harlequin Pass, 9302 6161 Arcadia, by Vision One, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Michigan Turn, 9398 2883 Bletchley Park, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, d/g, Michigan Turn, 9394 0720 Ashford, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Aldenham Drive, 9202 9202
Stanford, by In-Vogue, D, 4x3, st, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Lycium Quay, 9349 7554
Nautilus, by Dale Alcock, 4x2, st, h/t, alf, t/g, Bridgeview Entrance, 9792 0555
Honeywood, by Ross North, S, 4x2, c/r, alf, d/g, Fortis Pass, 0435 081 699 Woodlands, by Lifestyle, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st. g/r, alf, t/g, Lyons Rd, 0419 049 609 Australis, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, st, d/g, Fortis Pass, 9366 0028
DISPLAY CENTRES: Wangara 31 Challenge Blvd
Karratha 10 Ganbarr Street Baynton West
2011 WINNER Pilbara Housing Awards
w w w. m c g r a t h h o m e s . c o m . a u Call 1800 621 131 or 08 9302 1131
Riviera, by APG Homes, D, 4x2, t/g, alf, h/t, a/r, Granich Gardens, 9204 1843
Sorrento, by Rural Building, D, 3x2, dc/p, Beachhaven Drive, 1800 643 800
Part of the Nomad Building Solutions Group of Companies HOME
FISCHER The international polo player and captain of the Perth Polo Club shows us his favourites 1
Tiffany & Co saddle blanket
I was gifted this by Polo in the Valley last year. Hopefully, it’s a sign that I’m going to be chosen to play in the Tiffany & Co Cup this year. 2 Photo This is a great photo of my grandfather, whom I wish I could have spent more time with while he was still with us. He was one of the first polo players in WA and an exceptional horseman. 3 Mallet The mallets I use are all specially designed and handmade by a guy in the US called Tato. I took a trip there last year to play polo in Florida and went to visit him and his workshop. It was great to be able to see the craftsman in real life. 4 Gidgegannup Bulldogs
Football Club team jumper The team have won The
Hills League Premiership for the last three years. “We’re the boys from Gidgegannup, we’re the dogs red, white and blue ...” As you can imagine, the boys have given me a bit of flack lately about the press surrounding polo, both on and off the field. 5 Grister I have several polo horses but Grister is an absolute superstar. He has won a couple of champion pony prizes and he’s taught me more about the game than anyone.
6 3 Cufflinks
I was given these cufflinks on my 21st birthday – along with a 2.5-litre bottle of whiskey – by my godfather. Only one of those gifts is still in existence. 7 Trophy This is the Youth Focus Cup that I won at the Polo in the Valley charity match last year. It is also made that much more memorable because I won MVP (most valuable player) in that game. 8 Rufus (Red Dog) He’s getting on a bit nowadays but he’s a great old dog. He comes out running whenever I’m working the horses. One day we worked out he had run over 40km. He is an important part of our family and incredibly loyal. 9 Boots These boots were made to measure from Anastazi and are old military-style boots such as the ones worn way back in the English Cavalry days. 10 Helmet I bought this in Argentina, the polo capital of the world. Considering it once stopped a ball from belting me in the head and probably knocking me out, I figure it’s good luck and I have been wearing it ever since.
✱ Hugo will play at the Jeep Polo in the Valley event at Duncraig Stud, Dale Rd, Middle Swan (entry via Houghton Wines) on April 22.Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au.
Picture: Daniel Wilkins
RENOVATE REMODEL EXTEND ADDSTYLE AUSTRALIA’S MOST AWARDED HOME IMPROVEMENT BUILDER FOUR TIME RENOVATION BUILDER OF THE YEAR FOUR TIME NATIONAL AWARD WINNER 2010 HERITAGE AWARD WINNER* BEFORE
Builders Registration Number: 6378
Addstyle provides a complete and inclusive service from design to handover. We have a low supervisor to client ratio resulting in award winning attention to detail. * See our website for a detailed list of awards 75574(ML) acorndesign.com.au
Addstyle clients can be assured that the designers, building staff and trades working on their home are carefully chosen specialists in the area of renovations and additions.
2/511 Wanneroo Rd, Balcatta WA 6021
Tel: (08) 9345 2333