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Fendalton Homes Trump Top Awards
egistered Master Builders House of the Year Awards announced have revealed three stunning homes in Fendalton. A retreat built for modern family living by Jim the Builder and AJ Scott Construction’s rendition of a four bedroom family home both scooped the Carters $1 million - $2 million Gold Reserve and Gold Award, while a re-envisioning of a 1966 residence won Form Builders a Gold Reserve and Gold Awards in the Nulook New Home $650,000 - $1 million category. Jim the Builder impressed the judges by making good use of the 344sqm suburban footprint that comprises three bedrooms, three bathrooms, three living areas, a large double garage, and numerous outdoor areas including a swimming pool. Successful indoor-outdoor flow is the cornerstone of this award-winning Fendalton home. Warm wooden flooring seamlessly connects the interiors with the outdoor decking and cedar detailing. With a practical, yet sophisticated style, the interior embraces high ceilings and celebrates this aspect with a glazed-in bridge which serves the top storey
while offering a bird’s eye view to the kitchen on one side and the open-air lounge on the other. The ground floor open-plan living and kitchen with a light-filled scullery can be easily zoned with glass sliders. “Having been given the opportunity to create such a stunning home is a testament to the owners vision and our craftsmanship,” says Jim Stenberg, owner and operational manager of Jim the Builder. An equally stunning family home winning the judges’ hearts was AJ Scott Construction’s realisation of O’Neil Architecture’s elegant design. With superb flow from relaxed yet refined indoor living areas to alfresco entertaining, this four bedroom family home ticks all the boxes for modern living. Three of four bedrooms have ensuites and each sleeping area includes a built-in study nook and wardrobe, all with outdoor acesses. The spacious kitchen benefits from a scullery to keep dirty dishes out of sight, a popular request for those building from scratch or embarking on kitchen renovations. The internal courtyard is the focal point around
which the interior living areas are centred, creating a tranquil outlook over established trees and an expanse of emerald lawn through extensive glazing on all three sides. From luxury newbuilds to a reworking of a quakestricken Fendalton home, Form Builders have given a new lease of life to this sixities-era dwelling. Part replica, part reincarnation, the new build benefits from the use of modern building products and methodologies, which results in a hard-wearing and comfortable home that will stand the owners in good stead for decades to come. Rescuing the former living room ceiling, it was relocated and reinstated above new and improved foundations. Exposed beams draw the eye to the vaulted ceiling above the living area and the tonguein-groove lining creates continuity through into the home’s welcome addition of a sun room that opens out to alfresco dining with a barbeque nook. The sixties reincarnation is proudly eco-conscieous and uses solar panels on the roof to reduce electricity consumption and natural wool batts from Terra Lana offer valuable insulation.
Successful indoor-outdoor flow is the cornerstone of this award-winning Fendalton home.
AJ Scott Construction (three images above) brings O’Neil Architecture’s refined design to fruition in this family home and Jim the Builder (staircase and kitchen belwo) impressed judges with their use of light and space in this practical, yet sophisicated style.
Fendalton Ilam Gazette 27-09-16