Last weekend, we were honoured to win a major category at the HIA-CSR ACT & Southern NSW Housing Awards, beating a number of leading Canberra builders to take out the Custom Built Home of the Year award.
Our client approached us after deciding to downsize from their current property in Forrest, which was too large for their needs and had extensive gardens requiring excessive maintenance. It was also a double storey, and they knew they wanted to live in a home that was comfortable and accessible, with timeless finishes and plenty of natural light.
We began searching for the perfect block, and after a short time, one became available in Yarralumla that ticked all the boxes. It was on the high side of the street, on a large flat block, with a northern orientation to the side and no large regulated trees that could cause planning or shade issues.
After our client secured the block at auction, we began working with them on how to utilise the site most effectively to achieve the design they were after. We put them in touch with our friends at DNA Architects who did a fantastic job of capturing their requirements and developing the design, and Melinda Boag who helped them create an interior that exuded warmth, comfort and classic style.
We also used our 3D walkthrough software so the client could get a full understanding of what the house would look like when complete, and help them identify any potential issues and changes they wanted to make in advance.
In late 2015, we began asbestos removal and demolition, followed by construction. Our clients were kept up-to-date on the entire build using our online job portal Co-Construct and regular walkthroughs so they could watch the transformation take place.
The house was completed in early 2016 and the home owners were delighted with the finished product. Their new home features:
- Accessible, open plan single storey living
- 3 bedrooms plus study
- Two living areas
- Covered outdoor area
- High ceilings
- High windows in the main living area to bring in the northern sun
- Heated floors in the bathrooms
- Timber flooring throughout
- Double lock up garage with internal access
- Natural building materials
- High energy efficiency rating
- Appliances from Miele and fittings from Hansgrohe
We’re humbled to have received this acknowledgement from HIA and our community, recognising the hard work and collaborative effort that went into creating this beautiful and timeless home.
Want to chat with us about doing a knock down rebuild in your ideal suburb? Learn more about our build process, or call 6247 4799 to speak to Danny or Robert Rosin about your dream home.