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Best Homes #4

Best Homes showcases the best and most prestigious homes from builders across the country. Providing you with the right information as well as the inspiration for you to turn your dream home or apartment into a reality.

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2 min.
out of the square

Avacant block of land presents the opportunity to create something special without any of the hindrances that occur when a pre-existing structure lies in the way of your new abode. And that’s exactly what this Bella Vista, Sydney, home was afforded. In a typical family residence, occupants tend to live on top of each other and spaces are filled to the brim. This modern take on a family home prioritises space, and there’s plenty of it for a couple with two young children. “The client wanted a spacious house in which they would feel comfortable,” says Nino Sanzari from Starr Constructions. Beginning from scratch, there was a considerable amount of work to be completed, including a cinema, multi-car garage, courtyard, living and kitchen area, laundry, lounge room, dining room, four bedrooms and…

2 min.
modern marvel

The ideal home provides many things, the most common revolving around space, comfort, a classic colour palette and high-quality finishes. In this case, a family of four traded their dated house for a sleek, parapet-look residence thanks to the help of Starr Constructions. Opting to knock down their existing residence, the family thought it was best to completely redesign and rebuild a property they could live in for many years to come. Comprising three levels, the new house contains plenty of room for the family and features four bedrooms, a study, bathroom and ensuite, office, kitchen, rumpus/living room and an alfresco area. The spaces are connected by an on-trend colour palette of grey and white with subtle hints of colour to add warmth and excitement. Stunning views of the ocean and…

2 min.
former glory

Sydney’s inner west is home to many older character-filled properties which have been exceptionally well maintained over the years or returned to their former glory with careful authentic restoration work. Unfortunately, this home, before its extensive renovations, was not one of them. Many years ago the previous owners of the original house, located in Sydney’s inner west, removed the dwelling’s heritage feel, character and finishes and added a cement-rendered exterior and aluminium windows, which did not suit the style of the property. However, this family saw past this and recognised its true beauty. “The brief given to us from the owners was to bring back the dwelling’s originality, allowing a spacious feel for their family — a husband and wife and their two young daughters,” says Frank Sciacca from builder SFN Constructions…

1 min.
classic feel

Although the existing Mornington Peninsula residence belonging to these homeowners was a dated holiday kit home, it offered an interesting two-storey New England-style front. The homeowners really loved the feel of this front extension and wanted to renovate the home and extend it to accommodate their needs. The owners wanted to level the walkthrough to the new works with an open, light and airy adaptation of the New England style that is contemporary. The task was to remove the elevated holiday kit home and create an extension including a dining walk-through into the great room which features the family kitchen, scullery and highlight windows. This opens up to a north-facing swimming pool and glazed storeroom, which can be accessed from the family room and serviced from the scullery. On the southern side,…

2 min.
got it all

Known for its vibe and restaurant culture, Enmore in Sydney’s inner west offers a unique display of elements both young and old. The streets are lined with quaint heritagestyle homes while the walls of buildings are covered in graffiti — a characteristic that has been turned into a feature of this new development. Inspired by the vibrancy of the graffiticovered walls and the retro feel of the surrounding area, ACG Building, together with Alec Pappas Architects, transformed a neglected commercial building into a multifunctional, four-storey hub in Enmore’s town centre. With commercial spaces on the ground floor, the top levels host oneand two-bedroom apartments that evoke a modern, industrial feel with light-filled interiors and contemporary furnishings. Bold accent pieces pay homage to the graffiti that now marks the walls of this…

4 min.
design evolution

The Aurora, Buildcraft Constructions’ new display home in the new HomeQuest Village, is a bold, contemporary and functional home that pushed the boundaries for the builder and the designer. The brief was for a contemporary home to suit the needs of the modern Australian family. It needed to be able to evolve with time and naturally change and adapt to the family’s requirements. The brief was met by allowing the architectural elements of the house to shine in their own right, and also to integrate them within the interior through the use of shapes, colours and materials. “The inspiration behind the Aurora came from keeping many successful elements of the floor plan from Buildcraft’s previous display home, The Sterling, and introducing new elements,” says Buildcraft Constructions. The external colour scheme emphasises the minimalist…