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Best Homes Issue#9 2018

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.

Land:
Australia
Taal:
English
Uitgever:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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2 min.
going with the flow

The build of this multifaceted new home began when the homeowner saw possibilities for the site that became too intriguing to ignore. Recognising the potential of the site in the Sydney suburb of Bella Vista, the homeowner worked closely with Jeremy McCulla from Urban Harmony Design to set things in motion. New sketches were drawn up to create an integrated design that featured a curved swimming pool and a circular sunken lounge room. The brief, in its simplest form, called for a build that maintained the architectural character of the area, while also adding aesthetic elements that distinguish it from other homes on the street. Externally, the facade juxtaposes the simplicity of the smooth, rendered walls with Alpine Stone cladding and blackbutt timber screening. The northerly rear aspect of the site…

2 min.
work of art

A place for family to gather, make memories and feel safe, this Sydney home’s design was dictated by the surrounding landscape. The owners wanted a house that would accommodate the changes that come with having two young children, so it was important the residence provided ample space, but it also had to be stylish. To achieve this, they enlisted Starr Constructions to help them realise their dreams. “The clients wanted their home to stand out from the rest and we achieved this by giving it a unique, architectural look with a design by Aspect Designs,” says Nino Sanzari, co-director of Starr Constructions. “We incorporated a lot of glass windows that look out to the backyard and pool and allow light to enter the building. Architectural steel beams enhance the overall look…

2 min.
form and function

Nino Sanzari and Jon Vithoulka, co-directors of Starr Constructions, routinely turn out swoon-worthy, modern homes. One of their latest projects, a four-bedroom family home, features a minimalist style that focuses on structural simplicity. Filled with everything from timber furnishings to neutral hues, it achieves a wonderful sense of balance that engages the eye and invites you to linger. The company set out to craft a dream home that married form and function, style and efficiency — and most of all, a home that was built to last. The result is an effortlessly fresh retreat that’s ideal for entertaining. “Inspiration for the design came from looking at other homes in and around the area that Starr had previously completed for other clients, as well as incorporating our own unique style and finishes,” say…

2 min.
holiday at home

With the stunning Hayman 39, you won’t need to wait until vacation time to enjoy the full island paradise experience. Featuring a lavish resort-style master suite with a private balcony for mum and dad, and a relaxing Bahamas-inspired interior, this home makes every day feel like a holiday. Designed by Porter Davis’ expert team, and with a focus on family living, this house allows you to leave behind all the stresses and pressures of modern life and enjoy sundrenched living spaces and luxurious indoor-outdoor entertaining zones. The Hayman 39 is spread over two levels, with plenty of living space for those who love to have family and friends over. Smartly designed with free-flowing open-plan living spaces, it includes a luxe kitchen with a galley and pantry, four bedrooms, four living spaces, a…

2 min.
charm of yesteryear

In a well-established Bayside suburb in Melbourne, a character-filled four-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian gabled traditional residence from Harkaway Homes looks like it has been in situ for more than a century. The 232sqm home, however, was only recently built by proud owner-builders Toby and Kirsten. The couple had serendipitously chanced upon the Harkaway Homes’ website more than 10 years ago and from that point on aspired to own one of Harkaway’s beautiful traditional homes. “I’ve always had a dream to build my own home,” states Toby, “and Harkaway Homes offered me the opportunity to create the residence I had long visualised for myself and my family, namely a traditional house with a charming classic exterior and a highly functional modern interior.” A few years ago, when the family was looking at buying a…

2 min.
a little bit country

W hen you operate a successful business, you want to be able to switch off and relax when you go home at the end of a working day — and this home, located on 30 acres of land in picturesque Buxton, a small town just over 100km north-east of Melbourne — truly is a place of sanctuary. Overlooking a large lake and surrounded by bushland, this home takes full advantage of its location and provides the owners with the tranquil lifestyle they craved. Having found their dream location, the homeowners began the search for a builder who could offer design flexibility and safely guide them through every step of the project. Using local contacts, they found their way to Swenrick Constructions. Swenrick works closely with clients from start to finish. This…