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Best Homes #5

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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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rural oasis

Step into this amazing home and you'll feel like you're in your own secluded oasis. The owners of this dwelling wanted it to reflect the relaxed, luxurious lifestyle of resort-style living. On a vacant block of land in rural New South Wales, this private oasis was to project a more modern approach to rural design, highlighting style and sophistication. It was a job only the best could do, so the owners called on the advice and experience of Starr Constructions. Once you enter the home you're engulfed by the great sense of space, and, with so much of it to play with it's no surprise the designers took advantage with an open-plan design. Soaring ceilings and an abundance of windows flood the home with natural light, which bounces off the blackbutt…

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light and bright

Once a decrepit duplex, this impressive new home couldn't be more different from its former structure. Created by Starr Constructions, the company worked with the client to establish a new residence that encapsulates exemplary modern living. With six adults and an infant living under one roof, this extended family required practical openplan living, but refused to compromise on modern luxuries. "The client's brief was inspired by design ideas accumulated over numerous years," says director of Starr Constructions, Jon Vithoulka. Boasting three master bedrooms with ensuites along with a guest room and study, the home provides ample space for each member of the family to unwind and relax. The entry's impressive facade hosts a feature wall comprising slate grey tiles that welcome you into the house. Not your typical family home, there are…

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seamless sanctuary

Hedger Constructions has revamped a classic country home in Marysville that not only sets a high standard for luxury homes, but also reflects the town's unique geographical setting. The clients were intent on maximising the tranquil environment of the local area and wanted to construct a home that had the dual purpose of acting as a retreat from their hectic work lives, while also facilitating a short-term holiday rental, the "Amazing Bush Accommodation", for guests. Hedger Constructions implemented these components by integrating a sloping block and an external cladding of spotted gum and stone. The finishing touch was a rooftop garden that perfectly complemented the natural surroundings of the home in a seamless fashion. Attention to detail was very important to the clients and as the building progressed, so did their innovative ideas.…

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cleverly built

This half-hectare, west-facing block with expansive bay views is located in Victoria's picturesque Mount Martha. The block is surrounded by large two-storey homes of five neighbours so privacy was an issue, which presented some interesting problems for Graeme Alexander Homes. As the block maximises views, the home required no additional elevation when built. Graeme Alexander Homes focused on maintaining privacy by using the block size and manipulating ground levels. Digging in the extended-family-accommodation living areas gives the illusion of a single-storey home from the front, as well as providing privacy to the west-facing pool and outdoor living areas. A separate garage was also incorporated, and the extended walkway leading up to the main entrance adds a touch of class while helping with excess bulk. An expansive native garden, which incorporates natural rock,…

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picture perfect

The owners of this home used to live in Mount Martha but they moved away due to work commitments. However, their love of the area prompted their return. The home they originally owned required a considerable amount of work to bring it up to a comfortable living standard. However, there was a beautiful 1099m² front-row block at the end of a neighbouring court which had been vacant for years that was just waiting to be built on. The owners asked Graeme Alexander Homes to design and construct a light, airy house on this block, with interesting lines, easy access and extra room for their extended family and guests. Some slight elevation was required as the home needed to be well balanced and functional, as well as make the most of its prominent…

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seaside delight

An opportunity to build a house with direct access to the beach was the fulÞ lment of this homeowner’s dream. The owner was so passionate about the design process that the project was put on hold for seven years so that it could be built to its fullest potential. The original concept stacked up well and only required a few modiÞ cations by Graeme Alexander Homes. The 907m² odd-shaped site has a shared right of way down the northern side of the street. This makes the home appear more like a stand-alone town house. The views are to the south-east of the home, so Graeme Alexander Homes elevated the major living areas in order to maximise views and accommodate the demands of the ß oorplan. On the upper level you will Þ…

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