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Top Homes

Issue#16 2018
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The Housing Industry Association presents its annual Top Homes publication as a go-to-guide, providing a wealth of information and inspiration for readers looking to buy, build or renovate a home. This publication is packed with 100-plus pages of projects from award-winning builders, designers, manufacturers and suppliers who support the building industry. Top Homes showcases award-winning projects that acknowledge achievements of those who lead the way in design, innovation, construction and technology in Australia’s housing industry.

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The 2018 issue of Top Homes takes you on an inspirational journey, exploring some of the unique, hidden and emerging design essentials and trends showcased in the homes presented within this publication. Readers will discover how innovative concepts have influenced architectural design in the NSW home building landscape. Top Homes guides readers towards transforming their own homes into the type of showplace they see within the magazine. The HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards recognise and showcase the outstanding achievements of builders and building professionals in the NSW housing industry. These awards acknowledge the achievements of those HIA members who lead the way in the design, innovation, material selection, construction and technology of housing in NSW today. We applaud the drive and dedication of HIA members who have maintained their commitment…

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design, renew and revive

The specialty of Truman Building Solutions is high-end terrace renovations and custom-built homes. Award-winning builder George Sadek, owner and director of Truman Building Solutions, started the company in 2008, which he now manages with his wife, Joelle. Both are dedicated to providing exceptional personalised service and their innovative and hands-on approach ensures your project is in expert hands. George has more than 20 years’ experience in all types of challenging, high-quality, new constructions, renovations and additions. “We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and so we do not like to take on more than four projects per year,” says George. “This ensures our highly skilled team is continually focused and the project is delivered to the highest of standards. “Our experienced team will work with you through each stage of…

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relax in style

WINNER PARTNER CSR BUILDER Gremmo Homes 102/7 Hoyle Avenue CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 PHONE 02 9894 1633 WEBSITE gremmohomes.com.au From its design concept to the architectural detail and landscaping features, this home has been built to create an impression. Gremmo Homes’ latest display home began with a simple concept: “Our objective was to create a contemporary design with a relaxed feel,” says co-owner Richard Gremmo. “There are finishes and inclusions that you wouldn’t usually find in a display home. We have worked hard to create an adaptable layout that can be easily adjusted to accommodate unique circumstances such as narrow-width lots and sloping sites.” The home has a substantial street presence. Welcoming wide-formed stairs provide a subtle transition from the footpath to the entry of the home, which is framed by a double-storey glazed vestibule. The facade…

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bohemian feel

WINNER PARTNER Builders Steel Direct BUILDER John R Dean Constructions 1 Daking Street NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151 PHONE 02 9630 8811 WEBSITE johnrdean.com.au This 166m2, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been beautifully renovated throughout and sits proudly in Rozelle. The project was a pleasure for John R Dean Constructions to build from the start, in conjunction with creative clients who were eager to have an open-plan home with a luxurious feel. Around every corner are hidden treasures of old-world charm such as ornate cornices and exposed decorative timber finishes throughout. The use of blackbutt flooring adds warmth and suits the clients’ individual style. Raked ceilings over a modern kitchen with Velux double-glazed skylights take full advantage of natural light. Glass louvre windows let in fresh air with full-width bifold doors leading out to a substantial hardwood timber deck…

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former glory

WINNER PARTNER Builders Steel Direct BUILDER To The Mil Cnr Hooper Lane and Darley Road RANDWICK NSW 2031 PHONE 02 9399 8800 WEBSITE tothemil.com.au After working on a number of heritage terraces in the prestigious streets surrounding Hollis Park in Newtown, these homeowners, who had kept a keen eye on the work of To The Mil, invited the builder to tender when it came time for them to renovate. After they had inspected three of the renovated terraces that To The Mil had completed in the adjacent street, To The Mil won the tender for this beautiful but dilapidated grand terrace. It was the first time that To The Mil had worked with Daniel Boddam Architects and Stacey Kouros Design, but the project moved along with ease as all parties were familiar with detailed restoration of…

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a hands-on approach

After 21 years in business, managing director of To the Mil, Liam Flood, still maintains a hands-on approach. “When meeting a new client, we start at the very beginning by supplying a quote, winning the tender and walking them through the drawings,” says Liam. “We meet onsite weekly to show progress and keep information and costings present and clear and at the end of the project, we supply a maintenance program.” Specialising in building architecturally designed houses, most of To the Mil’s work is in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, inner west and lower north shore. “We usually work on between 10 and 20 projects a year, depending on their size,” says Liam. TO THE MIL Corner Hooper Lane and Darley Road RANDWICK NSW 2031 PHONE 02 9399 8800 WEBSITE tothemil.com.au AWARDS 2017 HIA-CSR NSW Housing Awards—Renovation/Addition Project—$1 million…