Weatherboard tradition at its finest
Five out of five - three gold and two silver. An outstanding result to walk away with at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards last week, and we couldn’t be happier. Here’s the first of five that we’ll be profiling over the coming weeks to show just what goes in to an award winning home.
This ‘Modern Classic’ weatherboard with four bedrooms and three bathrooms over two levels was a gold winner in the NuLook New Home $700,000 - 1 million category. What sets this warm and inviting family home apart is the modern contemporary design with classic traditional touches. Inviting timber flooring flows through the main living level which is complimented by timber detailing in the kitchen and butler’s pantry to create a rustic touch reminiscent of eras gone by.
Entertaining and relaxing is well and truly catered for with an expansive wrap-around deck that flows to the living area through bi-fold doors. Quality craftsmanship is in our veins and it’s humbling when this is recognised with gold. The awards are not just about design but the level of craftsmanship that has gone into a build, which is closely inspected by the judges to determine its award worthiness.
Energy efficiency is also on the judges radar, and this home ticks those boxes with a ducted ventilation system for efficient cooling throughout the year and a crackling built-in fireplace for the colder months to snuggle up in front of. A nice touch has been added on the upper level with a cosy library nook with window seat for some bookish escapism on a rainy day.
Alistair Watt Architectural Ltd
Ext AV Ltd