Winner of the best Contract House $1-1.5million at the Master Builder Association Excellence in Housing Awards 2018, this complex house over 11 floor levels with towering ceilings up to 4.5metres, features a living area that completely opens to expansive balconies with views over the Links Golf Course to the escarpment beyond. A knock-out pool well and truly puts this home in the luxury category.
Most GN Williams homes, including this one, are built for between $500,000 and $1.5million.
This local family wanted a house that would sit comfortably on their steep block. It had to create a warm and inviting home and maximise the gorgeous views and sunsets from the living areas. Some little luxuries were on the wish list including a cellar and home theatre.
The design turned the challenges of the steep block into opportunities to create a unique home that delights at every turn. A design over many floor levels with soaring two-storey stucco feature wall on entry and uninterrupted aspect from the living area through stacker doors to al fresco dining results in a home customised perfectly for this family.
This house was a very complex build, containing over 20 structural beams and retaining walls to internal and external walls to suit the site constraints. The pool was constructed first, 2.5m below the natural ground level of the side boundary. As a result, it required 5m deep, 400mm diameter concrete bored piers to support not only the structure of the project but also the two and a half storey high neighbouring property. Judges at the Master Builder Association Housing Excellence Awards 2018 commented: “This project is excellent value for money…the quality of workmanship from all trades was faultless.”