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Ticking All The Boxes
Sleek, ultra-modern and with ample space for entertaining, this custom-designed home in the Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs has exceeded the owners’ expectations. This was the second home that the clients, a young, professional couple with a small
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Display Homes
It is often difficult to know just where to start when building a new home. There are so many options out there in terms of design and layout it can be hard to visualise what will work best for your family. Display homes help you see the options in r
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Inspired Design
Claiming a coveted location on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, The Gurangai, an award-winning home of modern-coastal design, is the undeniable jewel in the crown of the Artisan By Icon Homes collection. This forward-looking design presents a fresh, new pe
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Next Level Living
Large and luxurious, the Sovereign is a home for big families, growing families looking to upsize, and anyone seeking an affordable home with lots of space to entertain. Offering 38.7 squares of spacious living, it’s also a home that’s ideal for a kn
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Editor’s Letter
Classic yet coastal, sophisticated yet relaxed … Hamptons style has taken Australia by storm. With a palette inspired by the coast, light and bright interior spaces, and a chic beach vibe layered on top of a traditional backdrop, the Hamptons look ma
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Superlative Style
Inspired by the luxury homes that dot the southern shores of New York’s Long Island — better known as The Hamptons — the architect-designed Boston 36 from Clarendon Homes is an abode of superlative style. Not only does it boast four bedrooms and thre
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For The Family
The Aurora from Buildcraft Constructions is a home that pushes the boundaries of design and construction. In designing The Aurora, the goal was to create a flexible and stylish home to suit the needs of the modern Australian family. Just as important
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Hamptons Living
The Hamptons, a renowned seaside community on Long Island in the US, has long been a haven for affluent New Yorkers and the distinctive homes that predominate are entirely in keeping with Australian tastes and our love of laid-back indoor-outdoor liv
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Making Memories
The perfect blend of style, luxury and practicality, the San Marino from McDonald Jones is the kind of home in which life-long memories are made. The San Marino Manor, the newest evolution of the much-loved San Marino suite of designs, offers familie
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This Is The Life!
Australians right around the country have taken to Hamptons architecture with great fervour — and why wouldn’t they? Hamptons-style homes have a timeless elegance and attention to detail similar to that of Australia’s own character-filled traditional
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Transforming Lives
Q. GIVEN COVID-19’S IMPACT, IS NOW THE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO INVEST IN BRICKS AND MORTAR? A: Thinking about it, there’s never been a better time to build. Not only are there a number of great government incentives around to help families planning to bui
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Indulge Yourself
You don’t need to live at the beach to enjoy a Hamptons lifestyle. Whether you’re seeking a home with a coastal look for maximum street appeal or an interior that puts you in a holiday mood, this modular home from Manor will indulge you — and you can
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Custom-built Homes
For future homeowners who know exactly what they want, there really is no substitute for a custom-built abode. Finding a reputable builder is the first, and perhaps most important, step on the journey towards creating your dream home — one designed w
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New Attitude
Offering room to grow and interior spaces that are awash with light, this utterly captivating home, designed and built in the Hamptons style by Hume Building, offers the kind of relaxed, family-friendly living we all crave. “Our client requested an o
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Labour Of Love
Set in the midst of a peaceful, bushland-embraced five-acre block in the heart of rural south east Victoria, this is the home of Nick and Rebecca Bishop, co-founders of Elite Building Services. The couple purchased the property when the home was part
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Down By The Sea
Designed for a professional couple with two children, this Hamptons-style home fits hand-in-glove with its waterside location in Wynnum, a coastal suburb of Brisbane. “The clients came to us with a block of land that was right on the water which they
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Sense Of Arrival
This is a home with a true sense of arrival. From the moment you lay eyes on this remarkable residence, your gaze is drawn to the decorative stone-clad entry porch that signals a warm welcome. Built by Young Homes for a working couple with an adult s
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Understated Elegance
There is a quiet, understated elegance about a Hamptons home that has captured the hearts of Australian homeowners. It’s a classic look that combines coastal and country elements, which means it won’t date and is ideal for any location, from the beac
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A Grand Design
A modern interpretation of a traditional Georgian design, this luxurious residence in Sydney’s North West is home to a professional couple with two young children and an appreciation for the finer things in life. “The brief was to create a large Geor
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Pushing Boundaries
The keenly contested 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards served to recognise exemplary housing projects and industry professionals, with the entrants judged on a range of factors, including quality of workmanship and creative design. Exemplifying
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Kit & Modular Homes
Kit, modular and prefabricated homes, available in myriad styles, offer a raft of practical solutions to a diverse range of building challenges. Kit and modular homes are also a sensible option for those faced with a restricted timeframe for building
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Set In Concrete
Luxury means something different to all of us. For the owner of this multi-award-winning home on the Gold Coast, it means a home of bold contrasts where outdoor spaces are given as much priority as indoor spaces and an unconventional layout adds inte
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Passion Project
With a decades-long passion for interior design, Samantha knew instantly she had found the home she wanted to build for her family when she and her husband David came across Harkaway Homes just over 10 years ago. With previous experience in building
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Move Right In
Broadly speaking there are two types of turnkey homes. You can buy a brand new, fully completed home that is ready for you to move right in or you can opt for a house and land package where the house has yet to be built but the design and finishes ar
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Products & services
Whether building or renovating a home, it’s important to remember that using the right products and service providers is essential if you want a quality abode that will last you through the years. The foundations upon which your home is built, the in
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Make Yourself At Home
Since 1960, Sekisui House has built nearly 2.5 million homes for families around the world, each designed with people at its heart. They pioneer new innovations designed to meet the changing needs of people, communities and the environment. Buying a
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From The Ground Up
Having purchased a beautiful two-and-a-half-acre block of land just outside of Melbourne it was time for Andrew Walsh to build his long-planned country-style home. His first consideration was where to position the house on the block. Maximising the b
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Take A Look Around
Looking at photos of beautifully styled homes in magazines and browsing home builders’ online design galleries is an important first step when choosing a home design. It shows you what’s on-trend, what kind of inclusions you can have, helps you refin
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Past To Present
Established in 1986, and with thousands of its iconic homes dotted around Australia, Harkaway Homes is an eminent family-owned business that facilitates the cost-effective construction of high quality, individualised traditional homes. Andy O’Shea, t
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