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Striking Narrabundah home with minimalist theme wins HIA Home of the Year award

By Glynis Quinlan 31 October 2017 0

‘The Kew’ in Narrabundah has taken out the HIA Home of the Year award for the region. Photo supplied.

A Narrabundah property with a sculptural front facade and striking minimalist theme has taken out the Home of the Year award at the HIA-CSR ACT & Southern NSW Housing Awards on the weekend.

The property ‘The Kew’ built by 30-year-old family Canberra building business Classic Constructions also took out the Display Home of the Year category at the awards night.

Around 600 people attended the prestigious awards night which promotes high-quality workmanship in the industry and was held at the National Convention Centre last Saturday night.

Awards were announced in 39 different categories, with the winners of the major categories to go on to compete against the best in Australia in the 2018 Australian Housing Awards which be held in Singapore next May.

“Winning a housing award is a true mark of success in the residential building industry and showcases to the public what they can expect from an award-winning HIA member,” said HIA Executive Director, Greg Weller.

“If you are seeking inspirations for your project, or want to catch up on the latest trends and techniques, the finalists and winners of the ACT & Southern NSW housing awards are a great place to start.”

Mr Weller said the awards are judged by an independent panel and that quality of the workmanship is “paramount” for the judges.

Winning property, The Kew, is particularly impressive for its use of light. The interior has been intricately designed to maximise space and sun, with a northerly aspect and full-length windows.

The property also makes use of innovative technology and has a range of special inclusions such as shadow cornices in the ceiling, flushed skirting boards, recessed curtain pelmets, and Travertine floor tiles.

Inside ‘The Kew’ which was built by Classic Constructions. Photo supplied.

Other major award winners include: DNA Architects & Rosin Bros in Yarralumla who took out the Custom Built Home of the Year Award; Harrison’s Joinery from Wagga Wagga who took out the Renovation Project of the Year; Adam Hobill Design from O’Connor who won the Residential Building Designer of the Year Award; and PAH Innovative Construction who secured the Professional Small Builder/Renovator of the Year Award.


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