Pakenham Home with Best-in-Class Views

Project Description

There’s something about an amazing view at a home. The Australian Heritage Homes team is always especially excited when we’re able to work on a lot or property with premium vistas, only making us feel more like we have the best jobs in the world.

The best views can serve as an inspiration and an important tool as we design and construct our projects. We want to leverage natural light, avoid direct sunlight during key points of the day – which can also affect your airflow and insulation, and when possible create outdoor alfresco entertaining spaces so that you can maximize your advantage of this as well.

Pakenham is a beautiful satellite suburb of Melbourne and its right on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria. It’s seen a lot of growth in recent years, becoming a major growth area in South-East Melbourne, thanks to many different housing developments, but it’s still retained its commitment to nature – hence the beautiful views.

These customers wanted to appreciate all of the above, but as is normally the case, the wonderful views came with a sloped lot. We addressed this immediately and also worked with the local town planning department regarding the site positioning.

The AHH team would think that we were missing out on steps of the process if there weren’t a significant number of brainstorming and alignment conversations on any successful project. The Packenham project was no different. Our design team met, our architects met, our builders met, the owners met, and after approximately 12 months of discussion and preparation, we found a solution for a house layout that took advantage of the views from all three levels of the home.

It only made sense to move forward with an open plan design with specific high-end inclusions – something that the owners were very passionate about. In the end, we completed design on a building of 40-squares with large windows and rear balconies, as well as decking to take in the earlier-mentioned views.

Other highlights included:

  • Stone benchtops to all cabinetry
  • 1200 x 600 floor tiles throughout
  • Five bedrooms – each with walk-in robes and full ensuite.
  • A full amenity theatre room, complete with raised floor and theatre lighting
  • A custom feature front door, as well a large feature theatre room door
  • Clear-coated, open stringer staircase.
  • Glass balustrading to a balcony
  • Feature brick veneer, with render inlays.

When the work was said and done, we toasted the owners and went on our way. We hope that they’re enjoying those views as much as they’re enjoying their beautiful new home.

Accessible Home With Panoramic Views, Warrandyte

Project Description

There are so many beautiful areas of Australia. From the Olga Rocks in Uluru National Park to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, there’s no shortage of areas to explore – whether you’re looking for a day trip or a place to build your forever home. While the Australian Heritage Homes team is passionate about spontaneity and adventure, we’re far more focused on your forever home and the different cities and suburbs everywhere in between where you can lay down your roots.

Today’s property can be found in Warrandyte – a suburb of Melbourne, about 24 km northeast of the Central Business District. It’s a small but mighty town, with roots as once being as a very gold-rich finding town. It’s bordered by the Mullum Mullum Creek and the Yarra River. That means that there’s no shortage of beautiful scenery to look at, but what about the home itself?

As with all of the best properties, this one came with opportunities. Read: opportunities, not challenges. It had a lot of existing vegetation, many trees and a huge incline. These are each flags for a Council Overlay, and this property was no exception. Bonus? It had a high brush fire rating and an assessment was needed. Note – assessments aren’t always a bad thing; instead, they’re just doing an extra homework to ensure that your current or future home is exactly the place that you want to be.

With these specific council conversations, we addressed site positioning, site flora and fauna, removal of existing trees, tree protection, rainwater run-off and aspects related to the neighbouring properties. Sounds like no small feat, right? Well, like we said – these types of opportunities are always worth it. We had transparent and comprehensive conversations with our design team, the future owners and the different governing bodies. At the end of the day, everyone came together, so that we could start working on the structure itself.

The home needed to be wheelchair compliant and with access for larger vehicles. The solution? Design of a building of 34-square with a number of safety elements factored in due to the fall of the land. We brought in specific machinery and cranes, removing designated trees and stumps carefully, laying out and cutting the initial driveway – all coordinated precisely so that work could continue in a seamless manner and on time.

18 months later, both we and the owners are very proud of this property. Accessible for all, easy to navigate and explore, with all of the calling cards that Australian Heritage Homes is proud to share. Highlights? Large windows and a rear balcony as well as panoramic views that surround the property.

Great things take time, and this team is always dedicated to do our homework and have the important conversations so that our customers are as excited as possible to move into their new homes.

Time-Lapse Video

What does it take to build a house? This home construction time lapse video shows you the building process of a beautiful new house in Warrandyte by Australian Heritage Homes.

Posted by Australian Heritage Homes on Friday, 20 September 2019

Testimonial

Renay and the team built our home on a difficult site and we are wrapt with the result! The whole experience of building our home was made easier by the way Renay and every builder went about it. Our home is 100% custom…. and all of our requests were met with a can-do attitude that makes the whole process enjoyable. We would highly recommend working with AHH….

Stevo and Carolyn Rennick

Moonee Ponds Home Renovation

Moonee Ponds Home Renovation

 

Project Description

The Australian Heritage Homes team believes in seeing all of our projects through every cycle of evolution. We love it. We’re inspired by the work; we’re inspired by our customers and we’re inspired by each of our teammates.

So, while many of our projects start with the concept conversations, equally as many are focused on joining you mid-way on your journey to own the perfect home. That means renovations and extensions.

Perfect example right here.

Moonee Ponds is known for being home to Queen’s Park, but it’s starting to become a recommended place to build a lot of styles of family homes. This particular family home was built in 1910, so it has lots of history and stories to tell. It’s a single fronted lot and it’s been a project in the making.

Conversations started in 2016 and we went through dozens of options for layouts. These needed to meet both the owner’s requirements and remain in compliance with each and every one of the local council requirements. Don’t ever let the latter stress you out. One of the reasons that the Australian Heritage Homes jobs is to be that conduit, be that liaison, and have those conversations for you – where you’re comfortable.

You may frequently run into that one non-negotiable that causes a lot of conversations. Again, the AHH team will always be your support in this space. For this property, that meant the rear decking, and its height, which oversees a lot of the neighbouring properties.

Every AHH story tends to have a happy ending, and this design culminated with a beautiful design, meeting all of the requirements with a sign-off from all parties.

As noted above, this was a renovation – so it focused on the rear part of the house with the two front bedrooms remaining in their current state.

Here are some of the other highlights:

  • We completely removed the rear decking and we replaced it with new decking and a roof cover.
  • We removed all of the timber flooring. It was time for a replacement.
  • We replaced the existing fibre plaster board wall and ceiling lining.
  • We replaced and we matched the cornice, architraves, skirtings and windows, with their respective originals.
  • We fitted a new archway, ensuring that it would still match the existing.
  • We completed a brand-new bathroom with a European-style laundry area.
  • We were proud to complete a new high-grade kitchen. It features stone bench tops and vinyl wrap doors and panels.
  • I big win was when we completed a new rear decking, handrail, screening – All with high gloss finish
  • We replaced the front door with a new, matching original.
  • As is our signature – you’ll find feature timber flooring and floor tiling throughout the home.

As noted above, and as you can see – renovations are just as big of a piece of our business as building from scratch. We recommend that you reach out with any questions.

Testimonial

We were recommended Australian Heritage Homes for the renovation of our Victorian-era home. It was one of the best decisions we have made.

They primarily do custom new home builds. But don’t be fooled – they do magnificent renovations too.

From our first meeting with Renay, we knew we were in very good hands. His vast knowledge and experience was very reassuring. There was no doubt AHH were the builders for us.

We couldn’t be happier with the end result. It has far exceeded our expectations. Our family and friends who have seen it so far have been absolutely blown away by the quality of the workmanship, finishes, and detail – a couple of them were almost brought to tears when they saw the completed renovation. It was almost like a “Block” reveal!

The boys who worked on our renovation (Darren, Ash, Kane & Mick) were absolutely fantastic, and they have all become like family to us. Also, all the tradesmen Renay uses are so professional, responsive and completely trustworthy.

A huge thank you to Renay and his team for the sensational job you’ve done on our house. Your attention to detail has been fantastic, and we really appreciate your sensible guidance in dealing with the inevitable “surprises” that arise when renovating an older house.

We would highly recommend Renay and his team, whether you are building a new home, or undertaking a renovation.

Phil & Jacqui

Chirnside Park Split-Level Home

Chirnside Park Split-Level Home

 

Project Description

There’s something about building in a storied area of land. Be it an estate, a giant park, anywhere with a story behind it – we appreciate it. We definitely did when we worked on this property.

But no special property comes without its fair share of trials and tribulations. Not that the team at Australian Heritage Homes is stranger to these. You know, if you’ve visited our Website a time or two that it’s actually something that we thrive on. Tough terrain? Bring it. Complicated needs? Challenge us more. And in this case, it meant a lot of conversations with the local council and the overlays that it requested for our Chirnside Park property.

Many changes, of our doing, and their direction, made total sense. After all, the land had a gentle slope. That looks pretty with some housing styles or on a gentle hike, but it can be dangerous in severe weather, depending on where you live. No problem. We just did a small and basic excavation. We were working with a pair of young owners – in fact, this was their first home. That puts a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement on everyone involved. You’re shaping some of the best years of their lives and painting the canvas of all of the memories that they’re going to create.

As we all know, being young frequently also means that you’re working on a budget. This was simply another creative challenge for us to bring their home vision to life and keep the money in their pocket. We had a fair few discussions, but we left each, knowing that we were about to do something pretty amazing.

So, what was the end result? You’re looking a property with a beautiful design of 26 square. It met all of the town requirements and best of all? We came in right at their budget restriction.

Remember how we mentioned the slope? This meant a split-level home, which can be an easy fix and a great design for a family of any size. No detail went by the wayside here; they had a vision and we wanted to bring it to life. This meant that inclusions were very carefully chosen, and the entire project took about six months.

Highlights included a corner stacker sliding door that opened to a beautiful alfresco area at the rear of the home. There’s no better place to not only enjoy a meal, but also just to relax with your family and friends.

That was just the start of it. Other highlights included:

  • Feature Timber flooring and tiling throughout the entire home
  • Feature ensuite works
  • A truly custom-designed kitchen, as well as a separate walk-in pantry
  • Imported tiles all around the walls of the wet areas
  • Large shower recess with tiled base

As with any success story, this one had a happy ending. The owners were very pleased with the result, and it was just another reminder of why we love doing what we do so much.

Testimonial

Hey Renay,

What a pleasure it has been to work with you on building such a fantastic home.

The whole process of designing, building and completion has been such a smooth and easy going procedure. The flexibility you provide with options and changing things as the build progresses was beyond expectation.

Both Taylor and I have been blown away by the quality you construct your homes too and the level of detail you and the team go to to ensure everything is perfect.

We honestly couldn’t fault the build in any way, and would highly recommend Australian Heritage Homes to anyone wanting to build a new home.

We love the home and want to say a massive thank you.

Brett and Taylor

Upper Ferntree Gully

Upper Ferntree Gully, Australian Heritage Homes, Custom Homes Melbourne

 

Project Description

The team at Australian Heritage Homes believe that all homes are beautiful and unique in their own way. We feel the same way about the plots of land on which they’re designed. After all, that’s the best canvas for us. Blank, clean, a perfect opportunity to be as creative as we choose. So, when we hear terms like “run down” or “fixer upper”, where some would balk, we run toward. It’s just a piece of the puzzle that makes us so excited about what we do. We love to be driven and challenged by our work, and we’re thrilled when we’re just as proud as our customers are pleased.

Today, we’re showcasing one such project that falls squarely into all of these categories. Passers-by would easily call it an “old run-down house.” In fact, the owner had just arranged the demolition of the existing home on the site. Councils got involved, the neighbourhood got involved, it was a vast group of players.

The challenges didn’t stop there. The land had a severe slope that also needed to be addressed, as such terrain types can be a huge impediment, should homeowners fall in love with the land or view, but come to grips that the home of their dreams isn’t feasible.

This meant that we needed to bring in the Local Town Planning Department. As stated previously on the Australian Heritage Home site, we have taken the time and care over the years to sustain and enhance the important relationships around the area that make the process of bringing your dream home to life. We have contacts everywhere, and we really value these relationships.

In this particular case, there was extensive and important discussion between our team, the owners and the governing council. We aligned on a 32-square building design. It checked all the boxes – the town planning requirements, the vision of the homeowners and the opportunity of the lay of the land.

You’re probably wondering what we did about the slope? A feature retaining wall along the high side of the block mitigated all of our concerns. Once that was in place, it was time to truly think about the requests of the homeowners.

They were particular – and for good reason. After all, this is an investment that you’re going to either live in for an extended period of time or hope to make good money on. 14 months of meetings ensued, and here are the highlights which we’re proud to have aligned on:

  • An open alfresco area to the rear of the home
  • Feature timber flooring and floor tiling throughout the home
  • Feature ensuite works
  • A large and custom designed kitchen with a separate walk-through pantry
  • Imported tile linings of the walls of the wet areas
  • Large shower recess with tiled base

All of these are calling cards of the Australian Heritage Homes team. We have a passion for bringing beautiful homes to you, but we also aim to design them to meet every need you have. Here, one of the many goals was to offer up spaces to entertain their guests, but also think through areas of the home where they’d feel comfortable once the party was complete.

The homeowners were thrilled with the results. This was a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do, and how we can continue to push ourselves with every project.

Period Home, Ringwood North

Ringwood North period heritage home

 

Project Description

Here is a home with two construction challenges that turned out better than we could have ever anticipated. Thanks to extensive meetings and transparent communication, Dave and Carmen of Ringwood North were able to settle in their dream home.

Australian Heritage Homes runs into all sorts of terrains and site conditions. We’ve seen flat, hilly, rocky, sand, clay and split-level. If you can name it, we have built a property on it. We set out to become the industry expert on foundation solutions, which work well with the terrain on which our customers would like to build. Sometimes this is no problem. But sometimes weather, and sedimentary activities have wreaked havoc on our customers’ dream choice piece of land. Meet challenge number one.

Sometimes the foundation issues aren’t even with the terrain. Frequently we see customers who are attached to certain existing elements of their homes, often integrated directly into the foundation. This is especially common with customers looking to keep an authentic period-style for their dream home. We see this as a special sort of challenge, and one that we take especially seriously. We are upholding the authenticity of the original architecture, while updating the property so that it’s as structurally sound as possible. Meet challenge number two.

Ringwood North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria.It’s a very beautiful area with an abundance of landscaped parklands and reserves but it’s also a surprisingly hilly area.Dave and Carmen’s property is no exception, and their home had to be built on a very challenging block of land, due to a steep 3-meter vertical drop cross-block.

The cross-block was already retained with aged blue stone blocks, which were of special importance to the owners. The challenge at hand was integrating these existing stones into the home’s design. This would have been no problem had they been looking for a smaller home, but they wanted to integrate the stone blocks without sacrificing any of the possible land on which to build.

These stone blocks also introduced the aforementioned foundation challenges. Integrating the stone blocks into the home’s design meant that the home was split into two parts. Splitting the home into two parts meant bringing in custom long-spanning floor beams. We even constructed a temporary staircase in the rear part of the block for access during the construction process. In addition, there was a steep angle of repose with the existing foundation. In order to align with building codes and regulations in the area, the new house foundations needed to be separated.

So yes, there were a few challenges in the process. But our team loves a good challenge and relished the creative brainstorming process with Carmen and Dave. The result was a beautifully designed home that brought Carmen and Dave’s vision to life, meeting all of their requirements with an economical construction.

Testimonial

Thanks for believing in us and our dream, and for making it happen. We have been continuously impressed with your professionalism and level of work. We appreciate your efforts, hard work and patience.

Dave and Carmen

Split Level Home, Blackburn South

 

Project Description

Australian Heritage Homes doesn’t build our ethos around houses; we build our ethos around homes for living. We want you to see the spaces where you’ll be cooking your meals, relaxing on the couch, or enjoying the sun outside. This isn’t just a sound structure for you to eat and sleep; these homes are where we see you and your families creating lasting memories for decades to come.

This means that we take the time for as many conversations as necessary to ensure that the vision of our customers is brought to life.

There are a lot of factors and variables that go into these conversations. First and foremost, we have to engage in multiple conversations with the local councils. The councils have all sorts of stipulations around boundaries, positioning of the structure, site fall and orientation of the structure. Most of the time they’re not challenging conversations, but they are necessary for safe and timely success. Each of the aforementioned conversations played a role in the process of building this beautiful Federation style home.

This Blackburn South home is a 16-square, custom-designed, split-level home built in the rear yard of an already existing lot, belonging to the customers’ family. They had already cleared the site and subdivided the land, before giving Australian Heritage Homes a call.

Customers Nadini and Sanjay had a vision in mind. They were looking for a period-style home with many different style inclusions. We sat down and had additional conversations about what each of these inclusions entailed as far as cost and timeline. The inclusions that we incorporated included:

  • Bullnose window sills
  • Fretwork to verandahs
  • Selected ‘turned’ posts to verandahs
  • Period awnings to feature windows
  • Feature timber floors to formal areas
  • Feature skylight to dining
  • Large custom designed kitchen
  • Heritage skirtings, architraves throughout
  • Selected period style cornices
  • Beautiful tiles lining the walls of the wet areas, with a skirting tile provided a elegant finish

Challenges quickly ensued. First and foremost, the house needed to be built on Stumps, which needed to be the appropriate floor height to suit both the land and access. Access was also minimal, meaning that only small work vehicles could reach the building area. No large truck deliveries were possible and a lot of the materials necessary for the different style inclusions had to be walked in.

However the AHH team loves a good challenge and rose to meet each roadblock that was thrown our way. The final result is a beautiful Federation Style home that was perfectly positioned on a very small site and two very happy customers.

Testimonial

Building with Australian Heritage Homes was a great experience.

As it was our first time building, we were a little unsure of all the processes and exactly what to expect.

From our very first meeting, it was clear that Renay wasn’t just a standard builder. He took the time to understand our vision, explained what he believed would work and suggested improvements – and gave us a very detailed quote when he promised he would.

More than anything else, we felt comfortable building with Australian heritage homes – because we were kept in the loop. Renay was always available to have a chat, and was open and honest about variations we ultimately made to the original contract.

We feel so glad to be in our lovely new home, and we have Renay and Australian Heritage Homes to thank.

Nadini & Sanjay

Colonial Homestead-Style Langwarrin Home

colonial style period home in langwarrin melbourne

Project Description

As recently discussed on the Australian Heritage Homes blog, our customers run the gamut. They live pay check to pay check, they make the big bucks and everything in between. As varied as their incomes are their style preferences. And to that, we say- thank you! Our creative customers drive our creative business model. They insure that we’re never left standing still, that we’re always pushed to better our best.

We get potential customers who are interested in every architectural style under the sun. We get customers who are passionate about futuristic homes, designed solely with glass and shiny steel; We also get to work with customers who are sold on very specific historic architecture, often obtuse and with very few document or photos to reference.

This Langwarrin home was built about 10 years ago, and falls squarely into the latter category mentioned above. First, let’s talk about the basics. The home was built on a sloping block, no easy feat for most builders, but luckily a talent that Australian Heritage Homes is an expert at. The result is a 26-square, single-storey home which features a double garage, four bedrooms, and a study- which could easily be converted into an additional bedroom or multipurpose space.

The owners had a specific inclusion list and wanted to ensure that their home had a Colonial appearance. The inclusion list was extensive, so the Australian Heritage Homes team spent a lot of time with the home owners, to determine which inclusions made the most sense for the property. It’s important to note that inclusions are an investment, so here at AHH, there is always a quality versus quantity conversation­­. For this Colonial property, we partnered with the home owners and decided on the following:

  • Feature brick inserts have been installed around the windows and throughout the home, a typical fixture of many homes built in the Colonial style
  • A traditional arched verandah with corner fretworks. This verandah serves as the perfect locale to unwind at the end of the day or with breakfast in the morning.
  • Traditional bay windows were used to create space inside social spaces. These windows add charm to the external appearance.
  • Large walk in robes are adjacent to the master bedroom.
  • Feature timber flooring to all living areas enhances the specially selected timber trims.
  • Period-style architraves and skirtings were selected to continue with the traditional Colonial theme.
  • Period-style panel carve doors feature a full high-gloss finish.
  • Stone bench tops were used along with traditional style cupboards in the kitchen, ideal for hosting and serving large family meals.
  • The home even features a period-style picture rail to each of the formal rooms.

Properties like this one encourage our team members to think creatively, to ensure that every piece of the puzzle is thought through. We’re very proud of the end result and are pleased to share that the owners felt the same way.

Testimonial

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we moved into our new home. We’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Renay for all the wonderful work performed by him and his team to complete the project. The overall experience of building with Australian Heritage Homes remained enjoyable and hassle free, right from the very early days of liaising with Stephen Harper through to final completion and handover. Renay is certainly the most organized builder we know!

We note too the support and follow up by Renay when we’ve called over the following 12 months to query matters to do with the house, and occasionally rectify a few minor matters that weren’t quite right. We especially appreciated Renay’s helpful and efficient manner on those occasions.

We look forward to eventually completing the garden as well as adding the finishing touches to the house.

We wish Renay and his team all the very best!

Steven, Judi, Isabel & Olivia

Kit Home, Langwarrin South

Langwarrin South kit home

 

Project Description

Part of the mission of the Australian Heritage Homes team is ongoing education for anyone that we come in contact with. The education covers our work, our values, exactly what you should be able to expect from us when you work with our team. This means that we will always be transparent and communicative about the details of any design and construction job. It’s in-part what inspires our customers when they’re designing a dream home of their own. Many have never heard of half of the architectural styles available to them. Well never fear, we’ve brought the book.

Ever heard of a kit home before? We reckon that many of our audience members have not. In an ongoing effort to sell our audience on our passion that is home design, we want to share the vocabulary that we’re using on a daily basis. Watch out, you’ll be joining the Australian Heritage Homes team in no time.

So today’s buzz word—a kit home. A kit home is a house where many of the elements are prefabricated. They’re brought onsite to the property and assembled there. The thought behind the terminology is that the assemblers are putting together a giant kit, similar to a toolkit or an art project. We’d wager that any of the homes we design and build are a combination of both art and high performance tools. That being said, we’d like to make it clear that this is not our normal modus operandi. We find so much joy in working with our customers to design the perfect custom home. Kit homes don’t necessarily allow us or our customers the artistic licenses that should be available. Even though kit homes aren’t our go-to, this property is the perfect representation of the versatility that AHH can bring to the table.

This property—a large block dotted with trees in Langwarrin squarely fits the description of a a kit home assemble and install. The owner actually purchased the kit home from a very prolific kit home supplier in Melbourne. He reached out to our team to assemble onsite. Australian Heritage Homes can and has worked with most of the vendors, and manufacturers in the area and have wonderful and valuable relationships with most of them. This enables quick assembly, quick installation and an opportunity to expand on the vision in your own unique way.

This was an exciting challenge, not your average construction job. The basics? A 22-square home with three bedrooms, plus an additional study that could be used in a variety of ways. Any rooms upstairs were able to take advantage of expansive views of the surrounding hills and valleys, a selling point on its own, due to the area. A double car garage was attached to the home.

It wasn’t a simple copy and paste job—we prefer it that way. The owner was looking for slight variations and design tweaks to make the property their own. Standouts included:

  • Feature floor tiling throughout
  • Large robes to all bedrooms
  • Feature timber ceiling lining to both the family room and the to the kitchen
  • An outdoor alfresco area with feature timber lining ceiling
  • A large kitchen and pantry to encompass any hosting needs that could come along
  • An open tread timber staircase

This owner got to see the best of both worlds- a kit home with industry standard pieces that could be assembled onsite, and the opportunity to add to it in their own unique way.



Custom Timber Home, Wonga Park

 

Project Description

As noted many times over on this site, Australia Heritage Homes has a storied history of which we are very proud. It’s part of what makes us the go-to for designing your dream home or property. We’ve learned many lessons along the way and picked up an extensive span of knowledge which has been paramount in ensuring that our customers are pleased with the homes that we build.

While we constantly look towards the future, ever-improving our craft and learning about new processes and materials, we also like to take the time to be reflective, to examine our retrospective, and some of the most favorite homes that we’ve worked on.

Today, we’re focusing on this retrospective. In particular, we’re focusing on a house built almost eighteen years ago in Wonga Park. Wonga Park is a beautiful area beyond the Melbourne Metropolitan Urban Growth Boundary area, about 29 kilometers northeast of Melbourne’s most central business district.

The land itself was the first challenge. The property is a battle axe block. The driveway is steep, the block itself is steep. But the steepness was worth it, as the block allowed fantastic sweeping views of the valley below.

So what were the owners looking for when it came to aesthetic? They were looking for something more modern, something with simple, clean lines. Large windows would be a necessity in order to take advantage of the beautiful views view. They decided to move forward with a large split-level home, a 32-square home with four bedrooms in addition to a study space. We constructed a separate double car garage with a covered walkway to the house itself.

We integrated many decorative features to bring the home to life. These included raking ceilings to the lounge, with 3.600 high walls, as well as large walk-in robes to all bedrooms. When it came to accent materials, we worked with feature timber flooring in all living areas. This really brought out the unique qualities of the specially selected timber trims. The kitchen was outfitted with traditional style cupboards and stone bench tops. There was a theme throughout the property– we tried to strike a perfect note between the clean, simple modern lines of the home, and period-style inclusions.

Once the home itself was designed and complete, with white exterior and white roof, the owners were able to turn their attention to the expansive backyard. The Australia Heritage Homes team partnered closely, both with the owners and other contractors in discussions on the planning of a pool area, perfect for warm summer days. The landscaping surrounding the pool area, which we also assisted in the planning of, only served to enhance the beauty of the pool, the property itself and the surrounding views of the valley.

The owners were extremely pleased with the final product. So pleased that they were able to successfully capture its aesthetic in video footage. Check out the video, shared here, for additional insight into what makes this Wonga Park homes, still one of our very favorite.