Rustic Mt. Evelyn Double Storey Home with Panoramic View

Project Description

The Australian Heritage Homes team has a storied history in home design, with an abundance of experience in many different architectural styles. Think you have a crazy vision or a ridiculous request? Chances are good that we’ve heard it before. While we are grateful to the amazing competition that we have in the area, we’re attune that they’re not always able to meet the needs of our customers.

Today’s home is a great example. The owners were frustrated were their previous builder and requested our assistance in bringing their dream home to life. Luckily, we were able to sit down with the owners in a timely manner, and priced out the works at a much more cost-effective rate than the previous builder. The owners were pleased and we kicked work off right away.

The goal was a 36 square, double storey home on a steep site, sitting on a beautiful and rustic lot of Mt. Evelyn. Dotted with trees, the acreage is in abundance, offering a huge and beautiful blank slate on which we could build. We were working with a compressed timeline, given the owners’ previous experience. Luckily, we were able to select details and kick off work quickly, completing everything well within the requested timeframe.

We also built a special relationship with these owners, who wanted to oversee a number of different parts of the construction. In this way, they were able to put their own stamp of creativity and ownership on the future dream home in which they would build generations of memories with family and friends.

There were many special components. They included a large pool, an internal lift, and an extensive landscaping scheme. Inside you can find a theatre room, a huge family room, kitchen and meals, and a large office. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a full walkthrough robe and a large ensuite. The rooms boast glass balustrading and floor to ceiling tiling in all wet areas. In non-wet areas, floor boards decorate the family rooms, while you can find carpet in each and every bedroom. Other standouts include LED downlights, soft closing drawers and doors in the kitchen, fully ducted heating and refrigerated cooling, and flush panel, solid core doors with a high gloss finish.

We can’t forget about the panoramic views. A large upstairs balcony ensures a place to relax and enjoy the sunset at the end of a long day, while rear decking downstairs surrounds the in-ground pool.

With all of these unique and custom design features, we wanted to make sure that the owners felt safe and secure. We installed alarm and security systems, as well as high security inclusions. The final result was a home with which the owners are ecstatic, and ready to make dozens of memories.


From Stressed and Frustrated to Excited and Delighted

We bought our dream block of land and were keen to build our dream home on it, however, to say that goal became difficult and frustrating is an understatement.

Despite engaging professionals, at every stage, we still had not commenced building 3 years later. In the end, we walked away from a building contract and seriously contemplated selling our land and buying an established home.

We made one last attempt to find a professional who could turn our dream into a reality. By chance, we found Australian Heritage Homes and our journey instantly changed for the better.

We met with Renay and within a few weeks we had a building permit and we were off and running! I’ll never forget the relief and excitement we felt the day work commenced.

It was very obvious, right off the bat, that we were in good hands. Renay was excellent at communicating and keeping us informed about what was happening and what was going to happen next. His experience and expertise were clear and everything flowed so smoothly.

With so many moving parts I was quite frankly amazed at how he was able to manage the process and keep things on schedule. He was even able to, very professionally, accommodate outside trades to ensure we got exactly what we wanted for our family’s special needs.

The boys on site were just brilliant. We were fortunate enough to have been able to visit regularly and always felt welcome. The boys got along really well and there was always a jovial vibe in the air, it really was good fun and impressive to see the way they went about creating our dream home. To be honest, we miss the process and the progress, it was easy and enjoyable.

We’ve settled in and it’s only now that we’re really starting to appreciate what Renay and his team have done for us. The quality of the finishes is first class, everything works flawlessly and we really feel we got great value for money.

We now have an amazing home, built with pride and quality workmanship, a place to build our family’s future and new friendships that I know will last as long as the home.

Thanks, Renay and all the crew at Australian Heritage Homes, there are no words to convey how happy we are that we found you or how strongly we recommend you as the builder of choice!

Russell & Kerry


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