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Home Essentials
Freedom Wardrobes, with showrooms in NSW, Victoria and Queensland, provides smart and stylish storage solutions for walk-in, hinged and sliding wardrobes, all aimed at the discerning homeowner. Freedom Wardrobes’ launch range comprises 12 door finish
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Your Forever Home
If what you seek is a timeless, architecturally designed home — a flexible forever home with ample space for every family member — the Anchorage from McDonald Jones Homes is the ideal choice. The one-storey home, which is part of the Stuart Everitt (
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The Complete Package
Prefabricated building methods are being embraced for myriad reasons: reduced build times, cost-effectiveness, quality control and environmental benefits, to name a few. And while prefabricated building is by no means new, with advances in technology
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Modern Elegance
The Nautica 36 by MOJO Homes is an absolute showstopper. The double-storey home offers space, functionality and beauty across both levels of living, while the luxurious design exudes style, elegance and charisma. The overall theme of the Nautica 36 i
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Now That’s Tricky
Not all building sites are created equal. Some can throw up difficulties that can be costly and timely to resolve. A site can present quite a broad array of challenges, beginning with its location — this might range from a battle-axe block to a block
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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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What Lies Beneath
When it comes to flooring, the choice is diverse, from tiles and laminates that look like wood to natural hardwood or engineered timber. For those who like to keep things cool, there is polished concrete; for those who like things easy-care, there is
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Waterfront Wonder
When you have such a picture-perfect location as this — nestled alongside the Hawkesbury River on the NSW Central Coast — you need a home that will make the most of the enviable views and relaxed waterside lifestyle. To achieve this, the dilapidated
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Modular Marvel
By considering a modular solution for their new home, a young working family now has all they were looking for, and more, in a family abode — all wrapped up in a stylish, contemporary package. This was the third time the family had undergone the buil
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For A Modern Family
Of modern design inside and out, this custombuilt two-storey home is perfectly tailored to the precise lifestyle needs of the clients — a working couple with teenage children. Prior to engaging Young Homes to design and build their dream abode, the c
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A Matter Of Comfort
Here, expert energy assessor Ian Fry, founder of Australia’s leading new home energy rating provider, Frys Energywise, explains how, when combined with optimum orientation, the correct selection of glazing and insulation can help you to create a home
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Bright And Breezy
This home offers a magnificent combination of functional design and stylish architectural finishes. The result is a visually stunning residence that works smoothly and effortlessly for its inhabitants. Built by Young Homes, this four-bedroom, four-ba
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Looks That Last
Aprogressive Queensland-based company has taken a cost-effective and creative approach to building this townhouse development in Ocean Shores, a seaside location on the North Coast of NSW. The company was engaged to build a series of one-bedroom town
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The Height Of Luxury
With its well-considered combination of materials, plethora of custom-made features and unique design, this luxury home in the outer Sydney suburb of Dural is something special. This was a project on a grand scale, one that was four years in the maki
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In The News
Porter Davis Homes recently received a major accolade when it was named winner of the Australian Professional Major Builder of the Year award at the 2019 Housing Institute Association (HIA) Awards — an award the company has won on five previous occas
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Twice As Nice
Designed well and built in the right location, a duplex can be a canny investment. You can sell it outright or you can choose to live in one dwelling and rent the other out, or sell it to help pay for the initial cost of construction. Perhaps, instea
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Ticking All The Boxes
Architecturally designed with family living in mind, this duplex ticks all the boxes. Each dwelling has four bedrooms, plentiful storage, alfresco dining and entertaining areas, and thoughtfully designed interior living spaces. While the process for
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Let There Be Light
With a custom builder you get the home you want in the style you want — and this beautiful home in Sydney’s innerwest, built by Starr Constructions, is a case in point. Located in the established neighbourhood of Annandale, this new home for a young
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Smooth As Silk
The Silkwood Group of companies operates under the leadership of John Stephens, a well-established home builder of national standing. John is a firm believer in education and makes it a priority within his companies. By sharing with his employees the
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Hail The Hamptons
A perfect match for the relaxed, indooroutdoor lifestyle Australians favour, the Hamptons-style home has captured the hearts of families right around the country. With its airy, generously proportioned interiors, fresh colour palette, coastal ambienc
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Building An Empire
Q. HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START AND WHAT DREW YOU TO THE HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY? A. I started my career as an engineering draftsman but part of the requirement was that I did an architectural drafting course. I did this in my early 20s and it gave me t
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Form And Function
Offering maximum versatility and boasting an intelligent floor plan, this home has the ideal mix of comfort and convenience. Featuring wide-open spaces and a highly functional floor plan, the Chifley 40 has been skilfully designed to maximise its foo
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Editor’s Letter
Choosing a block of land can be exciting, but not all building sites are created equal. There are myriad factors that will affect what kind of home you can build, how long it will take to build and how much it will cost. A sloping block or one with s
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The Lifestyle Choice
Whether you have a growing family or favour multigenerational living, you need a home that has the flexibility and space to accommodate your needs, both now and in the years to come. The Linden from Rosewood Homes fits the bill perfectly. This modern
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Having It All
Awash with sunlight and offering expertly integrated interior and exterior living spaces, Preston House isn’t just tailored to fit the young family of five’s current lifestyle needs. It’s been designed for maximum flexibility, ensuring the spaces wil
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Among The Gum Trees
EXPERT TIP: Take your design inspiration from your surroundings. This home proves that the best influences are very often those that are right in front of your eyes. For this family of five, creating a home where they could make lasting memories was
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Feel Right At Home
After a long and successful career, the time had come for an established businesswoman to contemplate retirement. In preparation for such a major lifestyle change, she decided to downsize to a single-storey abode near the beach — namely, Forresters B
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Superlative Style
Inspired by the luxury homes that dot the southern shores of Long Island in New York — 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 thr
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That Hamptons feeling
If what you desire is a home that brings a smile to your face every time you pull up in the driveway, one that’s perfect for a coastal location or a knockdown-rebuild project in an established suburb where traditional homes rule the roost, Rawson Hom
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