A SPRAWLING Hinterland ranch with horse stables, an Olympic standard arena, and a basketball court has been crowned the Gold Coast’s house of the year.
This year’s Gold Coast Master Builders 2023 Housing & Construction Awards, held on Friday night, showed off the city’s best craftsmanship and innovation.
V-Build Construction Services were behind Mountainview, a spectacular equestrian homestead at Maudsland.
The house features a combination of timber, limestone and stonework throughout with six fireplaces, state-of-the-art cinema, wine and whiskey rooms and a gym.
Is is built around a 10m high, 19th century-style timber barn that is incorporated into the structural steel and window facades.
Cobblestones were imported and repurposed from Belgium roadways while the project also includes an undercover equestrian rink and stables, as well as a basketball court.
Other features include two elevators, a car wash in the basement garage, and custom-made cabinetry in every room.
V-Build Construction Services were also winners in the individual home over $3 million category and picked up awards for best residential bathroom and best residential kitchen, along with best residential pool for JB Pool Constructions.
Other winners included Hutchinson Builders, who collected the project of the year and residential building over $20 million awards for 272 Hedges Ave.
Their Mermaid Beach apartment block was described as a unique curved building and an iconic construction that would define the Gold Coast skyline.
A modern take on a traditional Queenslander, The Breeze House at Burleigh Heads earned PJH Constructions the sought-after president’s award and also saw them walk away with a win in the individual home from $1 million to $2 million category.
Paul and Nicole Harms, it-couple of the Gold Coast construction scene, were behind the house which sold for $3.85m in May, 2023.
It was built by Mr Harms’ construction company, with interior design by Mrs Harms’ studio, Our Next Project.
Positioned on a 680sq m lot between Burleigh Headland and picturesque Tallebudgera Creek, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was described as, “a modern Queenslander crossed with a quintessential beach house of grand proportions”.
The Breeze House features weatherboard cladding, metal roof, wide verandas, and exposed rafters and as the name suggests, the design was heavily focused on crossflow ventilation.
French timber doors are intended to be open, connecting the internal areas to the external spaces.
Landscaping by JSW Landscape and Design complements the crisp white exterior cladding for a classic look.
Master Builders’ Gold Coast regional manager, Adam Profke congratulated all winners across the 44 categories.
“Our members’ determination, talent and innovation are a true reflection of this year’s awards theme, shining bright,” he said.
“From theme park projects and huge educational facilities to beachside apartments and Hinterland mansions, the Gold Coast building community came together to produce stellar projects.”
• House of the Year Award – V-Build Construction Services for Mountainview (Maudsland)
• President’s Award – PJH Constructions Australia for The Breeze House (Burleigh Heads)
• Project of the Year Award – Hutchinson Builders for 272 Hedges Ave (Mermaid Beach)
• Display Home from $350,000 up to $450,000 – GJ Gardner Homes Gold Coast North for Edgewater 219 (Bahrs Scrub)
• Display Home over $550,000 – Metricon Homes for Merricks 42 Nordic (Labrador)
• Individual Home from $350,000 up to $500,000 – Rome Design & Construct for NOKNOK ONE (Palm Beach)
• Individual Home from $500,000 up to $750,000 – AusDesign Homes for Serenity Breeze (Helensvale)
• Individual Home from $750,000 up to $1 million – Bellevue Design and Construction for Serenity (Helensvale)
• Individual Home from $1 million up to $2 million – PJH Constructions Australia for The Breeze House (Burleigh Heads)
• Individual Home from $2 million up to $3 million – Resolve Construction for Neu Burleigh (Burleigh Waters)
• ABI Interiors Individual Home over $3 million Award – V-Build Construction Services for Mountainview (Maudsland)
• Truecore Best Use of Steel Frame Housing Award – DC House for Allawah Estate (Mount Nathan)
• Home Renovation Project from $200,000 up to $400,000 – NewScope Constructions for Project Joy (Burleigh Waters)
• Home Renovation Project from $400,000 up to $650,000 – JIC Projects for Miami Vibes (Miami)
• Home Renovation Project from $650,000 up to $1 million – JM Building Development for Terrace Home Renovation (Sanctuary Cove)
• Home Renovation Project over $1 million – PJH Constructions Australia for Kooringal Lodge (Tallebudgera)
• Excellence in Sustainable Living – Kai Konstruct for Kingfisher Residence (Currumbin Waters)
• Shortek Systems Australia Best Use of Sloping Sites Award – Wave Developments for Burleigh Hill Home (Burleigh Heads)
• Medium Density up to 3 storeys – 2 to 5 dwellings – PJH Constructions Australia for The Guyra Residences (Burleigh Heads)
• Medium Density up to 3 storeys – over 5 dwellings – Greyburn Building Contractors for Serenity Green (Helensvale)
• Residential Trade Contractor of the Year – Aesthetic Tile & Stone for Nirvana (Palm Beach)
Article source: Queensland Property Investor