Innovative designs earn three major residential building industry accolades
Three wins at the Stockland Builder Awards 2018 – almost a third of the accolades on offer – has again confirmed Vantage Homes as a leading Queensland residential home builder and small lot specialist.
We’re proud of our enviable reputation among Sunshine Coast builders and are always grateful to receive industry recognition for our innovative designs and the quality of our workmanship. We’re certainly no strangers to awards success, having won previously at the VIBE Awards and various Master Builders regional gongs, but never before have we won three categories on one night!
Stockland’s Queensland building industry awards program, eligible for homes constructed within a Stockland display village or a Stockland community, recognises excellence in residential home design, innovation, affordability, sustainability and service across 10 award categories in total.
Our three category wins were:
- Innovation and Affordability (House and Land Package) – Under $450,000
- Innovation and Affordability – Materials and Design
- Best Small Lot Housing
We’re extremely honoured by the achievement and take it as confirmation that we’re continually building on our experience year after year to ensure we keep doing things better and better.
Incredibly hardworking, our entire team make us proud by continually going above and beyond to ensure every little detail is just right and there is absolute satisfaction on all new home builds. Our success is an absolute credit to all of our staff – design, planning, finance, construction and sales personnel – and we’re blessed to have their enormous dedication to excellence, which includes developing solid relationships with clients and strong partnerships with suppliers, subcontractors and tradespeople.
Stockland Award winning design No.1: Monroe Terrace (Aura display village)
Innovation and Affordability (House and Land Package) – Under $450,000
The Monroe, representing cosmopolitan maintenance-free living on the Sunshine Coast, is a two-story home that appeals to various demographics – first home owners, families and downsizers.
Emphasising the possibility of having a full-sized home on a small lot, with all that you can imagine within it and offering courtyard entertaining, the floor plan of the three-bedroom terrace house provides 211 square metres of living space within a width constraint of 6.5 metres.
With airflow and natural light an essential component, the design also brings the outdoors in to make the most of the Queensland climate with the courtyard flowing seamlessly into the living area. The galley kitchen, which overlooks this space, has a practical layout, feature tile splashback and stone benchtops.
The oversized master bedroom boasts a large walk-in robe, ensuite with dual vanity and large shower, and screen balcony to provide security, privacy and breeze all in one, while the downstairs office with street views is perfect for the professional who wants to work from home.
Judging criteria for this category included:
- Innovative design concept
- Aesthetic appeal
- Quality of lifestyle
- Cost per square metre
- Innovation in building layout
- Innovation on construction methods
- Consideration of embodied energy
Stockland Award winning design No.2: Sinatra Terrace (Aura display village)
Innovation and Affordability – Materials and Design
Best Small Lot Housing
The Sinatra, intended to bring the heart of Fitzroy living to the Sunshine Coast, has been built to make a brash statement: Your home doesn’t have to be conventional, so think outside the box.
Its raw, urban and industrial look, including a bold and strong façade, combines with a unique open-floor plan providing 192 square metres of living space within a terrace home only 4.5 metres wide.
Designed particularly with young male professionals in mind, with versatility to accommodate shared living and working from home, the two-story Sinatra features a reclaimed exposed brick feature wall from floor to ceiling, exposed beam ceilings, track lighting to replicate gallery lighting, cement feature wall and single-stringer stairs with aluminium balustrading in keeping with the theme.
The master bedroom features an ensuite and balcony, while the design also includes:
- Galley-style kitchen and space for a large entertaining table
- Shopfront-style office with separate study nook
- Bi-fold windows opening to a living green wall
- Living room with a floor-to-ceiling void and a see-through roof
- Upstairs mezzanine
Judging criteria for the Materials and Design award included:
- Integration of products and material to improve energy and water efficiency
- Use of recycled materials
- Initiatives to minimise environmental impact
- Quality of fixtures and fittings
- Quality of finishes
- Cost per square metre
- Innovative use of material
Judging criteria for the Small Lot Housing award included:
- Consideration of climate within the design
- Exterior aesthetics
- Interior design
- Construction detail