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2020 Master Builder and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards House of the Year

2020 House of the Year

  • Architekt Grüne Hauser

Deakin

“Longevity, beauty and usability coming together”, this is how the Excellence Awards judges describe this
breathtaking home. The construction genius behind the project, Daniel Fitzpatrick, says he thinks even with the use of technology, modern design and new materials, “a house can still feel hand crafted; human made, can be interacted with and given a sense of intimacy.”

The home is adorned with hand-crafted, custom-made metal work including the brass knobs for the joinery, the ensuite custom sliding door, the feature staircase and the pendant lights. This extraordinary attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship, is the ultimate tribute to
excellence in construction.

The interior has warmth and character with a bold, vibrant colour palette that is the result of the collaboration between the construction team and the client. The team paid close attention to impeccably preparing and finishing materials including the ply sheeting, steel work and handmade tiles.

This home showcases the result of meticulous planning and impeccable craftsmanship, as well as a daring design eye.
The architecture of the home is a tribute to Origami, the Japanese art of paperfolding, with the use of different angles and shapes to create a visual masterpiece.

The exterior of the home showcases a subdued colour palette, with the white brickwork and black timber cladding exhibiting a subtle yet confident design. The feature green wall helps incorporate the stunning natural surrounds of the home, and it makes you feel as if you’ve found a hidden gem amongst the greenery.

Keeping environmentally considerate practices at the forefront of their build, the team opted for recycled timber products, low VOC finishes and the use of high-quality materials that will stand the test of time.
The Excellence Awards judges noted, “The sheer amount of thought, attention to detail and innovation that has gone into the use of materials in this project is incredibly complex.” Thoughtful and detailed planning, combined with incredible craftsmanship has resulted in a truly stunning and unique home.

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