AWARDS FLOW FOR TOP WA BUILDERS
WA has brought home three awards from the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards last month, including the prestigious Australian Home of the Year trophy.
Multi award-winning Spadaccini Homes was rewarded with the accolade for its work on a Sorrento project.
It also took out the category for Australian Custom-Built Home.
Judges were impressed by the Seaward Loop residence’s faultless workmanship, attention to detail and high-quality finishes such as marble flooring, stone cladding and glass mosaics.
“We’re absolutely blown out of the water, just ecstatic,” Spadaccini Homes director Rob Spadaccini said of the win.
“It’s pretty surreal considering I’ve been running my business for 30 years and I have had 30 chances across 10,000 builders Australia-wide, so I was pretty taken aback knowing that we’ve b uilt a home that is number one in Australia.
“Most builders dream of this but it seldom comes to fruition, so I’m very proud.”
Mr Spadaccini said he owed the win to the people he had worked with in his career.
“Personally, I believe we won because of our ability to execute extremely difficult homes with great ease, our amazing trade base which has been closely working for us for 10 to 20 years and the knowledge we have when it comes to executing these very detailed homes,” he said.
“I’d personally like to thank all my trades, suppliers and all my clients; all my clients are amazing and I’m very fortunate to have a trade and supplier base that supports me and the industry, especially at a time like this.”
The luxurious and immaculately designed home beat contenders from eight other regions, including the NSW winner of the Australian Apartment of the Year award and the Queensland winner of the top Australian Display Home.
Belmont-based Averna Homes won the Australian Spec Home award for its Villa Nero design in Carine.
The award is intended to recognise an individual house that is not built to a client’s brief.
The modern and “streetsmart” home balanced dark and light tones with its crafted timbers and distinctive renders. The judges commended the amount of thought given to material selection and how well they complemented each other.
Project director Jamie Sim said the entire team was proud to be a part of such a great achievement.
“We are just honoured to be recognised by our peers in the industry,” he said.
“This is our 10th year of building custom homes and the award is the icing on the cake.”
Mr Sim said the result was a team effort and thanked all staff, tradespeople and suppliers.
HIA managing director Shane Goodwin congratulated the winners and finalists for their achievements.
“Each year, HIA members continue to astound our judges with their exceptional display of workmanship and innovative design ideas,” he said.
“These awards are the culmination of their hard work and effort show for each and every project they have accomplished.” The HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year on Seaward Loop in Sorrento. This Averna Homes residence was named the HIA–CSR Australian Spec Home of the Year.