Award-win­ning homes are all about the ‘wow’ fac­tor

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - RESHNI RAT­NAM

IMAG­INE com­ing home to a trop­i­cal is­land re­sort, com­plete with swim­ming pool, cinema and an 8000-bot­tle wine cel­lar.

For the own­ers of Queens­land’s best new home, the dream hol­i­day set­ting is a daily re­al­ity.

The new-build at Banksia Beach was voted Queens­land’s best home last night and it’s lit­tle won­der.

It has a fancy cinema, a glass-en­closed tem­per­a­ture­con­trolled 8000-bot­tle wine cel­lar and a swim­ming pool plus stylish trim­mings through­out.

The home at Banksia Beach, built by Man­corp Qual­ity Homes, won the 2017 Queens­land House of the Year cat­e­gory at the Mas­ter Builders Queens­land Hous­ing and Con­struc­tion Awards. The project also won the In­di­vid­ual Home over $2 mil­lion cat­e­gory.

Man­corp Qual­ity Homes builder Mark Forster and wife Car­lita built the fivebed­room home in 2016.

The cou­ple, who are avid wine col­lec­tors, love their open-plan home and said the de­sign­ers “nailed the brief”.

Mean­while Burleigh Lake Re­treat at Burleigh Wa­ters won the gong for the Best Residential Swim­ming Pool.

Built by Rick Ad­din­sall, from Ad­din­sall Con­struc­tions, the split-level de­signer swim­ming pool was “quite a chal­leng­ing project”.

“I haven’t seen many of th­ese pools with glass edg­ing and split lev­els,” Mr Ad­din­sall said.

“There’s a spa step­ping down to the pool and a me­tre drop to the first sec­tion. It was hard work.”

ALL WIN­NERS: Rick and Marie Ad­din­sall with Beau, 10, and Kai, 7 lap­ping up the pool; and (in­set) Man­corp Qual­ity Homes’ project. Pic­ture: AAP/Steve Pol­h­ner

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