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