Air­park home to fea­ture in pop­u­lar home pro­gram

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

A WHIT­SUN­DAY home, lo­cated at the air­park at the Whit­sun­day Air­port in Flametree will be the fea­ture prop­erty on the home de­sign tele­vi­sion pro­gram Aus­tralia’s Best Houses on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28.

The home was de­signed by Chris Clout and built by Air­lie Builders. Mr Clout and Dar­ryl McKen­zie from Air­lie Builders were on­site with the host and pro­ducer of the show, Gary Takle for the film­ing on Tues­day.

The en­tire episode will be hosted from the Whit­sun­days, with the air­park home the last of four homes from around Aus­tralia to fea­ture. The pro­gram was filmed from the air and land, and Mr Takle in­ter­viewed the owner of the home, Greg Nankervis, the de­signer and the builder.

Mr Takle said the home, which was awarded best new home 351 – 450m2 and best use of tim­ber at the Build­ing De­sign­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Queens­land awards in July, was unique due to its lo­ca­tion in an air­park, and be­cause of its tri­an­gu­lar shape, pri­vate hanger and the wa­ter fea­ture run­ning through the house.

He said Aus­tralia’s Best Houses had fol­lowed de­signer Chris Clout’s work, as he was one of the best in Aus­tralia and had fea­tured on the pro­gram three times. He said the pro­ject was great over­all, and that it took a very spe­cial builder to pull this kind of pro­ject off.

Mr Clout has de­signed three houses in the air­park, all built by Dar­ryl McKen­zie and his team at Air­lie Builders.

He said he was pas­sion­ate about de­sign­ing trop­i­cal, mod­ern homes, and that North Queens­land was a great place to see his work turn into re­al­ity.

“Our work suits this cli­mate and this area re­ally works the best for us.”

Mr McKen­zie said he was proud to be part of the pro­ject and of their work at the air­park. “It’s great for the area, great for the com­pany and great for ev­ery­one in­volved.” He said many lo­cal con­trac­tors were used to build the home, which was com­pleted in 2011.

The pro­gram, cur­rently show­ing weekly on Aurora is mov­ing to Chan­nel 7TWO, and the episode fea­tur­ing the Whit­sun­day prop­erty will be the first time it ap­pears on free to air tele­vi­sion.

It will air on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28 at 5pm on Chan­nel 7TWO.

HIT­TING TV SCREENS: De­signer Chris Clout, Gary Takle, builder Dar­ryl McKen­zie and Greg Nankervis where film­ing a lo­cal prop­erty for Aus­tralia's Best Houses at the Whit­sun­day air­park on Tues­day.

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