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A light-filled Hamp­tons-style home has stolen the hearts of buy­ers and judges alike, tak­ing out the Pres­i­dent’s Award at the Mas­ter Builders Gold Coast Hous­ing and Con­struc­tion Awards.

A hotly-con­tested cat­e­gory, this year the judges chose GJ Gard­ner Homes Gold Coast North dis­play vil­lage of­fer­ing, Beach­mere at He­lensvale as the stand­out win­ner for the ma­jor award. The four-bed­room home fea­tures a butler’s pantry, mul­ti­ple liv­ing ar­eas and a dou­ble garage.

The Pres­i­dent’s Award is pre­sented to a home the av­er­age Queens­lan­der can as­pire to own. In ad­di­tion to achiev­ing high points against the stan­dard judg­ing cri­te­ria, the con­struc­tion cost of the win­ning home must not ex­ceed $350,000.

GJ Gard­ner Homes Gold Coast gen­eral man­ager, Si­mon Curtis said Hamp­tons-style homes were the flavour of the month and the lay­out was the cherry-on-top for buy­ers.

“The de­sign of the home has the mas­ter bed­room and the par­ents’ re­treat sep­a­rate to the chil­dren’s area,” Mr Curtis said.

“Then there’s three bed­rooms with their own ac­tiv­ity space and the house wraps around an in­ter­nal court­yard. We wanted some­thing that ap­pealed to our mar­ket; sec­ond and third home buy­ers.”

Mr Curtis said the de­sign gave them a point of dif­fer­ence and suited their cor­ner block.

“We wanted a cor­ner block as the de­sign spills out onto an ex­pan­sive space and we can cus­tomise the house to suit the shape of the lot,” he said.

GJ Gard­ner Homes Gold Coast North also won Dis­play Home $215,000-$350,000 for Gold Coast Beach­mere Dis­play at He­lensvale and In­di­vid­ual Home up to $250,000 for Ocean­side Whit­sun­day Cir­cuit at Pim­pama.

Mr Curtis said the awards were fan­tas­tic ac­knowl­edge­ment of their work. “We’re a fam­ily-owned busi­ness,” he said. “Everyone puts their heart and soul in and to be recog­nised high­lights the qual­ity of con­struc­tion that we de­liver.” To see their work, visit the Mas­ter Builders dis­play vil­lage, Pa­cific Cove, Sud­bury Dr, Pim­pama.

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