TOP GONGS AWARDED
A European-inspired mansion in the state’s south and a world-class, one-of-a-kind tourist attraction in the state’s north, have taken top honours at this year’s Queensland Housing and Construction Awards.
FK Gardner & Sons and D T L Constructions were recognised for their contributions to building Queensland communities, taking home Project of the Year and House of the Year respectively.
Master Builders’ CEO Grant Galvin said D T L Constructions’ Sanctuary Cove home, Villa Florentine, was something you would tell your friends about — it was that spectacular.
“You can see the high degree and quality of workmanship from the moment you walk into this place,” Mr Galvin said.
“While it’s opulent and grand, it’s extremely functional, practical and liveable; a combination that can be extremely tricky to achieve, but one the team from D T L Constructions have done seamlessly.
“The home is essentially a slice of Europe on the Gold Coast.
“It exudes luxury and quality, without being too much, or over the top.
“It’s the subtle, yet intricate and thoughtful details that made is stand out from the crowd.”
The judges commented on the functionality, which they said was really made it stand out.
“The master suite at one end and the other bedrooms at the other end of the house, with living space in between, means there’sa functional flow and plenty of privacy for family members,” they said.
“The laundry really blew us away; the stainless steel benchtop is extremely functional and perfect for a big family.
“Each bedroom is themed, giving each room its own unique personality.
“The master suite is opulent to say the least — everywhere you turn, you just go ‘wow’ — the liveability and general finishesof this place made it an absolute standout.”
Mr Galvin said the Cairns Aquarium was the obvious winner for the 2018 Project of the Year.
“Not only because it’s Australia’s first aquarium in 18 years, but because it’s provided such a massive boost to the local economy,” he said.
“Where else can you find a man-built attraction that showcases so many World Heritage-listed attractions in the one spot?It really is a one-of-a-kind, world class venue.”
The winners were honoured at last night’s ceremony held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
TOP GONG: Gold Coast-based company DTL Constructions has taken out the House of the Year category for Villa Florentine at Sanctuary Cove. Supplied.