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Style on another level
June 6th 2012
Three Victorian homes have received top honours in the HIA-CSR Australian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. On the back of its Victorian House of the Year win in November, Red Hill-based F & J Sanders Builders took out the overall Australian Home of the Year category, as well as Custom Built Home of the Year, for its Mornington Peninsula masterpiece, described as a "contemporary home utilising many natural materials".
Johanna Sanders said she, her husband Frank and son Brandon were "thrilled" with the wins. "We are very proud to have won," Mrs Sanders said. ït was a very interesting project and it's just a beautiful property."
The three-level home has a long list of environmental and energy-efficient features, including the use of geothermal technology, LED lighting, a sewage treatment plant, three 86,000-litre concrete water tanks and 4.7kw solar panels.
Developer Mirvac won the Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year for Leaureate at Albert Park -a $90 million development opposite Gasworks Arts Park. It features bay and city views.
the Australian Spec Home of the Year was also awarded to a Victorian, with MC Building & Construction taking the category for its contemporary seven-star energy rated Mornington Peninsula home.
Article featured in Mornington Peninsula Leader Newspaper June 6th 2012.