Sorrento house named the Perth Home of the Year at HIA Perth Housing Awards

Sorrento house named the Perth Home of the Year at HIA Perth Housing Awards

A SORRENTO home was named the Perth Home of the Year at the recent 2016 HIA Perth Housing Awards, beating 11 other finalists to take home the coveted prize.

Built by renowned luxury builder Spadaccini Homes, the three-storey residence on Seaward Loop was rewarded for its outstanding workmanship, according to the judges.

“The judges were hard-pressed to find fault with any of the tradesmanship within the home,” they said.

“The attention to detail of the finishing trades was evident in the overall presentation of the home, which was immaculate.

“Particular mention should be made of the high standard of the tiling, plastering and painting in the home that was without fault.”

Spadaccini Homes director Rob Spadaccini said the win could not have come at a better time.

“There is so much negativity around at the moment, fuelled by people who don’t know what they’re talking about,” he said.

“But to have more than 200 builders all taking pride in the quality of their work and striving for the same award was fantastic.

“We are over the moon, ecstatic; it’s been a great win for us.”

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom Sorrento home was also a winner in the $4 million and over custom-built home category and went on to take out the John Pietersen Award for Perth Custom-Built Home of the Year before being named Perth Home of the Year on the night.

“The home has everything from a motor vehicle turntable, marble piers, polished plaster, stone floors – and that’s just in the garage,” Mr Spadaccini said.

“It also has underfloor heating throughout, a spa bath on the third level, veneered cabinets right throughout, everything customised, including furniture such as the chairs in the alfresco, extremely detailed ceilings with negative detail.

“Unless you see it, it’s very hard to comprehend.”

This is the second HIA Perth Home of the Year award for Spadaccini Homes, also awarded the $1.6 million to $2.6 million custom-built home prize for a residence on Margaret Street in Watermans Bay.

Other winners in the custom-built category include Mondo Exclusive Homes, Oswald Homes and Giorgi Architects & Builders.

The ABN Group took home multiple prizes, including two in the hotly contested display homes category, with Dale Alcock Homes taking out the $300,001 to $340,000 group with its Malay I display in Catalina estate, Clarkson, and Webb & Brown-Neaves walking away with the prize in the $500,001 to $700,000 group for its Penrith display in Woodlands,

Dale Alcock Homes was also acknowledged for its excellence in service for a large builder.

Dale Alcock Home Improvement was rewarded for its improvement of a Sorrento property in the best renovation/addition up to $200,000 category.

In the project homes category, Aveling Homes were the first to step up to collect a prize for a residence on Cuttlefish Street, Yanchep in the up to $230,000 group.

Sustainable builders Right Homes impressed judges once again, with a house in The Vines winning them best project home in the $230,001 to $300,000 category.

The judges said the Bentall Way home showed a lot of pride in its quality of workmanship and worked in well with the surrounding environment.

Other top winners on the night included Summit Homes, which went home with the Golden Key Award for Perth Display Home of the Year for its Akira display in Calleya estate, Banjup, and Tallwood Constructions for renovation/addition project of the year for the transformation of a North Fremantle residence.

“The renovation and addition was a magnificent example of how to bring innovation and Victorian architecture together seamlessly,” the judges said of the winning Tallwood Constructions entry.

“It had a real wow factor and had a lasting impression on judges.”

Averna Homes nabbed the Spec Home of the Year prize for a property on Gemstone Boulevard in Carine, which is awarded to an individual house that is either sold off-the-plan or built for sale.

Exclusive Homes WA took home the gong for best townhouse/villa up to $200,000 for a project on Hepburn Way in Balga, and Pulse Property Solutions in partnership with Gold Style Homes scooped the Apartment Complex of the Year award for their boutique development at 9 Elanora Street in Joondanna.