Five-bedroom Coolbinia residence with a 10-car garage is named WA’s top home at 2018 Master Builders Housing Excellence Awards

The winning Coolbinia home by A Di Bucci & Son.
The winning Coolbinia home by A Di Bucci & Son.

A MULTI-LEVEL Coolbinia residence with panoramic views of the city, Perth Hills and surrounds has been named top WA home at tonight’s Master Builder-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards.

Noranda builders A. Di Bucci & Son are the team behind the palatial five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence, which features a 10-car garage with turntable and an alfresco entertaining space with a glass-walled swimming pool, bar and changing room.

The main living area of the winning home.
The entry foyer features a sculptural staircase designed by Yael K Designs.

Members of the Di Bucci family in attendance, including company founder Mick Di Bucci and grandson Alex, collected a swag of other prestigious prizes at the gala awards night at Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom before receiving this year’s top title.

These were for best contract home over $3 million, excellence in floor and wall tiling, excellence in cabinet making, excellence in painting, excellence in ceilings, excellence in carpentry, and the Silver Trowel Award for bricklaying.

It is the eighth time Master Builders WA has bestowed the top honour on the luxury builder.

The bathroom takes advantage of the city views.

Master Builders WA housing director Jason Robertson said the home was a world-class project that would put Perth on the global map.

“From the design by Yael K Designs right through to the fixtures and fittings, every aspect in this high-tech home has been carefully conceived and executed to perfection,” he said.

The home has a dedicated man cave.

Chief judge Robert Shaw said it was a “truly special” dwelling, which was a privilege to judge.

“The workmanship and incredible attention to detail in every single aspect of the home was phenomenal,” Mr Shaw said.

“This is exactly what the Master Builders awards are all about.”

Hundreds of WA properties, with a combined value of more than $271 million just in the metropolitan area, were entered into the awards.

Other winners on the night included Summit Homes Group – who was crowned project builder of the year for a second successive year – Palazzo Exclusive Homes for best display home for a Dalkeith project, and Right Homes for best customer service by a small builder.

Palazzo Exclusive Homes’ new display residence in Dalkeith.

Douglas Constructions was recognised as a rising star in the industry after being declared WA’s best new builder, and Exclusive Residence’s Kiara renovation/addition was named best in its category.

The winning alteration/addition project in Kiara by Exclusive Residence.

A custom-built Esperance dwelling won BD Partington Building Contractors the best country home prize, beating four other award-winning homes from the South-West, Great Southern, Midwest and Kimberley-Pilbara regions.

The home previously scooped the pool at last year’s Master Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards for the Goldfields-Esperance region, with wins for best contract home over $1 million, excellence in painting, excellence in floor and wall tiling, excellence in carpentry (internal and external), and excellence in plasterboard linings.

This Esperance dwelling by BD Partington was crowned best country home.

The City of Rockingham was also recognised with the local government best-practice award after it received outstanding endorsement and praise from a cross-section of builders who had collectively built more than 4000 residential and commercial projects throughout the Perth metropolitan.

“The winners were, once again, WA’s homeowners,” Mr Robertson said.

“Being a Master Builders award winner provides builder and their clients with a point of difference and distinction.”

FULL LIST OF MAJOR WINNERS:
BANKWEST TOP WA HOME
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

BEST COUNTRY HOME
Builder: BD Partington Building Contractors
Designer: Concept Building Designs
Location: Esperance

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS
Builder: Exclusive Residence
Designer: Korda Design Group
Location: Kiara

BEST DISPLAY HOME
Builder: Palazzo Exclusive Homes
Location: Dalkeith

TRADE AWARDS
EXCELLENCE IN PLASTERING INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL
Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders Pty Ltd
Trade: Lanza Plastering
Designer: Paul Hofman Architect
Location: City Beach

EXCELLENCE IN FLOOR & WALL TILING
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Trade: Tuart Hill Tiling Works and T&R&S Randazzo Tiling Works
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

BEST STEEL BUILDING
Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders Pty Ltd
Designer: Paul Hofman Architect
Location: City Beach

MOST LIVEABLE HOME
Builder: Luxus Homes
Designer: Palassis Architects
Location: Wembley

EXCELLENCE IN RECYCLING
Builder: Celebration Homes

EXCELLENCE IN CABINET MAKING
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Trade: International Cabinets
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

BEST WATERWISE HOME
Builder: Nulook Homes in conjunction with Solar Dwellings & Step Beyond
Designer: Solar Dwellings
Location: West Leederville

EXCELLENCE IN PAINTING
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Trade: Sbrocco Painting Service and Jeff Wybenger Painter & Decorator
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION FOR SMALL LOTS
Builder: Mercedes Construction Pty Ltd
Location: West Perth

EXCELLENCE IN CEILINGS
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Trade: Mid-Ceil Moulding Supplies
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Builder: Nulook Homes in conjunction with Solar Dwellings & Step Beyond
Designer: Solar Dwellings
Location: West Leederville

EXCELLENCE IN CARPENTRY
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Trade: F & P Quaglio and AN & R Panetta and Panetta Enterprises
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

BEST MODULAR HOME
Builder: Express Two Storey Living
Location: Golden Bay

BEST ANCILLARY DWELLING
Builder: Devrite Homes of Distinction
Location: Mount Lawley

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – 2-5 UNITS
Builder: Weststyle Design & Development
Location: Wembley Downs

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – 5-10 UNITS
Builder: Exclusive Homes WA
Location: Rivervale

BEST MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – 10-20 UNITS
Builder: Daly & Shaw Building Pty Ltd
Designer: Mikasa Designs
Location: Mandurah

SILVER TROWEL AWARD
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Trade: A & L Donatelli and S & M Giovannazi
Designer: Yael K Designs
Location: Coolbinia

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Winner: City of Rockingham
EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY
Builder: Ventura iD
Location: Morley

BEST NEW BUILDER
Builder: Douglas Constructions

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE – SMALL BUILDER
Builder: Right Homes

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE – MEDIUM BUILDER
Builder: BE Projects

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE – PROJECT/VOLUME BUILDER
Builder: Blueprint Homes

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE – SUPPLIER
Winner: Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning Systems

SMALL BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Builder: Mondo Exclusive Homes

LYN BENNETT MEMORIAL PROJECT BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Builder: Summit Homes Group

BEST CONTRACT HOME AWARDS
BEST CONTRACT HOME UNDER $180,000
Builder: Q-Scope Homes
Location: Langford

BEST CONTRACT HOME $180,000-$230,000
Builder: Gemmill Homes
Location: Mullaloo

BEST CONTRACT HOME $230,000-$280,000
Builder: New Generation Homes
Location: Wannanup

BEST CONTRACT HOME $280,000-$350,000
Builder: New Choice Homes
Location: Landsdale

BEST CONTRACT HOME $350,000-$400,000
Builder: Mondo Exclusive Homes
Location: Pearsall

BEST CONTRACT HOME $400,000-$500,000
Builder: Dorrington Homes
Location: Hillarys

BEST CONTRACT HOME $500,000-$650,000
Builder: Arklen
Designer: Rodney O’Bryne Designs
Location: Beaconsfield

BEST CONTRACT HOME $650,000-$750,000
Builder: Barbaro Homes
Designer: Anthony Razo Designs
Location: Waterford

BEST CONTRACT HOME $750,000-$800,000
Builder: Atrium Homes (WA) Pty Ltd
Location: Mount Pleasant

BEST CONTRACT HOME $800,000-$1 MILLION
Builder: Capella Constructions Pty Ltd
Designer: Spinafex Designs & Capella Constructions
Location: Salter Point

BEST CONTRACT HOME $1 MILLION-$1.5 MILLION
Builder: Contour Projects Pty Ltd
Designer: GHD (Craig Muir)
Location: Fremantle

BEST CONTRACT HOME $1.5 MILLION-$3 MILLION
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Designer: Peter Musuruca Designs
Location: Mount Pleasant

BEST CONTRACT HOME OVER $3 MILLION
Builder: A Di Bucci & Son
Designer: YAEL-K DESIGNS
Location: Coolbinia

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS AWARDS
BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS UNDER $150,000
Builder: One Design and Construct
Location: Leeming

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $150,000-$200,000
Builder: Modern Home Improvers
Location: Maylands

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $200,000-$250,000
Builder: Ryan Cole
Location: Mount Lawley

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $250,000-$300,000
Builder: Green-Shore Builders Pty Ltd
Location: Shenton Park

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $300,000-$400,000
Builder: Exclusive Residence
Location: Kiara

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $400,000-$500,000
Builder: Expand Constructions
Location: Bicton

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $500,000-$750,000
Builder: Arklen
Location: Gooseberry Hill

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $750,000-$1 MILLION
Builder: Modern Home Improvers
Location: Trigg

BEST ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS OVER $1 MILLION
Builder: Trendsetter Homes
Location: North Perth

BEST DISPLAY HOME AWARDS
BEST DISPLAY HOME UNDER $190,000
Builder: Commodore Homes
Design: The Piedmont
Location: Piara Waters

BEST DISPLAY HOME $190,000-$210,000
Builder: Commodore Homes
Design: The Montrose
Location: Harrisdale

BEST DISPLAY HOME $210,000-$230,000
Builder: Celebration Homes
Design: The Ellington
Location: Midvale

BEST DISPLAY HOME $230,000-$260,000
Builder: New Generation Homes
Design: Oak Ridge
Location: Baldivis

BEST DISPLAY HOME $260,000-$280,000
Builder: GO Homes
Design: The Tamworth
Location: Byford

BEST DISPLAY HOME $280,000-$350,000
Builder: New Choice Homes
Design: The Marina
Location: Jindalee

BEST DISPLAY HOME $350,000-$450,000
Builder: Vision One Homes
Design: Modus
Location: Jindalee

BEST DISPLAY HOME $450,000-$550,000
Builder: Redink Homes Metro
Design: The Regal
Location: Harrisdale

BEST DISPLAY HOME $550,000-$650,000
Builder: Novus Homes
Design: Paragon
Location: Iluka

BEST DISPLAY HOME OVER $650,000
Builder: Palazzo Exclusive Homes
Location: Dalkeith