Highgate renovation named Home of the Year at 2018 HIA Perth Housing Awards

A modern renovation of this character Highgate home earned Cassari Group the Home of the Year accolade.
A modern renovation of this character Highgate home earned Cassari Group the Home of the Year accolade.

CASSARI Group took home the top honour at the 2018 HIA Colorbond steel Matt Perth Housing Awards at the weekend with the Subiaco-based builder’s renovation of a Highgate home named Home of the Year.

The same project also won Renovation/Addition Project over $1 million, Renovation/Addition Project of the Year, Liveable Home of the Year and the Peter Overman Award for Perth Innovation in Housing Project of the Year.

This modern addition to a character Highgate home received numerous awards.

HIA WA Chief Judge Max Pirone called the renovation remarkable and said Cassari Group kept the integrity and charm of the original home, while adding an innovative, modern and truly original addition.

“The quality of workmanship demonstrated by the builder was exceptional, and the attention to detail shown, particularly in the older areas of the home is to be commended,” he said.

The new kitchen in the renovated Highgate home.

Mr Pirone said it was an exciting time to be an HIA judge.

“We are seeing new levels of ingenuity, resourceful use of materials and outstanding collaborations between architects, designers and builders,” he said.

“The downturn has meant builders have had to dig deep to provide value for money in homes, and I am proud of the dedication our industry has shown to quality in tough times.

“It has led to many robust discussions around the judging table.”

10 Bellevue Residences – 2018 Apartment Complex of the Year.

Other major winners included Osborne Park-based Giorgi, with the builder’s West Perth 10 Bellevue Residences project named Apartment of the Year, Apartment Complex of the Year and Outdoor Project of the Year.

The view from Giorgi’s winning Outdoor Project of the Year.

Wangara builder Inspired Homes received awards for Project Home of the Year, Specialised Housing of the Year and Excellence in Service – Medium Builder, while Myaree-based Summit Homes won for Excellence in Showroom display with its New Homes Division awarded Excellence in Service – Large Builder.

Over 1000 members of the residential building industry attended the event, which highlighted the outstanding building work and success of HIA members in the Perth Region with awards presented in 74 categories.

“The HIA Housing Awards truly represent the best builders in each region of WA, and the Perth presentation evening provides Perth members the opportunity to be recognised by their peers and showcase their quality, innovation and creativity,” HIA executive director John Dastlik said.

“It has been a trying time for the building industry of late, but as the Awards show, our builder member’s dedication to excellence has not diminished.

“Well done to all of the entrants for making this a fierce competition, and congratulations finalists and winners.”

Other top winners included:

Maughan Building Company for the John Pietersen Award for Perth Custom Built Home of the Year

Ventura Homes for Golden Key Award for Display Home of the Year

Di Vincenzo Constructions for Spec Home of the Year

VM Building for Townhouse/Villa of the Year and Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year

Promenade Construction for Affordable Housing Project of the Year

Devrite Constructions for Excellence in Service – Small Builder

Character Living for Framed Home of the Year

Residential Attitudes for Residential Building Designer of the Year

Arklen for Small Lot Home of the Year

TR Homes WA for Transportable/Kit Home of the Year

Summit Homes Group for Excellence in Showroom Display