WA brought home three coveted awards from the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards on May 27, including the prestigious Australian Home of the Year trophy.
Multi-award-winning Spadaccini Homes was rewarded with the accolade for their work on a Sorrento project and also took out the category for Australian Custom-Built Home.
Judges were impressed by the Seaward Loop residence’s faultless workmanship, attention to detail and high-quality finishes such as marble flooring, stone cladding and glass mosaics.
“We’re absolutely blown out of the water, just ecstatic,” Spadaccini Homes director Rob Spadaccini said of the win.
“It’s pretty surreal considering I’ve been running my business for 30 years and I have had 30 chances across 10,000 builders Australia-wide, so I was pretty taken aback knowing that we’ve built a home that is number one in Australia.
“Most builders dream of this, but it seldom comes to fruition so I’m very proud.”
Mr Spadaccini said he owed the win to the people he has worked with in his career.
“Personally, I believe we won because of our ability to execute extremely difficult homes with great ease, our amazing trade base who have been closely working for us for 10 to 20 years and the knowledge we have when it comes to executing these very detailed homes,” he said.
“I’d personally like to thank all my trades, suppliers and all my clients; all my clients are amazing and I’m very fortunate to have a trade and supplier base that support me and the industry, especially at a time like this.”
The luxurious and immaculately designed home beat contenders from eight other regions including the NSW winner of the Australian Apartment of the Year award and the Queensland winner of the top Australian Display Home.
Belmont-based Averna Homes won the Australian Spec Home award for its Villa Nero design in Carine, with the award designed to recognise an individual house that is not built to a client’s brief.
HIA managing director Shane Goodwin congratulated the winners and finalists for their achievements.
“Each year, HIA members continue to astound our judges with their exceptional display of workmanship and innovative design ideas,” he said.
“These awards are the culmination of their hard work and effort show for each and every project they have accomplished.”
Full list of 2017 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winners:
· Australian Home of the Year – Spadaccini Homes, WA
· Apartment of the Year – HELM, NSW
· Townhouse/Villa of the Year – Elliott Projects, NSW
· Custom-built Home of the Year – Spadaccini Homes, WA
· Display Home of the Year – Space Constructions, QLD
· Outdoor Project of the Year – Wabnitz Homes, SA
· Project Home of the Year – Planbuild Homes, QLD
· Renovation/Addition Project of the Year – JW Constructions, QLD
· Spec Home of the Year – Averna Homes, WA
· Specialise Housing of the Year – Keir Constructions, QLD
· Apartment Complex of the Year – Aria Property Group, QLD
· Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year – Virgon Constructions, VIC
· Bathroom of the Year – Croese Building, NSW
· Bathroom Design of the Year – Minosa, NSW
· Kitchen of the Year – Enigma Interiors, QLD
· Kitchen Design of the Year – Sublime Architectural Interiors, QLD
· Professional Major Builder of the Year – Porter Davis, VIC
· Professional Medium Builder/Renovator of the Year – Killarney Homes, NT
· Professional Small Builder/Renovator of the Year – Abode New Homes, N T
· Australian Apprentice of the Year – James Thompson, QLD
· Business Partner of the Year – Merylese Mercieca, NSW