A THREE-level home, referred to as the jewel of South City Beach, has been named WA’s Top Home at the 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards.
Designed by Banham Architects and built by Tony Tomizzi Builders, the residence has a 10-car undercroft garage, four bedrooms each with an ensuite and multiple living areas where ceiling-height window frames and sliding doors maximise the sweeping park and ocean views.
The top home title was backed up by awards for excellence in plastering, roofing, tiling, external finishes, paving, ceilings, carpentry, painting and the silver trowel prize and the project also won Best Contract Home in the $2.5-3.5 million category.
Chief judge Robert Shaw said it was a very unusual and interesting home and it was great to see how design came together beautifully with high-class workmanship across all the trades.
“People sometimes make the throw-away remark that it’s easy to build a winning home when there’s a lot of money to spend on it but that’s not the case,” he said.
“A builder has different materials and architectural designs to deal with and the challenge is to unite all the elements with craftsmanship and precision to deliver a home of award-winning standard; it’s tough to achieve a consistently high level but some do it very well.
“Congratulations to Tony Tomizzi and all the staff, subcontractors and suppliers; a lot of trades have done exceptional work to create this year’s standout home.”
Master Builders WA has been presenting awards for housing excellence for 40 years and a range of high-class, unique and innovative homes were been honoured in this anniversary year.
Executive director John Gelavis said hundreds of properties with a combined value of more than $250 million were entered in 2020 awards.
“A Master Builders award is a sign of outstanding skill which sets a builder apart in the highly competitive market,” he said.
“The projects range from opulent mansions to modest homes for first-time buyers so the real winners are WA homeowners because they can choose a quality builder at any level.”
The Best Country Home award went to McAullay Builders for a custom-built house on a bush block near Geraldton.
Regional judge Charlie Baggetta said a high Bushfire Attack Level rating added complexity to the construction.
“A striking array of external finishes have been used on the home including rammed earth, local granite, corrugated iron and recycled timber,” he said.
“There’s a danger with such a wide range that it could have looked like a muddle but the materials have been brought together with skill and care to make a pleasing first impression.
“Moving inside, the rammed earth and recycled timber reappear, creating a link with the exterior.”
Other features in the four-bedroom home are polished concrete floors, recycled brick and Baltic pine shelves in kitchen, and a gazebo built from recycled bridge timbers from Mandurah that pays homage to the owners’ ties to the area.
“The workmanship is excellent throughout and the home has a high energy efficiency rating, with elevated ceilings and lots of glass facing north to capture the winter sun,” Mr Baggetta said.
The Best Alterations & Additions award was presented to TM Construction WA for the extensive renovation of a Lesmurdie home.
This challenging project involved major earth works, with the garage being cut into the side of the hill, a corridor under the driveway, lift shaft and other modifications to assist the client who was in a wheelchair following an accident.
Another significant presentation was the Local Government Best Practice award, won by the City of Armadale.
“Local governments play an important role in the building industry and the unique Master Builders best practice award is voted by builders, who regularly work with councils,” Mr Gelavis said.
“The City of Armadale delivers timely responses to building applications, provides reliable advice and shows high standards of communication and cooperation.”
The awards were held on February 22 at Crown Perth.
The WA winners will compete against the best of other states and territories at the Master Builders national awards in Perth on November 28.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Bankwest Top WA home: Tony Tomizzi Builders, Jubilee Crescent, City Beach
Best country home: McAullay Builders, Bore Road, Waggrakine
Best display home: Dale Alcock Homes, Wedgewood, Landsdale
Best alterations & additions: TM Construction WA, Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie
Best contract home:
Under $200,000: Aussie Living Homes, Bentham Rise, Wellard
$200,000-$250,000: Inspired Homes, Clementine Boulevard, Treeby
$250,000-$300,000: Ventura Homes, Redmond Street, Salter Point
$300,000-$350,000: New Choice Homes, Limestone Street, Jindalee
$350,000-$400,000: AMG Home Builders, Wenberi Lane, Mt Lawley
$400,000-$450,000: Zircon Projects, Coci Road, Balcatta
$450,000-$550,000: Broadway Homes, Malcolm Street, North Beach
$550,000-$650,000: New Choice Homes, Bencubbin Crescent, Dianella
$650,000-$750,000: AMG Home Builders, Colby Street, Balcatta
$750,000-$1 million: AMG Home Builders, Grosvenor Road, Mt Lawley
$1 million-$1.5 million: Refined Edge by Brian Burke Homes, Sandover Drive, Karrinyup
$1.5 million-$2.5 million: Spadaccini Homes, Swanbourne Street, Fremantle
$2.5 million-$3.5 million: Tony Tomizzi Builders, Jubilee Crescent, City Beach
Over $3.5 million: Luxus Homes, Fraser Road, Applecross
Best display home:
Under $200,000: Celebration Homes, The Clara, Brabham
$200,000-$220,000: Celebration Homes, The Alexander, Forrestfield
$220,000-$240,000: Gemmill Homes, The Mossvale, Piara Waters
$240,000-$270,000: Dale Alcock Homes, Soto, Brabham
$270,000-$300,000: Blueprint Homes (WA), The Hunter, Brabham
$300,000-$350,000: Dale Alcock Homes, Wedgewood, Landsdale
$350,000-$400,000: Dale Alcock Homes, Indiana, Burns Beach
$400,000-$500,000: Ross North Group, The Entertainer, Burns Beach
$500,000-$600,000: Novus Homes, The Hamelin, Burns Beach
$600,000-$800,000: Perceptions, The Brighton, Burns Beach
Over $800,000: Ryan Cole, Zen, Mt Claremont
Best alterations & additions:
Under $150,000: Expand Constructions, Old Dairy Court, Oakford
$150,000-$200,000: Green-Shore Builders, Dunblane Road, Floreat
$200,000-$250,000: Green-Shore Builders, Westminster Street, East Victoria Park
$250,000-$300,000: WA Renovations t/as Evolution Custom Builds + Extensions + Renovations, Sabina Drive, Madora Bay
$300,000-$400,000: Addstyle Master Builders, Rochdale Road, Mt Claremont
$400,000-$500,000: Sertorio Homes, Luth Aveney, Daglish
$500,000-$750,000: Amerex Renovations, Third Avenue, Kensington
$750,000-$1 million: Nulook Homes, Ascot Place, Ascot
Over $1 million: TM Construction WA, Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie
Best multi unit development:
Two to five units: Weststyle, Cedus Place, Menora
Five to 10 units: Novus Homes, Gairloch Street, Mt Pleasant
10 to 20 units: Adrian Zorzi, Overton Terraces, Cottesloe
Excellence in energy efficiency: Nulook Homes in conjunction with Solar Dwellings for Crawshaw Crescent, Manning
Excellence in recycling: Homebuyers Centre
Best waterwise home: Nulook Homes in conjunction with Solar Dwellings for Crawshaw Crescent, Manning
Innovative construction for small lots: Banksia Building Group, Arundel Street, Fremantle
Tradesperson of the year: Sam Continibali, Rialto Natural Stone for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach
Lyn Bennett memorial project builder of the year: Ventura Homes
Medium builder of the year: Zircon Projects
Small builder of the year: Nulook Homes
Best new builder: Banksia Building Group
Supervisor of the year:
Small builder: Dan Trueman. Builder: Thompson Sustainable Homes (WA)
Project/volume builder: Andrew Rowland. Builder: Dale Alcock Homes
Best alternative construction home: Arklen, Dalgety Street, East Fremantle
Bankwest Best customer service:
Small builder: Joint Winner: Aspire Homes & Renovations and Sovereign Building Company
Medium builder: Zircon Project
Project/volume: Ross North Group
Supplier: Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning Systems
Local government best practice award: City of Armadale
Excellence in workplace health & safety: Joint Winner: Ventura Home Group and Dale Alcock Projects
Excellence in floor & wall tiling: Sam Continibali, Rialto Natural Stone for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in cabinet making: Cabinets By Dario for Fraser Road, Applecross. Builder: Luxus Homes
Excellence in plastering: Lanza Plastering for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in roofing: BBS Roofing for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in external finishes: Sam Continibali, Rialto Natural Stone for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in brick & block paving: Sam Continibali, Rialto Natural Stone for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in painting: G. Romeo Painting for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in Ceilings: Esteem Ceilings for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Excellence in carpentry: Treeby Fixing Carpentry for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach . Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders
Silver trowel award: Armart Bricklaying for Jubilee Crescent, City Beach. Builder: Tony Tomizzi Builders