“Judges in awe of Queensland Home of the Year”

This Agnes Water home was described by judges as leaving them in awe, was named the 2007 Housing Industry Association-CSR Queensland Home of the Year.

This structure winds around a natural, tropical garden setting and stretches out to the ocean, creating a cliff-like feeling.  The upper and lower levels are connected by a single stringer staircase, which ascends to the open atrium area.  The atrium area on the ground floor were naturally existing on site and were protected during construction.

The top floor is home to the main living area, with the kitchen and scullery, cellar, dining and living room, main bedroom with ensuite, guest powder room, office and two covered decks.

The lower levels is where the bedrooms, bathroom, living room and large decks are found as well as the necessities of everyday living like the laundry, a second shower and toilet and garage.

Skylights and external stacking glass doors open up the decks, living room and two of the bedrooms. When open, the doors are concealed within the wall cavities to provide an uninterrupted view. The skylights are double glazed with Argon gas infill and the owners have the option to open the sky lights by remote control.

The house blends in with the natural surroundings and is environmentally sound using solar power, rain and recycled water.   

The finished product was commented by the Judges as a ‘Masterpiece’.

Other Awards won were:
2007 HIA Wide Bay Custom Built Home over $750 000
2007 HIA Wide Bay Greensmart Energy Efficient Home of the Year
2007 HIA Wide Bay Trade Contractor Award – Carpentery
2007 HIA Wide Bay Custom Built Home of the Year
2007 Wide Bay & Districts Home of the Year