Rachel Fieldhouse

Real Estate

$3.5 million home wins South Australian Home of the Year

$3.5 million home wins South Australian Home of the Year

A $3.5 million South Australian home has nabbed a coveted housing award, after taking almost one year to build.

The four-bedroom home at Hazelwood Park won the 2021 HIA-CSR South Australian Home of the Year award at the HIA-CSR South Australian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, which celebrated 50 years of design excellence in the residential building industry this year. 

The residence also took out the top prize in the Custom Built Home over $1.5 million and 2021 Custom Built Home of the Year categories.

Designed to merge with nature and for a professional couple, Alan Sheppard Constructions were tasked with building a two-storey, four-bedroom home with a “wow factor” that would complement the street’s established homes while featuring a modern and striking look.

“A married couple lived here, empty-nesters, however they have three adult children and five grandchildren, so the home is always full,” Alan Sheppard Construction marketing manager Helen Papas told Domain.

“Our clients wanted the wow factor from the street and the moment you entered the residence.

“(They) were also particular about the architectural design and wanted to incorporate natural elements, like stone and timber, combining them with modern elements, including black powder coated aluminium windows and modern cladding.”

With 1235 square metres at their disposal, the home includes a bespoke wine cellar, cantilevered mezzanine, and a home theatre with a bar, gym and two powder rooms within its 805-square-metre footprint.

The vast master suite, which includes an ensuite and a dressing room, a quiet home office, and extensive garage space were also must-haves for the homeowners.

“It has culminated in a sophisticated residence oozing with high-end and unique quality and architectural finishes,” Helen said.

The win comes as the 33rd award Alan Sheppard Constructions has received in the last ten years, which Ms Papas said confirms the company’s place as a luxury residential builder of unique and award-winning homes.

“We are absolutely ecstatic,” she said. “The whole team were delighted with the recognition, similarly suppliers and contractors that contributed to this home were excited and proud to be part of the success story.”

Judges from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) described it as “truly an outstanding home”.

“Beautifully built with gorgeous stone walls and clever use of materials and structural difficulty. This home is truly standout,” judges said.

“A sublime and elegant home which just flowed beautifully, both structurally and aesthetically. It had wow factor from the moment we entered the residence.”

Images: Alan Sheppard Constructions

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