Hall & Hart Win Prestigious Master Builders’ Housing Award!
Hall & Hart Homes were thrilled to receive a sought-after award at the 2019 Excellence in Housing Awards. Hosted by the prestigious Master Builders Association, the awards took place on Saturday 7th September at the glamorous Star casino in Sydney.
The prize was awarded in the hotly contested category of ‘Contract Houses $600,001 - $650,000’, and the design recognised was the ‘Elyse 38 with Sienna Contemporary Facade’. For us, the win was a well-deserved recognition of the entire team’s dedication to creating dream solutions for clients.
Our Managing Director, Neill Evans says:
"We are a very proud winner for the 2019 MBA Awards and it is fine recognition of the hard work and passion the entire Hall & Hart team brings to order to delight and pleasantly surprise all our customers"
A Custom-Built Dream Home
Our mission is to offer affordable, luxurious homes which suit the unique needs and budget of diverse families. The winning ‘Elyse 38’ is a shining example of that ethos; a contemporary home which was customised to fit like a glove for our clients, a professional Australian couple with young children.
Constructed out of Hebel - a lightweight material formed into blocks and panels - the facade of the home has a great aesthetic, while the material also provides excellent fire protection and acoustics.
The ‘Sienna Contemporary Facade’ refers to the stunning entrance of the home, which is formed by a large front portico roof. This welcoming entry sweeps to a bright living area, with 3.5m ceilings and custom architectural sliding stacker doors and windows giving it a spacious, airy feel.
In fact, this house is all about light and warmth. One of the standout features is the natural light which floods the upstairs area, courtesy of a custom corner window in the atrium above the entry, and a skylight over the staircase. It’s one of the reasons that the clients were drawn to the Elyse display at Home World Kellyville: “It gave us an immediate WOW factor with the bright atrium!”
It also boasts a gorgeous gas fireplace which in winter will spread a cosy atmosphere across the rumpus, media room and downstairs living area.
The Personal Touch
The Hall & Hart custom-build process is a thoughtful approach which allows for luxury features and materials to be hand-selected by clients from Studio You.
Our clients had the option of choosing standard inclusions or customising further with premium selections. The two-storey Elyse home features a gourmet kitchen and some of the standard inclusions are 20mm Caesarstone benchtops, SMEG appliances and Polytec cabinetry. The overhead cupboards have soft close doors for a smooth experience.
Additional kitchen features chosen by our clients for this winning design included upgraded laminate flooring, a 2.6m island bench with waterfall ends and an intelligently placed appliance cupboard, luxury pull-down sink mixer and an impressive extended butler’s pantry. It really is an entertainer’s delight!
The butler’s pantry then extends into a custom-built mudroom with beautiful cabinetry. It has dual access entry via the garage and separate, private side access.
Four comfortable bedrooms make this the perfect home for this young family, giving them room to grow. Bedrooms ‘3 & 4’ also boast walk-in wardrobes.
Hall & Hart believe everyday luxury is all about special, thoughtful touches. All bathrooms in the Elyse are fitted with Caroma accessories, with the master bedroom ensuite featuring ‘His & Hers’ vanities and a custom-made walk-in-wardrobe made from white melamine and Polytec.
It’s also perfect for working from home, with an office positioned near the front of the house with an external door for private access.
Constructive Communication All the Way
Every project has its unique challenges…it’s Hall & Hart’s mission to make this important experience as seamless as possible for our clients! One of our priorities is clear communication; we keep our clients informed from start to finish.
Sales Manager Sean Thornton worked closely on this award-winning project, to ensure everything was completely transparent. Our clients were thrilled with his soft, helpful approach:
“Sean was a pleasure to deal with. No sales and marketing pitch, just an all-round great guy…that showed genuine interest in our needs and was flexible in accommodating our requirements, which we found received a ‘push back’ from other builders. He was upfront with his quote which ended up being very close (a tad higher actually) than our final tender price…so there were no surprises!
After tender, the couple met with Nick, one of Hall & Hart’s directors, to go through the build contract thoroughly. It is a priority for us that our clients are completely comfortable with the process and have input.
Creating Tailored Solutions
Every project is about listening to the needs of the client, studying the location and tweaking the design to suit both. For this house, we were working with an unlevelled block. We turned this challenge into an opportunity and created a neat stepdown into the kitchen and living areas.
During the DA process, our compliance officer Simone made sure that the clients were always kept up-to-date as we worked with the relevant parties to meet the requirements.
Construction commenced quickly in the lead up to Christmas. Our dedicated project team managed to commence ground works early in December, with the all-important slab completed on the final day before the holiday break. Our clients were ecstatic with the amount of work completed at a traditionally difficult time!
The complete build process took just over 8 months, from January to September 2018. Our site Supervisor Joel (JT) was a star of the build process, making sure communication was transparent.
“JT’s work ethic and good nature really made working with him a pleasure. He’s firm with his tradies and does what a great project manager does to ensure work is done on time and is of the highest quality. The weekly email progress updates were insightful and gave us comfort that things were on track.”
The family are now living in the property and say that it is the entertainment and family home they had always dreamed of…
“Our children love it. We also did not expect building a home could be so stress-free and enjoyable!” “
We’re so proud that we could help custom-build the perfect home for this family – and thrilled with our award from the Master Builders Association! We are committed to helping every Australian family have access to affordable luxury.