Custom Homestead Home


This home won the Victorian Master Builders award in the Best Custom Home $ 400,000 to $500,000 category for the South West Region.

Scope of Works
Nick and Rachel came to GJ Gardner Homes Geelong after seeing a number of homes that we had built in their area. They met with New Home Sales Consultant Ron Mortimer with some sketches they had drawn up but could not visualise the look of their custom design. Ron worked with Nick and Rachel to produce floorplans and elevations which gave them the ability to visualise their home. The result was a stunning four bedroom home complete with two bathrooms, lounge, study, open plan living, walk in pantry, walk in linen and decking all totalling 44.1 squares under roof.  

Quality of Construction
The kitchen includes reconstituted stone bench tops with glass splashback, classic white cabinetry with glass feature overhead cupboards and half shell handles on cupboards and drawers. Both bathrooms showcase laminated benchtops,     gloss floor and wall tiling, double vanities, insitu shower bases and free standing bath in the main bathroom. All bedrooms, study and lounge were finished with a high quality carpet while the entry, kitchen, walk in pantry, open plan living and dining were finished with spotted gum timber floor boards. The home includes a large walk in pantry, gas log fireplace and wood heater. The exterior of the home has been rendered to suit the clients and the driveway, porch and alfresco have been finished with exposed aggregate. Ultimately the end result is a blend of different textured materials and products which have been finished to a standard that represents quality as soon as you walk in the front door.  The exterior is comprised of brick with double entry doors, colorbond roof and veranda, timber decking and timber windows spanning the circumference of the house. Ultimately the end result is a mixture of raw natural materials with controlled manufactured products. A blend of materials and products which have been finished to a standard that represents quality as soon as you walk in the front door.    

Nick and Rachel’s site was in a rural location so were looking to achieve a federation style homestead design and facade. They were very selective with each and every detail and wanted everything to be perfect. After extensive research during pre-construction, Nick and Rachel made sure that every room and each item in their home was carefully chosen. Their diligence during this process ensured that when construction was completed, the result was an impressive, eye catching, country style home.

Execution of Design
The most important thing for the clients was being to see their home come to life with the drawings and elevations. They were very particular about wanting a federation homestead style façade with double entry doors, veranda and timber decking around the entire house including timber windows throughout and coffered ceiling in the living room. The second most important aspect was the detailed interior requirement which included a colonial kitchen with particularly detailed finishing.

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