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This Hollywood-inspired home is packed with a number of value-for-money features, and was designed to accommodate large-scale entertaining and a casual lifestyle. Designed by Marisa Hunter and built by Robert Hunter from Hunter Builders, the five-bedroom home features state-of-the-art technology that makes it extremely energy efficient. The integration of cool walls, polished concrete and louvres ensure the home’s ducted air-conditioning is only needed on the hottest of days, while the wood-fuelled fireplace easily takes care of the colder nights. The brief requested a family-friendly layout to accommodate three growing children, so separate living spaces that were ideal for all ages were included. Boasting a modern design, the home offers the perfect amount of privacy and includes a bedroom for each child, four bathrooms and a private wing for the parents. A large entertainment zone is central to the living area’s design, which flows out to the spacious backyard that overlooks the adjoining bushland and provides the option for a pool.

The home is situated on a large block, so Hunter Builders strategically designed the property to offer privacy for sleeping areas in separate wings of the property. The living area wraps around the central alfresco, which provides an open, functional and relaxed entertainment area for the entire family to enjoy. Hunter Builders encountered a few architectural challenges during the construction process, including integrating an 8m-long, spotted-gum timber beam to support the alfresco roof, and a steel portal frame that was constructed to support the raked-roof load. Sourcing of seeded glass and mirrors for the slab was also a challenge, as was the delay in pouring the slab due to inclement weather. Despite this, the finished result is a remarkable design that is bursting with personality, character and flair. This family home showcases a number of impressive energy-saving features, which reduce on-going power costs for the homeowners. A 5kw solar-power system assists in returning renewable energy into the grid of the home, and 5-star plumbing PCs were used for all tapware and toilets.

Hunter Builders is a Brisbane-based builder that specialises in new home builds, design and construction, townhouse construction, home renovations, shop fit-outs and commercial building projects. Every one of the company’s team members offers clients a personalised service throughout the entire building process, from design and construction all the way through to the final walk-through. This home was recently recognised at the 2016 Master Builders Association (MBA) awards, where Hunter Builders received the accolade for Best Individual Home in the $451,000–$550,000 category. As a quality builder who constructs superior residential and commercial properties, Hunter has built a strong rapport with his clients. No matter how big or small your vision is, you can rest assured that Hunter Builders will handle every stage of the design and construction process with the utmost professionalism. The company’s goal is to ensure you are happy with the finished product, so make sure you contact Hunter Builders today for your next dream project.