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House that follows the sun – GreenSmart Home of the Year 2013

by Chris Lang on September 5, 2013
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This home has been named Girasole, which means “follow the sun”, because that’s what it does – literally. It is built on on a motorised turntable, controlled by a touch screen panel, and can be set to automatically follow the sun, or rotate in any other way the home owner may choose. The judges were […]

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Australian Home Of The Year 2013

by Chris Lang on August 1, 2013
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Looking for some inspiration? Look no further. The winning projects of 2013 are sure to impress and inspire you, as they showcase creativity, innovation and excellence in residential housing projects.

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Home I Own won People’s Choice Award in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition

by Chris Lang on May 1, 2013
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Today I am having the best day in a long, long time, and it started when one particular email in my Inbox, titled “Your winner’s badge”, jumped right at me. Everyone… we won! Home I Own won the title of the Best Australian Blog in People’s Choice round! Woo-hoo!

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Australian Kitchen and Bathroom of the Year 2012

by Chris Lang on September 4, 2012
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If you’re looking for some inspiration to kick-start your kitchen or bathroom reno project – look no further. The ideas you’re about to see won the HIA Australian Kitchen and Bathroom of the Year 2012 Award – and it’s easy to see why. Everyday Homes Pty Ltd won the Australian Bathroom of the Year. The […]

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Australian Home Of The Year 2012

by Chris Lang on May 23, 2012
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On the 18th of May 2012 at HIA-CSR Australian housing awards ceremony held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, the top award winner was revealed.

The most talented designers and builders nation-wide were competing for the top award – Australian Home of the Year 2012. A whole list…

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Take a peek at GreenSmart Home of the Year

by Chris Lang on August 23, 2011
Take a peek at GreenSmart Home of the Year

I am not sure how many people know about the prestigious GreenSmart construction awards – but yes, they exist, and there are houses being built in Australia where owners care a great deal about sustainable building principles. A couple of days ago, the GreenSmart Home of the Year was awarded to company Eco-Logical Building from […]

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Australian Home Of The Year 2011

by Chris Lang on May 14, 2011
Australian Home Of The Year 2011

Today at the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards ceremony the winner was revealed. Every year building companies from all states and territories of Australia compete in various categories, but there is just one top prize, and this year it goes to NSW builder R W Stidwill Constructions, for winning the Australian Home Of The Year 2011 […]

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Australian Home Of The Year 2010

by Chris Lang on May 24, 2010
Australian Home Of The Year 2010

Australian Home Of The Year 2010 If you could build the home of your dreams, what would it look like? Yes, I know it would be a nice home, but can you be more specific?

Don’t worry if you can’t answer this right off the bat. After all, people who design houses have lots of ideas running constantly through their heads, while the rest of us are more comfortable with choosing from existing designs rather than inventing new ones.

And here is a great design to consider: the winner of 2010 Australian Home Of The Year Award. This is the top award of the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards that Victoria’s Atkinson.Pontifex won on May 21st.

Australian Home Of The Year 2010

The home is built on an elevated seaside location with stunning 270-degree views of Port Phillip Bay. Oh my, could I ever get used to that!

Australian Home Of The Year 2010

Have a closer look at the interior:

Australian Home Of The Year 2010

The awesome kitchen:

Australian Home Of The Year 2010

The beautiful bathroom:

Australian Home Of The Year 2010

The judges said: “This house ticked all the boxes with a wonderful relationship to the outdoors, use of views, fits into the street-scape and neighbouring properties, together with excellent internal zoning and storage.

The home employs multiple sustainability measures including a thermal chimney; geo-thermal bore to heat the home and pool; a 20,000 litre water tank; Low E glass and sun controlled louvres. These features make this relatively large home highly efficient.”

Photos curtesy of Atkinson.Pontifex, Victoria. Thanks for the inspiration!

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