Built by Hedger Constructions, this highly collaborative project was a rewarding challenge for all involved. Working on a severely sloping block that’s adjacent to a creek reserve, the building team had significant input during the design process to ensure stability in the design, integrity and budget of this bespoke home.
The home is strategically separated into three floors, which are designed as two stacked rectilinear volumes. The lower section takes advantage of sunlight through floor-to-ceiling windows that surround a spacious living area, while the lower floor flows on from an open-plan kitchen and extends to a sheltered alfresco, which creates the perfect entertainment space.
The house is internally and externally clad in timber, which seamlessly integrates with the surrounding bushland. The clarity of the shiplapped spotted gum and render creates a beautiful effect, while being cohesive with the geometric architecture of the home.
The upper section of the home extends over the carport and entryway, which amplifies the geometric architecture. The bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that take advantage of the wonderful bushland views.
Positioned in the entryway, the spotted-gum staircase is a stunning functional addition to the house. An expansive outdoor deck and pool area on the lower level flow cohesively from the interior of the home, while the frameless glass fencing that surrounds the pool allows the soft blue hue of the water to be admired from afar.
Hedger Constructions is fully accredited for first-rate housing energy requirements, and strives to ensure clients’ projects incorporate energy-efficient designs. The company installed double-glazed windows and ceiling, wall and floor insulation in this home to ensure sustainability.
Additional privacy screens were added in areas where the zone-ducted heating and cooling system operate to increase energy efficiency even further. A water tank is connected to the bathrooms, while overflow stormwater is redirected to the pool, making this an exemplary water-saving home.
From the initial planning stages right through to completion, this project was buoyed by strong communication between the team at Hedger Constructions and the clients. The brief called for a showpiece home with a striking external appearance and a focus on functionality and style, and Hedger Constructions went above and beyond to deliver a high-end result that satisfied the clients’ wishes.
Located on a corner block, the home features a distinctive design that affords sweeping views of Marysville’s surrounding hills. The impressive façade is characterised by natural materials such as timber and stone, which ensures it blends harmoniously with the landscape.
Internally, the first among many eye-catching inclusions is the polished-concrete flooring, which features in multiple rooms throughout the home. Floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows combine with high clerestory windows to flood the spaces with gorgeous natural light, which creates a welcoming and airy atmosphere.
Showcasing sleek cabinetry with high-performance two-pack paint, the open-plan kitchen is simultaneously stylish and functional.
Foil-faced insulation blankets and R6.0 batts from Bradford Anticon were installed in the ceiling for a comfortable, well-insulated environment, while rock wool was used to seal all roofing gaps. The home’s heating and cooling systems are specifically zoned to reduce energy costs, and the toilets are serviced by a 2000L water tank.
From the intricate plumbing and electrical design, through to the shadow-line plaster finishes and distinctive Corten cladding, every component of this project was built to the highest standard. The team at Hedger Constructions were thrilled when the homeowners’ initial expectations during the design process were exceeded by the finished product.
Established in 1998, Hedger Constructions is a family-run business that’s renowned for building positive client relationships. Dedicated to the use of sustainable building practises, the award-winning company specialises in the construction of custom-built homes, as well as renovation and extensions.
Fully affiliated with the Master Builders Association (MBA), Hedger Constructions has the skill and expertise necessary to turn your dream home into a reality.