Busby Homes Project 1
Designed and built by the team at Busby Homes, this four-bedroom home stands tall and proud on the street. The clients wanted a spacious country retreat that was bursting with charm and character, and Busby Homes collaborated closely with them to deliver a highly-functional family home that provides ease of living for adults and children alike.
Featuring weatherboard cladding, raw corrugated-iron baseboards and a COLORBOND® roof in ‘Woodland Grey®’, the property is distinctly Australian in its design. Situated on a sloping block and built on raised stumps, the home maximises the impressive views of the surrounding mountain ranges while blending in with its tranquil rural setting.
The symmetrical façade includes gables and a full-length verandah, which serves as a wonderful reception area in which to welcome guests. Complete with timber flooring, a wood-burning stove and a raked ceiling, the open-plan living area is the heart of the home. High triangular windows flood the space with gorgeous natural light, while the strategically positioned reading nook is the perfect spot in which to relax with a cup of tea and a good book.
Catering to family activities such as casual dining and entertaining, the generous outdoor area features merbau decking and a purpose-designed garden. Easy access to the laundry affords a functional transitioning point between outdoor and indoor activities.
As the property has a high Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating, mandated fire-resistance requirements had to be carefully balanced with the clients’ vision of a traditional country retreat. The home that initially occupied the site was destroyed during the Black Saturday bushfires. In a poignant act of remembrance, Busby Homes repurposed its original brick fireplace into the garden’s stone retaining wall.
Featuring double-glazed windows, rainwater tanks, roof-fitted solar panels and a six-star rating for energy efficiency, the home is exceptionally economical and environmentally friendly.
Busby Homes specialises in the design and construction of custom homes. The team believes everyone’s lifestyle is different, so you should have a home that’s specifically designed to suit you.
The company was established in 2004 by Ron Busby, who has held his Domestic Builder (Unlimited) registration since 1984 and offers extensive industry experience. Since its inception, Busby Homes has carved a niche in the market, and is now known for building beautiful bespoke homes and executing high-quality knockdown/rebuild projects.
Building roughly 50 homes per year throughout Victoria, Busby Homes is proud to be a low-volume building company. Taking on a small amount of projects allows the team to provide personalised, attentive service to every client. Although the company mainly works throughout the eastern suburbs, the team has built as far as Newport, Buxton, Beenak and Rye.