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Spring Creek Residence


Winner: Residential Design – New Houses: $500K–$1M construction cost
Winner: M G Design & Building Pty Ltd

(03) 5261 3304
M G Design & Building Pty Ltd
Matthew Mallett

Spring Creek Residence

The sloped site undoubtedly provided the designer with some serious challenges. The response not only met those challenges but (according to the designer) “well and truly exceeded the expectations of the client”. And it’s not hard to see why.

The outcome provides for a tiered, two-storey dwelling in Spring Creek, Torquay, that appears to float above the hillside. The expansive internal living spaces capture picturesque views down the valley and provide direct access to multiple elevated entertaining decks. The selection, placement and colour of exterior cladding including Colorbond, natural timber and rendered surfaces result in a visually attractive form that sits comfortable in this green hillside location.

The design includes solar photovoltaic roof panels, storm water collection, use of regrowth forest timber for cladding, and is designed to ensure efficient cross-ventilation, removing the need for air-conditioning.

The building designer was engaged to complete the conceptual design for the overall project, preparation of working drawings and specifications, interior design and contract administration, and was also the builder of the project. The result is a truly award-worthy home.