O’Connell Description

Housing Industry Association Best Custom Built Home of the Year Western Victoria Housing Awards $500,000 – $700,000 category

The modest exterior of this home belies the contemporary master piece within and obviously the judges agreed! Restricted by Heritage requirements the front of this home had to blend into its heritage neighborhood.

The interior has been cleverly zoned and features matching spotted gum flooring and decking throughout the house. Located at the front of the property is a home office, a personal gym with its own bathroom and glass sliding doors with access to a private deck. The spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area all face onto the external deck with a double sided gas log fire as a feature in the lounge. The built in day bed offers a welcome resting place or extra seating for guests. The kitchen boasts a well fitted out butler’s pantry while the island bench is a feature with its bulk head pendant lighting. Glass splash backs, granite bench tops and stainless appliances make this kitchen a pleasure to use.

The interior of this home has beautifully clean lines and plenty of natural light throughout. Upstairs is a private master suite with a built in study, walk in robe and ensuite all accessed by the custom built hard wood timber staircase.

As a result of the attention paid to the design and quality of this home by the mixing of contemporary interior and more traditional exterior, we have provided our client with a home that is both functional and stylish and blends easily into a street with more traditional homes.

O’Connell Features

  • Home office
  • Gym
  • Granite benches
  • Feature pendant lighting
  • Custom built hardwood stairs
  • Spotted gum timber flooring
  • Hydronic heating throughout
  • Private timber deck
  • Double glazing
  • High grade insulation in walls, ceilings and roof
  • Double glazed windows
  • Built in day bed
  • Free standing bath
  • Double vanities
  • Large fitted walk in robe
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