Elevated Victorian home to take advantage of views
This beautiful, custom family home in Warragul is situated so its south side can capture the best view of the Strezlecki Ranges and the town of Warragul, in the Gippsland region of Victoria.
The home was built by Allchin Builders, a Victoria-based building company founded in 2010 by prominent local Gippsland builder, Leigh Allchin. Allchin builders are custom builders, specialising in unique homes of the highest standard, with modern materials and a contemporary aesthetic.
|Architect:||Shaun McClements from SBM Design & Drafting|
|NewTechWood Supplier:||Dahlsens Warragul|
|Project type:||New residential dwelling|
|Size:||-House Size – 492.78 m2 -Land Size – 2010m2 -Decking – 65m2 (approx) -Fence – 42LM (approx)|
NewTechWood Composite Decking—Terrace Range in ‘Teak’. Quantity—approx. 170 lengths of decking and approx. 198 lengths of fascia board.
Clients’ design requests
The overall design idea was to develop a floor plan that complemented the block and captured as much of the view as possible. A few of the client’s requests/ideas included:
- Wide-open access from Living & Dining to Alfresco
- An oversized Master Bedroom with the area to enjoy views
- Access to open deck from Master Bedroom
- Built-in BBQ area with sink & bench and a retaining wall
- And fence with a private lawn area for small kids.
Allchin Builders were able to meet all requests and include them in the design of this contemporary home.
NewTechWood, a perfect fit to bring your interior outside
The Alfresco and lawn areas are also situated on the south side of the home, where NewTechWood composite decking was used for the steps, alfresco, verandah and fence. The homeowners chose the Terrace Range of composite decking in ‘Teak’. Approximately 170 lengths of decking and 198 lengths of fascia board were used.
The client was after a low-maintenance, durable product that would tie in with their internal timber flooring—and NewTechWood composite decking was the perfect fit. The material was supplied by Dahlsens Warragul, one of our local resellers in Victoria.
Allchin Builders constructed ‘floating look’ steps and landings to the front of the home on the east side, to create more of a visual impact from the road and help bring out the colour of the greenery and recycled red bricks. As the home is elevated above the road, they also allow safe access to the front verandah & door.