Queensland builder BJ Millar Constructions has won this year’s HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year award.
And a house in Cairns was named the HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home.
The 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards were announced online for the first time in HIA history due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The winning home – overlooking the Gold Coast’s Coomera River – is described as a sophisticated nod to brutalist architecture and tropical modernism (main photo and above).
Masterfully crafted with an extraordinary level of customised detail, the living space is based around lush, open-air garden atriums.
The home also won HIA Australian Custom Built Home.
The Cairns home these projects are located in also collected the only category voted by the Australian public – the HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home – bringing the total win for MyStyle Homes (Qld) to three awards.
The winning kitchen is set beneath a large void and is a refined solution for the home’s tropical location.
“Extensive workspaces and amenity ensures this incredible kitchen is equally liveable and practical,” the judges commented.
HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winners are selected from state-based finalists, with awards in 22 separate categories including Professional Builders, display home, apprentice, bathrooms and kitchens (see full list below).
2020 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winners:
- Home of the Year – BJ Millar Constructions, Queensland
- Apartment of the Year – Adrian Zorzi, Western Australia
- Townhouse/Villa of the Year – Metricon Homes, South Australia
- Custom Built Home – BJ Millar Constructions, Queensland
- Display Home – Novus Homes, WA
- Outdoor Project – Hamik Luxury Homes, New South Wales
- Project Home – Thomas Archer Homes, Victoria
- Renovation / Addition Project – Visioneer Builders, Victoria
- Spec Home – Camelot Homes, NSW
- Specialised Housing – Jaxon Construction, WA
- Apartment Complex – Crown Group, NSW
- Townhouse/Villa Development – Creative Building Services and DNA Architects, ACT & Southern NSW
- Bathroom of the Year – Preferred Builders, Paul Tilse Architects and Braithwaite Innovative Joinery, ACT & Southern NSW
- Bathroom Design – MyStyle Homes (Qld) and Kim Duffin Design, North Queensland
- Kitchen of the Year – JAG Kitchens, SA
- Kitchen Design – MyStyle Homes (Qld) and Kim Duffin Design, North Queensland
- Professional Major Builder – Henley Properties Group, Victoria
- Professional Medium Builder / Renovator – Ronald Young & Co Builders, Tasmania
- Professional Small Builder / Renovator – Ultimo Constructions, WA
- Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice – Jake Blokker, Tasmania
- Business Partner – Rebecca Bishop, Elite Building Services, Victoria
- People’s Choice Home – MyStyle Homes (Qld), North Queensland