A French Chateaux-inspired Metricon show home has won multiple awards in the HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen and Bathroom Awards, held last Saturday night.
The Signature by Metricon Bordeaux residence on display in Kellyville won Display Home of the Year and the Best Display Home over $500,001 in NSW. The show home was also awarded the Best Bathroom in a Display Home and the Best Kitchen in a Display Home.
Congratulating Metricon Homes on such an outstanding achievement, HIA Executive Director – NSW, David Bare, said: “The awards recognise excellence in residential construction and these awards provide a tremendous opportunity for HIA members to showcase their projects and highlight building and design excellence.”
“Congratulations to all this year’s winners and finalists for outstanding achievements in workmanship, innovation and design. The winners of major categories can look forward to progressing to HIA’s national awards next year and I wish them every success,” he said.
“This year’s awards were a tremendous display of the housing industry’s capacity, innovation and resilience in a very busy NSW residential market.”
Metricon Design Director, Adrian Popple, said the company was thrilled to receive recognition for the Signature by Metricon Bordeaux show home, inspired by the romanticism and elegance of classic luxury living.
“We are thrilled to win these awards as the Bordeaux was the first Signature by Metricon residence built to launch the brand in NSW,” he said.
“The Signature by Metricon collection has resonated with buyers across NSW because they are stunning designs with the freedom to personalise to reflect individual tastes and lifestyle.”
“Homeowners are seeking grand residences that offer traditional features delivered with a touch of elegance and glamour and the Bordeaux delivers this on every level,” he said.
The Bordeaux is eye-catching from the moment you arrive, with the distinctive façade that has stunning arch windows and wrought-iron “Juliet” balconies to reflect the Chateau theme. Once you step inside the home, the sense of grandeur is evident with three-metre high ceilings and an elegant ribbon staircase, with intricate wrought iron balustrade.
The spacious kitchen has an abundance of luxury inclusions including double Miele ovens, a Miele gas cooktop and a microwave and coffee machine, both with warmer drawers. The large Caesarstone island bench houses twin sinks, and the built-in Miele fridge and freezer blend seamlessly with the sleek cabinetry design. There is also a separate wine fridge and butler’s pantry providing the ultimate in home entertaining.
The HIA-CSR judging panel commented that the winning kitchen was well balanced with a beautiful palette of materials and finishes and very “functional”.
The winning bathroom has a seamless flow between floors and walls with the extensive use of polished tiles. The sleek vanity design, with Villeroy and Boch double basins, complements the free-standing luxurious stone bath and frameless shower.
The HIA judges said the high-quality bathroom was “beautifully finished”.
Mr Popple said the classically designed home integrates opulent style with finely crafted detailing to deliver the ultimate in modern living.
“The Bordeaux is an exceptional residence that captures the charm of a gracious past with the all the luxuries of modern living.”
The judging panel noted that trades completed the home to an extremely high standard.
The HIA is the peak industry association for the Australian residential building sector, supporting the businesses and interests of builders, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, building professionals and business partners.