Hedger Constructions has lit up Old Healesville Road in Yarra Glen with a new take on an old classic country homestead, maximising the location and postcard views.
The design brief was to provide a quality construction, maximising the locality and providing a sanctuary for the clients from their hectic work life. The floorplan is designed for compartment-styleliving as the owners wanted a central, communal living area flanked by two private wings. The steel-frame design with rendered Hebel panelling gives the home a strong, symmetrical design. Stone feature walls and chimneys complement the panelling and provide an earthy link to its surroundings.
Rendered Hebel panelling provides for fantastic thermal qualities that are enhanced by full wall and ceiling insulation along with air cells to the roof lining and acoustic batts to the internal wet-area walls.
Large double-glazed, toughened windows are argon gas filled and tinted to provide excellent vantages for the outstanding views from all rooms, promoting that serene feeling the clients hoped for in a home. Recycled ironbark timber provides a lovely contrast to the window fittings, and enhances the luxe natural feel of the home.
Stunning rammed-earth hallway walls draw owners and guests to their expansive living area, creating the inviting feel which is the central theme of the home. The fireplace is a vital feature to the living area and house, beckoning everyone into the open living area. The kitchen design is woven into the living area to create an expansive and welcoming feel. Central to this area are the feature rammed-earth walls running the length of the hallways alongside the large floor tiles, timber floorboards and carpet which add to the quality finishes of this home.
The master bedroom at one end is enhanced by a large ensuite and walk-in-robe while the guest wing at the other end has its own ensuite and powder room. Slab heating and hot water are provided via a geothermal system, further reducing the costs of running the home, and water tanks provide excellent storage for rainfall from the huge roof area.
The home is a true example of fitting the clients’ brief and going beyond it in design and quality. This is the sort of home that makes you stop the car and take a minute to take it all in as it sits on top of a spectacular country setting bringing with it its own modern twist.
With more than 24 years of experience, Hedger Constructions has grown to become the leading building company in Alexandra as well as surrounding districts. Formed in 1998, Hedger Constructions remains a family-based company with strong links to the community. Directors, Steven and wife Sharon, are in tune with what their clients desire in home building and renovations, taking a hands-on approach to all projects.
The company prides itself on offering a total package to suit the individual client. From initial introductions, the friendly and professional team provide: planning and design, completion of all documentation, assistance with material selection and of course satisfaction in construction and finishing. Hedger Constructions uses only quality suppliers that they trust to provide outstanding products over a long period of time. Services are offered in all forms of domestic and commercial construction, including renovations, using your designs or theirs.
Hedger Constructions is a winner of 22 Master Builders Association of Victoria Awards in eight different categories, underpinning their reputation as innovators in design and construction. In 2011 and 2008 Hedger Constructions and its building teams won the MBAV Regional Builder of the Year. Hedger Constructions has also been the winner of the HIA 2006 Best Energy Efficient Home in Victoria, emphasising their Greensmart environmental approach to building.
HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD 41 Grant Street, Alexandra Vic 3714
Phone 03 5772 2750
Originally from BuildHome Victoria magazine, Volume 45