The region's best in building and design was recently showcased at the HIA-CSR ACT and Southern NSW 2019 Housing Awards, held at Parliament House in Canberra.
The awards evening recognised excellence in the building industry from not only the ACT, but also the Riverina, Southern Tablelands and South Coast.
Winners of a number of major categories will now go on to compete in the Australian Housing Awards on the Gold Coast in 2020.
A joint entry from Classic Constructions and TT Architecture took out the prestigious 2019 Home of the Year category.
The winning home was a magnificent property on the north west edge of Canberra, that bridges the divide between the city and its rural surrounds, bringing elegance and functionality to this spectacular residence in the bush capital.
Through the use of self-sufficient segregated pavilions clustered around a central courtyard, residents have the flexibility to live independently within smaller areas of the home.
With a focus on natural and recycled materials including local Brindabella bluestone, this modern residence respectfully nods to the property's semi-rural location.
Palatial in size, this home is an entertainer's delight featuring several zones suitable for hosting friends and family in Canberra's different seasonal climates.
The multi-layered pavilion style floor plan is designed around an exquisite in-ground pool that can be accessed via multiple living spaces.
Additional entertaining areas include a luxury cabana with inbuilt bar and barbecue kitchen, plus a private indoor event space with wine bar cellar and games room.
Every room in the home has been placed in an ideal position, taking advantage of the solar orientation as well as optimising the views of the vast black and blue hills of the Brindabellas.
Classic Constructions also took out the Project Home, Outdoor Project and Display Home categories.
The prestigious GreenSmart Home of the Year, which recognises environmental performance of the home, was won by 360 Building Solutions.
More big winners of the night were Preferred Builders and Paul Tilse Architects, winning Heritage Renovation of the Year and Renovation / Addition Project of the Year. The duo also took out Bathroom of the Year and Kitchen of the Year in a joint entry with Braithwaite Innovative Joinery.
Coastal Home of the Year was won by Rettke Builders and Sketch Design, while Country Home of the Year was won by AD Tanner Constructions.
The Apprentice of the Year was won by Brodie Cockayne, who will now go on to compete at the Australian Housing Awards against other winning apprentices from each state and territory.
HIA would like to congratulate all of the award winners and all other finalists across all categories.
To see a complete list of the 2019 award winners visit the website at hia.com.au/awards/regional-housing-awards/act-southern-nsw/2019.