Winner of the HIA-CSR Victorian home of the year is Cosham House is located in leafy Brighton. The design comes from Peddle Thorp architect Steve Tillinger who said the design fused pure form, textured materials and water to create an inspiring and enriching abode for our clients.
“The buildings stoic presentation to the street underpins the minimalist approach and refined use of materials,” he said.
The bold visual metaphor created by the use of concrete is offset by the finer grain timber details and threshold transitions which occur throughout the home.
Inside, large spaces are punctured by an elevated walkway with large glazed sections which continually informing you of your position in the home relative to the outdoors.
Mr Tillinger said by blurring the lines between the indoor and outdoor environment, people were constantly engaged in both realms.
HIA Victorian Executive Director Gil King congratulated the winners.
“In a year where building activity in Victoria has come ‘off the boil’, it’s wonderful to see that our builders are maintaining the very high standards we have come to expect”, Mr King said.
“Victorian builders are first class in the design, workmanship and quality of new homes and renovations. HIA is delighted with the exceptional quality of entries this year. All winners and finalists should be proud to have reached the pinnacle of building standards demonstrated in these quality homes,” he said.
“In an environment of uncertainty about the economic and regulatory future, our builders and designers have put these difficulties behind them and forged ahead with outstanding concepts, design, construction and finishings,” said Mr King.
“It can be very easy to be distracted by the negatives, however it is evident from this year’s entries our members have focussed on quality processes, outcomes and delivery”, he added.