Set into a significantly sloping hillside, with an orientation to take in sweeping views out to the Cathedral Ranges, this farmhouse style home was intended to be bespoke in every way. Premier, Victorian custom home builder Hedger Constructions executed the home with their renowned, award winning style, seeing the home awarded the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV) Building Excellence Award 2022 for Best Custom Home $1M-$2M in the North East Region.
The brief for this expansive residence was to create a natural and earthy farm manor design, taking full advantage of views to the surrounding ranges. The clients also desired a timeless home that would embrace both an indoor and outdoor lifestyle, with extensive entertainment spaces, including spa area and open verandahs.
On approach, the use of natural materials as an important feature is clearly evident. The external cladding marries the use of Coldstream stone with charred mixed species timber. The earthy tones here set the intent for the rest of the build, as well as matching the recognised BAL rating (Bushfire Attack Level).
An extensive window package featuring floor-to-ceiling timber colonial bar style design, with double glazing, provides expansive views. Being double hung also allows for excellent flow-through natural ventilation. The clean lines of the build are exemplified in the 30-degree gabled roof with its’ black metal roofing and concealed guttering.
Internally, the home features a large open plan kitchen, dining and living space, with zoned bedroom wings at either end. The central living zone is joined with the open plan kitchen to allow for seamless entertaining. The area is light filled due to the significant glazing and the generation of space is accentuated by the vaulted ceilings stemming from a base ceiling level of 3 meters. A focus of this area is the central fireplace, with marble surround and honed carrara hearth, along with a cabinetry package featuring floor-to-ceiling book cases and shelving either side.
The kitchen opens to the living area and is served with a huge marble topped island bench. The shaker style cabinetry in vibrant colour has been carefully designed to be both functional and complementary to the home’s welcoming intent. The open feel of this space provides a warm atmosphere which is key to the entertaining component of the home.
The large master bedroom suite is designed to reflect the colonial style, with a fireplace in the room including stunning marble surround, and a beautifully crafted day bed creating a retreat like feel. This area is serviced by a large ensuite with freestanding bath, large shower cubicle and stunning floor tiles laid in a checkerboard pattern with a handmade look.
Specialising in luxury custom home construction, Hedger Constructions are redefining modern living with homes that transcend the traditional. Creating bespoke custom homes from concept to completion, the company is renowned for unique, energy efficient and innovative homes with outstanding craftsmanship.
Due to demand, Hedger Constructions have recently expanded to service much of the state, with teams now based throughout North East Victoria, Yarra Valley, High Country, Greater Melbourne, Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire. The continued growth of Hedger Constructions is testament to the company’s reputation for outstanding quality, and ability to make custom building a positive experience for all clients.
As three-time MBAV Regional Builder of the Year, and recipient of 30+ MBAV Awards in seven different categories, Hedger Constructions is widely recognised as one of Victoria’s most prestigious building companies. This awards history reflects the premium craftsmanship and positive client relationships that are a cornerstone to all Hedger projects.