Inspired by the client’s tropical holidays in Bali & Thailand, this striking new resort-style home in Glen Iris was not just a fantastic outcome for the family, it also resulted in a Master Builders Association Victoria Award for Best Custom Home $1-2 Million for builders, Neumode Design & Construction.

Just like homes from where their inspiration was drawn, entry to the home is via a landscaped front garden and through a large, solid timber gate set into a stone wall. Visitors then follow a raised, timber decked pathway that leads them through a secret courtyard to the main entry gallery, which is flanked on either side by tranquil water features that run the full length.

Catering to the needs of a family with teenagers, the floorplan creates separation of spaces and emphasises the outdoor lifestyle via a central courtyard with stunning mosaic tiled, infinity edge pool and decked alfresco area.

 A tropical Bali style ambience has been introduced to the home via extensive use of timber. In the main living pavilion, 5 meter high timber posts support the spectacular sloping roofline with matching Spotted Gum cladding that continues from the exterior to the interior of the home adding a natural warmth to the expansive open plan space.

Extensive double glazing ensures the home is flooded with natural light and several large sliding doors open the home up to the interior courtyard emphasising an indoor /outdoor lifestyle.

A clever design has created clear living zones that include the living pavilion, a guest suite, children’s bedrooms and a private parents retreat. Whilst the design provides clear separation of spaces, carefully considered architectural elements ensure they do not feel isolated from the rest of the home.

Director and builder Michael Hill has 24 years’ experience as a carpenter and builder in the industry and brings to Neumode a high level of attention to detail and a broad range of technical building expertise.  It is this experience and commitment to quality that has seen Neumode awarded four Master Builders Association Awards showcasing excellence in building and craftsmanship. Neumode has also been a finalist on several other occasions, including a finalist for a national Master Builders Association Award.

This award winning custom home was featured in our 2018 luxury homes annual Melbourne Custom Homes.