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What is your favourite Hotondo Homes design and why?

We asked the question the big design question to nine of our builders from right across the country, and here are their responses!


Aaron Anstis – Ocean Grove, VIC

I am a big fan of the Esplanade 281. The design centres around the kitchen, family and dining areas, and, if you are lucky enough to have views, this design allows you to capture and frame them beautifully. It is a great home for a growing family, with separate living for the kids downstairs, but communal in its design upstairs.

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Gillian Coleman – Bathurst/Orange NSW

We love the new Willowgrove 332! It features the master bedroom at the rear, has loads of storage with walk-in-robes to three bedrooms, a walk-in-pantry which can be converted to a butler’s pantry, storage in the laundry, a large alfresco PLUS four living areas and a study! It’s the perfect design.

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Caroline Allen – Inverloch, VIC

I love homes where you are excited to find out ‘what’s around the corner’. Clever study nooks, tucked up retreats, private spaces to read or watch a movie are all clever uses of space, so I love the new Willowgrove 332! The Kirkby 246 floor plan (below) also deserves an honorary mention. These plans are great because they provide a point of difference to the traditional open-plan style homes of today.

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Anthony Wolff – Mackay, QLD

The Kirkby 267!  It’s a very suitable plan for indoor/outdoor living which is a must-have feature for many homebuyers, and it remains popular in North Queensland!

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Adam Sturt – Nowra, NSW

The Marcoola 209 – there is plenty of space for an entire family to enjoy. It’s an open-plan ‘modern’ design that encapsulates everything you need in a home.

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Amira Willingham – Ballarat, VIC

I have always been a fan on the Stockton 380. It is such a beautiful home that meets the needs of a family with large spacious areas. The mud room is a fantastic area but my favourite is the enormous ensuite, walk-in-robe and retreat areas in the master room.

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Russell Pearse – Ararat, VIC

The Lansdowne 248 is a practical rural design. The bedrooms are spacious and the large alfresco out the back is perfect for the countryside!

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Glenda Heath – Port Lincoln, SA

The Hume 263 offers multiple living areas, large bedrooms, practical ensuite configuration, mud room from garage, alfresco which can be expanded, powder room, separate toilet to bathroom, open kitchen/dining/family room, large pantry, decent sized porch and study nook, which is great for parents wanting to monitor children. What more do you need?!

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Lyndsey Clarke – Central Coast, NSW

My favourite design is the Tarkine 238. It is a large home conveniently shaped to fit on most blocks on the Central Coast due to it’s width. It has a great, practical flow and just seems to make sense. Having the hidden laundry through the pantry is perfect for me. With such a busy lifestyle, to be able to be cooking dinner and throwing a load of washing on at the same time is all too convenient!

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Visit hotondo.com.au to view our full range of designs!

Just 200 metres down the road from their old home, Frank and Debra Cartledge’s prized piece of land sat waiting for them.

For over 12 years it remained vacant, awaiting a time for the Invermay couple to proceed building their dream home.

For a home years in the making, there was every chance it would never live up to their expectations, but the impressive façade, amazing floor plan and beautiful finishes resulted in a stunning home with all the right touches.

“The best part of the whole experience was the flexibility, we could change whatever we wanted and nothing was a problem for Hotondo Homes,” Debra said.

“We spoke to another builder and they were not flexible at all. We wanted to make the home ours, there were a few specific things we really wanted because it was an acreage block, and Hotondo Homes accommodated them all.”

 

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The stunning Stockton 322 is an incredible acreage home featuring four bedrooms, three living areas, two bathrooms and a powder room. With a few adjustments including larger windows to take in the beautiful views, bigger bedrooms and even the installation of a wood heater, the couple are delighted to call this place home.

“We got along really well with the team at Hotondo Homes Ballarat, who were even able to take us down to a display home to show us something tangible,” Frank said.

“Our block also had a few overlay and sloping issues, and the team were able to walk us through how they would address them.”

A mix of beautiful, neutral colours is seen throughout the home. The white walls and light coloured tiles and kitchenware creates a spacious and open feel, which works in harmony with the striking floorboards and custom wood heater that help add a warmth to the area.

Topped off with beautiful pieces of wooden furniture and high quality finishes, the charming home emits a modern yet country charm.

“The best part of the whole experience was the flexibility, we could change whatever we wanted and nothing was a problem for Hotondo Homes.” – Debra Cartledge

For Frank and Debra, the large walk-in pantry, big ensuite and the entry located to the side of the home were all must-haves.

“Luckily for us, this design ticked a lot of boxes with just the standard inclusions, and we then added few of our own,” Frank said.

The expansive alfresco space, large double garage, powder room for guests and plenty of storage room were other favourite features for the Invermay couple.

“Both of our girls moved out of home during the building process, meaning we have even more room now for friends, family and other guests to come around,” Debra laughs.

“Another great part is that one of the extra bedrooms has its own walk-in-robe, which is really good for our guests. There is so much room, we have even started calling one end of the house the ‘west wing’!”

 

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The Ballarat team were awarded the 2015 Hotondo Homes Builder of the Year award, which is reflected in the quality build of Frank and Debra’s home. Living just down the road for the majority of the construction period meant the couple were able to enjoy watching their home go up from start to finish.

“Each stage that finished was another burst of excitement, it was great to watch it all come together,” Frank said.

“Brett was really fantastic to deal with, anything we wanted, he would accommodate. He adjusted the price as we added things, and they were always quick to get back to us.”

While Frank and Debra had completed several renovations and extensions previously, this was their first newly built home. Their children may have moved out before they had a chance to enjoy it, but the couple are loving their new home shared with their cat, dog, cows and even alpacas.

From a fleeting thought 12 years ago to the beautifully constructed design Frank and Debra now have before them, Hotondo Homes Ballarat have delivered a dream home that does not disappoint.

 

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To start your own journey towards your dream home, contact Hotondo Homes today.

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