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Client story: Stephanie Winfield knew from a very young age she wanted to be a home owner.

As an eight-year-old, she had already started earning pocket money doing chores around her mother’s house to save for her very own home. Then at 16 years old as she passed Hotondo Homes in Horsham, Stephanie made the decision to go inside.

“I always knew I wanted to build my home, and instead of dismissing me because I was so young, Hotondo Homes gave me the time of day,” Stephanie said.

“They were very welcoming and spoke to me for nearly an hour giving me tips.”

After this experience it was never in doubt who Stephanie would trust to build her dream home. At just 23 years old, she is now the proud owner of her new modified Alpine 178 home.

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Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms and open-plan living, the Alpine 178 is a design that maximises everyday living.

The master bedroom is secluded at the front of the home for privacy, and includes a massive walk-in-robe and ensuite. The remaining bedrooms are located in a separate wing, while the outdoor alfresco area is easily accessible via the kitchen and dining area, making it ideal for entertaining.

“I always knew I wanted to build my home, and instead of dismissing me because I was so young, Hotondo Homes gave me the time of day.” – Stephanie Winfield

Stephanie also made a few modifications with help from New Homes Sales Consultant Anthony Crute to suit her needs, including changing the bricks, tiles and appliances.

“Anthony was very good at working within my budget, even though I upgraded and changed a few things,” Stephanie said.

“Whenever I had questions or needed a quote on something, Anthony would answer me very quickly, and since I was a first home owner, there were a lot of them.”


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Of particular use for Stephanie was information for first home buyers, finance advice and building for a profitable resell. She admitted at times it was a tough process doing it alone, but Anthony and the Hotondo Homes team helped her through.

“Even though it was tough, I would do it all again in a heartbeat,” Stephanie said.

“Anthony understood that I wanted this as my forever home, and bent over backwards for me.”

“When you are building a home that is what you want.”

The outcome of the home is nothing less than spectacular. From the beautiful brickwork to the clean lines and white colours of the kitchen, the home is the picture of modern design.

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