Published in Build Home Victoria #47:
The Perfect Retreat
Hedger Constructions has revamped a country classic home in Marysville that not only sets a high standard for luxury homes but also reflects the town’s unique geographical setting.
The clients were intent on maximising the tranquil environment the local area generally produced, wishing to construct a home that had a dual purpose of acting as a retreat from their hectic work lives while facilitating a bed and breakfast scenario for any welcome guests.
Hedger Constructions implemented these components by integrating a sloping block and an external cladding of spotted gum and stone, finishing with a roof top garden that perfectly complemented the natural surroundings of the home in a seamless fashion.
Attention to detail was very important to the clients, and as the building progressed so did their innovative ideas. A recreational area that included a fireman’s pole for climbing, an in-ground trampoline and a multi-purpose room for yoga classes were added to enhance the overall family friendly atmosphere, ensuring all occupants stayed entertained and energetic.
Internally the home was modular in design, utilising its spacious environment with a stunning modern kitchen, fully appointed bathrooms and a double storey formation that allowed for maximum privacy when required. An underground storage area meant items could be obscured from view, preventing any clutter or mess.
Sustainability and energy efficiency were integral to the client’s brief. To achieve this, recycled ironbark was subtly incorporated into the construction of the home. Its distinctive qualities helped it attain an 8.4 energy rating, particularly through its reinforced double block concrete walls, ceiling insulation and the thermal abilities the roof top garden provided.
With a specialty in hills and sloping blocks, Hedger Constructions finished the project with sweeping landscaped gardens that were significant in both the complexity of working to the slope of the block and linking it to the building, establishing a distinct design that would be a striking standout to the town of Marysville for many years to come.
This home exemplifies the importance of adhering to the client’s vision and expectations, going above and beyond with unique features that would cater to everybody young and old. It is the perfect getaway from the daily stresses that life throws at you, promising a relaxing environment that will help you stay cool, calm and collected.
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