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hia csr readersae choice awards 2018

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IT”™S time to start daydreaming about your perfect home with the HIA Readers”™ Choice Awards for 2018. Just by voting, you”™ll go into the running for a Smeg stand mixer which combines the beauty of retro style with the high performance offered by the latest technology.As always, this year’s finalists offer a range of designs with one thing in common — value for money. Whether you’re looking to get into your first home or you want the family residence you’ve always dreamt of, it’s hard to go past this selection. Open-plan living and easy access to outdoor spaces unites all these designs, offering families a variety of spaces to enjoy each other’s company — or find some time alone.ENTER HERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WINAttention to the parents’ retreat is another strong theme, creating spaces to take time out from busy schedules and work days.Whatever it is that appeals, take the time to get to know these designs. Who knows? It may even be the start of a love affair.For your chance to win a Smeg stand mixer, see page 10 for details on how to vote.Voting for the HIA Readers’ Choice Awards is open now. MIAMI 16 by McDONALD JONES HOMES media_cameraThe Miami 16 by McDonald Jones Homes Base price: $300,000 Sydney region Details: Bedrooms 4, bathrooms 2.5, cars 2 Alfresco: Optional View: Homeworld Leppington, 29-37 Coral Circuit, Leppington Open: Daily, 10am-5pm Phone: 1300 555 382 Web: mcdonaldjoneshomes.com.auIf you thought living on a single level would mean compromising on the way you want to live, think again. The Miami 16 from McDonald Jones Homes offers everything you’d expect over two storeys with the convenience of living on just one floor.With four bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, it’s so far, so standard. But this design also comes with a home theatre, a children’s activity room and a study nook large enough for two. The entertainer’s kitchen overlooking the alfresco space also has a butler’s pantry in addition to ample storage.It is part of a light-filled open-plan space at the rear that also includes the living and dining space.The main bedroom suite with his-and-hers walk-in robes and ensuite is positioned at the back of the design but the additional three bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a double bed.Indeed, living large is what the Miami 16 is all about.media_cameraLive large in McDonald Jones Homes”™ Miami 16.media_cameraLive large in McDonald Jones Homes”™ Miami 16.media_cameraLive large in McDonald Jones Homes”™ Miami 16.media_cameraLive large in McDonald Jones Homes”™ Miami 16.FLINDERS 35 MkII by BLUE TONGUE HOMESmedia_cameraThe Flinders 35 MkII by Blue Tongue Homes. Base price: $721,940 Details: Bedrooms 4, bathrooms 3, cars 2 Alfresco: Included View: 26 Sargent St, Oran Park Open: Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm Phone: 9046 8000 Web: bluetonguehomes.com.auNothing has been missed in the slimline Flinders 35 MkII by Blue Tongue Homes. Designed over two levels, it is just 10.65m wide on the ground floor but feels much more comfortable thanks to the easy access to natural light and rooms that flow into each other with ease.Downstairs, there’s a large study at the front, ideally positioned for running a business from home, with an equally spacious media room that could be closed off to serve as a home theatre.The open-plan living area at the rear includes the generous kitchen with a large walk-in pantry behind it, plus the living and dining space.Upstairs, the stylish staircase leads to an open sitting room and four bedrooms, including the main bedroom suite that extends the full width at the back of the floor.Thanks to generous reception spaces and open-plan areas, this is a great design for anyone who loves to entertain, as well as growing families looking for a little privacy.media_cameraEntertainers will love the Flinders 35 MkII by Blue Tongue Homes.media_cameraEntertainers will love the Flinders 35 MkII by Blue Tongue Homes.media_cameraEntertainers will love the Flinders 35 MkII by Blue Tongue Homes.media_cameraEntertainers will love the Flinders 35 MkII by Blue Tongue Homes. SIENNA 24 by TREND CONNECTIONmedia_cameraThe Sienna 24 by Trend Connection. Base price: $248,243 Details: Bedrooms 4, bathrooms 2, cars 2 Alfresco: Included View: 30 Dowie Drive, Claymore Open: Appointment only Phone: 4648 4244 Web: trendconnection.com.auThis neatly structured design might be slim enough to fit on a 13m-wide block, but the Sienna 24 still packs a punch.With four bedrooms and two bathrooms plus powder room to work with, there’s plenty here to meet the needs of busy growing families.The open-plan living space at the rear offers plenty of natural light and flows into the alfresco space. A separate family room offers additional living space.media_cameraSlim enough to fit on a narrow block, but the Sienna 24 by Trend Connection still packs a punch.media_cameraSlim enough to fit on a narrow block, but the Sienna 24 by Trend Connection still packs a punch.media_cameraSlim enough to fit on a narrow block, but the Sienna 24 by Trend Connection still packs a punch.media_cameraSlim enough to fit on a narrow block, but the Sienna 24 by Trend Connection still packs a punch. REPUBLICA 39 by FOWLER HOMESmedia_cameraThe Republica 39 Fowler Homes Base price: $429,900 Details: Bedrooms 5, bathrooms 3, cars 2 Alfresco: Included View: Oran Park Town II, Sargeant St, Oran Park Open: Daily, 10am-5pm Phone: 1800 606 675 Web: fowlerhomes.com.auIf you’re looking for a design that says you’ve arrived, then the Republica 39 could be for you.Nothing has been left off the wish list of this two-storey design with an open-plan living area, separate lounge room and spacious home office large enough to receive clients, all downstairs.Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, including a luxurious parents’ retreat with his-and-hers walk-in robes, ensuite and private living space.media_cameraNothing has been left off the wish list in the Republica 39 by Fowler Homes.media_cameraNothing has been left off the wish list in the Republica 39 by Fowler Homes.media_cameraNothing has been left off the wish list in the Republica 39 by Fowler Homes.media_cameraNothing has been left off the wish list in the Republica 39 by Fowler Homes. TOORAK by FOWLER HOMESmedia_cameraThe Toorak 34 by Fowler Homes. Base price: $362,900 Details: Bedrooms 4, bathrooms 2, cars 2 Alfresco: Included View: Oran Park Town II Sargeant St, Oran Park Open: Daily, 10am-5pm Phone: 1800 606 675 Web: fowlerhomes.com.auThe Toorak 34 is a cut above your standard single-storey design.Everything has been thought through here, from the sitting area in the master bedroom suite to the semi-privacy of the home office, which is accessible via a hallway. While the open-plan living area is a definite drawcard, there are two more living spaces. One could easily work as a home theatre, while the other is designed as a kids-only space. Domestic bliss is here.media_cameraThe Toorak 34 by Fowler Homes is a cut above your standard single-storey design.media_cameraThe Toorak 34 by Fowler Homes is a cut above your standard single-storey design.media_cameraThe Toorak 34 by Fowler Homes is a cut above your standard single-storey design.media_cameraThe Toorak 34 by Fowler Homes is a cut above your standard single-storey design. ALYSIUM 24 by THRIVE HOMESmedia_cameraThe Alysium 25 by Thrive Homes. Base price: $294,411 Details: Bedrooms 4, bathrooms 2.5, cars 2 Alfresco: Included View: Emerald Hills, 23 Coral Circuit, Leppington Open: Daily, 10am-5pm Phone: 1300 921 383 Web: thrivehomes.com.auThis two-storey design packs a lot into a 10.3m wide frontage, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, along with a separate living area.Downstairs, it’s all about the light and airy open-plan living space at the rear, with the kitchen overlooking the living and dining area and the alfresco space beyond.The downstairs powder room is tucked under the stairs, with the study ready to receive visitors by the front door.media_cameraThe two-storey Alysium 25 by Thrive Homes packs a lot into a 10.3m wide frontage.media_cameraThe two-storey Alysium 25 by Thrive Homes packs a lot into a 10.3m wide frontage.media_cameraThe two-storey Alysium 25 by Thrive Homes packs a lot into a 10.3m wide frontage.media_cameraThe two-storey Alysium 25 by Thrive Homes packs a lot into a 10.3m wide frontage.



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