The award-winning Agnes Water beach house ‘Naroonie’.
The award-winning Agnes Water beach house ‘Naroonie’. CEDRIC SCHMIDT

Agnes gets gong

AGNES Water builders Budcon Pty Ltd made it a hat-trick when they took out a gong at the Master Builders Awards last week.

Budcon owners, the Harrison family, have only ever entered the awards three times — with this year’s Housing for Sloping Sites award making it a perfect three from three.

The house, “Naroonie”, is on a steep slope on the beachfront in the exclusive gated community of Rocky Point Estate, just south of Agnes Water, and was built to accommodate the sloping site and take advantage of the full ocean and beach views.

“It was a bit of a challenge, but it’s all good,” said Budcon principal Harry Harrison.

“The position required some thought and engineering and design changes, but it came up well and we are very pleased with the finished product — as are the owners.”

The award was presented at the Wide Bay-Burnett Region Master Builders Awards dinner at The Brolga Theatre in Maryborough last weekend, with the Harrisons and the owners able to be there to accept the prestigious award.

Naroonie is a two-storey, four-bedroom, three-bathroom beach house on deep concrete piers with reinforced concrete pillars and beams to allow the structure to take in the steepness of the slope and maximise the position and views into Honeymoon Bay.

Naroonie, will now go forward into the state finals of the Masters Builders Awards to represent the region in the Housing for Sloping Sites category.



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