Beautiful: top 5 award-winning regional homes
We took a dream trip and had a look for the top 5 homes in regional Queensland and northern NSW. Here's our pick:
1 Gorman's Gap
This Garth Chapman-designed home is a true replica of a Queenslander, built with traditional and contemporary finishes to suit modern living, the Australian climate and its Gorman's Gap address. It won the 2014 Master Builders and Construction Awards Downs and Western House of the Year.
2 Point View
THE swimming pool, outdoor dining area, communal living spaces and kitchen all overlook the ocean from this custom-designed Point Vernon home. The design maximises the magnificent Hervey Bay views. It won the 2014 Burnett Wide Bay House of the Year at the Master Builders and Construction Awards as well as other awards.
3 Cooee Bay
THIS was built with the restrictions of an extremely narrow, sloping block tucked away at the top of Ocean Parade in Cooee Bay, near Yeppoon. Hardwood and stone features add to the street appeal of this magnificent home. It won the 2014 Central Queensland House of the Year in the Master Builders and Construction Awards.
4 Mackay Harbour
THIS house at the Mackay Harbour overlooks the beach, parkland, marina and the ocean - the views are simply breathtaking. Every detail is well thought out, from the magnificent pool to the exceptional finish. It won the 2014 House of the Year Award in the 2014 Master Builders and Construction Awards for Mackay-Whitsunday.
5 Casuarina, Tweed Heads
WITH contemporary lines tat reflect a modern, coastal style, this home provides seamless space between the living room and the lap pool which runs the length of a 12m glass wall. The result is incredible, with the pool seemingly incorporated into the living area. The design complements its beach location.