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Case Study: Flame Tree Grove, Mornington


By christian / Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Case Study: Flame Tree Grove, Mornington

Double-storey, 27sq home

Background:

This project was one of the first completed for a property developer directly connected with Gilpip Homes, and one of the first where the interior design component was outsourced, using many non-standard materials and products.

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Case Study: Anne Drive, Dromana


By christian / Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Case Study: Anne Drive, Dromana

Background:

Anne Drive was a project for return clients who were able to acquire the land next to their previous build, with the aim of creating a 19sq home ready to be sold upon completion.

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My block of land is sloping – is that a problem? A benefit?


By christian / Monday, 16 April 2018

My block of land is sloping – is that a problem? A benefit?

Maybe you like a natural view. Maybe your desired area is hilly. If you want to live in Mount Elisa, well – the clue is in the name.

A sloping block can offer great benefits – a spectacular view, elevation, an inventive house plan – so let’s take a look at what to consider when thinking about a house on a hill.

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6 tips for designing an ideal custom home


By christian / Thursday, 22 March 2018

6 tips for designing an ideal custom home

Designing a custom home means building to suit your own personality and lifestyle.

Do you want a functional space for living and working, or do you like to entertain at home? Would you devote more space to making you feel comfortable day-to-day – quiet spaces, functional laundry, a study – or prefer grand, impressive features to create a truly luxurious ‘holiday at home’ feel?

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What I learned from browsing display homes in the Mornington Peninsula


By christian / Monday, 26 February 2018

What I learned from browsing display homes in the Mornington Peninsula

I was ready. With secure finances and a dream of a new home, I was ready.

At least, I thought I was. How hard could it be?

Have money – check.

Have dream of house – check.

Able to articulate this dream in the language of designers? …not so much.

So I took myself to some display homes to get educated.

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A sense of scope. How to make a budget and stay within it


By christian / Thursday, 22 February 2018

A sense of scope. How to make a budget and stay within it

It is an unfortunate habit of humans that the more we see, the more we want.

So, the more homes we take a look at, the less willing we are to settle for what we originally had in mind, especially if it was poorly defined in the first place – now we want the big thing, the shiny thing, the cool thing because we never said it WASN’T in the plan.

Thus begins what managers call ‘scope creep’.

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Building a prestige home in Bayside Melbourne? 3 questions you need to ask your designer & builder


By christian / Sunday, 07 January 2018

Building a prestige home in Bayside Melbourne? 3 questions you need to ask your designer & builder

Bringing prestige to your dream build

Luxury isn’t automatic when it comes to a custom build. And, while you may have great ideas and expectations, bringing prestige to your custom build ultimately comes down to the value your designers and builders can bring to the project.

So, before you sign a team on the dotted line, here are three questions you should ask of any prospective design and build team.

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4 tips for working with builders and designers on your custom home


By christian / Saturday, 06 January 2018

4 tips for working with builders and designers on your custom home

So, you’ve decided that you’re ready to live in your dream home.

All that’s left to do now is to design and build it.

Simply buying a house already on the market is not what you’re after. You have the perfect design in your head, and you can see the finished product already – a custom home that is tailored to your needs, your personality and your budget.

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