2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project

Balinese resort or backyard? The 2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project by Hamik Luxury Homes has to be seen to be believed.

Photos courtesy Hamik Luxury Homes


birds-eye view

2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project

Winner: Hamik Luxury Homes NSW

Hamik Luxury Homes in NSW was named the winner of the 2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project award for an immense and incredibly lavish residential outdoor area reminiscent of a Balinese resort.

The accolade was announced during the virtual ceremony of the 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards on 29 May.

The winning project features an infinity pool, swim in bar, and lounging area under a thatch-roofed gazebo, while reflection ponds and idyllic blue mosaic tiles create a sense of tranquillity.

Stepping stones seemingly float on the water and form mini bridges, while Merbau hardwood decking and rock walling complete the aquatic landscape.

The ambiance of the outdoor space is further enhanced by an automated lighting network that can be controlled via a smart phone.

A cedar-lined sauna, outdoor shower and ensuite add to the project's long list of amenities.

The judges were particularly impressed with a cantilevered concrete feature that was shaped and polished to create a specific water flow effect.

The Outdoor Project category, partnered by James Hardie, is for the design, installation and project coordination of a swimming pool, spa, outdoor structure or landscaping project in a residential context.


  • ACT/Southern NSW: Classic Constructions 
  • Hunter: Walkom Constructions
  • North Queensland: MyStyle Homes (QLD)
  • Northern Territory: Tropix Homes
  • Queensland: Cavcorp Qld
  • South Australia: Alf Russo Constructions 
  • Tasmania: 2H
  • Victoria: Brynor Constructions 
  • Western Australia: Zorzi

2020 HIA Australian Outdoor Project

partnered by James Hardie

Related Articles

2019 HIA Australian Bathroom Design

The clever engineering behind this Canberra bathroom saw it take out the award for 2019 HIA Australian Bathroom Design.

Winners revealed: 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards

Australia’s most outstanding homes and the people behind them were announced via a ‘virtual’ ceremony on Friday 29 May.

One big adventure

Jake Blokker capped off his unique apprenticeship by being named the 2020 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice, but he’s determined it’s just the beginning of a rewarding building career.

Winners revealed: 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

The winners of the 2019 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards were announced on 10 September.

Join more than 120,000 like-minded subscribers