‘The owners just love the location and the way it suits their lifestyle as a close family. For instance, all the boys’ bedrooms are in a row and open up into one another – galley style – with slide-away walls. This house has been specifically designed and built to suit their needs.’
Members since 2001, Sanctuary 28 Projects enjoys the range of HIA services offered, including legal and technical advice. ‘I also think it’s important for credibility as a builder to be a member of the association,’ Don says.
Beginning his carpentry apprenticeship in 1979, Don moved to the Gold Coast in 1983 where he joined a home building company and worked his way up from being ‘on the tools’ to general manager. He left in 2001 to establish Sanctuary 28 Projects, using his wide industry experience to source the very best suppliers and contractors.
‘Managing people and personalities is a crucial part of the job,’ he says. ‘Codes and regulations can easily be looked up, but I’ve learned that developing a happy team is just as important in providing our clients with an exceptional product.’
With its setting and unusual facade, Copper House has already become one of the more visually arresting homes in the region, showcasing the best of what the business has to offer.