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Averna Homes claims top honour

Media release

Averna Homes claims top honour

Media release
A packed out Crown ballroom full of Perth’s leading residential builders, designers and manufacturers have come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 2021 HIA-COLORBOND® steel Perth Housing Awards and 2021 HIA WA Kitchen and Bathroom Awards, in a memorable evening of industry recognition, entertainment and glamour.

Custom builder Averna Homes was awarded the 2021 HIA COLORBOND® steel Perth Home of the Year for a modern resort style home in Applecross, going on to collect a handful of accoloades for the stunning design. 

HIA WA Executive Director Cath Hart spoke of the distinct characteristics that left a lasting impression on the judges. 

“The judges commented on how well this home executed a relaxed sophistication with a balanced blend of natural materials, colours and textures thoughout the home, designed to perfection for the site with its corner aspect overlooking the waters of the Swan River,” Ms Hart said.

”The home features a number of two storey void areas including a voided alfresco area, creating the optimal sense of space and allowing natural light to filter through the interior of the home.

“The stylish interior design selections and execution couldn’t be faulted, particularly evident in the stunning master ensuite and bathrooms, leaving the judges in awe.”

Averna Homes won a range of awards on the evening for the Applecross project, also claiming the John Pietersen Award for Custom Built Home of the Year, Outdoor Project of the Year, Residential Building Designer of the Year, and in the WA Kitchen and Bathroom Awards won Bathroom of the Year, while Kitchen of the Year was awarded to Promenade Construction. 

These awards were a timely reminder of the important role the residential building industry has played in terms of supporting WA’s post-COVID economy. 

“We went from 10,590 starts at the bottom of the post-mining boom cycle (2019/20), just before the COVID pandemic hit and now as a result of the grants, we’re well above pre-pandemic levels with WA to reach a total of 25,279 starts in 2021/22,” Ms Hart said.

“When you take into consideration the huge constraints in terms of shipping delays, depleted material stock and labour shortages, the standard of projects entered in this year’s awards reflects the high calibre of builders and designers we have in our region.

“We’re extremely proud of the work that has been recognised on such a significant night for HIA WA and its members, and we are so appreciative of our event partners who have supported the awards over its longevity.” 

Other outstanding winners included Capozzi Building winning the Innovation in Lightweight Housing Project of the Year for its Bicton project, while Humphrey Homes was awarded Renovation/Additon Project of the Year for the remarkable transformation to one of the oldest homes in Peppermint Grove.

Full honour roll: https://bit.ly/3pr57wz

For more information contact:

Madeleine Palm

Communications and Media Coordinator, WA
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