Horizon Homes’ Award-Winning Display Home
We always knew that Jack’s Point – our new display home at Bella Vista – was something special. And the judges of the prestigious Housing Industry Association (HIA) awards agreed!
At the 2023 HIA awards, Horizon Homes won the best display home in its category – display homes over $1m. We then took out the big one: Display Home of the Year.
The judges noted that Horizon Homes had blended “modern aesthetics… with organic design elements in this contemporary residence”. They were “impressed by quality finishes and the decorative panelling, which create an opulent atmosphere”.
“Congratulations Horizon Homes. Energy-efficient features enhance this home’s comfort and offer practicality and luxury in perfect harmony,” the judges said.
Our mantra has always been to “build beautiful homes for comfortable living”. When you think about it, this is just another way to say “practicality and luxury in perfect harmony”!
“Congratulations Horizon Homes. Energy-efficient features enhance this home’s comfort and offer practicality and luxury in perfect harmony.”
A Unique Home
When we built this home, we wanted a design that would be contemporary, but still fit comfortably in the traditional style streetscapes of the suburbs that we typically build in – the North Shore, Northern Beaches and Canada Bay areas.
The natural finishes of timber, stone and metal gives this home an organic look and feel. The façade design and finishes provide the beautiful mix of material choices. Modern brickwork meshes with charred hardwood timber cladding, castellated style garage door, and a first-floor natural garden bed.
Natural American Oak timber flooring leads from the entry lead to the lounge, which features an impressive yet functional wall-hung fireplace with an exposed metal flue.
The staircase provides a wonderful aesthetic but also acts to create distinct spaces in an otherwise open space. It is constructed from American Oak treads, steel and glass and allows natural light through to the living areas.
Large format porcelain tiles provide a seamless finish to the remaining living areas and carry through to the alfresco kitchen and dining area.
The kitchen and pantry provide beautifully finished modern workspaces with the mix of marble / granite and Corian finishes. The marble fluting on the island ends elevates the benchtop from the purely practical, to an elegant design feature.
As with all Horizon Homes builds, the alfresco area was important. It has been designed to enhance natural light in the home, as well as providing flexible living spaces. The upper floor comprises of four bedrooms, main bathrooms, two ensuites and a private lounge space adjacent to the master bedroom. This overlooks the rooftop garden bed. The feature panelling to all bedrooms and hallway that so caught the judges’ attention provide this home with the warm cosy feel.
The Horizon Homes team
The Horizon Homes team with the Housing Industry Association awards for the Jack’s Point display home.
The HIA judges noted that Horizon Homes had blended “modern aesthetics… with organic design elements”.
But Jack’s Point is not just beautiful. We have included various design features to ensure the home is energy efficient, such as louvered windows to capture cross breezes, double glaze windows and LED lighting.
Service rooms are positioned predominantly on the west elevation.
We have wrapped the timber frame in a vapour permeable wall membrane Solitex Extasana, which provides a weathertight and airtight resistive barrier. Hebel 75mm flooring with acoustic batts in cavities work together to eliminate sound transfer between floors and provide greater thermal benefits.
A 10,000 litre in-ground rainwater tank services the toilets and provides watering for the gardens.
Air quality inside the home has been improved with the installation of an air treatment system. This provides clean fresh air throughout the home.
Jack’s Point display home provides a mixture of practicality and luxury, which is what our discerning buyers have come to expect from Horizon Homes.
See for Yourself
All of the homes we build are custom designed and custom built. Your knockdown rebuild won’t be like Jack’s Point. That’s because when you build with Horizon Homes, your home will be uniquely suited to your block, and your family’s needs.
Jack’s Point incorporates many of the needs and desires of our clients. We hope it provides you with inspiration for your perfect dream home. And Jack’s Point is an example of the quality build and attention to detail that you can expect when you engage Horizon Homes.
We’d love to start the conversation with you about your next home, so head out to Jack’s Point and see the home that so impressed the HIA judges.
Alternatively, we can meet you at the Horizon Homes Design Studio in Five Dock by appointment.