HIA Home of the Year 2021

Alan Shepard is proud to announce that our Hazelwood Park Project has won the HIA’s Custom Home of the Year for 2021.

Our master planning and urban design experience is reinforced by our belief that every site has potential. This, combined with 40 years of experience, is what makes us an Award Winning Builder

For over 75 years, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) has identified, showcased and rewarded excellence throughout Australia’s housing sector. It has also highlighted the country’s best tradespeople and their businesses.

HIA Home of the Year 2021

Hazelwood Park – a high-end feature home with ‘wow’ factor

There’s no denying it – this Hazelwood Park home has some serious ‘wow’ factor. With four spacious bedrooms, a large open plan living area, and stunning views over the heavenly pool, this project is breathtaking from the moment you step inside.

Our clients were particular about the architectural design and wanted to incorporate natural elements, such as stone and timber, into their new home. By combining these rustic features with modern accents, like black powder-coated aluminium windows, cladding and roofing, we were able to meet the clients’ brief – a home that embodied tranquillity and high-end design.

Colour design

Alan Sheppard’s team work closely with our clients through all stages of the process, particularly at the design phase. Selecting a colour palette that both complemented and contrasted seamlessly with the rustic surroundings took time and patience.

These colours were then used throughout the home – from the stunning timber ceilings to the Basket Range Sandstone. 

Architectural features

With a striking open cantilevered timber staircase illuminated with LED lighting and Adelaide Basket Range stone used throughout the property, this home is full of quality architectural finishes. 

Western Red Cedar timber eaves enhance the serenity of the exterior design. The special pitched timber ceiling gives the outdoor Alfresco entertainment area a grand effect.

The architectural louvres not only comply with Council overlooking requirements, protecting the home from the harsh Western sun, but also add to the strong and dramatic design.

Exterior features

Our clients needed a home that could withstand the harsh Australian elements while maintaining a comfortable relaxed interior. Several environmental features were added to the home’s design to ensure a high level of serenity, such as: 

  • • 14.88kW grid-tied PV solar system with Tesla Battery back-up 
  • • 10.38mm VFloat toughened glass – Grey (prevent solar gain) 
  • • All internal walls (and external) insulated R2.5 (acoustic and thermal properties) 
  • • Solid core doors throughout (assist with thermal zoning) 
  • • Roof blanket, reflective sarking, and ceiling insulation (R4.0) to all roof areas 
  • • Louvres to cut out the Western sun over large window spans

Challenges on site

Building a seamless home 

The home was surrounded by exposed brick houses and located opposite the Hazelwood Park Reserve. Our clients wanted a grand home that flowed with its surroundings, without appearing obtrusive. To overcome this challenge, the team at Alan Sheppards surveyed the area and took many photos. That way, we could incorporate the colours of the Reserve into the home’s exterior to ensure that it blended seamlessly with its surroundings.

Alan Sheppard used an eyedropper tool to create a new palette for the home’s exterior. Inspired by the colours of the reserve, the house was painted in tones that both reflected and enhanced the beauty of Australian wildlife.

Maintaining Australian flora 

A large tree near the cross also proved to be a challenge. How could our clients ensure the well-being of the tree, without jeopardising the design of their dream home? 

After speaking with several experienced arborists we developed a plan to design a submerged water drip system that would be installed beneath the concrete. This would ensure the tree had access to water and our clients could enjoy its beauty.

Judges’ comments

“A sublime and elegant home which flowed beautifully – both structurally and aesthetically. It had a ‘wow’ factor from the moment we entered the residence.” 

“A bold high-end feature home encompassing a large open plan living room with striking views over the outdoor pool area. The use of natural elements like stone and timber, combined with modern black powder-coated aluminium windows and cladding, make this home a spectacular mix of the old with the new.” 

“An exceptionally sophisticated residence oozing with high end and unique quality architectural finishes.”

Testimonial from homeowners

“Building our dream home was something we always had wanted to do, but the thought was a bit daunting. However, the process of building with Alan Sheppard Constructions could not have been easier, thanks to everyone involved. 

From the plans in the beginning to selections before the build, and the tradesmen during the construction, everything went so well. Our dream home came to life under the very experienced and watchful eye of Alan Sheppard.  

We could not be happier with the result that was achieved. Without hesitation, we recommend Alan Sheppard Constructions.”

Neil and Sue

But awards hold little worth unless they reward you, the homeowner. You win and we smile when an award-winning design functions superbly, fits your lifestyle and is unique and timeless in its design.

Looking for a luxury home builder in Adelaide? Consider Alan Sheppard Constructions. We specialise in luxury home design, assisting our clients with creating their dream home with all the luxury features they deserve.

Build your dream home with an award-winning custom home builder

From concept to creation, we’ve been leading from the front when it comes to Luxury Home Builders. Every Alan Sheppard home brings your individuality to life in a way that only a Master Builder of award-winning custom-designed luxury homes can.

You can trust our innovative designs to bring function with beauty and combine them both, beautifully. And in the construction of your dream home, rest assured only Adelaide’s best tradespeople set foot inside.

Connect with us today to discuss your dream home build.

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Take a private tour of our feature home or speak to our team.

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Helen Sheppard
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0407 600 678

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