Local homes win awards

JM Homes Surf Coast's winner in the 2021 Master Builders Victoria South West Regional Residential Builder of the Year. (pictures supplied)

By Justin Flynn

Two Bellarine Peninsula homes have received awards at the 2021 Master Builders Victoria South West Regional Residential Builder of the Year.

The South West Regional Residential Builder of the Year was awarded to JM Homes Surf Coast for its Portarlington project.

Master Builders Victoria CEO Rebecca Casson congratulated JM Homes Surf Coast.

From any angle, Ms Casson said this home had stunning visual appeal.

The bold Alpolic eave and the subtle rammed earth compliment each other well and have presented a truly outstanding architecturally designed home, she said.

“The external facade is strikingly modern with a twist of mid-century while the upper roof almost has the illusion of floating above the side wings,” Ms Casson said.

“The balance of glass and wall works well with ample natural light to all areas.

“The design had to incorporate family life with the option to separate the living spaces for guests and family hence the upstairs/downstairs split.

“I especially like the working hub of the upstairs kitchen which captures the views from this exceptional block on top of the hill. It really is the most prominent viewpoint in Portarlington.”

Larkin & Drought Builders won a ‘Multi-Unit’ category for its Ocean Grove project.