Adelaide Hills Sandstone featured in award-winning homes

Adelaide Hills Sandstone and modern house architecture seem to be an award winning match.

Basket Range sandstone has featured in many houses over the last couple of years, creating a meld of new style building techniques and old form natural stone.

These houses have won South Australian awards including Home of the Year, Display Home and Custom Built Home awards.

If we have missed one of your award winning projects featuring either Basket Range or Carey Gully sandstone please let us know and we will get you up on the website.

2019 HIA – CSR South Australian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

With a 75m serpentine curve ensuring every aspect was in its correct position was an exciting construction challenge. (excerpt from Hocking Constructions website)

Winner: Hocking Constructions

Stonemason: Darryl Lindsay Stonemasonry

Product: Basket Range Sandstone – Random Wallers

2021 HIA – CSR South Australia Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

Home of the Year 2021 and Custom Built Home 2021

Winner: Alan Sheppard Constructions

This four-bedroom home is both bold and elegant in design with instant street appeal. The house flows beautifully, both structurally and aesthetically, from front to back. On entering, the large open plan living room with a cantilevered mezzanine level and overhead voids offer an expansive welcome to the home. From the main living areas, the striking views over the outdoor pool area provide the wow factor.

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 packed with high-end and unique quality architectural finishes. (excerpt from HIA website)

Product: Basket Range Sandstone – Random Quarry Face Veneer

2022 HIA-CSR South Australian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

The Ashton display home offers an inspiring interpretation of the Scandinavian barn style, its sheer size and striking exterior making it a memorable addition to the seaside town of Port Elliot, South Australia. The expansive single-level layout stretches across the landscape, with the bedrooms adorning the wings and the centralised living spaces connected together under soaring, pitched ceilings and highset double-glazed windows. Beautiful, character-laden features, from the enormous stone walls to the French-laid travertine tiles, contrast with the dramatic kitchen island, charcoal joinery, and American oak dining bench. Despite the extensive open plan, areas for quiet reflection can be found in a charming bay window seating nook and an inviting loft platform above the lounge room, which provides sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from its high vantage point. (excerpt from HIA website)

Winner: South Coast Constructions – The Ashton

Stonemason: Ken Herron Constructional Stonemason

Product: Basket Range Sandstone – Random Quarry Face Veneer

Meeting all the specified criteria, this lightweight constructed home is ground breaking. Amazingly built, and finished with great innovation, the Blackbutt timber lining boards contrast perfectly with the dark steel portal frames and roof/wall cladding and complement the solid “Basket Range” sandstone frontage feature walls. This home is a true representation of innovation using lightweight materials, resulting in a one of a kind, highly energy efficient, architectural farmhouse. (excerpt from HIA website)

Winner: Klemm Homes

Product: Basket Range Sandstone – Random Wallers

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