Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hang on! One of Queensland's best houses comes with a hangar

A home with a hangar has taken out two awards at the Queensland Building Design of the Year awards announced last Friday.

The four-bedroom Airlie Beach house, designed by Sunshine Coast designer Chris Clout, has a striking "triangular" appearance but it was the inclusion of a helicopter hangar that stands out the most.

Built as a holiday getaway for a Melbourne high-flyer, it is ironically located in Aviation Estate, the site of the old Whitsunday Airport.

It took out the awards for best new home over 450sq m and best use of engineered timber.

But the top award - Building Design of the Year - went to Scott Falconer from Aboda Design Group.

His design of a Coolum Beach family home has an unconventional look from the street but judges say it "captures a refined and elegant beach lifestyle without being the typical beach house."

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