Happy clients are how we measure our success at Lekeal but it’s also exciting to win esteemed industry awards for the quality custom homes our clients love. At the recent North East Master Builders Regional Building Awards we were stoked to receive three awards, including the coveted Regional Residential Builder of the Year 2017 award.
The Master Builders Regional Building Awards showcase the outstanding craftsmanship and professional standards of Association members and demonstrate the commitment to building excellence in the residential and commercial sectors throughout Regional Victoria. It’s always a fun night out for our hard-working team too! Lekeal eagerly joined other regional builders, Association members and industry stakeholders at Albury’s Commercial Club for this annual awards event on 7 July.
As well as Residential Builder of the Year, Lekeal won Best Display Home $350,000-$500,000 and Best Custom Home $600,000–$800,000, which really highlights the breadth of Lekeal’s offering as a custom builder and the fact that a Lekeal quality home can also be affordable. Got $400,000? We’ll create a perfect home. Looking at more like $800,000? Now we’re talking luxury.
“Many people think they can’t afford a Lekeal home because we focus on quality,” said Lekeal’s Managing Director Ken Stevenson. “But we happily tailor homes to suit our clients’ budgets and lifestyles while still maintaining the quality finishes and contemporary designs our clients expect.” Your first home can also be your dream home!
What makes an award-winning home?
This year’s entries showcased modern designs, quality construction, measured detail and creative materials. It really is a competitive marketplace! So what were the key points that landed some homes the gold star?
Lekeal’s award-winning Yarrawonga home was described as a home that envelops interior spaces with hard, stony surfaces in a warm, earthy palette. In essence, it was a lovely combination of natural materials and crisp, clean lines—just as the client had requested. The grey-limbed trees of the local Lake Mulwala were framed liked paintings and the home’s bright sheets of sunlight gave a sense of resort-style living. In stark contrast, the semi-underground media lounge and entertainment area housed spotted gum timber-lined ceilings, polished concrete flooring, a dazzling wine bar and cosy Jetmaster open fireplace for a hidden, wintery retreat. This was the ‘wow factor’.
“Lekeal has done laudable work in shaping a very comfortable domestic environment that strikes the right balance between inward-looking and outward-gazing spaces, and the view to the flora of nearby Lake Mulwala is hard to beat,” Master Builders Association of Victoria CEO Radley de Silva said of Lekeal’s award-winning home.
Capturing the Best Display Home $350,000–$500,000 award was no mean feat either. Lekeal’s winning Yarrawonga display home is a striking all-round pleaser of brick veneer, rendered finish, linea boards and timber windows. The spacious rooms include luxury features such as a walk-in robe, ensuite with double shower, butler’s pantry and huge feature light above the stone island bench. The open-plan kitchen and dining room flows seamlessly to a large, outdoor covered entertaining area with KD Hardwood lining boards and a beautiful James Hardie deck. This home really punches above its weight and was snapped up by a happy client as soon as the opportunity arose. Apparently the new owners are loving every minute of it!
Congratulations to the other winners on the night for their inspiration and impressive work. Lekeal will now move through to the Victorian Excellence in Housing Awards to be held on 13 October in Melbourne. Good luck team!
Want to know more about our custom homes?
Lekeal has been building quality custom homes in regional Victoria and New South Wales for nearly 15 years, particularly around the areas of Albury-Wodonga, Yarrawonga-Mulwala and Wangaratta. As well as an award-winning builder, Lekeal has a local reputation as a quality builder you can trust. We build relationships with our clients—not just homes.
If you’d like to check out our custom homes or house and land packages — or chat to us about your dream home ideas—we’d love to hear from you. Pop over to our Custom Homes page to see our designs or visit one of our display homes in Thurgoona, Yarrawonga and Wangaratta. And don’t forget our extensive Selection Centre in Albury where you can see even more examples of display rooms plus all the fittings and fixtures that can make your home sparkle.