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Uniquely you: bringing your dream home to life

Everyone has an idea about what their dream home will look like, how the design will create a story of who they are, reflecting their personality and lifestyle. Building a new home is the perfect opportunity to make that dream home come true, ensuring it is uniquely you and a true extension of yourself. Here, [...]

2020-05-19T12:12:48+10:00May 19th, 2020|Architecture, Concepts, Design, Tips and tricks|

Designing a home with teenagers in mind

The needs of the family change as children develop into teenagers, and taking this into consideration when designing and building your new home will help to ensure family harmony is maintained during the adolescent years. Here, we’ll look at design elements to keep teenagers and the family happy, while also ensuring your home remains practical [...]

2020-04-01T09:15:00+11:00April 1st, 2020|Architecture, Concepts, Construction, Design, Interiors, Tips and tricks|

Keeping it simple with modern architecture

When considering the style you want to build your new house, it is a common mistake to get the modern and contemporary styles confused. If you’re wanting a style that reflects current architecture, contemporary is the descriptor you want to use. If the style you’re after is reflected in houses from the mid to late [...]

2020-03-17T09:23:38+11:00March 16th, 2020|Architecture, Concepts, Design, Interiors, Kitchen, Landscapes, Residential|

Inspired by ancient European empires: classical architecture

Instilling a sense of boldness, as well as humility, contemplation and intellect, classical architecture brings a unique aesthetic inspired by ancient European civilisations. With distinct and striking elements setting this style apart from others and making it instantly recognisable, it provides the perfect inspiration for those looking for a more traditional look and feel for [...]

2020-03-31T14:03:56+11:00March 15th, 2020|Architecture, Concepts, Design, Residential|

Emphasising Individuality: Making Contemporary Architecture Your Own

Reflecting the style of the moment, contemporary architecture borrows elements from its architectural predecessor modern design. It takes the elements that worked and fixes those that didn’t, to create a style that is clean, simple and emphasises a connection with the outdoors. By allowing architects and home builders to pick and choose the desired characteristics, [...]

2020-03-19T22:03:55+11:00February 17th, 2020|Architecture, Concepts, Design, Interiors, Residential|

Embracing the Casual Elegance of French Provincial

For those looking for inspiration when designing their new home, the casual elegance of French provincial is a popular architecture style that you can draw from. Here, we take a look at the history of this style and common characteristics to help inspire you when considering the design of your new home. History of French [...]

2020-03-05T18:58:02+11:00November 25th, 2019|Architecture, Concepts, Design, Interiors|

Grollo Homes Awarded for Display of Excellence

Grollo Homes has taken out five titles for its custom designed Mont Albert show home, Floating Forms, at the 2019 Excellence in Housing Awards and the 2019 HIA CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, which celebrate exceptional craftsmanship and building excellence in Victoria’s residential sector. Acknowledged for distinction The 2019 Excellence in Housing [...]

2020-02-20T11:30:30+11:00October 22nd, 2019|Architecture, Design|

Key Considerations When Selecting a Pool

Once you have decided that a pool for your new home is right for you, it is important to start thinking about the design of the pool and how it will fit in with your needs, lifestyle and budget, while also meeting any relevant standards. Here, we take a look at some of the design [...]

Building a Custom Home in Boroondara: What You Need to Know Before You Start

Whether you are just starting to think about buying land or building your custom home in the Boroondara area, or are planning a knockdown and rebuild, you’ll need to know what restrictions are present on the land. Without doing thorough research into your specific block, you may find when it comes time to build your [...]

2020-02-20T11:34:03+11:00July 22nd, 2019|Construction, Design, Landscapes, Residential, Tips and tricks|