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 [...]

2019-11-25T13:45:45+11:00 November 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 [...]

2019-11-18T13:42:18+11:00 October 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 [...]

2019-08-05T11:27:28+10:00 August 5th, 2019|Architecture, Construction, Design, Landscapes, Residential, Tips and tricks|

Building a home with a pool: Is it right for you?

Sitting on the edge of a home swimming pool, sipping a drink and watching the kids play in the water during a hot summers day is a dream of many Australian families. So when it comes time to design your new home, a swimming pool may be one of the features you’re thinking about including. [...]

2019-07-29T10:46:16+10:00 July 29th, 2019|Concepts, Construction, Design, Residential|

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 [...]

2019-07-22T12:59:11+10:00 July 22nd, 2019|Construction, Design, Landscapes, Residential, Tips and tricks|

Grollo project takes home prestigious SPASA awards

Every year, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) celebrates excellence in the industry at its Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner. The 2018 awards saw a contractor working on  a Grollo Homes project take out the Victorian State Gold and National Silver awards in the Best Residential Fibreglass, Acrylic or Vinyl-Lined Lap Pool category. The [...]

2019-07-01T16:31:46+10:00 July 1st, 2019|Construction, Design|

Hiring an architect to design your custom home: your questions answered

Building a home that is uniquely yours is what makes a custom home so appealing. With so many choices available, a design that is true to your style, incorporates as many of the features you want as possible, but still remains functional and aesthetically pleasing is a complex equation. Luckily, architects are masters of design [...]

2019-04-09T10:56:36+10:00 April 9th, 2019|Design, Residential, Tips and tricks|

Genuine custom builder or volume builder: which option is right for you?

The process of building a home is fun, scary and exciting, but it’s also one of the biggest investments you are likely to make. The first of many decisions you’ll have is choosing which builder will guide you along the journey, whether that be a custom or volume builder. We’ve collated what you need to [...]

2019-04-26T19:52:46+10:00 March 4th, 2019|Design, Tips and tricks|

Breaking ground on basements in Australia

Large, multi-room well-lit spaces aren’t exactly what first comes to mind when you think of a basement. But with shrinking land sizes and residential zone height restrictions, more and more people are opting to build down instead of compromising on the design of their dream home. This is changing the way we think about basements [...]

2019-02-27T11:28:23+11:00 February 27th, 2019|Basements, Design, Tips and tricks|