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Rosin Brothers

A peek inside the private Yarralumla home that won HIA Custom Built Home of the Year

Established Canberra builders, Rosin Bros [Rosin Brothers], have taken out the prestigious Custom Built Home of the Year award at the recent HIA-CSR ACT & Southern NSW Housing Awards, held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

The private single-storey house in Yarralumla, which was designed in collaboration with award-winning local architectural firm DNA Architects and interior designer Melinda Boag, won best Custom Built Home in the $700-$900k category and the major category of Custom Built Home of the Year.

The award is one of many won by Rosin Bros for their building work in the Canberra region over the past 20 years. Robert Rosin, Director of Rosin Bros, says, “We’re incredibly humbled to be recognised for the work we do, and specifically this beautiful Yarralumla home, which we know will bring comfort and enjoyment to its owners for decades to come.”

Glen Dowse, Principal of DNA Architects, says “We were very excited to have worked on this property with Rosin Bros. They’re very easy to work with, and when the project was finished and we went through the house we were amazed by the level of detail, the quality of finish, and how liveable it is. Delivery was truly first rate.”

The project began when Rosin Bros was approached by the home owners, who had decided to downsize from their current property and build a custom home in Canberra’s inner south.

“They wanted single level living, so it was fortuitous that this block became available in Yarralumla,” says Robert. “It’s situated on the high side of the street, on a large flat block, with a northern orientation to the side and no large regulated trees that may have caused planning or shade issues.”

Demolition and asbestos removal of the tired old home began in 2015, and the build was completed in early 2016.

The new house features 3 bedrooms plus study, two living areas, a covered outdoor area, high ceilings, high windows in the main living area to bring in the northern sun, double lock up garage with internal access, durable building materials and a high energy efficiency rating.

“The client was seeking a home that combined comfort, natural light, accessibility and classic finishes,” says Robert. “Open plan living, heated floors in the bathrooms, timber flooring throughout, and products from proven suppliers such as Miele and Hansgrohe all came together to create a beautiful, sustainable and modern home that will absolutely stand the test of time.”