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Meet the Designer Behind the 2018 Residential Building WA Telethon Home at The Hales

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Residential Building WA. We’ve already introduced you to the 2018 Residential Building WA Telethon Home at The Hales, unveiling some of the first major details about the location and layout. Now it’s time to meet the design team behind the home. Read on for the inside scoop.

A New Level of Telethon Style

Staying in the JWH family, the Telethon Home at The Hales torch has been passed over to Residential Building WA this year and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Overseen once again by our Design Manager, Brad McDonald, this will be Brad’s 11th consecutive year leading the design of the Telethon Home at The Hales.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Brad and his team were up to the challenge of designing yet another gorgeous two storey design that one lucky bidder will soon be able to call home. Here’s what he has to say about this year’s fantastic design:

What is it about this home design that makes it unique?

This is New Level’s first year building the Telethon Home at The Hales, so we wanted to design something really special. Staying true to New Level’s standard design and playing off the natural surroundings of the location, we decided to create a crossover between coastal and country living.

By using a combination of materials, we were able to bridge the gap between coastal and country, making for a unique design that married to two beautifully.

What was the vision behind this style of home?

Continuing on this idea of “where country meets coastal”, we wanted to combine the country feels of the Hales Estate with the modern layout New Level is known for. Using raking ceilings through the home and our lightweight construction methodology, we were able to create a beautifully constructed home that’s the forefront of innovative design.

What is the standout feature of this year’s home?

There are a few standout features this year. They are:

  • The raking ceiling, which creates space and volume to the home
  • Mix of materials, i.e. stone, cladding, etc.
  • Fireplace, which is emphasised by the raking ceilings
  • Minimising the dominance of the garage by having the extended veranda along the front

How would you describe the colour scheme of this year’s home?

For this year’s home we’ve gone with an Australian bush palette. One colour highlighted throughout the home is Wallaby by Colorbond, which they describe as:

A warm, earthy and natural mid grey, Wallaby® has a softness that allows it to be paired with a variety of both traditional and contemporary building materials ranging from glass and steel to timber and stone.

We believe this is the perfect shade for the 2018 Telethon Home at The Hales, as it matches the look and feel we wanted to achieve and will anchor the rest of the home design.

Who would this home be perfect for?

The zoning in the home would make it ideal for all types of families, but especially those with teenagers. By creating distinct areas in the home, the zoning caters for an adult retreat upstairs and a kid’s area downstairs.

In a nutshell, why should someone choose this home?

You shouldn’t have to give up on modern design for a country feel – you can have both. We’ve made it our mission to combine these two design types by drawing inspiration from country, coastal and the Australian Bush.

So if you want to raise your family in a country setting that’s also close to the city, then this home is for you.

The 2018 New Level Telethon Home at The Hales is now open to the public for viewing and will be sold by auction on site from 11am Sunday October 21st as part of the Telethon Weekend.

Want to find out more about the 2018 New Level Telethon Home at The Hales or building a new 2 storey home with New Level? Contact us today!

15 Oct 2018