Monday, 8 December 2014

I’m Building My First Home – Where Do I Start?


I’m Building My First Home – Where Do I Start?

Finding the place to build and invest your first home can be challenging, due to having to compromise where you actually would prefer to build your home and where budget allows you to. However, building a top quality home on a nice block of land with a great price is no longer just a dream. For over 25 years Rendition Homes have been delivering quality, affordable prices with no hidden surprises. To suit your needs better, they also do house and land packages in attractive areas, for those who do not own a block of land yet.

Visit Display Villages

This is the most fun part of building a home and provides you with the opportunity to personalise it. A Rendition Homes consultant is available to answer all of your questions in order to provide you with a better idea on pricing/inclusions and the building process. Our consultants pride ourselves on our professionalism and assisting you in the building process. We would be delighted to give you a free presentation and take you through the whole journey of building your first home.

Creating your new home

1 Choose
A Rendition Homes sales consultant will help you choose the best starting design and modify it to suit your needs.

2 Fee
We will organise preliminary engineering work.

3 Contract
You will now receive your fixed price Contract documentation for you to review and sign with your Sales Consultant.

4 Approvals
We will organise building approvals & you will arrange finance approvals. Our finance partners at Bernie Lewis can offer a free, no obligation initial appointment with their Mortgage Advisers to assist with organising your finance.

5 Construction
Your new Rendition built home will now commence construction and you can start enjoying the experience of watching your new house being created by our experienced team.

Written by Juri Pali, Rendition Homes, 
Published by Bernie Lewis here

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Rendition homes made a shining success of this couple’s diamond shaped block.

                      As you like it
                                    SundayMail HomeMagazine

Sarah and Jason wanted a design that maximised the space on their irregular-shaped block. The allotment was “tricky” as it was diamond shaped.  “We had been to two or three builders and looked at their display homes, and soon realised that builders were saying ‘it’s what we’re showing you or nothing’ or they were charging really excessive prices” Sarah says. “We had to find a happy medium.”

The couple found what they were looking for with Rendition Homes.  “Rendition sat with us and told us we could start from scratch”, Sarah says. They were the first builder to let us know that.” The couple ended up with a custom design that has up to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and open-plan kitchen-dining/living, walk-in pantry, plenty of storage space and a double garage. “We didn’t want to waste any space”, Sarah says. “It made sense to build as large as the house could be possible on the block. It worked out well.

Also high on the list when it came to designing was a master bedroom in its own wing “so we could be separated from the other bedrooms when we have children or guests staying over, we wanted our own space” and hidden his and hers walk-in robes. “You walk behind the bedhead wall and there are robes on either side,” she says. “It’s not a huge room but it feels more luxurious to be able to walk on either side, it feels more spacious than having a built-in robe. And it’s much cleaner and tidier not seeing them.” The two walk-ins are also separated from each other. “You can’t walk between them,” Sarah says. “It gives more storage. Directly behind the (bedhead) wall I’ve got plenty of storage for my shoes.”

Sarah says the standard range offered by Rendition Homes is “very high” but they did make some upgrades. “They offer quality Miele appliances in the kitchen,” Sarah says, adding that they upgraded to a CaesarStone benchtop and a sink that sits flushed. The home has up to four bedrooms. The couple added doors to the formal dining/loungeroom at the front of the house rather than leave it open as is commonly done, in case they wanted to use it for another purpose such as a fourth bedroom in the future.
“Down the track it would’ve been more expensive to put doors on,” Sarah says. (Kasia Ozog)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sunday Mail featuring The stunning Brampton


                                 A Brilliant Blend 

A Custom - built home at an affordable price point is a dream many of us would like to fulfil. Adding your personality into a design, so you can live how you and your family want, is something that should always be considered. One of the latest display homes to open at Evanston South, The Brampton by Rendition Homes is a custom design inspired by the needs of clients who want to blend luxury with affordability, says Rendition's marketing co-ordinator Juri Pali."Our customers wanted an affordable, luxury, custom facade and, based on their initial feedback, we feel that we have certainly achieved all the above, " she says. 

Starting from $200,000, this four- bedroom, two bathroom design has a spacious footprint of 268.93 sqm, and with 2.7m ceilings, it creates a home with a fabulous sense of space. "From the moment you walk through the front door, you get a delightful feel about the home," Juri says. "Having raised 3m ceiling to the entry area, it gives you the sense of space, and as an added feature on the left is the home theatre room with a dropped bulkhead."

Perfect as a first, second or third home for families, The Brampton offers a mix of luxurious finishes, good balance and clever thinking. And in keeping with this mantra, the home's six-star rating, the use of insulation and LED lighting throughout and north-facing living areas, means it's a sustainable home for ongoing living.The Brampton's front exterior is a good example of the luxurious touches in the home. Half the front has been rendered in Solver's Cafe au Lait, and the other half has elegant travertine stone tiles, which give it a high-end look. This level of style continues inside through the entry and into the combined family/meals and kitchen zone. This will be a conventional space for social occasions as the layout encourages easy dining and the space opens out through wide doors to the alfresco area.


A dropped bulkhead defines the long galley-style  kitchen, which features a bank of cupboards in a fresh, white gloss with a glossy black splash back for impact, and stainless steel appliances. For contrast, a woodgrain laminate in a sublime Teak Riven is used on the island bench and finished with a 20mm Smartstone bench top in Merengo. Topping it all off is a huge walk-in-pantry with access to the double garage. "Once you've passed the entry, you walk into the open living area. The kitchen is  truly a feature point," Juri says."As visitors walk through and enter the main living area, they are truly amazed. They love the space, the size and look of the kitchen. They really love the butler's pantry and how the access from the double garage is straight into the pantry". 

Not to be forgotten are the bedrooms, three of which feature high, long windows for privacy and security, and all have wardrobes. "The bedrooms are of a decent size to allow for desks in the children's bedrooms, and having two living areas for families always works well," Juri says. 

At the front of the home, the spacious master suite has an extra-large walk-in robe, and a stunning ensuite with double vanities and a large double shower. (Trudy Oram)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

SundayMail Home - Rendition 1st home

The Domus by Rendition 1st Homes 
is a design first-home buyers will love

Rendition1st Homes' Domus is the right fit for the home buyers looking for a quality design suited to a 12.5 - wide block. And it looks good too! "The Domus combines simplicity and the modern lifestyle into an affordable custom - quality solution. Its distinctive modern facade makes a statement from the roadside and invites you into the experience" - says the senior architectural drafts-person Stuart.

The home also offers a warm welcome courtesy of its raked ceiling at the front. The three minor    bedrooms run off that hall - bedrooms two and three share a passageway to the main bathroom, while bedroom four at the front of the home could easily be converted to a study or home office. "The fourth bedroom is at the front of the home is perfect to adapt into a study and features a raked ceiling, making it feel light and airy," Stuart says. The entry hall also leads to the ultra-modern kitchen at the heart of the Domus. "The sleek kitchen  includes 20mm stone benchtops, polytec sheen cabinet doors and the soft - close drawers. Its finished off with a beautiful glass splash back that enhances the gloss appearance  of the high-tech surfaces," says Stuart.

The kitchen overlooks a large living space, including meals and family areas, which leads to the home theatre. "The seamless entertaining space does not appear to stop, with a cleverly positioned home theatre  room that accesses the garden," Stuart says.The meals area also opens on to the outdoors further extending the home's space for formal parties or casual get- togethers. Adults who like peace and quiet will also appreciate that the master suite with built in robe and ensuite, is at the rear of the house as far as possible from the street front. Stuart says the Domus easily meets six-star energy requirements.  "The high - level bedroom windows maximise the home's thermal efficiency whilst creating soft, subdued lighting, he says.

Rendition 1st Homes interior designer Angela Eden says the Domus' luxurious urban style decor would definitely appeal to young executives. "The palette is bright and colourful, enhanced by the natural light feeling throughout," she says. "A clever use of materials, colours and textures lends a lively and modern feel to the open spaciousness of the interior. The Domus makes a clear statement, that owning your first home does not mean any compromise in quality."

Monday, 17 November 2014

Are you the romantic type?

Then you would love our beauteous Ashville!

The two-storey Ashville features a façade of tuck-pointed stone, with tendered quoins and window surrounds. Sash windows and a balcony decorated with iron lace complete the old-world feel. 

Wooden floorboards in the hall and all through the downstairs living area add to the Ashville's character charm, while the whole home is full of natural light from its large windows..Live the dream life in the dream home. 


Friday, 31 October 2014

A touch of Italian luxury in Moscow, 30's and Michail Bulgakov

Patriarshiye Ponds (Патриаршие пруды) is one of the most exclusive residential areas in downtown Presnensky District of Moscow, Russia. It is confusing why it’s called “Ponds” as for the past 200 years there has been only one pond there, although the name of Tryokhpudny Pereulok 'Three – Pond Lane', suggests that there used to be more.

This ‘moscovian’ downtown area became universally famous, because of how Michail Bulgakov described it in his novel ‘The Master and Margarita’, because not by accident, the writer lived himself in this area, in the 30s.

Here's some luxury home in this area;
Architect: Lazzaro Raboni
Interior decorator: Daria Shumskaya

Photography: MarieClaire Italia 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

I present you, the extraordinary Marianne Evennou

I have a passion for French houses. It is because of how they respect their architectural characteristics, having interiors of perfect harmony, resisting times and trends but always contemporary. Today I will show you some interiors of a French architect, Marianne Evennou.