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Charity house builds excitement

  • By Write Line Communication
  • 23 May, 2017

Display home impresses for many reasons

The KitchenWise built kitchen in the GV Health Foundation Charity Home is wowing visitors with its universal design and stunning features.

An eight-star energy display home built to raise money for Goulburn Valley Health’s oncology unit has received positive feedback from visitors.

The GV Health Foundation Charity Home, built by Sessions Builders and a host of other local trades and suppliers on Sanctuary Dve, Kialla, opened to the public in early February.

As the only eight-star energy home in the Goulburn Valley, its design and future sale for charity, has created a lot of excitement in the community.

Sessions Builders charity home project manager Bethanie Hemeter said local trades and suppliers gave as much as they could to bring the charity project to fruition.

“Any generosity was welcomed, so we could keep the cost down to donate as much as possible,” Bethanie said.

“Businesses donated services, materials, hard goods, soft goods and their time to build this home and proceeds from the sale of the house will go to the GV Health oncology unit.

“The generosity from trades and suppliers has been fantastic and the response from people visiting the home has been amazing.”

The charity house, also known as the Verde display home, will be sold within the next year. In the meantime, display home visitors are being wowed by the home’s many features.

Kitchen and cabinetry specialist KitchenWise was among the many businesses to support the GV Health Foundation Charity Home, now open to the public at 82 Sanctuary Dve, Kialla. Image Bethanie Hemeter, Sessions Builders

Kitchen features

Bethanie said from the outset, Sessions Builders wanted to create “something bold and different” in the three-bedroom plus-study home.

A requirement of the eight-star energy rating was for the inside living space to be under 22sq.

The clever planning has resulted in a stunning abode with 21sq living space and 33sq under roof, including the garage and pergola.

Bethanie said size restrictions for the energy rating resulted in some savvy decisions about what design features to include, particularly in the kitchen.

“The kitchen features a universal design to suit any means of age and limitation,” she said.

For this reason, the kitchen built by KitchenWise has wide spaces (suitable for wheelchairs) between the island and back benches and an easy-to access pull-out pantry.

The kitchen is stunning, timeless and functional. It’s hero pieces are the granite features over the under-mount rangehood and at the front of the island bench.

Display home visitors are also loving the Regency supplied ‘Super Silver’ tinted mirror splashback which casts reflection and light into the area.

Granite features over the under-mount rangehood and at the front of the island bench in WK Quantum Quartz Granite, super white. The benchtops are 4mm pencil-edge stone and waterfall ends to island, Essa Stone Vogue, Carrara finish gloss. Image: Bethanie Hemeter, Sessions Builders
The kitchen features wide space between the island and back benches for universal access. The lower cabinetry is highlighted by smoke mirrored kickrails in Laminex Innovations Mirror Smoke, metallic finish. Image: Bethanie Hemeter, Sessions Builders
Display home visitors are loving the drawer and door fronts in Colourtech gloss finish, Polar White, classic 6mm profile, which are complemented by Matt black handles, Livorno profile. Image: Bethanie Hemeter, Sessions Builders
Two pull-out pantry cabinets provide easy access to any item. Image: Bethanie Hemeter, Sessions Builders
The black Blanco sink with built-in lifted drying bench gives a dramatic effect: the Blanco pull-out mixer in black and chrome complements the theme and is practical for washing large pots. Image: Bethanie Hemeter, Sessions Builders

Proud to help

KitchenWise directors Mark Boldiston and John Gribble said they were proud to support the charity home project.
"We were rapt to be involved in such an important fundraiser for GV Health's oncology unit," Mark said.
"Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer, and we are proud to be involved in a project which supports regional people and families fighting this disease.
"It is a clever design and stunning home; we encourage anyone in the market for a smart, energy efficient home to get along and see it soon."

Visit the GV Health Foundation Charity Home at 82 Sanctuary Dve, Kialla.
Open hours are:

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday    ̶  1pm to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday    ̶   noon to 5pm

For more information about KitchenWise, visit  http://www.kitchenwise.com.au

 

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As the only eight-star energy home in the Goulburn Valley, its design and future sale for charity, has created a lot of excitement in the community.

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“Businesses donated services, materials, hard goods, soft goods and their time to build this home and proceeds from the sale of the house will go to the GV Health oncology unit.

“The generosity from trades and suppliers has been fantastic and the response from people visiting the home has been amazing.”

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