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Indochine House in Erakala won Mackay & Whitsundays House of the Year 2021. Image – Supplied.
  • Home is "a unique fusion of Asian and tropical north Queensland"
  • Also won best residential swimming pool
  • The builder was also awarded for other projects

Master Builders Queensland held its 2021 Housing & Construction Awards for Mackay & Whitsundays recently at the Mackay Convention Centre.

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House of the year was won by Urban Trend Construction for Indochine House located in Erakala. Image – Supplied.

“This year’s theme Built to rise above was inspired by our members, and the projects they’ve delivered during these challenging times are testament to their talent and resilience,” said Malcolm Hull, Master Builders Mackay & Whitsundays Regional Manager.

“Since the pandemic first hit us back in 2020, our members have excelled in the face of adversity, and are continuing to amaze us with their tenacity,” Mr Hull added.

Mackay & Whitsunday House of the Year

This major award was made to Urban Trend Construction for Indochine House located in Erakala.

Not only was the project handed one of the major awards, it also won Best Individual House between $950,000 and $1.25 million, and Best Residential Swimming Pool.

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The house was a “unique fusion of Asian and tropical north Queensland influences.” Image – Supplied.

Urban Trend Construction also bagged a second hat trick for their work on White House (Slade Point), winning best Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million, Best Residential Bathroom and Best Residential Kitchen.

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“A lot of thought has gone into this home to celebrate the owners’ lifestyle,” the Judges said, and it’s an enviable lifestyle from a bygone era where travel was possible.

The house took design cues both from the east and west in what was described as “… a unique fusion of Asian and tropical north Queensland influences.”

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House of the year is one of the most coveted awards. Image – Supplied.

Indochine House also harked back to the owner’s wanderlust, Master Builders said it was “a treasure of memories, moments and visions collected from across the globe,” and “[represented] the travel-loving clients’ affection for Southeast Asia, coupled with their passion for their new lifestyle in North Queensland.”

Award-winning pool

The home also plays host to a lagoon-style pool, which includes a shallow section for children, a mosaic waterfall feature, and integrated alfresco dining.

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The award-winning pool wraps around part of the house. Image – Supplied.
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