When they came across a perfectly positioned block, Penny and Craig found the decision to either build their next home or buy established an easy one to make.
For 18 months, the couple have had the joy of waking up each morning to uninterrupted views across the river plain from their newly built home in Australind.
“Once our children moved out of home, we wanted to downsize and build a home that wasn’t going to require any ongoing maintenance or repairs for a few years,” Penny said.
“By building we were able to have a home exactly the way we wanted it, as opposed to buying an established home and having to change things we were not happy with.
“Our home was designed for our lifestyle and the view we were able to capture from the build.
“We wished to have the living areas such as the lounge, dining and kitchen at the front of house so we could enjoy the stunning views.”
When it came to choosing a builder for their new home, months of research went into finding the perfect home.
“We visited numerous display homes all the way from Alkimos in the north to Vasse in the south, as well as browsing many display homes online,” Penny said.
“That’s when we came across the Mod by Summit Homes, and it was the first home we both fell in love with.
“The front aesthetics of the house really caught our attention. We then drove to see the home in person and decided that we wanted our home to have the same exterior, including the colours and textures.
“Unfortunately, with the frontage of our block, we were unable to have the Mod built exactly like the display, but Summit came up with the idea of building it as an undercroft house while still keeping the same facade feature on the Mod.”
Having never built before, Penny and Craig said the thought of building was a little overwhelming at first, but their worries were soon eased when they met their site supervisor.
The couple took many day trips to visit display homes, and this method was highly recommended by Craig.
“This is where you notice the quality and design from builder to builder, and you’re able to see exactly what you like and don’t like in each home,” he said.
“This ultimately allows you to have a home tailored exactly to your preferences.”
CONTACT Summit South West, 9722 0341, www.summithomes.com.au