Eagle Bay nest is region’s top home

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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The Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards home of the year in Eagle Bay.
Camera IconThe Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards home of the year in Eagle Bay. Credit: supplied

A three-storey residence built by Bluewater Building in Eagle Bay has been named the region’s top home in the Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards.

The event was scheduled for March 21 but was postponed due to COVID-19 before organisers moved to an online ceremony.

Instead of the original plan for a celebration in Bunbury, builders logged on from their homes to celebrate excellence in the building industry.

The Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards home of the year in Eagle Bay.
Camera IconThe Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards home of the year in Eagle Bay. Credit: supplied

Awards judge Charlie Baggetta said this year’s top South West home featured the ideal man cave for a pandemic retreat.

“The three-storey home has been built on a north-facing block overlooking Geographe Bay, with views from every level and enclosed balconies which can be used all year round,” Mr Baggetta said. “The basement area was a late addition when the owner realised there was a lot of unused space. It’s been turned into a games room and bar area — the perfect man cave.”

Exceptional features noted were the stonework, tiling, cabinetry and external finishes.

The Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards home of the year in Eagle Bay.
Camera IconThe Builders-Bankwest Building Excellence Awards home of the year in Eagle Bay. Credit: supplied

Master Builders regional manager Geoff Bosustow said the building trend in the South West was towards luxury homes in the Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin area.

“The coastal region around Margaret River, Dunsborough and Eagle Bay continues to be popular but the biggest growth area is still the Vasse and Naturaliste area south-west of Busselton,” he said.

Winners will be considered for the 2021 WA awards.

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