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NT Home of the Year: ‘It’s one of the best projects I’ve ever built’


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McT Design & Construction owner Tom and wife Kate McCullough in their award-winning Bayview home. Picture GLENN CAMPBELL

A BAYVIEW home has won one of the Territory’s most prestigious building accolades.

McT Design & Construction was awarded the 2019 HIA-CSR Northern Territory Home of the Year for its inner city project.

It is the second year in a row the company has won the award.

McT Design & Construction director Tom McCullogh, who also owns the home, said he wanted to showcase the view over Bayview.

“I basically created the design to work around what we had there on the land,” he said.

The design also won Overall Home of the Year at the 2019 Master Builders Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.

Home of the Year was awarded to McT Design & Construction at the HIA Awards. Picture: SUPPLIED

The home, which took about 16 months to build, is spread across three levels and uses mixed materials.

“Not a lot of people use recycled material and methods of construction like we did,” Mr McCullogh said.

“I love character. I love the character of something that’s not manufactured.

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“Where everyone’s using manufactured materials, some of this is old and has got fantastic character.”

Recycled ironbark, polished concrete and recycled steel bring the old into this new home.

A repurposed wharf pier is one of the standout features.

Home of the Year was awarded to McT Design & Construction at the HIA Awards. Picture: SUPPLIED

“The front entry us like a promenade to walk into the house,” Mr McCullogh said.

“I wanted something visual and somewhere to get gardening and green around it.

“The recycled beams are also one of the nicer features of the house.”

He encouraged people to consider using recycled materials in their homes to elevate the design.

“If you want something of a point of difference, people should have a look at recycled materials,” he said.

Mr McCullogh said he tweaked the design throughout construction but said the finished product was his masterpiece.

“It’s one of the best projects I’ve ever built,” he said.

“It’s fantastic, we love it. It’s a very nice house to live in.”

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