Mt Clear house takes out HIA Western Vic Home of the Year

David and Marcella Moyle outside their home which was awarded the HIA Western Victoria Home of the Year.

A MOUNT Clear home has put another notch in the belt, after it was awarded the HIA Western Victoria Home of the Year on Friday night.

Built by Ballarat Construction Management early last year, the $1.2 million property has raked in five awards and featured on Foxtel’s Australia’s Best Houses program.

The award commended the luxury family home for “integrating the surrounding bush land whilst maintaining a contemporary design.”

Ballarat Construction Management director David Moyle – who also owns the property – said it goes without saying that he was proud as punch.

“The extremely high quality of workmanship is testament to our sub-contractors and I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved,” Mr Moyle said.

“Ballarat businesses should be competing in these awards, and it goes to show anyone can win it; it was our first entry to HIA.”

Notably, HIA judges were impressed by a “wine barrel” door into a cellar with storage for more than 600 bottles.

The entry was among 28 short-listed finalists in the Western Victoria district and will now go on to the state awards.

Ballarat-based Advanced Cabinetry Pty Ltd received the best Renovation Addition/Kitchen Project award for a Mt Helen project.