Hawthorn House by Edition Office & Flux is announced as the OVERALL WINNER  in the  Grand Designs Australia Magazine  House of the Year Awards 21/22  

Brought to you by Cosh Living and Rylock Windows & Doors

The Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards, brought to you by Cosh Living and Rylock Windows & Doors, has been won by Hawthorn House by Edition Office and Flux.

The brief for Hawthorn House was for a private yet open house with multiple living areas. Enveloped by greenery, Hawthorn House is defined by a pair of heavily textured ‘concrete shrouds’, each with its own proportion and personality, linked together by a walkway and courtyard garden. This project not only demonstrates a brilliant client outcome, but achieves in terms of architectural values. “It is stunning and we are proud to have Hawthorn House as our winner,” said Editor of Grand Designs Australia Magazine April Ossington.


The inaugural Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards set out to achieve three things:

  1. To put the spotlight on residential projects
  2. To showcase those projects to an audience of prospective future clients
  3. To demonstrate how positive collaborations between architects and builders during the process can contribute to great client outcomes.

The winner, people’s choice winner, and all finalists feature in a special 40-page supplement in Grand Designs Australia Magazine Vol 10 No 6 which is on sale now. Awards were presented at a cocktail-style function at Cosh Living Melbourne.

We would also like to honour Crackenback House by Casey Brown Architecture and Bellevarde Constructions, which won the People’s Choice Award from the Grand Designs Australia audience vote.

Finalists in this program were:

  • Tent House by Sparks Architects and Jaicon Construction
  • Bellbird Retreat by Steendijk Architects
  • Bendalong Beach House by Sanders Construction Projects and Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Upside Down Akubra House by Blue Eco Homes and Alexander Symes Architect
  • Macdonald Road House by Philip Stejskal Architecture and Portrait Custom Homes
  • The Ash by Dalecki Design and Limitless Building
  • Powell Street House by Robert Simeoni Architects
  • Breezeway House by David Boyle Architect and Paterson Builders
  • Deco House by Mihaly Slocombe and Basis Builders
  • The Sticks by iarchitecture and Djokic Constructions

“We are pleased to see the members of the architecture profession in particular embracing an awards program that focusses on residential work,” said Publisher of Grand Designs Australia Magazine Janice Williams. “We have a field of professionals who take client outcomes very seriously, and it is clear that we had some brilliantly designed projects in this program.”

The Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards will be back in 2022/23 with a new format and extra categories.


Programs like the Grand Designs Australia House of the Year come together with the considerable input of the business community around us. We are pleased to have the following sponsors onboard:


Cosh Living – Gold Sponsor

Cosh Living represents several world-wide leading furniture brands in conjunction with its own brand, Kett, led by renowned designer Justin Hutchinson, with pieces designed and mostly made in Australia. “We are pleased to be involved with Grand Designs Australia and recognising the incredible talent evident amongst Australia’s residential design professionals,” says Colin Kupke, Director, Cosh Living.

Rylock Windows & Doors – Silver Sponsor

Rylock Windows & Doors is an Australian-made-and-owned innovative leader in the design and fabrication of high-performance window and door systems. “Rylock Windows & Doors has a true appreciation for delivering the design aesthetic clients want and the comfort they need. Our custom-made products are supplied to many upmarket projects across Australia and we are pleased to have this opportunity to showcase the excellence in craftsmanship across the residential design and construction industry, which deserves to be heralded,” says Emma Truong, Marketing Manager, Rylock Windows & Doors.

Trade Partners – Geraldton Brick, Loewe and Indi

Trade Partners to this program include…

  • Geraldton Brick – One of the few boutique brickworks in Australia, producing upmarket clay bricks and pavers
  • Loewe TV & Audio – Beautiful TVs and audio systems from Germany’s premium electronic entertainment brand
  • Indi Imports – The importer of leading European electronic brands including Loewe, M&K, Krell and Canton


About Grand Designs Australia Magazine

Grand Designs Australia Magazine is published by Universal Magazines Pty Ltd under a license agreement with Fremantle Media, the producer of Grand Designs Australia TV which appears on the Lifestyle Channel.

For further information, review copy of Grand Designs Australia Magazine, or an interview with Publisher Janice Williams, please contact Georgina Khamis on (02) 9887 0358 or gkhamis@umco.com.au


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