The Secomb’s family home, which cleaned up at the 2003 HIA Housing Awards, is situated in the Brisbane suburb of Murarrie. It was designed to not only maximise views of both the city and the surrounding parkland but to maintain the city views for the rear neighbours.Featuring the latest materials and techniques, Greg Secomb from Secomb Builders has created a distinctive home. Cutting a sharp profile against the sky this home stands out in a seaof brick veneer and tiles, visible with the naked eye from Mt Coot-tha, 25kms away. Maximising the use of a small lot, the home has been designed over three levels to ensure views are capitalised on from almost every room, particularly in the main living and entertainment areas. Zoning of sleeping/children’s and adults living areas and multiple outdoor spaces creates a harmonious liveable home. The home comfortably accommodates their many guests and allows them the space to feel welcome. (Some of them don’t want to leave!)A four-car garage and workshop space occupies the lower level. The second entry level contains the rumpus room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, home office and foyer/library. Level 2.5 has a powder room on the landing, cleverly using some dead space under the articulated pantry cupboard to achieve the required headroom.The third, upper level, houses the main living, kitchen, dining and outdoor entertainment areas with large expanses of glass to maximise the views. Veranda, garage and office buffer the home from the western sun. Adjustable aluminium shutters help control the elements. Solar hot water and foam-insulated cladding add energy efficiency and ceiling fans are a design feature.While building an award winning home was a bonus, Secomb Builders’ main focus is renovation and additions to all styles of homes.From colonial through post-war, semi-modern and 70’s/80’s styles Greg works with their owners and brings out the best in the house to transform it into a modern, livable home. From kitchen and bathroom to deck, carport or full home makeovers you will love the results Secomb Builders help you achieve.