From the moment you walk across the convict-built, deep sandstone gutter, through the stone and iron fence and onto the timber pontoon leading onto the extensive verandah with stone feature wall and planter boxes, you can just feel the ‘grandness’ of this home. The property was an entrant in the recent MBA Awards of Excellence Custom Built Homes category of $800,000- $1.5m. From the streetscape the design appears to be on one level, so it is a surprise to learn there are three levels of living space. P & D Kay Constructions of East Maitland constructed this weatherboard Hamptons-contemporary style, Colorbond roofed residence, with a little touch of eclectic style, after making the successful tender bid. As you walk through the large timber and glass entry door, you step onto a marble floor entry, with a coffered ceiling overhead and stunning light. You pass a marble tiled lift, which takes you down to the massive basement below. Wayne and Karen, the owners, are experienced in home building and renovating having built their very first home at the young age of 18 years. Over time they have astutely risen on the property ladder, enabling them to build such a superb calibre of a home.