The new normal

This newly-built home on the Central Coast will charm you with its clean lines, masterful floor plan and tiny power bills.

To say sustainability is a hot topic these days would be a serious understatement. And yet builder Andrew George from Lou Projects, who has just won an award for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Housing from the Newcastle Master Builders Association, says he really doesn’t like the word.

In his book, sustainability shouldn’t be something unusual but a natural consideration when building homes; it should simply be normal. Andrew, a qualified builder, has just built two sustainable houses in Kincumber on the Central Coast together with venture partner Andrew Shave. One is his own home, which recently won the MBA Award and the other is currently on the market with Gittoes East Gosford.

Both are three bedroom, two bathroom homes with double garages, and generous outdoor spaces. “The whole process from the planning stage to the finished homes took about three years and a lot of thought and love went into it,” says Andrew, who began as a contractor before going out on his own. Kincumber is a down-to-earth kind of community, not a “goat cheese and almond latte” suburb. Andrew considered the location and the potential buyers this home could appeal to and also what their budget restrictions might be.

19b Killara Street, Kincumber is currently on the market (December 2019) with a price guide of $900,000 to $950,000.

Read more about this award-winning home in the Summer issue of Hunter&Coastal Lifestyle Magazine.

Story Cornelia Schulze, photography courtesy of Andrew George