HIA Awards


HIA Best Display Home
$350,001 - $400,000

Multiple HIA Award-Winning Builder

Eastwest Homes is very proud to be recognised amongst the best new home builders in Victoria. We have received 11 HIA Awards for our home designs. As consistent winners, we owe these achievements to our thoughtful designs, quality inclusions and professional approach.

HIA Best Display Home $250,001 - $300,000
HIA Best Display Home $350,001 - $400,000
HIA Project Home - Up to $400,000
HIA Overall Project Home of the Year - South East Victoria
HIA Best Display Home $200-$300,000 South East Victoria
HIA CSR Best Energy Efficient Home
HIA Best Display Home $400,000-$500,000
HIA Best Project Home - Up to $250,000
HIA Best Display Home - Up to $250,000
HIA Best Display Home - Up to $250,000 South Eastern Victoria
HIA Best Display Home - Up to $250,000 Central Victoria/Mildura
HIA Best Project Home - Up to $250,000

2017 FINALIST - The Seachange 32 VASTU
HIA Best Display Home $320,001 - $300,000

Classic and opulent, the Seachange 32 elegantly combines style and functionality. Designed according to Vastu principles, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home integrates unique features throughout, including a dedicated prayer room and front facing master suite.

The front facade, with its warm toned solid brick exterior, complemented by a striking rendered porch, and Corinthian entrance door, impresses from the street. Hints of merbau timber, chic metallic feature lights, and Gainsborough Omni door handle, create a luxurious feel.

Inside, the beautiful proportions continue. The spacious and naturally lit entry with coffered ceiling, flows peacefully past the study and master, before opening up to the generously proportioned living and meals area. Sleek sliding doors connect to the covered alfresco, making the space a dream for entertaining. The centrepiece kitchen, overlooking the outdoor entertaining zone, features: Quantum Quartz stone benchtops, Franke sink, ILVE appliances, and a dedicated butler’s pantry, all combining to deliver a stylish abundance of workable space and storage.

Other standard features include: high ceilings throughout, porcelain tiles, solution dyed carpet, double glazed windows, solar hot water system, Braemer 4.7 star gas ducted heating, and Clipsal LED downlights, combine to make this home highly energy efficient and exceptional value long term. This is a design positioned to work in harmony with the both the natural environment and Melbourne’s multi-cultural identity.

2014 RUNNER-UP - The Seachange 38 DS
HIA Best Display Home $350,001 - $400,000

From the moment you step inside, you will be astounded by the high quality finish and clever use of space the Seachange 38 DS offers.

Four separate living areas, a luxurious kitchen and generously-sized bedrooms are just some of the features.

The entrance hall offers a glimpse of elegance within, by creating the perfect frame for the hardwood staircase.

The kitchen is a masterpiece, boasting Quantum Quartz benchtops with waterfall edges, European appliances and a butler’s pantry. This stunning kitchen is encircled by a family-friendly living room and enticing alfresco area.

2011 WINNER - The Seachange 33
HIA Project Home - Up to $400,000

The Seachange 33 has won another HIA award. This time as the best overall project home for 2011, under $400,000. This is the 2nd award for this home and the 5th for The Seachange Series.

We are particularly pleased that the HIA has recognised us in this category (under $400,000), as a majority of our clients are in this position.

The owners Robert and Marilyn Edwards have put a lot of themselves into their home and are immensely proud of the 2 awards it has won and we would like to thank them again for their input.

This beautifully appointed home is an excellent example of the fine inclusions and quality craftsmanship which we pride ourselves on and has been further enhanced by the owners own touches.

2011 WINNER - The Seachange 33
HIA Overall Project Home of the Year - South East Victoria

The Seachange has done it again! This time as the best overall project home for 2011 for the entire South East of Victoria as voted by the HIA.

This is now the 4th award for this timeless, family-friendly and adaptable design and 3rd outright win.

The owners of the home Robert and Marilyn Edwards were on hand to accept the award along with East West Homes and were thrilled that their "dream home" had been recognised by the HIA.

After living in their previous home for 30 years they were adamant that they wanted this project to realise their dream home and with their own design input and assitance from the team at East West, their plans were made a reality.

2010 RUNNER-UP - The Seachange 31
HIA Best Display Home $200-$300,000 South East Victoria

The Seachange 31 is the latest in its range to be recognised by the HIA. The 31 is very much of the Seachange family yet at the same time has some special features exclusive to this model. It retains the huge Rumpus and direct access from Garage to Kitchen. The defined living areas remain with generous separation between Master Bedroom and other Bedrooms, genuine double bed sized bedrooms throughout. The Indoor /Outdoor entertaining focus and light and space are never compromised.

Some exciting new elements added to Seachange 31 are: Doubled storage capacity with inclusion of a 7 cubic metre linen press, offset design to Portico, Master Bedroom and Garage that allow this house and facade to meet design criteria of over 90% of developer guidelines.

This home’s star feature is the beautifully appointed Kitchen with an abundance of soft close plate drawers, pot drawers and utility drawers with a laminate Pantry/Plate drawer combination.

This home is packed with features of much larger homes yet retains style, space and light that will accommodate any sized family.

2009 RUNNER-UP - The Learmonth 30
HIA CSR Best Energy Efficient Home

The Learmonth 30 has been awarded runner-up in the HIA Awards special category of Energy Efficient Housing. The home combines innovation in lighting, insulation and stylish design to achieve an environmental edge.

The impressive art deco inspired façade includes a rendered parapet wall with décor mouldings and a curved entry column.

The home’s 6.5 star energy rating is achieved through energy efficient compact fluorescent down lights, double-glazed windows, upgraded R4 ceiling insulation, a solar-boosted instantaneous hot water system, optimum site orientation, a 2,200-litre water tank and Brivis 5-star high efficiency gas ducted heating.

2009 FINALIST - The Glenelg 39
HIA Best Display Home $400,000-$500,000

East West Homes was a finalist again in the 2009 HIA Awards, this time for its luxury two storey home. The Glenelg 39 is a contemporary home with emphasis on family living and entertaining. With smart design and architectural finishes throughout, this home will satisfy the most discerning buyer.

The home features a solid timber Australian hardwood floor and a hardwood staircase with glass and stainless steel balustrade. Ceilings are high at 2700mm downstairs and 2550mm upstairs. The front entry is stunning with 5 meter high ceilings and magnificent crystal chandelier.

The bedrooms and living areas work seamlessly together. The master bedroom, with luxurious ensuite and WIR, is located downstairs, while 3 minor bedrooms and a media room are upstairs.

2008 FINALIST - The Drysdale 29 "Master Suite"
HIA Best Project Home - Up to $250,000

The Drysdale 29 is big on style and space and was a 2008 HIA Finalist in for the best project home in its class.

There are many standout features, such as the large master bedroom, spacious ensuite and highly functional kitchen. Separate living zones provide plenty of room for entertaining and enjoying family life.

The family room and large rumpus have sliding door access to the outside. The lounge room provides plenty of tranquil space for family members to relax, and the parents retreat in the master suite allows for complete privacy.

From the outside, it has great street appeal with a panoramic façade that features render and naturally finished merbau to the portico.

2008 WINNER - The Seachange 33
HIA Best Display Home - Up to $250,000

It is no surprise that the Seachange 33 was voted Victoria’s best family-friendly display home under $250 000 for 2008. It is a home that is perfect for the growing family and will adapt as children grow through infancy to adulthood.

The focal point of the home is the kitchen/family area around a central, covered alfresco. The huge kitchen and butler’s pantry make entertaining a breeze.

The very large rumpus room can accommodate a pool table or games table and is more than enough space for young children or a family of teenagers.

It has four generous bedrooms, with the minor bedrooms deliberately separated from the Master Suite to allow parental privacy, yet accommodate a large family or adult children at home.

Just across the passage from the Master Suite is the lounge room which can function equally well as a formal living room or home theatre.

The Seachange 33 has been a consistent best seller for us and it's now a MULTIPLE HIA WINNER.

2008 WINNER - The Seachange 33
HIA Best Display Home - Up to $250,000 South Eastern Victoria

As a winner in the HIA Awards, the Housing Industry Association has recognised the Seachange 33 for its excellence in construction and design.

It is a spacious, light-filled home, extremely functional for modern, family living.

Three very large, separate living zones provide plenty of room for entertaining and family life.

The jewel in the crown is the façade, with eaves and an impressive portico entry. With its symmetry and form, East West Homes has created a classic that should never date.

2008 WINNER - The Drysdale 27
HIA Best Display Home - Up to $250,000 Central Victoria/Mildura

The four bedroom Drysdale 27 is a great family home and worthy of its selection as a finalist in the HIA Awards as the best display home up to $250,000. It’s excellent workmanship and fittings are worthy of more prestigious homes.

The kitchen is impressive with plenty of storage and bench space. There are 3 separate living zones, including living, family and rumpus, plus sliding door access to the alfresco.

The design is flexible with the ability to flip whole, or half of the house so that it achieves maximum solar orientation and energy efficiency.

And at East West Homes, clients can change the plans if they want to.

Best of all, the Drysdale 27 is both affordable and great value for money.

2007 WINNER - The Drysdale 28
HIA Best Project Home - Up to $250,000

The four-bedroom Drysdale 28 is big on style and space.

Three separate living zones provide plenty of room for entertaining and enjoying family life, as does the alfresco area under the roofline.

The HIA judges scored the home highly for value for money, and applauded its “total package of design, appearance, workmanship, amenity and innovation”.

East West Homes, now your HIA Award Winning Builder.