• The Wyunna B

    Lucas & Peta B.

    “It was just by chance that we stumbled across Classic through their website,”
    Lucas explains. “Ultimately, when we decided to build a new home, we didn’t want a ‘McMansion’, but a new home that was sympathetic with the area and also had some unique qualities in appearance
    and functionality. And, thanks to Classic, that’s exactly what we got.”
    “When we first met with one of the designers, we were really impressed from the very beginning — they were very accommodating without being pushy and didn’t try to pressure us into signing a contract right from the start,” Lucas tells us.
    “They came to look at the block, showed us the portfolio of designs and knew what they were talking about, so it was easy for Peta and I to become comfortable with the work Classic has done in the past and the whole building process.”
    “Ultimately, Peta and I wanted a home that was as simple as possible,” Lucas reveals. “We didn’t want a lot of living spaces — just one main living and dining area that created a really good central energy point in the house and flowed out to the backyard.
    “Because we have a north-facing block, Peta and I also wanted to maximise the amount of natural light in the house, which is good for energy efficiency as well as comfort inside the home,” Lucas elaborates.
    “We also have great views of the valley from our property, so we wanted to utilise features that would take advantage of the view without compromising our neighbour’s privacy.”
    “Our block is pretty unique as the land has a very steep gradient and slopes into the left corner, so it’s not very functional,” Lucas explains. “We’ve also got an old waterfall in the backyard and bushy cliffs, which made the site difficult to work with.”
    "The team from Classic were a dream to work with from start to finish. We thought they were exceptional. The whole process was quite pressure-free and not stressful at all,” Lucas says. “They kept us appraised, met our expectations and were really flexible when it came to making decisions about building materials.” Lucas adds: “All the tradespeople were highly
    professional and worked well together. They also had respect for us and our home throughout the process.”
    So would the couple recommend Classic to others thinking of building their dream home? “Without a doubt!” Lucas exclaims. “Essentially, it really comes down to the fact that they stand behind their product, take a lot of pride in what they do and offer great customer care. We really couldn’t be happier.”

  • The Seaforth Modified 04

    Richard & Betty S.

    “We found this design in BuildHOME magazine. We went and looked at the house and decided it was exactly what we wanted. Very open plan, very light,”
    “This was the easiest build ever, nothing was a problem”. “The team at Classic were very accommodating and efficient, and we sailed through without a complaint”.
    “It’s great. We are enjoying everything we set out to achieve. The house works well, there's plenty of room for when the grandkids come to visit and we just love it. We love the area; it’s a complete lifestyle change for us.”

  • The Balgowlah

    Matt & Michelle B.

    “We always had our heart set on building a timber home with more of a country and coastal style. There is another Classic built home in our street and we also went in a couple of the houses they had built that went up for sale in our area. We both have very similar tastes and we loved the style of home that Classic builds,” they explain.
    “When we had the original home on the property we installed our pool and landscaped our backyard a year or more before doing the house, so we designed the pool area with the new home in mind. I designed and built a poolside beach house that was a sample of the materials and colours of what we wanted the new home to look like. This little beach house was the inspiration behind the design of the home,” says Michelle, an interior designer at Mish Designs (www.mishdesigns.com.au).
    “Classic was able to take our brief and improve on it and add their signature features to make it even better, as well as offering the environmentally friendly aspects to leverage on the heating and cooling benefits etc,” Michelle explains.
    “While our home has the Classic signature elements incorporated into the external appearance, our floor plan is unique to us. Nearly our entire upstairs storey is a large, open-plan parent’s retreat which is the focal point to the house. Storage was a major priority for us as the original house had none. Nearly every room has built in cabinetry that has been designed and made for this house.”
    "The team from Classic were great to work with from start to finish. We are extremely happy with our home. You hear many stories about problems people have experienced with their builders and during construction, however, we didn’t experience any of these. It is better than we expected. We couldn’t wait to move in and start enjoying it. We are so happy and we are now enjoying what we set out to achieve — which was a family home that we can stay in for 20 years. We can see that the design we have created with the kids downstairs and parents retreat upstairs is going to be perfect for this.”
    “We have recommended Classic to lots of people. In fact, we have already spoken with Classic about building an investment property.”