The Smith residence is a large, architect-designed home situated on a rear strata lot. Designed to maximize its use of the available land, access was somewhat challenging during the build including craning in the prefabricated upper floor. Nevertheless these challenges were just another day at the office for the Genesis team and the resulting home is now a hidden treasure.
It is beautifully fitted-out with interesting room layouts that really add a sense of space and light to the home. The whole upper floor is one large open-plan resort-style retreat featuring two balconies, one offering ocean views and the other, total privacy.
“This was the fifth home we’ve built so we are familiar with the process. We had the home architect-designed and then looked to get quotes from three builders.
A friend of ours in the building trade suggested we speak to Jack, and we are very glad we did. He was back to us in two weeks while the others took 2-3 months! Not only did he offer the best price but also his specification had more and better inclusions than others offered.
But it wasn’t only that, we had been disappointed in the way we had been treated by other builders in the past, Jack and his Administration-Design Manager Michael were just a breath of fresh air, always friendly and positive, and they offered helpful, practical ideas – they were a joy to be around, we have become big fans.
During the build there were some changes and additions we wanted to the original specification. And we did our own retaining walls on the site so there was some coordination required – nothing was too much trouble. They were always prepared to go the extra mile. Jack even took us to the factory to see our upper floor being made, his enthusiasm made us as excited as he was!
We love our new home, it’s even better than we could have hoped. Thank you Jack, Michael and the Genesis team.”