Elara, Marsden Park home wins design excellence award

A family home in Marsden Park's Elara community has won a 2020 Excellence in Housing award in the custom design category from the Master Builders Association of NSW.

Local resident Anthony Campanale designed the home himself, and built it this year.

The judges were impressed by the display of architectural design, workmanship and finishes in our home, stating that the build was not "an average project home".

Mr Campanale, a Design Manager for Masterton Homes, designed and customised his home to meet the needs and lifestyle of his young family.

He said there was "always more pressure when designing your own home" as it was an opportunity to showcase his family's identity.

"Our house is evidence that buyers, looking to build like us, can truly build a home in which every detail can be tailored to them," he said.

The award winning home was inspired by the Hamptons and features timber panel cladding, hardwood floors, skylights, a fireplace, window seats, kitchen with marble benchtops, butler's pantry and SMEG appliances.

Mr Campanale said he, his wife Stephanie and son Christopher were attracted to Stockland's Elara development for its accessibility to key local amenities and sense of community.

"We have everything we need in a home and community here at Elara," Mr Campanale said.

"I have also been impressed by Stockland's ability to develop well thought out integrated communities with access to full amenities and infrastructure such as schools, parklands and shopping centres."