The Surrounds lays canvas for award -winning designs


Villawood Properties’ thriving Helensvale community, The Surrounds, has proven to be the consummate canvas for award-winning designer homes from some of Australia’s leading builders.

Three amazing display homes located at The Surrounds Designer Display Village took out top honours at the recent 2018 Master Builders Gold Coast Housing and Construction Awards.

G.J. Gardner Homes’ stunning Beachmere display was not only awarded best display home in its price category, but it also took out the esteemed President’s Award.

A classic family-home feel, this four-bedroom home boasts spacious living areas throughout. Both timeless and modern, it features a large open-plan kitchen, butler’s pantry, multiple living areas and double garage.

Brighton Homes was recognised for The Aurora, a four-bedroom, double-storey home that takes pride in delivering naturally comfortable living spaces for the whole family. 

Metricon was awarded for its Metro 31 display, designed to redefine present-day urban living. The compact family home features four spacious bedrooms, a study, a huge integrated living hub, and a secondary leisure room upstairs.

The Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards recognise members at the forefront of building innovation and quality craftsmanship, promoting and showcasing excellence in Queensland’s housing and construction industry.

The Surrounds houses the Gold Coast’s largest display village, featuring 31 designs from 10 leading builders including G.J. Gardner Homes,  Brighton Homes, Metricon, Aston Milan, Chelbrooke Homes, McCarthy Homes, Plantation Homes, Porter Davis, Simonds Homes, and Stylemaster.



Villawood Properties state development manager Michael Williams says the display village having so many displays from a range of leading builders within one location gives prospective buyers a chance to explore their options and easily compare designs to find the right fit for them.

“The village showcases a range of innovative, contemporary homes, featuring a mix of four- and five-bedroom designs, with a combination of single- and double-storey layouts, and these awards are a testament to the innovation on display,” he said.

“Whether you are looking to upgrade to a large stylish home with high-end finishes or you are seeking a spacious and practical home for a growing family, you will find inspiration at The Surrounds.”

The current stage of The Surrounds covers more than 60ha and feature approximately 620 residences and 20ha of green space. The central park with barbeque areas and playgrounds are now complete. Construction has now also commenced on the leisure centre, which will feature a lap pool, kids’ pool, cafe, and gymnasium, all without body corporate.

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