A sprawling residence overlooking Cairns has been named Master Builders Queensland's Far North House of the Year.
Ash Moseley Homes picked up the coveted award during a glittering soiree at the Pullman International on Friday night.
The Oceanview project in City View Estate at Mooroobool also picked up the award for Individual Home from $1.25 million up to $2 million and secured the Best Use of Sloping Sites title.
Judges were impressed by how the builder constructed the design around a large rock.
“This expansive vista-centric home beguiles the challenging building site with seamless integration into the surrounding hillslope,” they said in a statement.
“This home draws on coastal elements with the use of natural stone and timber cladding within the living and entertaining spaces.
“Ash Moseley Homes has managed a superb marriage of complex design with timeless, relaxed, elegant finishes.”
The home features glassed walkways linking the stepped levels of the four bedrooms with the living areas.
It also has a study, media room and gym, with a central swimming pool.
Natural stone-clad walls, expansive glazing and Hi-lite louvres for cross-ventilation are among materials and products used.
The kitchen features timber slatted fretwork, stone mitred benchtops, glass splashbacks and loads of storage space.
In other major awards, Project of the Year went to Bryant Building Contractors for the Newman Catholic College in Smithfield.
The facility is spread over four levels, incorporating traditional and innovative contemporary learning spaces for students.
Key design features include two-story colonnades with tiered seating, a fully equipped commercial café and plaza areas.
The project also won the award for Education Facilities over $10 million.
President’s Award went to Freshwater Designer Builders for its cool and stylish Earlville home, The Enclave.
Designed for the warm climate, the four-bedroom home has porcelain tiles throughout, large doorways and high ceilings.
The home’s kitchen was also a hit with the judges, earning it the Best Residential Kitchen title.
Master Builders’ Far North Queensland Regional Manager, Sharon Vella, said the calibre of entries in this year’s field was nothing short of exceptional, despite the ongoing trade and materials shortages and price hikes hampering the industry.
"From modern retail spaces, educational amenities and medical facilities to stunning renovations and state-of-the-art home builds, this year's entries were inspirational," she said.
"It's a true testament to the quality and range of building that happens in and around the North Queensland region.
Individuals were also celebrated, with Santa Bir Gurung from Mark Fletcher Solid Plaster and Texture Coatings named Apprentice of the Year.
Briony Twittey from BIMC Constructions took home the Women in Building Award, while Rising Star went to Pelham Collins from Collins Constructions.
Hutchinson Builders, MiHaven and Nathan Verri Masters of Design & Building were also among winners across the 36 categories.
Here is the full list:
Health Facilities up to $20 million | Apollo Property Group Pty Ltd for Queensland X-Ray Westcourt (Cairns City)
Education Facilities up to $10 million | Field Construct for Redlynch State College - Senior Learning Centre (Redlynch)
Education Facilities over $10 million | Bryant Building Contractors for Newman Catholic College (Smithfield)
Community Service Facilities | Hutchinson Builders for Midin Clinic (Atherton)
Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million | Hutchinson Builders for MYAC Eco-Tourism Early Works (Yarrabah)
Commercial Building up to $5 million | Vis Constructions Pty Ltd for Mt Koolmoon, Smithfield Security Centre (Smithfield)
Commercial Building over $5 million | Bryant Building Contractors for EQ Swallow Road (Edmonton)
Commercial Building from $5 million up to $50 million | Bryant Building Contractors for EQ McLeod St (Cairns Industrial)
Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes | Vis Constructions Pty Ltd for Cambrian Avenue, Smithfield Unit Complex (Smithfield)
Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 | Can-Do Constructions for Preston Law Ground Floor Additions (Cairns)
Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year | Touchstone Tiling Services (NQ) Pty Ltd for Brothers Leagues Club Cairns (Manunda)
Individual Home up to $350,000 | Clifford Homes for The Boathouse (Mission Beach)
Individual Home from $350,000 up to $450,000 | Cunzolo Building for The Moses Residence (Atherton)
Individual Home from $450,000 up to $550,000 | Howe Building for Yungaburra Village (Yungaburra)
Individual Home from $550,000 up to $650,000 | Langrell Constructions Pty Ltd for Moore Residence (Kewarra Beach)
Individual Home from $650,000 up to $750,000 | Makaira Homes for Waterfront at Machans (Machans Beach)
Individual Home from $750,000 up to $950,000 | MiHaven for Rainforest Retreat (Edge Hill)
Individual Home from $950,000 up to $1.25 million | Allaro Homes for Goud Residence Park Ridge Estate (Brinsmead)
Individual Home from $1.25 million up to $2 million | Ash Moseley Homes for The Oceanview (Cityview)
Individual Home over $2 million | Nathan Verri Masters of Design & Building for Mirage Residence (Port Douglas)
Medium Density up to 3 Storeys – 2 to 5 Dwellings | Nathan Verri Masters of Design & Building for Luxe Villas (Palm Cove)
Display Home up to $250,000 | James Langtree for Southside Display Home (Gordonvale)
Display Home over $550,000 | MyStyle Homes (Qld) Pty Ltd for MyEvolution (Palm Cove)
Truecore Best Use of Steel Frame Housing Award | Superior Steel Homes NQ for Melba Vistas (Peeramon)
Best Use of Sloping Sites | Ash Moseley Homes for The Oceanview (Cityview)
Excellence in Sustainable Living | MyStyle Homes (Qld) Pty Ltd for MyEvolution (Palm Cove)
Residential Trade Contractor of the Year | Modern Glass and Aluminium for Luxe Villas (Palm Cove)
Best Residential Bathroom | Alkira Constructions for Escape to the Daintree (Lower Daintree)
Best Residential Kitchen | Freshwater Designer Builders for The Enclave (Earlville)
Best Residential Swimming Pool | Nathan Verri Masters of Design & Building for Mirage Residence (Port Douglas)
Construction Skills Queensland Apprentice of the Year Award | Santa Bir Gurung from Mark Fletcher Solid Plaster and Texture Coatings Pty Ltd
Rising Star Award | Pelham Collins from Collins Constructions
Women in Building Award | Briony Twittey from CMT Constructions FNQ
BUSSQ Building Super President's Award | Freshwater Designer Builders for The Enclave (Earlville)
Project of the Year Award | Bryant Building Contractors for Newman Catholic College (Smithfield)
WGC Lawyers House of the Year Award | Ash Moseley Homes for The Oceanview (City View)