Master of a home wins award
THE journey starts from the street.
You're lured into a magnificent driveway with with vintage farm equipment dotted around, which plays centrepiece to the entryway.
Through the front wooden doors, your breath is taken away by what meets your gaze on the other side - panoramic views that span from the outskirts of Warwick to Freestone and beyond.
But it's not just the obvious beauty that got the Olsens' Mt Tabor home, a Roulston Builders masterpiece, a place on the winners' bench at the Master Builders Downs and Western Housing and Construction Awards last month.
"The judges came through and examined everything," Leanne Olsen said.
The Roulston boys were recognised for their structural work, intricate detail and magnificent finished product.
Doug Roulston said they had decided to enter the house in the competition for its sheer uniqueness.
He said he was thrilled to have the recognition, especially up against such a huge field of entrants.
"There was a lot from Toowoomba and big firms, but we also got runner up for house of the year," Mr Roulston said.
Roulston Builders was also given a certificate for their endless contributions over the past 40 years.
Mrs Olsen said the award highlighted the quality of local builders in our region and encouraged all residents to use local builders and suppliers because we had the best right on our doorstep.