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Quality, space reign in this Grand design

Judging from the builder's own home, there is a lot of timeless quality in this Marmion family home by Grand Viera Homes. Mark and Liane Kelly are proud of their new home that easily accommodated their four children and occasional guests with an innovative floor plan that provides several distinct living zones. The 29m-wide block is mostly taken up with the front elevation that is finished in an earthy render, cedar-lined eaves and slate tiles. The wide, double timber and glass entry doors are well balanced by wide stone steps that flow upwards from the front garden. There is a parents' wing...

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Functionality offers a Grand way to live

Luxury lifestyles are accommodated in the Grand Viera Homes mission statement as Liane Kelly, part of the team with husband Mark, says: "We aim to create homes to suit lifestyles; generally functional, easy-living approaches. We integrate and assist in meeting our clients' requirements and work on a personal, one-to-one relationship. We like to give clients a good building experience and a quality product at the end that they're impressed and happy with." Here, the client's plan for this green-title block has been put into place. To maximise the space on what is a smallish block of about 450sqm,...

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Home displays elegant style

It could be easy to imagine one is living in the country in this elegant Ardross home, with views of parkland across the road from the kitchen and main living area. Built by Grand Viera Homes in Ardross, the home's design was enhanced by Liane Kelly after the owners brought a plan to the company of the basic layout they wanted. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sits over two levels on a corner bock. A sleek, modern elevation in various tones of grey creates a commanding presence. The house is complemented by lush lawns edged by beds of low-maintenance, waterwise plants. Upon entering...

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Love expands to crafting homes

Mark and Liane Kelly have a perfect marriage, so good that they extend it to their working lives. Operating Grand Viera Homes, the couple are building a strong reputation at the high end of the market. Their company has just finished building a pair of homes, side-by-side, in Ardross. The partnership dovetails like a good piece of carpentry. Mrs Kelly does most of the design work and loves to visualise what the end result will be and then sends her design to their draftsman. Mr Kelly oversees the building and both liaise with their clients. "We try to get the best out of the customers' needs,"...

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Testament to design skills

Open the garage door, or climb down the stairs from inside Mark and Liane Kelly's beautiful Marmion home, and you will find their old home - at least, most of it. It is now the garage, storeroom and wine cellar. The Kellys, who own and run Grand Viera Homes, have completely swamped their owld, tiny (140sqm) home with their new, 580sqm design. Although single storey, it rises above where the old home was and is a testament to her designing skills and his building expertise. They did much of the work themselves, taking 18 months before completing the project in December 2007. The house has five...

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