Award winning design.

It’s been a huge year for Virgon who won the 2017 HIA Australian Townhouse/Villa Development award, acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence in construction and design from developers across Australia.

Virgon were also finalists in this year’s HIA CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards held at Crown Towers on Friday Nov 10th. This Melbourne based family business won a major accolade for their property at Thackeray Street in Balwyn as well as some Runner Up awards too:


  • Best Bathroom over $30,000 division
  • Runner Up in Best Kitchen over $50,000
  • Runner Up in Best outdoor project
  • Runner Up in Custom Built Home $1m-$1.5m

Established in 1995, Virgon has become a leader in the construction industry with properties across Melbourne’s inner city suburbs and with increasing numbers on the Mornington Peninsula. Their deep-seated knowledge of the inner suburban real estate market is the foundation on which they have built their success.


The award-winning property in Thackeray Street in Balwyn was a very special home designed specifically for a client who was enamoured with Virgon’s design style but wanted to create some bespoke elements too.


Explains John Virgona (Virgon’s Development Director), “We met with our client who had seen our Belle Mar ‘Elegance’ pre-designed home and wanted us to customise a design to suit their needs.  We worked together on the template floor plans we had for the building, adapted them to specifically suit their site, and modified the design to include all of the features they wanted in a home including a home theatre and incorporating high tech electronics and home automation.”

“Thackeray Street was a turn-key concept. Our in-house architectural service created a concept based on the pre-design template, and once the draft plans were approved we moved onto constructions drawings with specifications. That’s when Kate Walker of KWD got involved, specifying the hard finish selections directly with the client – helping them with the tiles and carpets throughout their home. KWD created a very personalised interior. Kate gets so involved with every project, offering an expert design service with excellent products. Where appropriate we always highly recommend that our clients engage the services of Kate Walker and KWD, they are at the forefront of hard finish design. Kate is practical, she understands building construction and she is adept at offering great value finishes that meet the mark in terms of practicality and function, design and budget.”


Says Kate, “Thackeray Street proved to be another successful partnership with Virgon. The result was a harmonious integration of practicality and luxury. Virgon are an awesome team, and the fact that they are a boutique builder means their customer service and personal attention to detail is first class. They are happy to listen to and take on advice, and they push the finishes for the project above and beyond the norm. There is always a focus on current trends without leaning toward the avante garde.”


“We love to create bespoke hard finishes for each project. Each client chooses the finishes they want – either directly or via Virgon – to ensure every part of the property matches their lifestyle. Our brief is always to ensure that the build has the most incredible finishes with a huge focus on quality. With Thackeray Street we worked directly with the client to create hard finishes that suited their lifestyle and their design aesthetic – creating a look for the whole property from the flooring to the joinery design, the colour scheme, the pool tiles and the outdoor stone. Working with the client from start to finish ensured there was a seamless approach and a beautiful result.”

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