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Set in the sought-after Hinterland Estate in Moriac, the Belle Vue 38 Display Home by Little Constructions replicates the Edwardian style – with a contemporary twist. It’s the perfect home design for homebuyers looking to build their dream home – without compromise.

The Little Constructions team, led by Mark and Leesa Little, aimed to create a display home that had never been seen in the Geelong area. The home would be designed for the acreage market and deliver a warm and homely feel.

Its design ideology would focus on originality and innovation. The builder’s first wide, ranch-style home had started a new trend in display homes in the Geelong area.

PGH Bricks & Pavers’ Manhattan range in Chelsea was used with manufactured stone cladding to achieve this look. Together these products matched the natural environment and softened the aesthetic with an old yet chic style.


Overcoming design challenges 

Being the only display home on an acreage in the Geelong region at the time posed challenges. Director Mark Little noted the challenge of specifying a product to soften the harsh acreage landscape.

“PGH’s new Manhattan range stood out from the crowd,” Little explained. “Our interior designer fell in love with the Chelsea brick to complement the natural environment.”

The urban and raw Manhattan range from PGH Bricks & Pavers is a very unique building product. Inspired by industrial chic, it is carefully manufactured to conquer the weathered and tumbled imperfections of intended knots, scratches, nicks, and colour blending. Its design creates an edgy, exposed brick wall look and feel.

Advancements in manufacturing have ensured these bricks deliver consistent strength, durability, and longevity. They also offer the added benefits of exposure grading that recycled bricks may not. This means that the Manhattan range offers all the benefits of a modern brick while achieving the desired aesthetic of a traditional recycled brick.


Creating a façade with character 

Adding to the façade’s character, the manufactured stone cladding creates a custom look and feel. They deliver the depth, pattern, complex colour, and unique texture of natural stone. They are also affordable, easy to install, and environmentally friendly.


“PGH’s new Manhattan range stood out from the crowd. Our interior designer fell in love with the Chelsea brick.”


Using manufactured stone cladding products with bricks is a design theme the builder will continue in their display homes.

“[Manufactured stone cladding is] quick and easy to install, and most of all excellent value for money,” Mark Little says. “The Manhattan bricks are also great value for money and a great product to work with.”


Display home a hit with local community 

The Belle Vue 38 Display Home has been embraced by Geelong. Little Constructions has been taking around 20 groups through the home each weekend. The home has been met with widespread praise.

“People are now looking for land as they didn’t think anyone offered our style of home,” explains Little. “This is a theme we are looking to continue with all of our display homes.”

Looking to build your forever home? We can help! To find out more about how PGH Bricks & Pavers range can help you achieve your dream home, take our online style quiz. You can also connect with one of our Colour Consultants online for more information.


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