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2017 HIA Winner for Best Overall Display Home
2017 HIA Winner for Best Display Home over $1M
2017 HIA Winner for Best Outdoor Project
2017 HIA Winner for Best Kitchen in a Display Home
2017 MBA Winner for Best Display Home over $750,000
2017 MBA Winner for Best Custom Home $600,000 - $800,000
2016 HIA Winner for Professional Medium Builder/Renovator
2016 HIA Winner for Best Custom Built Home $500,001 - $700,000
Master Builders National Award Winner 2012
Recognised for proven excellence in business performance and financial management in the 'Building & Allied Service' category.




Ron Englehart received the most prestigious award of Life Membership of HIA

 Ron Englehart received the most prestigious award of Life Membership of HIARon Englehart has been awarded the Life Membership of the Housing Industry Association.

The presentation was made at the Industry Outlook Breakfast by National President Ross Lang, in the presence of a big crowd and special guests including past HIA Victorian Presidents and the Premier The Hon Daniel Andrews.

Ross stated that the single greatest honour that can be conferred on a member of HIA is election to the status of life member . A means by which HIA recognises to a select few, in a very public way the exceptional contribution made by an individual to the Housing Industry.

Ron has been a member of the HIA since the early 1980s and has been personally involved with HIA Committees for more than 30 years. Ron was the inaugural Chair of the Planning, Environment and Development Committee and the HIA’s first national GreenSmart Leader.

A recipient of the Centenary medal for service to building, design and construction through ecological sustainability and has presented papers on low energy housing and marketing at national and international conferences and exhibitions.


 Ron Englehart received the most prestigious award of Life Membership of HIA

Photo HIA Managing Director – Shane Goodwin, Victorian President – Robert Griek, Ron Englehart- Englehart Homes, National President – Ross Lang



weeklyreview EXTRACT OF WEEKLY REVIEW DIGITAL EDITORIAL – ENGLEHART HOMES 58 62 O’BRIENS LANE, TEMPLESTOWE In Manningham, the awe evoked by the name Englehart has given rise to a certain etiquette. One may gently update an Englehart-built house, but one does not pull an Englehart house down. To destroy what in effect has become local heritage would be intolerably stupid; your property might never recover its value, and serve you right. –

By Alison Barclay




Fast facts

  • Luxurious three-storey house on two hectares
  • Pool & floodlit tennis court
  • Putting greens and landscaped and natural bush gardens
  • Formal and casual living and dining areas; rumpus room with bar
  • Corian kitchen with St George appliances; study
  • Six bedrooms, the main with spa en suite
  • Four-car garage
  • Walk to Yarra Valley parklands and riding school
  • 16 kilometres from the city


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35 years of being the best Luxury Home Builder

Englehart Homes, one of Melbourne’s most recognised luxury housing brands, is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
A market leader and innovator since its 1st home design became an instant hit in 1980, Englehart Homes has established an enviable reputation for luxury home design and construction in Melbourne’s inner-east.
The Englehart Group also includes Lucas Morris Homes, which Englehart was associated with in the late 1970s and acquired in the early 1990s. While Englehart Homes delivers individual luxury designs in the $700,000-plus range, Lucas Morris focuses on project homes, also for the luxury home buyer, but with luxury home build price tag, in the $400,000 to $700,000 range.
Typically, the group is not resting on its considerable laurels. It has won more than 100 industry awards, but managing director Ron Englehart and his team continue to drive growth and set new benchmarks.
“At the end of the day, we’re only as good as the last home we have built,” he says

Read full article 35 years of being the best 

This article first appeared in The Weekly Review 8 April 2015

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Read full article Narrow Block Builder Weekly Review June 2014

This article first appeared in The Weekly Review 18 June 2014


The Saville Balwyn North Weekly Review

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has profoundly influenced contemporary Australian design because his innovations are ideal for our conditions, says Ron Englehart, the managing director of award-winning luxury builder Englehart Homes.
“Wright’s wide, sheltering eaves, recessed entries and integration of indoor and outdoor living are ideal for our conditions and how we live,” he says. “We created the Saville specifically with the Australian climate, lifestyle and landscape in mind by balancing the Wright tradition with contemporary living and technology.”
Signature Wright innovations used in the Saville display home at 25 Belmore Road, Balwyn North, include the deep eaves and recessed front entry and also a mix of natural materials in Daniel Robertson bricks, render and timber, an apparently floating roof elevation, substantial blade walls, stretches of horizontal timber  windows, strong geometrical shapes, a seamless ……..

Read full article The Saville Balwyn North Weekly Review

This article first appeared in The Weekly Review 13 March 2013

La Provence Balwyn North Weekly Review

The French styling of La Provence on Belmore Road, Balwyn North, is sure to capture the hearts of new home buyers with its steep mansard roof, double casement windows and elegant symmetry. The house bares its heart with its signature wrought-iron cresting along the hipped slate roof. In the best French tradition, the unique stylised motif appears throughout the house, along with the classic fleur de lys and a signature E for Englehart Homes.

La Provence exemplifies traditional French styling combined with contemporary luxury, says Englehart Group managing director Ron Englehart.

Read full article La Provence Balwyn North Weekly Review

This article first appeared in The Weekly Review 18 July 2012

Design savvy Australian classic

There are standard houses and there are exceptional homes, there are profit-driven developers and there are proud builders — Englehart Homes is the latter. This 30-year old, family owned company is in the business of creating homes built to last forever.
As soon as you walk into an Englehart Home you are aware that the process is beyond ‘‘building by numbers’’. Everything evokes permanence and great integrity is invested in the details. Dramatic, distinguished, stylish and substantial, The Saville from Englehart Homes is destined to become an ‘Australian classic’.

Read full article Australian Classic Builder Age Oct 2009

This article first appeared in The Age 31 October 2009

Luxury homes in Melbourne.

Englehart Homes is one of the most recognised brand names for luxury homes in Melbourne.

Ron Englehart, who heads Kew based Englehart Homes, has been at the top of his game for three decades, continually setting new benchmarks in home design.
‘We have always strived to be different with our homes,’ Ron says. ‘We aim to be the market leader. As a result, we have a bit of a following.’
Ron worked for a series of prominent national and international companies prior to starting Englehart Homes almost 30 years ago. His background in management and marketing helped him identify a niche that propelled Englehart Homes into the top-end market.
‘When I started Englehart Homes in the early ’80s, there wasn’t a project home that catered for the third-home buyer,’ Ron says.

Read Full Article Best Architects Designers Luxury Homes Melbourne

This article first appeared in Housing July 2009

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