To meet Jonathon Grima is to understand why he’s “not your typical tradie”; he paints his nails, colour coordinates his clothes and uses measuring tape to lace his boots.
This use of flair and flamboyance is a clever part of a planned approach to stand out from the increasing number of builders flooding Melbourne’s construction industry.
It therefore comes as no surprise that Jon’s home is not your typical Point Cook home. It’s towering nautical inspired exterior has become an iconic structure admired by locals young and old. Students have been known to stop by on their way home and marvel at the grand wooden entrance door with it’s porthole window, or the sail boat tucked away in the themed garden.
This extravagant home is no stranger to attention either. Channel 7’s “Australia’s Best Houses” recently sent their TV crew around to uncover all the wonders that lie beyond it’s intriguing facade. If the 5 generous bedrooms, 4 living areas, 3 bathrooms and cinema room aren’t enticing enough, perhaps the luxury spa in the master suite or giant chess set in the back yard will win you over. Of course, none of which can compete with the dramatic presence of an architecturally designed tubular light well in the entrance foyer. Designed as a family home, Jony has done well to balance modern sensibility with cheeky charisma.