• Keeping it in the family

    Keeping it in the family


For the Marcolina family, the best foundation for a new home is one built on strong family values. And they should know – they’ve been building new homes for West Australians now for three generations.

The origins of their family business, Atrium Homes, hark back 50 years to patriarch and designer-builder Wilhem Marcolina Senior. Wilhem focused on achieving excellence through quality construction, attention to detail and pride in workmanship, and these principles are still the focus of the present generation of the Marcolina family.

“We’ve been building on our family values for over 50 years now,” said Atrium Homes director Daniel Marcolina.

“They’ve helped us get to where we are today, building beautiful award-winning homes for West Australian families.  For us, the benchmark for prestige homes is achieved by striving for uncompromising quality above all else – the quality of our design, construction and guaranteed personal service.”

Atrium Homes has built hundreds of beautiful new homes over the decades but it wasn’t until this year that they found time to build themselves a new home. Their new bespoke office building at 9 Wilcock Street in Ardross is a stunning showcase of their award-winning design and construction techniques.

Designed by Bill and Pat Marcolina, together with the Atrium Homes design team and design company Valmont, the new building provides more room, improved facilities and more user-friendly office space for the growing number of staff. It also offers more comfortable surroundings for client meetings, including the fantastic new pre-start and consulting rooms.

This is where you get to sit in comfort and style to make all those important and exciting decisions about how your new home will look, using custom designed product displays and the latest technology to show you how those finishes and fittings will actually look in your home.

“This really is a new and exciting chapter for Atrium Homes,” Daniel said.

“Being in a more accessible location has made it easier for our clients to visit us, and the well-appointed entry foyer helps promote our company image and show off the many awards that we’ve collected over the years.

“It is significant that in 50 years, our family business has only moved twice before. We really value the idea that there’s a future in everything we build.”

The new offices have also given Atrium a greater capacity to create individually designed homes. An important element of the building process is getting the design right, and having the ability to work personally with your designer is a real advantage.

Stuart Toplis and Cameron McDonald are two of Atrium’s top designers. Between them they have over 40 years experience, and they both enjoy working closely with clients, getting to know them and how they live.

“We start the building process with an initial consultation with the client, after which we prepare a detailed brief to ensure a design that is perfectly attuned to the client’s lifestyle and expectations,” said Stuart.

“Because Atrium Homes is a small, family-owned company, we can follow the progress of each home with the client, from our initial design concept right through to completion. That is the most rewarding part of the design process - following this progression and ultimately creating a quality home that will exceed our client’s expectations.”

The design for your new home can be based on one of Atrium’s display homes, from previously designed custom homes, or completely individually designed. As a very special offer, Atrium Homes is currently offering a free design service – normally valued at up to $2,000 – when you choose them to build your new home.

Feel free to pop in for a coffee; the Atrium design studio is open Monday to Friday, and the team is more than happy to talk about ideas you may have for your next family home.

Atrium Homes also has a stunning range of display homes both north and south of the river, which you can visit either during normal display hours or by private appointment. Locations are on the website - visit atrium-homes.com.au - or call them on 6310 8888 or 0418 941 415 (a/h). The free design service* is only available for a limited time, so if you’ve been dreaming of a brand new home – stop dreaming and let Atrium Homes make it a beautiful reality! *Conditions apply.  

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