Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Life’s coasting along beautifully for the owners of this pleasant and super-practical Pauanui retirement pad. Light, bright Linea weatherboard and corrugated iron cladding add plenty of street appeal. The bright red front door provides a welcome introduction. Built over two storeys, the great-value three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence will easily accommodate family and friends. Open-plan living creates a wonderful hub for everyday enjoyment on the top floor. The kitchen boasts a walk-in pantry and a scarlet splashback – the cherry on top. The layout flows easily into other areas of the home. Loads of sunshine floods in through ample glazing. The overall feel is light and open. North-facing glass sliders enable a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor living. The sheltered upstairs alfresco area is a tempting space to put your feet up and enjoy the outlook at any time of the day. Downstairs, the large double garage also functions as a work space. All the boxes are ticked on a tight budget.