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.
There’s no denying this modern Merrilands abode has wow factor. Its multiple volumes, stacked one in front of the other, and each progressively smaller, call to mind an unconventional Russian doll. It’s impossible not to take a closer look. But it’s not all form over function. Sidled up to its southern boundary, the 373sqm, four-bedroom home faces due north, enhancing solar gain in the spacious living areas and maximising space for outdoor entertaining. The lower level houses a large concrete block double garage, separate laundry, entry and games/media room. Next level up is the main open-plan living area, office, kitchen with scullery, dining and outdoor living. Overnight visitors will feel right at home thanks to the stylish guest bedroom and bathroom. Heading upstairs to the third and final floor, you’ll find three bedrooms, including the well-appointed master bedroom with its beautifully designed ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. A generous family bathroom on this level completes the exceptional example of modern living. Photo Credit: Rodger Richardson