National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
National Outdoor Living
The epitome of outdoor living in NZ
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Innovation is key to this remarkably private, urban oasis on a tight site in Tauranga South. Major consideration was given to neighbours. The future-proofed, cedar-and-clay-brick family home sits harmoniously alongside a Catholic convent and juts to school grounds overlooking the harbour.
Every square metre of the 230sqm floor plan is utilised: joinery maximises views and minimises heat loss, louvres create an all-weather deck space, the garage doubles as a cosy spare room and cavity sliding doors function as both bedroom and wardrobe doors. Beauty matters here, too. A wide, pivoting copper door opens to reveal exposed brick and cedar shiplap walls with negative detailing. As well as oak floors and custom copper wall linings, the spaces include ample storage, soundproofing, over-specification insulation and under-floor heating for practicality and comfort. And let’s not forget the fun factor. The sociable owners love to dine with friends, while teenagers reign over the concrete-floored downstairs lounge space and pool. All this on 463sqm.
AS WELL AS BEING THE LOCAL CATEGORY WINNER, BELCO HOMES LIMITED ALSO WON THE NATIONAL CARTERS NEW HOME $1 MILLION-$2 MILLION AWARD AND THE OUTDOOR LIVING AWARD AT THE NATIONAL COMPETITION.