National Bathroom Excellence
Of all the bathrooms in the country, this is judged to be the best
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.
Local Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
Sitting on more than two hectares, this stunning home casts a leisurely glance over green pastures to Lake Te Anau. Stylish yet functional, it is crafted from raw materials in their true form. Striking stone chimneys house a log burner and open fire, which create a warming ambience inside and out. The home’s 150mm thick wooden frame walls were crafted on site.
Divided into three sections – living/kitchen, guest wing, and a separate area for the homeowners – this 590sqm beauty exudes a sense of open space. Timber ceilings cross the threshold, providing shelter to the wraparound deck. Steel framing holds masses of glass.
The central kitchen, with butler’s pantry, opens on one side to a sheltered outdoor living area and, on the other, to a media/games room and outside to a spa.
The master domain and office area is complete with walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and captivating views. The guest wing consists of four bedrooms (one with a kitchenette), two bathrooms and uninterrupted views. This whole wing is designed to be closed off with a sliding oak door when only the owners are staying.
ADDING TO THEIR SOUTHERN REGIONAL SUCCESS, where they won a Gold along with the Southern Region Bathroom Excellence Award for the ensuite in this property, followed by a Gold Reserve Award, Jason Barlow Builders went on to win the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award at the National competition, crowning this bathroom the best in the country.