These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
With its superb outdoor living areas and spacious ensuite bedrooms, the owners can proudly share this Kumeu home with guests, well into their retirement. The open-plan living domain with scullery is the welcoming heart of this refined 630sqm residence. Warm timber takes the floor, combining well with the dark kitchen cabinetry. A natural stone fireplace invites relaxation in the lounge area. High vaulted ceilings offer a feeling of openness and add subtle texture. The northfacing position of the home was the winning factor in achieving solar gain, which enhances warmth and ambience. Solar panels contribute to lower power costs. Outdoor areas echo the interior with high vaulted soffits and an open fire clad in natural stone. Extensive landscaping offers multiple pathways between the home’s volumes. An outdoor kitchen, spa and large swimming pool are exceptional alfresco extras. The master suite and guest sanctuary are located at separate ends of the home. Super comfy and private, these retreats both connect direct to the outdoors.