These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
International lines are crossed in this new Harwood Homes four-bedroom, two-bathroom and three-living room design that blends Nordic simplicity with that Kiwi knack for the unexpected. The two-winged Tauranga design masters its deceptively angled site. The plan offers a wide and warm welcome – drawing inside to a spacious foyer and dining area merging into the family hub. Cantilevered glass-panel sliders offer an inviting entry to the lounge. Afternoon sun is exploited, with the living zone and master bedroom taking advantage of the view and spilling to outdoor areas. The central courtyard is particularly clever – a conduit between dining and family areas and an office-cum-bedroom. A neutral decor has been chosen, with accents from nature infusing subtle contrasts in stone, wood and tiling. The modern tone-on-tone finish nods to state-of-the-art materials and systems, while acknowledging Scandinavian tradition. This is a masterpiece in design and detail; calm in approach and soothing in its sophistication.