These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
The owners of this Tauranga property have taken a standard house and land package and turned up the volume. Adding their own twists and flourishes, the resulting three-bedroom, two-bathroom home makes great use of a 204sqm footprint and suits their lifestyle to the last detail. A guest wing to accommodate visitors, plus extra-large closet areas were two must-haves. A clever cavity sliding door allows the front wing to be closed off completely from the rest of the home. The entrance gallery is spacious and welcoming, disguising a walk-in linen closet behind a black feature wall – the only break in the home’s light colour scheme. There’s also a built-in office, window-seat boxes, hot-water airing, a garage shed and custom laundry. The open-plan hub is light and inviting, flowing out to a courtyard for enjoying the sun and fresh air. Inside, a heat transfer system keeps the home cosy. Large windows enhance the spacious feel and provide peeks at the easycare landscaping. Glass sliding doors connect multiple rooms to outdoor living.