Awarded to builder entries which achieve 82.5% of available points and are at least 65% above industry standard.
Nestled into the hillside, this artfully crafted new home south of Katikati serves as a contemporary country haven for a progressive professional couple. Designed to share with extended family, the 280sqm residence embraces a sunny open-air entertainment area with pool, deck and fire. Inside, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces offer the choice of socialising or solitude. Open-plan living is equipped for large gatherings. The plywood ceiling, open staircase and feature fire surround pack a powerful design punch. Dark cladding delivers understated visual impact, allowing the building to blend in with its surroundings. Solar gain has been cleverly maximised on the southfacing site. Ample glass, clever construction and careful placement of light-gathering features all contribute to the home’s bright and airy ambience. Strategically positioned for panoramic views, the home has views of wetlands and the rolling rural landscape out towards the Kaimai Range. Sweeping glass balustrading ensures an uninterrupted outlook.