These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
The juxtaposition of warm vertical wood and smooth plaster to the exterior of this Christchurch house is striking. Step inside and there’s plenty more to catch the eye in this architecturally designed three-bedroom, two-bathroom 166sqm home. For starters, the kitchen and living space to the left of the entry is partially separated by full-height timber slats – an attractive architectural feature. The kitchen itself is fully functioning in pristine white, with a dark glass splashback. The open-plan layout, complete with generous island, means the cook can be part of the action when entertaining. Indoor-outdoor flow is an important feature of the open-plan living area, with sliders leading straight to the wooden deck. The backyard is currently a blank canvas ready for landscaping and even raised vegetable beds – the owners can really make their mark here. There’s a lot to be said for this home’s ability to be able to adapt to suit a growing family.