These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Warm, spacious and with exterior appeal that complements the scenery, this stellar build in Queenstown hits every mark. A simple design has allowed for added spending on designer finishes, expansive glazing and cedar and schist elements. Underfloor heating warms from the ground up. Superior insulation creates an airtight environment that keeps the warmth in. This beautiful home stays extra cosy in winter with incredibly low heating costs. Insulation extends to the garage and garage door with its ply-lined walls, making this a super-usable space year-round. Negative detailing to the garage door ties in with the front entrance, which opens to a mudroom, serving the needs of the outdoorsy owners. The main home is carpeted and all walls have sound insulation working quietly behind the scenes. Two fully tiled bathrooms feature automatic toilets. Cedar French doors invite you into the sun-drenched open-plan area with its spacious kitchen with breakfast nook and an effortless flow to outdoor living. This home is a testament to smart design and sound spending.