Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Local Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
A concrete vision executed with incredible precision, this New Plymouth home is ultra-modern and architecturally striking – a minimalist masterpiece. And while it stands its ground as a sculptural work of art, it’s also – pleasingly for the owners – an incredibly warm and inviting place to call home. A custom-made front door and powder-coated steel stairwell greet visitors. Ply stair treads tie in with bathroom and kitchen joinery. The 300sqm spread of superbly styled interiors sits over two storeys. Polished concrete, thoughtfully heated, takes the floor both upstairs and down. The ground level features three bedrooms, a large bathroom and a luxurious open-plan living space with double-height ceilings in the dining area. A bedroom at the rear opens to the heated outdoor swimming pool. Upstairs is reserved for the master bedroom with indulgent ensuite, plus a living room. The concrete walls and absence of skirtings or architraves ensure a clean-cut feel. Concrete retains heat in winter and keeps the home cool in summer.