Awarded to builder entries which achieve 82.5% of available points and are at least 65% above industry standard.
Warm, inviting and oh-so spacious, this exquisite rural hunting-lodge dwelling exudes country charm. The 450sqm two-storey home inland from Tauranga is full of luxurious places in which to indulge and unwind. Wood used throughout delivers earthy appeal. Step into the double-height entry and marvel at the wondrous sense of space. Continue through to discover the three beautifully crafted living areas for everyday relaxation. An open fire set in schist creates an incredibly welcoming feature. The open-plan dining and kitchen area with scullery is a feast for the senses – you can almost smell the Sunday roast cooking. American oak flooring features throughout. A curved staircase leads to an interior bridge which links the master domain with ensuite to the rest of the home. Old wharf beams have been lovingly repurposed for rafters and ridge beams, bringing a good dose of history to this modern residence. The verandas and entry incorporate more restored wharf beams while a mix of claddings allows the home to exist in harmony with the natural environment.