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.
Striking angles and masses of glass combine to create open contemporary interiors in this Lower Hutt home. High, sloping ceilings accommodate floor-to-ceiling windows for that lovely light-filled feel. Full-height doors enhance the spacious, modern look. But how to keep these high-pitched volumes warm? Underfloor heating has been installed in an exposed concrete slab. Concrete floors and all that glazing draw in sunlight and redistribute it throughout the day. The relatively compact footprint also makes this an easy home to heat. A must for family life. This modern Box Design home comprises three bedrooms, two living spaces, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a double garage all on 168sqm. All bedrooms and both living areas have access to the outdoors through sliding doors. Custom joinery both divides and ties the interior spaces together. Viewed from outside, the home has two distinct faces. On the northern end, it reads as a traditional gable design, but elsewhere it shows its contemporary nature with soaring monopitch rooflines.