These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
It’s goodbye tired 1970s unit and hello modern retirement retreat. The owners have replaced their existing dwelling on a cross-lease site in Auckland with this stylish, sun-loving stunner, designed for easy living.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces have all their needs covered.
Destined to serve the couple for years to come, this 240sqm, two-level home, champions timeless style, low-maintenance living and sustainability.
Thermally bridged, double-glazed windows, underfloor hydronic heating, passive ventilation, photo voltaic panels, LED lights and high-rated insulation all join forces to create an incredibly comfortable and energy efficient living environment.
Tiled floors provide an additional source of passive heating that’s also pleasing to the eye.
Future-proofing includes a lift, wide doors and non-slip/trip features such as flush thresholds.
Living areas open up to landscaped gardens via a terrace area with louvre roof cover. Clever use of the small site allows for a vege patch and garden sheds.