These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Classic, modern elegance awaits in Tauranga. But this waterside wonder offers more than just good looks and clever detail (such as the recessed lighting in the kitchen). The design also shows a clear understanding of passive energy and thermal envelopes, harnessing the sun’s positive vibes and maximising shelter. That means year-round comfort for the happy owners.
The harbour is the hero of the scenery, framed to perfection by masses of glass in the open-plan living space and master bedroom. The large outdoor entertaining area creates an inviting extension of the interior with a choice of shelter or sun-soaked relaxation. Prevailing winds are no match for this design, which also incorporates cross ventilation.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 271sqm layout features fantastic flow and a separate wing for guest bedrooms. Living spaces are connected by large cavity doors to either let the rooms breathe or create a more cosy atmosphere when needed.
The wood exterior exudes lovely warmth. Interior materials offers a pleasant mix of textures.