These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
With expansive views over Tauranga Harbour and positioned with Mount Maunganui as the main axis, this country home sets the benchmark for rural living.
A floated glass canopy roof draws you into the entry. The ceiling skyrockets to 8m through the main living area with its kitchen/dining domain and lounge.
Exposed steel trusses add strength and industrial appeal. Precast concrete and suspended shelving also nod to this commercial approach. Plywood ceilings and wall panelling soften the overall effect.
The introduction of local Kaimai stone lends a sense of timelessness and permanence to the building.
Expansive glazing, including screen sliders and skylights, harnesses solar gain.
With five bedrooms, multiple living areas, a guest wing and expansive covered outdoor areas to enjoy those views, this home delivers comfort and style without being precious about it.
The build leads us back to tried and true design and materials which lend themselves beautifully to the surrounding environment and family living.