These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
This well-crafted 233sqm Christchurch home shows how vertical cedar and plaster can create compelling exterior appeal. Striking beams frame the approach.
A full-height central entry divides the living and entertainment wing from the bedroom/bathroom wing. The sunny master bedroom is a haven for hard-working parents, with its own tiled patio, walk-in robe and fully tiled ensuite. Three further bedrooms serve family life.
The large kitchen and scullery feature stone benches for easy entertaining. Natural light and warmth flood the open-plan space through 3m-high slider doors.
The large northfacing living room and alfresco dining spaces rest under grand raking ceilings. The spacious outdoor area is an all-star of year-round entertainment. Fitted with gas and electrical supplies, it’s ready for the barbecue or outside kitchen to be installed.
Incredibly energy-efficient, the home has two heat pumps, a gas fire and above-code insulation and low-emissivity glass, argon-filled windows. It’s also electric car-charger ready, with keyless entry. Yep, this place has mod cons and contemporary appeal aplenty.