These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Proudly modern, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home stands out from the crowd in Blenheim.
The owners wanted something contemporary but, they said, it also had to feel family friendly. This 370sqm design does just that.
Polished concrete flooring creates a sleek look that draws you from the entry into the light-filled open-plan living space. Underfloor heating warms winter feet.
The open layout is designed around entertaining, with a well-appointed kitchen and dining space and a chic yet comfortable family area.
A massive external corner stacker opens the kitchen up to the wraparound deck, creating indoor-outdoor flow. The extended roofline forms a covered open-air oasis with integrated pizza oven, large benchtop and barbecue.
A separate lounge provides added comfort and flexibility for family life.
There’s another family friendly surprise in the central solid oak staircase. LED strip lighting gives each tread a floating effect, but unlike your typical floating staircase, there’s still room for hidden storage underneath.