These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Cleverly crafted on tricky terrain, this contemporary Ruby Bay residence commands views over Tasman Bay towards Nelson.
The home rises to 9m off the ground at its highest point, in order to make the most of this enviable outlook. Massive windows frame the scenery and draw in sunlight at every turn.
The exterior Flashclad aluminium cladding is powder-coated coal dust, which complements the surrounding native bush. Detailed recesses of stained cedar provide eye-catching texture and depth.
The lower level is retained into the slope. The upper floor deck is supported on a large steel structure.
The result is a house that has a firm relationship with its surrounds. Inside, spaces are also intimately connected with the outdoors.
Detailing to the interiors, including in the entertainer’s kitchen and two inviting bathrooms is of a very high standard. The finishing on the timber deck, where its face meets the glass balustrade deserves special attention – if you can tear your eyes away from the view.