National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
This home, which won the National Builders Own Home Award, gazes over the sand dunes towards the Pacific, making the most of days by the sea, just south of Dunedin.
Masses of glass frame the superb outlook, while well-positioned decks create alfresco living platforms that are immersed in nature. Reverse-run aluminium cladding promises to stand up to anything the coastal climate hurls at it.
While relatively small, the design offers a superb spatial experience beneath varied ceiling heights and materials. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and open-plan living are expertly arranged on the 166sqm floor plan.
The compact yet contemporary kitchen is positioned beneath a beautiful exposed ceiling structure – a work of art with acoustic benefits. This space flows out to a covered dining deck.
The living area with woodburner goes full volume, spatially speaking, beneath sky-high sloping ceilings.
Honest construction is evident in the exposed metal bracing. The same effect is employed in the master suite, which mirrors the living domain – views included.