These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
This four-bedroom new build was designed to pay homage to the house it replaced, while providing a modern home for a new generation. The Catley house, built in 1952, was one of the fi rst constructed for well-known designers Group Architects, but the heritage-listed building was severely affected by rot and borer beetles and needed replacing.
The second-generation family owners wanted a new home at the front of the site that would replicate elements of the original house. They asked for a light and airy home with dark cedar exterior and modern architectural flair, and it’s fair to say the brief has been met. Where possible, design elements from the Catley house were used. Modern materials, techniques and features ensure comfort and future-proofing for the current residents of the 256sqm Auckland property.
A west-facing outdoor living space with statement fireplace and an eastern deck with harbour views are standout features. A ground-floor guest suite, independent of the main house, has private access anda wet bar to cater for guests or carers in the future.