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.
Designed to fit effortlessly within one of Auckland’s most historical suburbs, this brand new, four-bedroom villa encompasses both heritage style and modern must-have features. When the existing 1920s house was demolished to make way for the new dwelling, it was important that archived elements were preserved and integrated seamlessly into the new build.
This has allowed the new house to honour its past while living firmly in the present. It all blends harmoniously for a look and feel of its own. The villa was also constructed with sustainability top of mind, and includes timber weatherboards and floors, as well as a deck crafted solely from recycled engineered materials.
An HRV ventilation system allows for comfort all year round. Low-VOC (volatile organic compound) Resene paints were selected for both the interior and exterior of the property. One of several ‘modern villas’ in Devonport, this is an exemplar of what can be achieved when dedication, skill and attention to detail are applied.