These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Conceived with a Scandinavia sensibility, this spacious family home is set to impress from the moment you step through the bespoke brass pivot front door.
Spread over 300sqm and including a barn, the house exudes a warmth and elegance thanks to its muted natural tones and minimalist details. Recessed oak skirting and electric blinds add to the serenity, and the lack of architraves accentuates its form.
Two outdoor areas flow from the open-plan living/kitchen. On the northern side, a deck complete with a built-in seat and pool area, is bathed in sunlight and enjoys expansive views down the valley. On windy days or when shade is needed, a more intimate deck with a LouvreTec roof, built-in log burner fireplace and barbecue area makes for easy entertaining.
It’s just as inviting in the European stone bathroom, where you can soak in the bath with views of the bush or luxuriate in the light pouring through the shower skylight. Energy-efficient, the home features 20 solar panels and all materials were selected with a low-carbon footprint in mind.