These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
This weekend retreat has spectacular views of Otamatea River. Surrounded by beautiful landscaping, the structure comprises three minimalist boxes clad in black stained cedar. This modern aesthetic continues through to the home’s interior. The central box features a luxe black kitchen. A secret door that blends in with the cabinetry leads to the scullery and laundry, where the fridge is also housed.Two walls of sliding doors open out onto the deck, where an alfresco area can be used year round.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing in the open-plan living area offers exceptional indoor-outdoor living, while oak floors add visual warmth. This connection to the surrounding environment continues in every bedroom, as well as the main- bedroom ensuite. Its freestanding oval bathtub sits in front of an exterior-mounted sliding door, offering an unbeatable view. The main bedroom is equally stunning, with a custom recessed bedhead and private deck. The result is a getaway that no one wants to leave.