These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
In the semi-rural township of Ohoka, just north of Christchurch, this sharp-looking home offers the best of both worlds – a city-style house in an idyllic country setting. The design delivers generous interior spaces across a 411sqm floorplan, which translates to five-plus bedrooms, four-plus bathrooms and three living areas. With so much space, it really is a family haven.
A mix of cladding gives the outside an understated, contemporary appearance, while roof overhangs temper harsh midday rays in summer, without compromising the warm, naturally lit interior. Quality fixtures, fittings and finishes have been used throughout the home, culminating in the contemporary monochrome kitchen, complete with waterfall island and concealed walk-in pantry. These touches result in a relaxed, refined environment peppered with luxurious touches at every turn. In summer, the owners can enjoy the country air from the wraparound deck. Sustainable solutions include passive in-slab heating, solar panels, Low-E glass and thermally broken windows.