Regional Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Regional Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Regional Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
With its gabled rectangular form and black iron cladding, this clever new build makes a striking statement yet complements its natural environment. Internally, the house has been lined in chipboard with negative detailing. Polished concrete floors not only look stylish but absorb the sunlight that floods in, keeping the north-facing home warm. The bathroom also features chipboard and two windows to capture the outlook. One of these is positioned at the end of the shower to bring the rural views inside.
Floor-to-ceiling dark tiles in the shower alcove make a stunning contrast to the wood. Made on site, the concrete vanity benchtops match the imported bathtub and vanity bowls. Doors from each of the four bedrooms open to their own exposed aggregate terrace, landscaped with plants and boulders. Attached to the custom kitchen island is a lowered dining area, continuing the chipboard theme. The cabinets and benchtops match those in the bathrooms, and contrast with the rest of the open-plan space. A lot has been achieved in this home on a tight budget.