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.
Cedar and Wakatipu schist at the entrance of this home are on point. The natural materials beautifully complement the southern environment. From the cladding and flooring to cabinetry and apex Kapo board grooved ceiling, every facet demonstrates the builders’ skills.
The all-important factors you won’t see are the systems in place for thermal efficiency, including thermally-broken foundation and underfloor heating with an air-to-water heatpump. The double-glazed windows and doors maintain the warmth. Views are captured from within the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. Stacking doors off the dining and living area lead to a covered, private deck.
The thoroughly considered design includes a cosy media snug, luxurious powder room, custom-built study nook and a spacious laundry that leads to the double garage. The main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe would make a high-end hotelier nervous. The well-appointed double guest bedrooms are separated by the main bathroom.