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.
This beautifully designed two-storey home enjoys spectacular views of the Waikato River, wending its way through the landscape below. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is a sight to behold as well. From its recycled red-brick entrance, the 307sqm house opens to a living area on each floor, an office space on the second level, and a play nook for the children under the stairs.
A timber bulkhead ceiling in the kitchen adds texture and warmth to the black and white cabinetry and island bench, and connects with a relaxed dining booth. Equipped with a large scullery, drinks fridge and masses of storage, entertaining guests will be a breeze. From the double-height dining area, step out onto the large patio. With an enclosed area and fireplace that doubles as a pizza oven, you’ll be able to enjoy this space year-round.
Everything has been taken care of in this show home, right down to the styling – inspired by the classic New York loft. This is abundantly clear in the kitchen, alcove dining space and black and white bathroom with its elegant New York subway tiles.