These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
The renovation of this beautiful Newtown, Wellington, villa is the result of clients with vision, great architectural and interior design and a team of builders who were up for the challenge. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house across a 242sqm floor-plan has been sympathetically updated and reorganised for modern family living, without giving away any of the beautiful villa touches, such as the panelled walls and moulded ceilings.
The high-performance Skylit kitchen has a deliberate vintage French feel. It repeats the panelling of the hallway for cohesion, while the sleek, white Corian benchtop, butler’s pantry, integrated appliances and marble tiles work together to make a space in which most people would be thrilled to cook a Sunday roast. The same sympathetic renovation can be seen in the bathrooms. Large, marble-look tiles line the lower half of the walls and are juxtaposed alongside dark herringbone floor tiles. The antique sideboard was sourced from France and transformed into a bespoke vanity. If it didn’t already have it, this villa now has that je ne sais quoi.