Awarded to builder entries which achieve 82.5% of available points and are at least 65% above industry standard.
When contemporary and classic styles are combined in the best possible way, the result is always a delight. Take this home on the shores of Lake Taupō. The board-and-batten exterior has a thoroughly modern look, but also harks back to the fishing baches of days gone by. The 295sqm pavilion-style house, a true collaboration between builder and client, is also designed to capture and celebrate everything its surrounds have to offer. It’s there for all to see – in the windows and glass doors that frame the lake and landscape, as well as the covered alfresco zone that brings you right beside it. The outdoor fire means you’ll always be able to sip wine outside. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house might have a hint of the rustic in its exterior, but indoors it’s all contemporary style and mod cons. Raking ceilings throughout the kitchen, dining and living rooms, plus other subtle bespoke features, set the tone. The kitchen, a study in serene neutrals, is a cook’s dream. So, all that is left to do is pull up the boat and dry off by the outdoor fire after a day on the lake, or rack the skis in the storage and cosy up in front of the lounge fireplace.
REGIONAL AWARDS WON