A Home of Two Halves wins Gold

The team at Design Builders Waikato have won Gold, at the Waikato 2022 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. Congratulations to the clients and teams behind this outstanding accolade.

With its narrow sloping site, this three-bedroom beach retreat is a stellar example of creativity and craftmanship. To deliver on the homeowners’ brief, while maximising site coverage, two side-by-side pods were created, slightly stepped down from each other and cleverly linked by a breezeway.

With a compact 112sqm floorplan, careful use of space was a priority. This has been skilfully achieved with high raking ceilings over the open-plan kitchen and living area and stacking glass doors to create a light and open atmosphere. An inbuilt corner seat framed by large windows provides extra dining space or a sunny spot for weekend reading.

The main bedroom and ensuite completes the first pod of the home, while two secondary bedrooms, a bathroom and powder room in the second pod provide visiting family and friends their own private retreat. Outside, creative landscaping has allowed for a ramp, an outdoor shower and plenty of storage.

The combination of sandy tones in the weatherboards, stained vertical timber and soft interior tones create a calming beachside vibe – a perfect place in which to relax and escape the daily grind.

Category: New Home $500,000 – $750,000

Award: Gold

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White kitchen interior with wooden bar stools
Outdoor home entrance with a wooden ramp

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