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Gong! Bringing the Awards Home. The Score...So Far

Design Builders’ homes have scored big at the Master Builders House of the Year 2016. So far they have won 4 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 category winner, 1 Lifestyle award winner and 1 bronze. With all those awards it’s easy to lose track of what won what, so here’s a handy guide to the tally so far.

Congratulations to our clients, teams, contractors, partners and everyone who helped make these stunning homes a reality. They’re among the best of the best.

See here for last year’s winners.

Awards

A Home with a Heart
Gold and Category Winner
New Home $300,000 – $400,000

This stunner took home a Gold award and won its category. It’s no wonder the judges took a shine to this modern family home, it’s an absolute prime example of style and practicality for a price that won’t rock the boat. Get the full story here.

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Country Charm
GIB Show Home

You can enjoy country-style living in modern-day suburbia. Just look at this show-stopping show home in The Meadows of Hamilton with its gabled volumes and rich cladding. It’s a twist on the traditional barn with all the trappings of modern life. You can read more about this award winning home here.

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Space Cadet
Gold Medal & Lifestyle Award Winner
New Home $300,000 – $400,000

The owners of this clever compact home in Clive say it ticks all the boxes. And the judges agreed with them. Design Builders Hawke’s Bay nailed a glittering Gold Award and Lifestyle Award (Sustainable) for this stylish home that’s also beautifully energy-efficient. Read more.

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Perfect Pitch
Gold Medal Winner
New Home $1 million – $2 million

Design Builders Manawatu grabbed gold when the judges gave their highest marks to this spacious pavilion-style residence in Halcombe which captures the surrounding views. Several outdoor living spaces mean the owners can enjoy alfresco entertaining all year round. Read more.

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The Hunt is Over
Silver Award Winner
New Home $300,000 – $400,000

Here’s another home that’s made for a growing family. The judges were impressed by the carefully thought-out design which gives the kids have a zone of their own enjoy away from Mum and Dad. Take a closer look right here.

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Going Coastal
Silver Medal Winner
New Home $400,000 – $500,000

A challenging coastal environment set the scene for the creation of this Te Awanga home. Considered a “quintessentially Kiwi bach with a twist”, standout features include sheltered outdoor living spaces and a unique combination of raw and refined materials. Read more here.

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Right at Home
Silver Medal Winner
New Home $400,000 – $500,000

A shiny silver went to this fantastically functional four-bedroom home in Feilding. The judges were impressed by the way our design team made the most of a tricky site, to create a home that’s perfectly in tune with the retired owners’ lives. Read more.

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Size Matters
Bronze Medal Winner
Showhome

This stylish home makes a virtue of its size. At 210m2 it includes three stunning bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage. See more of this beautiful bronze award-winner here.

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