Another successful year for Design Builders across the board, at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. Design Builders have yet again wowed the judges with entrants from Design Builders in Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Franklin, Waikato, Taupo, and Bay of Plenty.  Over the years, Design Builders’ clients and teams have enjoyed some big wins and this is no different as they continue to impress.

Award winning house in Hawkes Bay

Pure Genius | Design Builders Hawke’s Bay
Category: Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 – $1 million
Awards: Gold Award, Regional Category Winner

Nestled amid bush-clad hills, this Havelock North home provides a lovely place to dwell, linger and connect with friends and family. Slate blue-grey cladding, charcoal joinery and corrugated roofing lend understated elegance to the exterior. This is enhanced by rock work, landscaping and sculptures placed on the front lawn. Click here to view more photographs.

Perfect Poise | Design Builders Wellington
Category: CARTERS New Home $1 million – $1.5 million
Awards: Gold Award, Regional Category Winner

The four pavilions that form this high-end Upper Hutt home express their own character and purpose. Elegant design unites them beautifully and the overall effect is one of contemporary cohesion. Inspiration for the four-bedroom L-shaped residence came from the pavilion-style homes often found in the deep south. Click here to view more photographs.

Award winning Wellington home exterior
Award winning home exterior in daylight

Taupo Highlight | Design Builders Tuapo
Category: GIB Showhome
Awards: Gold award, Lifestyle Award (Bathroom)

Designed over two luxurious levels, the floorplan of this modern 253sqm home maximises every inch of space. On the upper level, timber ceilings in the open-plan living, dining and kitchen zone are teamed with wooden flooring to create a welcoming, natural warmth. A modern colour palette of black, bronze, white and timber throughout impresses at every turn. It is enhanced with sophisticated use of vertical wooden features and elegant lighting. Click here to view more photographs.

A Home of Two Halves | Design Builders Waikato
Category: New Home $500,000 – $750,000
Award: Gold Award

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. Click here to view more photographs.

Award winning home outdoor living area
Award winning home backyard exterior

Renovation with Imagination | Design Builders Bay of Plenty
Category: Bunnings Renovation $750,000 – $1.5 million
Award: Silver Award

While Design Builders BOP have built a strong reputation for new builds, just occasionally a client is more interested in refreshing their much-loved existing home. Sam Perrin and his expert team were asked to add an extension and carry out some renovations to the house, which is nestled in a New Zealand rural setting and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The project morphed into a full-scale renovation. The large family home had been renovated some 18 years ago. Click here to view more photographs.

The Manor | Design Builders Franklin
Category: GIB Showhome
Award: Gold, Regional Category Winner

This Auckland showhome is sited and designed to maximise expansive northern views from the Hauraki Gulf to the sky tower. Featuring thermally modified pine and Mansion brick cladding accentuated with cedar fascia and copper entry feature, there’s real attention to detail and quality materials throughout.

Open spaces and glazing offer multiple views and sun. There are raking ceilings in the kitchen. The living area flows through a pillarless corner to a louvred-covered outdoor entertaining area. Luxury fittings throughout the interior add to a wonderful feeling of grandeur. Click here to view more photos.