Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2020 celebrates the best of New Zealand homes, the people who design and build them, and incredible world-class craftsmanship. Now the spotlight is on the East Coast of the North Island. In this regional heat, Design Builders Bay of Plenty and Design Builders Hawke’s Bay have been recognised with a total of no fewer than four awards. Congratulations to the clients, teams and partners behind these wonderful winners!
Winner – Bright Beginnings, by Design Builders Bay of Plenty
Category: GIB Show Home
Awards: Gold award, Regional Category Winner
This four-bedroom showhome overlooking the golf course is a modern take on the traditional Hamptons-style house. The modern design also takes into consideration ages and stages of owners, with easy-to-use door hardware, bathroom fittings, and wall noggins suitable for grab rails. This single-level home could take its residents from young-family stage right through to retirement.
Winner – Cottage Charm, by Design Builders Hawke’s Bay
Category: New Home $450,000 – $600,000
Awards: Silver Award
A modern take on the classic cottage, this three-bedroom home within a character area of Havelock North. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen area blends with outdoor spaces for all-day sun. Beautiful polished floors invite visitors into the spacious kitchen with a central island. High raking ceilings in the main living area elevate the openness. Upstairs is a private retreat featuring the main bedroom, ensuite, dresser and study.
Winner – Shape of the Future, by Design Builders Hawke’s Bay
Category: Carters New Home $1 million – $1.5 million
Awards: Bronze award
This new build has been designed to make the most of its ocean views. The owners wake to the morning sun, the best spot to start the day. For outdoor enjoyment, the covered west-facing deck is tucked behind the main living area. A deck on the north side offers protection from the sea breeze – the ideal spot for a gin and tonic. This amazing home is future-proofed with a lift to the second level.