The 380m² home is ideally suited to its peaceful Pitone landscape, with ample glazing encouraging its owners to step out and enjoy the relaxed alfresco living. There they can soak up water views from the spa pool, or unwind on the deck with a built-in barbecue.
The architecturally designed home enjoys broad views of the Tasman Sea from the living area while the Katikara Stream is seen from almost every room.
Glass bifolds connect to the open-plan area with an entertainer's kitchen. Two children's bedrooms are set apart in their own area and the guest room, with ensuite, is near the entry.
The master bedroom offers a peaceful retreat, while the ensuite has a feature freestanding bath and double shower. There's a boat shed, double garage and lower deck to complete the picture of relaxation.
Peace and tranquillity abound in this home in The Lakes, Tauranga, winner of a Silver Award in the Gib Showhome category. An elegant natural palette ties the interior and exterior together, and connects the house to its surroundings. Multiple outdoor spaces offer a choice of covered alfresco dining or sun-soaked solitude.
Intelligently designed, this 208m² modern family home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces. As well as a media lounge, there's the central kitchen-dining-family hub. The scullery-laundry's clever design links directly to the garage and outdoors, keeping messy jobs behind the scenes.
The home's super energy-efficient heating includes a condensing boiler that runs radiators in the main bedroom and open-plan living spaces.
Three awards were won by this Fowler Homes residence: Category Placemakers New Home $400,000-$500,000; Gold Placemakers New Home $400,000-$500,000 and National Gold reserve Placemakers New Home $400,000- $500,000.
The generous-sized family hideaway stands on a hillside facing Mt Taranaki. Blessed with panoramic views, this tasteful home presents a great addition to the landscape.
Simple, yet sophisticated, the 277m² executive residence reflects an incredible attention to detail. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, a separate laundry and attached double garage all serve a modern lifestyle in this remote setting.
The heart of the home is the central living area with its spacious kitchen-dining-lounge. Indoor-outdoor flow connects the interiors beautifully to the great outdoors while a second lounge is a cosy space to relax.
The master bedroom reflects excellent design with a luxurious ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and office. Both the home's bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling tiling and a tub caters for those who enjoy a relaxing soak. This home has a continuous flow hot water system and a roof solar system.
This Ohauiti house sets the scene for harmonious family living and easy entertaining. The home took out the Silver Award in the Placemakers New Home $400,000-$500,000 category.
Sitting serenely on a sloping site, the Ohauiti house sets the scene for relaxed family living and easy entertaining.
Linea weatherboards lend this modern-functioning home a traditional feel, while feature stonework adds interest to the slate-coloured exterior. The large garage is another bonus.
The master bedroom and open-plan living space face north, maximising natural light and warmth. The 276m² home is snug in winter, while plenty of windows bring natural cross ventilation over summer.
The main living space is the centre of family life and opens via huge glass sliders to the spacious portico. A formal lounge is a great addition.
The extra high ceiling is a star, rising to 4m in the internal area where the kitchen, with its walk-in pantry, is a social focus. There are four bedrooms and two well-designed bathrooms, including an ensuite off the master bedroom. The latter also has a walk-in wardrobe and access to alfresco living.
This four-bedroom home won big at the Master Builders Regional House of the Year 2016 awards, taking out the Gold Reserve, Nulook New Home $650,000-$1million and Gold Award, Nulook New Home $650,000-$1million as well as Local Category Winner for the Manawatu region.
The Feilding home exudes class and comfort at every turn with double cedar front doors opening to the superb interior.