House of the Year Waikato 2021 Magazine

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HOUSE OF THE YE AR 2021

Welcome

to the Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2021 magazine for the Waikato Region Once again, the prestigious Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition has attracted hundreds of top-quality entries from around New Zealand. These new builds and renovations have wowed our expert judges, who are all leaders in the fields of construction and architecture. We hope you enjoy this annual showcase of craftsmanship from the Master Builders in your region. The results go live at www.houseoftheyear.co.nz on July 24. Nate Alley, President | Registered Master Builders Waikato Branch

How the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition works All entries are awarded points by two judges (a builder and an architect). The projects with the highest scores are given Gold Awards and the best become Category winners. Then, the highest points-scoring Category winners are named Local Supreme House of the Year or Local Supreme Renovation of the Year. Entries are judged on building excellence, but also on their lifestyle value, so you’ll see kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living and sustainable home awards. Excellence in workmanship is recognised by the coveted Craftsmanship Award. The Waikato Region competition, one of 11 regional House of the Year events, is held on July 23. You can see all of the results at www.houseoftheyear.co.nz from July 24.

LAST YEAR’S WINNERS WAIKATO REGION

Local Supreme House of the Year WINNER 2020

Local Supreme Renovation of the Year WINNER 2020

CJW Build

Trendset Build

COVER HOME

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Waikato AUCKL AND / NORTHLAND / COROMANDEL PUBLISHER

WAIK ATO

Brydie Canham

BAY OF PLENT Y & CENTRAL PLATE AU

(Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō, Whakatāne)

TARANAKI

HOUSE OF THE YEAR REGIONAL MAP

E AST COAST & HAWKE’S BAY

ART DIRECTOR

Susanne Baldwin

WRITERS

Fiona Barber, Geraldine Johns, Claire Smith, Melissa Williams-King, Mary Lovell-Smith

SUB EDITING

MANAWATŪ & WHANGANUI WELLINGTON & WAIRARAPA NELSON / MARLBOROUGH / WEST COAST

Jo Bates, Rod Pascoe, Christine Stride

DESIGNERS

Hayley Pearce, Emily Somerville-Ryan

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR

CANTERBURY

Jo Seakins

MID & SOUTH CANTERBURY

ADVERTISING SALES

(Ashburton, South Canterbury)

SOUTHERN

(Central Otago, Otago, Southland, Gore)

Regional Awards

Tanika Goodall, Tracey Bree, Nic Maling, Campbell Gulley

EDITORIAL / SALES ASSISTANT Dylan Reid

RETOUCHING Mark Grogan

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SAPPHIRE Awarded to an entrant who has received three Regional Supreme Awards regardless of whether these homes are renovations or new builds.

GOLD Awarded to builders whose entries achieve 90 per cent of the points available and are judged to be at least 80 per cent above industry standard.

SILVER Awarded to builders whose entries achieve 82.5 per cent of the points available and are judged to be at least 65 per cent above industry standard.

BRONZE Awarded to builders whose entries achieve 75 per cent of the points available and are judged to be at least 50 per cent above industry standard.

REGIONAL SUPREME WINNER Awarded to the two Regional Supreme Award recipients from each regional event: House of the Year and Renovation of the Year.

REGIONAL CATEGORY WINNER Awarded to the highest scoring Gold Award winner from each category.

PINK BATTS CRAFTSMANSHIP Awarded to the entrant who attains the highest score out of the points available in the Workmanship section of the judging criteria.

REGIONAL LIFESTYLE AWARD Awarded to the entrant who attains the highest score in each Lifestyle category, including the APL Sustainable Excellence and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Awards.

National Competition

Each year a maximum of 100 entries from the regional competitions receive Top 100 status and out of those Top 100 we find the national category winners. Lifestyle Award-winners are also named at the national level. The two best houses (one new build and one renovation) become the National Supreme winners, to be announced at an awards gala on Saturday, 20 November 2021.

SUPREME NEW HOME The house crowned the best of the best in the country.

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SUPREME RENOVATION The house considered the top renovation in New Zealand.

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NATIONAL COMPETITION – TOP 100 Each year up to 100 houses go on to the National Competition.

PLATINUM AWARD Recognises outstanding achievement in building excellence and is awarded to those who win five or more National category titles.

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There are no entries in this category. This house is from the Auckland/ Northland/Coromandel region.

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2021 HOUSE OF THE YEAR

RENOVATION UP TO $500,000

There are no entries in this category. This house is from the Bay of Plenty & Central Plateau region.

RENOVATION $500,000–$1 MILLION

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TAKE YOUR LE AF These cards by Ana Popescu are blank on the inside and suit almost every occasion.

Add colour, character and classic style with these eclectic finds

& INTERESTING

Pool 2 (top left) and Plant Study 2 Spiky Plant (left) $8 each, from Pepa.

BOLD MOVE If neutral is not your thing, consider an eyecatching throw or rug to liven things up. Claire Ritchie Perry throw, $387.84, from Makers’ Mrkt.

Get the drift The New Zealand-designed and made Drift sofa is the epitome of classic styling and is available in a range of fabrics. The cushions are filled with feathers, the pine frame comes with a 10-year guarantee and it can be made in a range of sizes. $4690, from Corcovado. LEISURE WARE Pots and pieces for your conservatory or outdoor room. Dash ceramic planter and stand, $49.99, from Koop.

Lito Eye candle, $357, from Amara.

Night Garden cushion, from $69.90, from Wallace Cotton. Ferm Living Hourglass pot (small), $250, from Slow.

Indoor watering can, $44.90, from Good Thing.


Book club Top reads exploring history, design and helping the planet Homesteads Text by Debra Millar, photography by Jane Ussher, published by Point Publishing, $75

Living Without Plastic By Brigette Allen and Christine Wong, published by Artisan Division of Workman Publishing, $49.99

Surrounded by Wood: Contemporary Living Styles Published by Thames & Hudson Australia & New Zealand, $90

Take a wander through some of New Zealand’s most impressive rural homes and gardens and discover the stories behind them. This is a beautiful hardback with more than 200 images. A coffee table must-have.

It’s easy to bemoan the amount of plastic in the world, but much harder to do something about it. This book helps readers end their reliance on the material and suggests easy swaps that are much kinder to the planet.

Wood, we are told, is style. This hardback shows how it is used in homes all over the world and guides architects, interior designers and builders in the many ways it enhances modern buildings. Even daring architecture is given warmth and cosiness.

On reflection Mirror, mirror on the floor... An arched model has great curves. Bjorn floor mirror in brass, $949.99, from A&C Homestore.

Warm glow Assemble this Spanish-made woodveneer pendant, hang and add instant ambience to any room. Maruja suspension light, $819, from UFL.

WOODE N IT BE LOVE LY If you've been looking for a side table, this curvy, solid-timber goblet-shaped number is ideal for art, photos or glasses. Or, of course, wine goblets.

Goblet side table, $930, from Candela Design.

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PROFILE

Home FRONT Interior designer Bronwyn Turton mixes textures and structures in her own Hamilton home

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Clockwise from top: The painting Gizelle (at the far end of the passageway) makes a statement; the bathroom features a sophisticated mix of wood and marble; Bronwyn Turton (left) and Mel Oliver; the kitchen island sets the tone.

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engaging with a lighting designer long with her business is well worth any penny spent. partner Mel Oliver, ‘Choosing Bronwyn Turton If money was no object, a good interior has run her boutique what would you splurge designer can Hamilton interior design on for your home? save the client firm, Turton Oliver, since Most definitely an interior money and 2006. They offer a huge designer! Choosing a good range of design services stress.’ interior designer can save the covering new builds, client money and stress. We renovations and conceptual envisage the spaces with the end planning down to finer details such result in mind and set about putting as bespoke furnishings and custom joinery. together the concepts to make the spaces both beautiful and functional. The end result How would you describe your home is always polished. and style? My home has a warm, textural, relaxed style and uses mostly natural What would you go budget on? I wouldn’t. materials. I want people to walk in and I design the fitout to suit the client’s needs feel instantly comfortable. and wishes. Location and architecture are also considered. What inspires you about living in your region? The many differing landscapes You’ve got a day to refresh your house. and skyscapes. What do you do? Replace some soft styling items with new seasonal textures and What’s the last thing you bought for your colours. Add some living plants into the home? The natural quartz stone for the scheme. Consider colours and textures to courtyard. It was our last outdoor space add more layers into the interior. A floor to complete, and the most exciting. plant could be the missing ingredient that completes the room, while bringing a new What was one of the memorable first items sense of freshness to the decor. you bought for your home? Gizelle, a large statement piece by artist Andrew BarnsWhat should every home have? Love. Graham that hangs in the passageway. Always remember to design and furnish your home with the things you love. The What’s your favourite room in your house? perfect home is the not-so-perfect home. My kitchen, as I love to cook, and my library, because I love books. The kitchen is a very If you could have a ‘house tour’ of any generous one, and reminiscent of the large home in the world, whose home would European farmhouse kitchens. you choose? Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ new home in Los Angeles, which was If you were renovating, where would you designed by architects Backen & Gillam. spend the bulk of your renovation budget? And also Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya, On a stone benchtop for the kitchen, and on a boutique lodge and giraffe sanctuary set lighting. An island benchtop can set the in indigenous forest. whole design scheme. As for the lighting, www.turtonoliver.co.nz


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You don’t have to look beyond New Zealand for brilliant ideas and top-drawer craftsmanship. These pieces have all been made or designed here – often both

1. Camden chair, $POA, from David Shaw Design. 2. Breakfast bowls, $35 each, from Lil Ceramics. 3. Kererū garden art, $74.95, from Metalbird. 4. Box Frame dining table, $1200, from Innate Furniture. 5. Kōwhai pendants by Ron Crummer, $154 each, from The Clever Design Store. 6. Reusable eco-friendly food wraps, $35 for a mixed three-pack, from Little & Kind. 7. Bloom wallpaper in sage, $480 per roll, from Emma Hayes. HOU S E OF THE Y E A R 2021

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1. Coccolona chair, $279, from Cintesi. 2. Bellevie table, $2540; benchseat, $1840; and chair, $690, from Jardin. 3. Jumbuck barbecue smoker with sidebox, $199, from Bunnings. 4. Ceramic table, $499, from Nest. 5. Monstera Cactus cooler bag by Kollab, $40, from Gathered Co. 6. Festoon lights, $16, from KMart. 7. Gasmate Urbo gas fire table, $1399, from Turfrey. 8. EK Series outdoor fireplace kitchen, from $6495, from Escea.

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MURAL COMPASS

Point your decor in a more exciting direction with the Resene Komar Pure Wallpaper Collection. Choose from a wide range of images – you’ll find everything from geometric patterns and florals to photographic scenes and abstract art, including this design, PO32-VD4. Furniture from Good Form. Throw from Citta.

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Colour adds warmth, texture and ambience to your home. Take a look at the latest and loveliest looks in paint and wallpaper

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Resene Wallpaper Collection KEN202.

Feast your eyes on the soothing tones of the natural world. Woodland hues, including silvery sages, muddy stone greys, jades and olive greens are popular. These are all great for tone-on-tone looks – the trick is to choose complementary Resene paint colours that also show contrast.

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EASY BREEZY

There’s something about the colours of the sea, sky, sand and scenery that evoke a sense of peace and calm. For that reason, the seaside vibe never goes out of style. Stain timber with Resene Colorwood to create a sense of cosiness and interest. RESENE Atomic

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Organic, voluptuous shapes are all the rage this season and taupe and blue are a divine combination. Walls, headboards, floors, shelves and accessories – even curved vases and decorative rocks – are all ideal recipients of a splash or two of colour. So, mimic nature’s curves and sweeps and crack out the Resene paint, brushes and masking tape.

RESENE Pewter

MINIMALIST MEDITERRANEAN

Resene Wallpaper Collection PO15-VD4.

Welcome to the warm, fuss-free Med. Spanish, Italian and Moroccan traditions are to the fore with simple lines, natural materials, earthy Resene tones and a hand-made aesthetic. Arches are also in the frame.

RESENE Cashmere

RESENE Sante Fe

RESENE Dark Ebony

Throw from Adairs.

Chair from Citta.

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SJR BUILDERS

SJR Builders


When you have overseas clients living in a different time zone and an architect in another part of the country, you need top builders who are also excellent communicators. Enter SJR Builders, who shared the vision for this family home and overcame the challenges to deliver their clients’ dream. The 355sqm home sits unobtrusively in its park-like surroundings, thanks to the natural building materials used and copper downpipes and spouting. Engineerdesigned stepped-block foundations allowed the house to follow the contour of the site.

The easy flow of the living and bedroom wings is great for family living. Skillion roof framing and an open raking ceiling in the living and kitchen area lend an airy, spacious vibe. Bespoke elements feature throughout the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, from extensive use of natural stone and handmade tiles to the smart outline of the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Clever design, beautiful materials and first-class workmanship have resulted in exactly the home the clients had envisaged for their family. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

SJR BUILDERS

Hamilton

T 07 847 9993 • M 027 276 1161 E steve@sjrbuilders.co.nz • W www.sjrbuilders.co.nz

PlaceMakers Clarence Street Proud to support SJR Builders for this quality build.

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‘They shared the vision and overcame challenges to deliver their clients’ dream.’

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Anyone for tennis? A dip in the pool? Baking up a storm in a kitchen that has a 4.3m island with a polished granite benchtop? Perhaps a workout in the gym? It’s all here, because this 451sqm home has been designed for the needs of a growing family. And because adults need to be catered for too, there’s a wine cellar. You’ll also find five sunny bedrooms, three bathrooms, multiple living spaces and, at the heart of the open-plan living zone, a sense of light and openness, thanks to a 2.6m stud height. Clever design means some areas can also be closed off to create more intimate spaces.

The focal point of the kitchen, complete with scullery, is the island of dreams, around which everyone in the family gathers. Glass doors to the outdoor living room create great flow and the possibility of year-round entertaining. Clever use of natural bluestone cladding throughout ties the interior to the outside and creates textural appeal. The soft colour palette inside is the perfect backdrop for the artwork created by one of the homeowners. The house also has a sophisticated solar-panel system that’s monitored and controlled through an app. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

DESIGN BUILDERS (WAIKATO)

Hamilton

T 07 850 9174 • M 027 488 0044 E jeff.marra@designbuilders.co.nz W www.designbuilders.co.nz

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‘It’s all here because this home has been designed for a growing family.’

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NEW HOME $1.5 MILLION–$2 MILLION

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You’ll find everything a family could ask for in this beautifully designed and crafted home. The 390sqm property with its striking twin forms is walking distance to schools and ideal for working from home. The clients wanted a pavilion-style house suitable for growing teenagers, with separate upstairs and downstairs living zones. Mission accomplished, with aplomb. The main living space, with a towering ceiling, was created with two stunning built-in libraries. Here you’ll find five-metre-high remote-operated drapes and a gorgeous metallic pendant reflecting its sumptuous

surroundings. The kitchen, sophisticated yet family friendly, connects directly to decking and landscaping. Over two spacious floors you’ll find five bedrooms, three with ensuites, so having guests to stay is a breeze. Exterior walls are clad in vertical cedar and elongated black brick, lending a sense of simplicity and elegance. The garage hasn’t been left out of the design equation either – ply with negative detail creates a high-end look. And just when you thought this place couldn’t get any better, planning for a pool is underway. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

J. A. BELL BUILDING

Hamilton

M 029 474 6414 E justin@jabellbuilding.co.nz • W www.jabellbuilding.co.nz

EARTH MOVING • Sand pad dig outs • Sand and metal fill • Site preparation • Digger and truck hire

J A Bell

Building Ph: 0274 755 700 or 07 854 1491 221 Crawford Road, Horotiu l topsoilandsand@gmail.com

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‘The clients’ brief was for a pavilion-style home suitable for teens.’

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HEIGHT OF STYLE Beautiful views of the Hakarimata Range can be enjoyed from this 401sqm house, but it’s the lifestyle this property provides that is a thing of beauty. Streamlined, sophisticated and sublime, coloursteel is teamed with pine cladding and complemented with sharp, clean lines to create a striking, contemporary design. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three living spaces add up to a spacious and eye-catching two-storey family home.

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Three living spaces enhance indooroutdoor living and open to kwila decking crafted to the highest level. The split-level pool adds the ultimate in enjoyment. Everything you could possibly want for modern family living can be found in this home, which is complete with the owner’s style: in-wall surround speakers, polished concrete floors, underfloor heating and solar panels.

Floral wallpaper and layered tiling add the wow factor to vintage hues in the bathrooms. Even the laundry has been given star treatment with peach hexagonal tiles. Top billing goes to the kitchen. The waterfall island bench, timber bulkhead with light fixtures, tiles on the island and splashback, and dark cabinetry create impeccable flair. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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At the foot of the Kaimai Range is an eHaus that is home sweet home for both owners and travellers alike. A clever combination of family dwelling and bed-and- breakfast accommodation is achieved with well-designed visual separation between the two. On arrival, you’ll be struck by the grand sense of welcome offered at the entrance, and with Mount Te Aroha as a backdrop, there are picture-perfect framed views in all seasons. The owners’ commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency is woven into every aspect of this build.

As well as operating with a very low energy input (it uses 75 per cent less heating than a standard New Zealand home), its Passive House building technology delivers an ultra-healthy and comfortable indoor environment. This home is also poised for future solar generation and electric-car charging with all wiring prepared in advance. Visit this house and you’ll be confident in the knowledge that ultimate comfort, style and privacy will be waiting for you. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Imagine savouring the ever-changing views of the Waikato River while sipping your morning coffee in the dining nook or relaxing on the full-width deck. The owners of this handsome 350sqm home don’t have to. It’s something they can enjoy every single day. As you walk into the four-bedroom home you’ll notice wall panelling that cleverly conceals the entrance to the powder room and leads you to the hub of the home. Here, in the designer kitchen, you’ll find a large scullery, sleek black European appliances, a full-height bar fridge and a drinks station – all set up for entertaining.

The main bedroom suite on the ground level is a true sanctuary, and has a stylish walk-through wardrobe to an ensuite with a double shower and luxurious bath. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom, another living area and kitchenette. What could be better for teens? It’s all tied together with quality detailing and natural flow. The exterior timber cladding and coloursteel make this a striking contemporary home and while the riverside site had its challenges for the Design Builders’ team, the results speak for themselves. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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From the road, you can catch a glimpse of this home with its elegant, clean lines before it disappears down the gully and tucks into the hillside. Get a little closer and you get a sense of the seamlessness of the 193sqm build. The integrated garage door ensures the coloursteel cladding on this side of the house is uninterrupted. Turn the corner and the steel is replaced with beautiful vertical cedar cladding. But just wait until you step inside the three-bedroom home. A vaulted ceiling and crisp palette allow views of the surrounding gully and Waikato river to shine.

Oversize windows in the open-plan living space provide light and frame the scenery. A full wall of bifold doors open onto the deck and invite nature inside. Louvres give this outdoor space year-round appeal. Inside, white slats separate the living space from the staircase and mirror the black fins that create privacy on the river-facing deck. Skylights in the main bedroom and ensuite siphon natural light in, while hand-blown pendant lights above the staircase add soft ambience. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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This contemporary, cedar-clad pod-style home is enviably positioned on the banks of Lake Karapiro with views most of us only dream of. The design incorporates three pods: the home, a standalone boat shed, and a detached double garage linked by a covered breezeway. The 325sqm house has been orientated to take advantage of the tranquil lake views and capture maximum sunshine. A beautiful open fire sits on a custom-built concrete hearth, which was poured in situ, and is the focal point in the living and entertaining area.

Polished concrete flooring was used in the main living areas for its practicality and durability, while carpet provides comfort and warmth in the bedrooms. Large sliding doors are flush and open to a selection of covered decks and courtyards, providing all-weather options for shelter, relaxation, and entertaining. The modern black kitchen with clean lines and subtle accents of cedar and brass provides a practical space in which to work and entertain, while also complementing both the interior and exterior decor. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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seamless indoor-outdoor flow. This is also achieved with expansive stacker doors that invite occupants to throw them open and sample the delights outside. You’ll also find two bathrooms – the main room has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe – a children’s playroom, a reading nook and a separate laundry leading to a double garage. Vertical shiplap cedar and brick veneer on the exterior reinforce the holiday vibe. This elegant home is the perfect family sanctuary – one that truly is a cut above. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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When you have a building site with dreamy views of neighbouring farmland, you want your house to capture and celebrate them. Enter the Grant Stewart Building team and their clever architectural plans. The result is a thoroughly modern home that more than meets its vista-grabbing brief, along with the owners’ requirement for a family focused home. And because the project was a collaborative effort, the building team could incorporate the clients’ ideas at every stage. These range from hand-crafted pebble-mix polished-concrete flooring to a cedar wall that runs

seamlessly from inside to out. It’s these details that elevate the 294sqm fourbedroom house to something special. While exhibiting modern design, rooms are crafted to feel homely and cosy. Standout features include underfloor heating, central air-conditioning and superior finishings throughout. The main-bedroom suite is in a league of its own with two walk-in-wardrobes and a large, tiled ensuite. Outside, a mix of weatherboard, honed block and cedar combine to produce a stylish look. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Three well-appointed bedrooms and two stylish bathrooms maintain the sense of grandeur within. The warmth of this idyllic property is enhanced by the astute use of wood panelling on walls and ceilings, as well as in the lounge where it surrounds the built-in fireplace and TV. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Surrounded by idyllic Waikato countryside, this beautifully appointed 260sqm family home is light and bright, both inside and out. The exterior is smart and chic in classic Linea weatherboard with attractive facings, including a gabled portico, and box corners. As you step inside, the entrance features a custombuilt wine cellar that sits behind double-glass doors, creating an eye-catching talking point for guests. The designer kitchen is a pleasure to work in with generously sized windows overlooking the rural scenery, a butler’s pantry, and an island bench with breakfast bar.

The benchtops and fittings are high quality and styled to enhance the country aesthetic. The spacious living and dining zone features a scissor trussed ceiling and multiple bifold doors that lead out to a choice of decked outdoor living spaces. And for the lucky children, an impressive play area is positioned so parents can keep a watchful eye. The main bathroom provides both family practicality and a rejuvenating space for relaxing, with a lovely deep bathtub positioned beneath a wide window that blends the outdoor scenery with indoor serenity. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Striking in detail, this stunning home is tucked away in a secluded spot on the outskirts of Hamilton, but there’s nothing hidden about its many outstanding features and merits. The architecturally designed, 203sqm home is a celebration of textures and contrasts – evident in its striking exterior. A combination of timber Abodo slats, corbelled brick and strong lines make it a standout. By night, there’s something extra special about it – underlights illuminate the outdoor entertaining area. The open-plan living in this three-bedroom, two-

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bathroom home creates space and harmony between residents and guests alike. Strategically placed interior framing with a high stud gives the heart of the home a feeling of space and height. The oak and black kitchen with scullery boasts an engineered stone bench, contrasting spectacularly with the heavy-grind concrete flooring. Flow is natural through the use of sliding doors and enhanced by earthy neutral shades throughout. A home to celebrate, an exemplar of architecture and craftsmanship. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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WARM HEARTED The owners of this attractive modern home loved the location of their old 1940s villa, but because it was cold and draughty, they decided to replace it with a modern, energy-efficient eHaus Euro. Now they have a 222sqm two-storey three-bedroom house that provides a consistently comfortable temperature all-year round using minimal energy. It’s all thanks to Passive House construction methods.

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Airtight and highly insulated, there’s a ventilated heat-recovery system and highperformance windows to retain heat and comfort throughout the year. Yes, it is a top performer, but it’s also a looker. The open-plan kitchen and scullery, dining and living room with inbuilt cabinetry, opens to an elevated outdoor living space with a louvred pergola. There’s no better place to

take advantage of expansive views. Two fully tiled bathrooms and laundry storage further enhance this easy-to-live-in home. In the garage the over-height ceilings and door allow the owners easy parking of their motorhome. Returning from intrepid travels to a warm dry, light-filled house is always a pleasure. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Waikato

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W H A N G A M ATĀ

GREEN VISION A singular vision can be a bonus – and that’s what the owners shared when they first visited this site. Where better to achieve their dream of building an energyefficient home as sustainably as possible, and within budget, than here? With the expertise of Beach House Builders, a Homestar Practitioner, the finished result meets the

owners’ brief as well as their dreams. The polished concrete floor provides thermal mass, collecting the sun’s heat and keeping the house warm in winter, while thermally broken joinery minimises heat loss. In fact, ‘let the sun shine in’ could well have been the mantra here. Ample glazing on the home’s north-facing walls welcomes in the rays in cooler climes – and the large over-hanging eaves keep them at bay when summer comes. It all adds up to a win-win situation. “The team were able to create a beautiful home with low running costs, while also leaving less of an impact on the environment,” says the builder. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and one living room are replete with energy-efficient lighting and appliances. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Whangamatā

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Master Build 10-Year Guarantee. It gives us peace of mind knowing that if something does go wrong, Master Builders will help resolve any issues and finish our home. At less than 1 per cent of the build cost, it was a no-brainer for us. How did you find working with your builder Nate? It was a fantastic process. Nate brought a wealth of building knowledge to our project. Having someone who truly knows his stuff put us at ease. Discussing the build with him was always a highly productive experience as he is never afraid to give you his honest opinion. His focus was never about up-selling. Instead, he was dedicated to what he thought was best for us and our home. He understood our budget from the outset and helped us to ensure we got great value for money.

Building a new home can seem daunting, but Waikato’s Nicole Kara couldn’t be happier with her decision to build

Nicole Kara and her husband Kurt built their dream house in Hamilton – a home for themselves and their two young children, as well as Nicole’s parents. The project was a rewarding experience, which Nicole credits to the work of her team of Master Builders at Sentinel Homes. The build took place last year and the lockdowns certainly added to the apprehension that all homeowners feel during the building process, but Nicole says she is incredibly happy with how the project evolved and believes there has never been a better time to build. We caught up with Nicole about the process and asked her to share tips for others who are thinking about building their own homes. What would you say to those considering building a new home, particularly at this time? It’s worth taking the leap. Like anything, you can spend hours thinking about what could go wrong. Despite uncertain times, we know we made the right decision. For us, the timing couldn’t have been better – interest rates were low and our builder and his team had capacity. We were considering renovating, but convinced ourselves that if we are going to spend all that money then why not get exactly what we wanted. We found a bit of land and made the jump into building a home that’s perfect for our family.

Do you still believe this? We all know there’s a housing shortage, which means we should all be motivated to build new, where possible. One of the best assets in New Zealand is real estate. Kiwis love property – we can see it, understand it and its value holds up over time. Low interest rates have made it an ideal time to build. Everyone is trying to buy homes and they are all being snapped up. Rather than joining the race, and having to settle for something that’s not quite right, we decided to spend this time on our build. Tell us about your build. We chose a Master Builder to ensure we had the backing of a trusted organisation. We worked with Nate Alley from Sentinel Homes on our family home just outside of Hamilton. How did you go about finding a builder you could trust? We did our research, shopped around and asked friends. We took on board customer testimonials and reviews. In the end, we went on the recommendation of a friend of friends who had worked with Nate before and spoke really highly of him. Nate being a Master Builder helped us make the decision – by choosing a Master Builder we knew we were choosing quality and someone we could trust. It was also very important for us to be protected by a guarantee, especially with an investment of this size. Only Master Builders can offer the protection of the market-leading

What advice did your builder give you about the specifics of your project? From the start, Nate and the team had a real emphasis on quality and what would give us the best outcome in the long-term. Sometimes the cheapest option is the cheapest for a reason and won’t last. We had plenty of conversations specifically around what materials were best. Nate was great at explaining the cost behind certain materials and then would recommend what he’d use himself. Obviously, I’m not a builder, so we came in with no real idea of what was best. To have that expertise and advice on hand was really comforting. A big focus for us was the importance of the sustainability and durability of the house. This led to our decision to use brick for our exterior, rather than cedar, as it requires less maintenance. Do you have any tips for others about how to best work with your builder? My number-one piece of advice is to build a strong and trusting relationship with your builder, right from the start. Second is frequent and clear communication. Sentinel Homes was incredible with this, and I would be quick to recommend them to anyone. Another bonus of working with Sentinel Homes is their use of the CoConstruct app. This allowed us to stay informed about the progress of the build with regular updates and photos. It also provided us with a place to keep everything in writing, which we could easily refer to. It really helped us keep on top of things, especially when you’re trying to think of what you might have missed. It keeps the work trucking along by allowing you to be able to respond to approvals in real time. It’s great to see this kind of technology available.

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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE Sitting proudly on a corner site is this 226sqm home that catches the eye of passers-by. It’s probably the attractive mix of claddings – vertical golden cedar, which contrasts nicely with horizontal weatherboard in light grey and vertical board in black. But if you think it looks good on the outside, wait until you step inside. The cedar feature wall in the entryway brings the outside in and illustrates the level of detail you can expect

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to find through the rest of this fourbedroom, two-bathroom home. You’ll find an entertainer’s kitchen that is both beautiful and family friendly – stone benchtops, a large scullery, quality appliances and loads of storage. The spacious main living area, the heart of the home, has a higher-than-usual stud height and opens to the sun-drenched outdoor living area.

Bathrooms, in sophisticated black and grey, have stylish black tapware, feature lighting and underfloor heating for when the weather is chilly. With a carpeted double garage, a large separate laundry and a second living space, this home, designed with the modern family in mind, is easy to love. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Take two pavilions, connect them with a link to make an H-shape and what have you got? In the case of this 237sqm property, you have a four-bedroom home that’s built to invite in as much of the rural landscape it can, and as much light and warmth on offer. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors do the trick and, as a result, the house feels cosy and the vistas are second-to-none. The portico, which is an extension of one of the living spaces, is the ideal place for a get-together or family meals, no matter the weather. It’s easy to picture yourself

there with a hot coffee or chilled wine. Along with special touches such as oversize sliding barn doors, clever design and top-of-the line craftsmanship are also on show. The kitchen, open and streamlined, is both a dream environment in which to create meals and a great place for family and friends to gather. Outside, white-painted bagged-brick and vertical cedar accents – perfectly suited to the style and shape of the home – make a strong statement within the vivid green landscape. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

SPRATT CONSTRUCT

Waikato

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‘The house invites in as much of the light and landscape as possible.’


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DESIGNED TO ALIGN A symmetry of style is at the centre of this modern 209sqm family home, which evokes a calm and restful ambience for family and friends to enjoy. Indoor-outdoor flow, multiple living areas and kwila decking out back and front, create space for a multitude of uses, from entertainment to relaxation to play – there’s space for everyone and everything. Exposed Rangitikei concrete at the rear of the home, which sets the scene

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for a mini Burton outdoor fire, contrasts sympathetically with the Sioo:x Abodo finish and black mortar Tenerife brick. An up-spec’d garage – a dream come true for some – boasts insulated internal and external walls, double-glazed joinery, garage carpet, an insulated flat-panel garage door and a smart TV. Spacious in design, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom,

multi-lounge home includes burnished concrete floors, tiled bathroom and ensuite floors and an engineered stone kitchen bench. The home’s interior boho-chic vibe showcases the owners’ vision for a retreat in which to relax, unwind and enjoy quality family time. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

URBAN HOMES HAMILTON

Waikato & Coromandel

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FITTING PRETTY Black-painted brick and warm cedar – it’s a combination that’s smart, modern, subtly self-assured and just right for the young couple who live here. The three-bedroom house is also a perfect fit for the section – space is maximised within the 190sqm footprint and there are top-notch outdoor living spaces. Move inside the spacious open-plan living area and you’ll notice the home’s contemporary attitude. Raking

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ceilings draw the eye upwards, amplifying the sense of space, while natural light floods in through large windows and glazed doors. A monochrome palette in the kitchen exudes a strong sense of style, while warm timber floors make the home feel cosy. The cleverly designed floorplan also includes two divine tiled bathrooms, a laundry and walk-in pantry with

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plenty of open bench space and shelving for appliances and kitchenware. The dining-living zone spills naturally out onto expansive decks. As you can see, there’s plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. A smart design, excellent craftsmanship and serious street appeal – this house has it all. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

SENTINEL HOMES WAIKATO

Hamilton

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‘Space is maximised and there are topnotch outdoor living spaces.’

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Crafted with the clients’ wishes and subdivision guidelines in mind, this three-bedroom home has crisp lines, contemporary colours and enjoys views over the surrounding area. A mix of monopitch roofing lines, stack-bonded bricks, weatherboard and durable vertical cement cladding creates interesting lines and textures on the exterior. On the inside, a 2.7m stud height in the entrance and living areas, combined with brick feature walls, are just a taste of the well-considered and luxurious touches throughout the 200sqm home.

The expansive living and dining areas open to a generous portico. There’s no better place to relax with friends and family, even when the weather is uncooperative. You’ll also find two fully tiled bathrooms, beautiful timber laminate flooring, a sleek charcoal and white kitchen and a scullery with high-spec appliances, multiple work spaces and abundant storage. Tasteful muted tones, tiled splashbacks, pendant lights and natural light flooding into the house add to the undeniable appeal. This home is a true showstopper. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

ANTHEM HOMES

Hamilton

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LEAMINGTON

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This attractive three-bedroom home, located south of Cambridge on the Waikato River, radiates personality and country character. The exterior cladding combines gorgeous earthy toned stone with white board and batten and is complemented with eye-catching cedar features, including exposed trusses and barn-style entry and garage doors. Inside the 235sqm home, quality stonework carries through to the entry that opens into a beautiful living area with raking ceilings and an abundance of natural light.

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A separate living area featuring a wood fire adds to the cosy, welcoming space. The classic kitchen with skylights above is a great feature. Shaker-style cabinetry and a subtle green, timber-topped island accentuate the relaxed country aesthetic. The main bedroom suite is close to the living area and opens out to views over the riverbank. The outdoor space creates a brilliant extension of interior living, flowing out to a landscaped yard. This is truly a home and not a house, where the owners entertain all year round. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

SENTINEL HOMES WAIKATO

Hamilton

T 07 855 6106 • M 027 636 3211 E nate@sentinelhomes.co.nz • W www.sentinelhomes.co.nz

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‘The main suite opens out to stunning views over the riverbank.’

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TIR AU

BIG ON STYLE This home is not the largest in its neighbourhood, but it doesn’t want for anything. For a start, it oozes timeless appeal – it’s the kind of property that doesn’t date. Within its 201sqm footprint, there are four bedrooms. The main suite has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a double vanity. This and the family bathroom are both tiled and full of design features. Black fittings and fixtures, including the basins and bath, give the rooms a

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stylish edge. The kitchen’s moody and woody tones are complemented by a tiled splashback, feature lighting over the island and a spacious scullery with a sliding barn door. Pitched ceilings made with scissor trusses give the kitchen, dining and living zone a real sense of openness and space. From here, doors open onto a wide deck that’s ideal for family barbecues.

You’ll find feature walls throughout the home – in the main bedroom, bathrooms, a child’s room and entrance. On the outside, vertical shiplap is teamed with coloursteel roofing, fascia and spouting. The overall effect is of simple, classic style that will last a lifetime. What’s not to love about this house? For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

NUVISTA HOMES

Waikato

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‘It oozes timeless appeal – it’s the kind of property that doesn’t date.’

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The design for this distinctive brick U-shaped house started with the outdoor lounge. Once this space was given centre stage, the big open-plan kitchen/ dining/living zone was designed to connect with it. As a result, you can step out of the house proper, into the outdoor lounge with louvred roof and inbuilt barbecue, and onto an extensive front lawn. It has indoor-outdoor flow in spades and the kids love the easy access to the outdoors. Inside the 350sqm, four-bedroom house you’ll find macrocarpa walls and ceilings in the outdoor lounge and ply ceilings with a 4mm negative detail in the kitchen-

living area, second lounge and hallways. Wood – there’s macrocarpa on the floor too – and brick around the interior give a cosy feel. A living wall in one of two bathrooms ensures nature also has a presence here. Outside, aged red brick is offset with bandsawn macrocarpa, allowing the house to sit naturally in its rural landscape. This house has all you’d expect from a builder’s home – sumptuous bathrooms, a double garage and a main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. There’s also a warm, relaxing feel, which was the family’s goal. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

WAIKATO BUILD

Te Awamutu

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One thing stands out when you first spy this 359sqm home – its strong lines. These make a bold statement in the suburban neighbourhood and veer away from the silhouette of houses currently being built. This house was constructed by its builder-owner with everything he wanted – four bedrooms, three bathrooms (one with skylights) and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. In the latter you’ll find another eye-catching statement – a light fixture comprising a series of illuminated circles – that hovers above a circular table with a lazy Susan. There’s more

than enough room here for the extended family to gather around, share meals and enjoy each other’s company. The same can be said for the landscaped barbecue area, which also has a spa pool. What could be better on a cool Waikato evening? Out the front, there’s also a fish pond. As a bonus, smart devices – including a digital fridge, mobile-controlled air purifier and intelligent speaker – can be controlled by everyone in the family. This house, which also has a double garage, study and self-assured attitude, is no shrinking violet. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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LIFE & STYLE Taking lifestyle to another level, Urban Homes’ Pukekura show home encapsulates a modern, rustic style in a comfy family home. Designed with generations in mind, this 352sqm house is an exemplar of craftsmanship and showcases the Waikato builders’ passion for perfection. Classic corrugated iron roofing is paired with boardand-batten cladding to evoke a black barn look, while textured Italian feature bricks, crisp white joinery and

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bespoke doors make a striking interior statement. Designed to enhance both life and style, Pukekura’s modular layout features four large bedrooms and three living areas, providing flexibility and privacy for all the family. The central kitchen and dining area are at the heart of this high-end home and are wrapped in excellence by the feature surrounds, including a glazed brick entrance wall,

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painted decorative cladding, eclectic wallpaper and black and copper fittings. Each illustrates Urban Homes’ commitment to blending style with functionality to deliver a masterpiece. Interior beauty flows into the expansive outdoor living area. Kwila decking and triple-car garage tie the bow on this impressive home. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Crisp lines and strong shapes are always attractive and this show home has both in spades. Just take a look at the monopitch roof; the main bedroom’s feature wall made of warm, vertical timber; hexagonal mirrors in the bathrooms; and twin sets of long, narrow windows that make innovative frames for the great outdoors. Striking. The clever 177sqm design has four spacious bedrooms and an easy flow to the generous social hub, which takes centre stage. This entertaining area extends onto the north-facing decking area with gully views.

The kitchen is a streamlined delight. Rich, warm timber finishes mixed with black tones here and in the living area result in a luxurious, opulent vibe. The main bedroom is a welcoming retreat with its feature wall, generous wardrobe and classy ensuite. On the exterior walls, brick and vertical-grooved panels continue the theme of strong, good-looking lines and striking feature posts top it off. All this, plus a spacious family bathroom and double garage, add up to a light, airy, inviting home in a class of its own. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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KEEPING IT CLASSY If you’re looking for a family home that makes a striking first impression, here’s a cracking example. A range of textures on the exterior create a look that’s classic yet cutting-edge, dark and brooding yet immediately appealing. It’s the combination of Linea weatherboards and vertical timber that does the trick. Swish as it looks, this is also a tailor-made family home, with a 180sqm floorplan, four spacious bedrooms

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and two bathrooms, including an ensuite in the main bedroom. The contemporary layout comes with an open-plan kitchen (and walk-in pantry), dining and living areas. In the dining zone, a built-in window seat has been included to make the most of the relaxing space. Vertical tongue-and-groove-style wall linings have been strategically positioned throughout the interior

to add texture and visual interest. The palette is subtle and easy on the eye, but the addition of colour in key areas, such as green in the bedrooms, introduces personality. Indoor-outdoor flow? For seamless, sumptuous living, pour a glass of wine, slide open the doors from the living zone and step out onto expansive decks. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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Who’d have thought the tired home that once occupied this site could be transformed into the stunner it is today? The JCC Build team who carried out the renovation and extension applied their skill and craftsmanship to every corner of the house. And it shows. The elegant three-bedroom, two-bathroom home oozes charm from the moment you set eyes on it. Head down a shared driveway – which posed access challenges during the build – and you’ll come to a landscaped walkway between a garage and a pool. It leads to a smart, dark home trimmed in white and with

wow-factor stone accents. Adding to the undeniable appeal is the poolside zone and, on the other side of the house, a deck and portico with lake views. Bespoke details abound in the 230sqm home – exposed trusses give the living zone height and airiness; the stylish white kitchen has a scullery; and the main bedroom, with ensuite and dressing room, leads to a deck with views. This project was a true collaboration between the builder, tradespeople, designer and owners, who are delighted with their revamped home. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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leaked badly over the years, but Lobell offered a price to gut and rebuild all five. The team started with one double unit to get a feel for the scope, and once they understood what was required, they scaffolded and wrapped it, before demolition work began on the remaining buildings. A new cavity and plastic weatherboard system was installed in all of the homes, resulting in a sharp look that’s easy to clean. Numerous overlapping powdercoated flashings from all angles provide a fail-safe system to prevent vulnerable points from leaking. The clients are extremely pleased with the outcome – attractive, water-tight homes. They are not the only ones. From a morale and results perspective, Lobell found the transformative project highly satisfying and successful. For more of this house go to houseoftheyear.co.nz

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A flash of colour here. A sophisticated fitting there. With the right touches, your bathroom can become a blissful place of style and sanctuary

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LOOP ME IN Brass adds a touch of luxury and these stylish hooks are New Zealand-made. Fold loop hook in brass, $55, from Made of Tomorrow.

BATHING BE AUT Y Nothing says relaxation more than a nice, deep bath to soak away the stresses of the day. Urbane II Freestanding Bath, $2175, from Plumbing World.

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Serene dream If a light, calm bathroom is your goal, consider 1000x1000 Brussels white matt tiles for the walls and Helsinki Blanco matt tiles for the floor, both $155sqm, from Tile Warehouse.


SOFT SELL RISE & SHINE What every elegant bathroom needs: X-factor accessories. Compass shower caddy, $125, from Nest; Objekt small rust mirror, $69.99, from Shut the Front Door.

Muted green is always a good idea and these hand and bath towels lend a softness to bathrooms’ hard surfaces. Morgan & Finch Dorothy towels in eucalypt, $18.95 and $36.95, from Bed Bath N’ Table.

SOME LIK E IT HOT Dial up the style with mixers that also make a bold statement. Tate shower mixers, $367 to $652, from Felton.

SINK ABOUT IT The right wall basin is essential for the look of your bathroom. You can’t go wrong with a classic white rectangular style with elegant lines. Acacia Supersleek wall basin, $485, from Robertson Bathware.

T WIST & SPOUT Edgy yet elegant – give your bath an ultra-modern look. Foreno chrome open bath spout, $169, from Bunnings.

DE E P CLE AN Buy this handwash and sanitiser and you’ll also be supporting Cure Kids. Ashley & Co Cure Kids Eva Edition Soothe & Zap and WashUp set, $49.99, from Shut the Front Door.

LIKE YOUR TILE The great thing about tiles is they come in so many shapes and sizes so can be used in myriad configurations. This bathroom, in a house built by Urban Homes Hamilton, has square and rectangular wall tiles in subtle tones. It’s restful and on-trend, but don’t be afraid to branch out with colour, grout shades and pattern. Grid and herringbone styles are popular and subway tiles in a brickwork pattern never seem to go out of style. For more of this house go to page 28. HOU S E OF THE Y E A R 2021

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kitchen REPORT Branch out and add your own style to the heart of your home – as much or as little as you like

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MANY FACE TE D When he designed these, Martino Gamper drew inspiration from the mountains of his Italian home region. Salt or pepper spitz, $255 each, from Everyday Needs.

Variety show Not a fan of matchy-matchy interiors? Then take a look at this kitchen that celebrates different shades, textures and styles, all in the same functional space. $POA, from Hacker Kitchens.

HOT POT

Is there anything better in winter than warming comfort food? Think rich stews and one-pot meals. Living & Co 4L cast-iron casserole, $55, from The Warehouse; Cook Eat Clean tea towel, $20, from The Art Room.

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LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE Evie Kemp’s kitchen is the antithesis of the one- and two-tone examples we’ve seen in recent years. When the Kiwi designer, known for her bright, busy and joyous interiors, gave her own kitchen a makeover, she opted for brightly painted cabinets, a black sink, tap and lamps, and tiles that she added colour to herself.


Classic hit Take a plain space, install timeless white cabinetry, on-trend black fixtures, stylish appliances and sleek benchtops and what have you got? A classic kitchen that will never date. Add your own flair to this perfect canvas. Kaboodle kitchens, $POA, from Bunnings.

EVERYTHING & THE KITCHEN SINK What trickery is this? A U-shaped drawer that uses every centimetre of space around your sink. It’s ideal for all those need-to-have-handy bits like scrubbing brushes and detergents that can end up in a jumble. Sink cabinet, $POA, from Blum.

Pour moi? Brew yourself a cuppa, sit down, put your feet up and admire your stylish new teapot. Living & Co Tokyo teapot with bamboo handle, $18, from The Warehouse; glass teapot, $39.90, from Paper Plane; Bredemeijer Xilin cast-iron teapot $101, from Amara.

HOME & THE R ANGE Power your cooking, hot water and several radiators from one attractive wood-fired source. Rayburn 200 Series cooker, $11,495-$13,495, from Warm NZ.

ISL AND OF DRE AMS Kitchen islands are invaluable – they are great for food preparation, breakfast time and for sitting around with friends and family. This one, in a Horsham Downs house built by Design Builders is a beauty. At 4.3m long and made of polished granite, it’s made for entertaining. The stools, tapware and contrasting colours give it a stylish edge. For more of this house go to page 24. HOU S E OF THE Y E A R 2021

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5 TREES FOR SMALL GARDENS

Seven sins of

LANDSCAPING Landscaping and establishing a new garden is fun, hard work and not without its pitfalls. Here are some of the most common garden and landscaping blunders to avoid, says Mary Lovell-Smith

THINKING there’s not enough room for trees, or even one tree. There is always room for at least one in a garden. Can it be called a garden if it is treeless? No, rather, it’s a dispirited chunk of outdoors. A tree brings shade, sound, colour, perspective and movement to a garden. It’s just about working out which is best for your situation. (And, remember, trees will increase the value of your house should you sell it.)

MISTAKING outdoors for indoors and making outside ‘rooms’ that attempt to obliterate what the outdoors is all about – nature. Embrace the elements and refrain from filling up your outdoor space with rugs, sofas, TV screens, heaters, lamps and the like. Hedges make wonderful walls, tree canopies ceilings and flagstones floors.

IMAGINING that every house, no matter the style or age will benefit from a deck. Many homes don’t suit the standard timber deck. Show imagination and design a deck (or get a professional to design one) to suit and enhance your home. Not that decks are the be-all and end-all; it may be that a concrete or tiled terrace or patio, veranda or porch will work better for you.

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FORGETTING there are four seasons – not just spring and summer – when blossom and flowers are doing their thing. Also plant for autumn and winter, with plants and shrubs that bloom late, have leaves that change colour and berries to attract the birds.

NEGLECTING the view of the garden from indoors, which is most often how we see our gardens. This may mean framing it out of a window with foliage, or placing a particularly pretty shrub a couple of metres from a window to draw the eye outside.

WANTING to control every inch of the garden. Banishing weeds, keeping hedges razor sharp, and maintaining perfectly manicured lawns is fine, but what about the creatures that live in the garden and make homes in the likes of rotting logs or long grass? Also, the price of maintaining such a tidy garden is a high cost in labour or, worse, chemical warfare and its collateral damage.

PAYING the price of impatience by choosing fastgrowing trees and hedging plants. These are wonderful

A key to choosing trees for modest gardens is not so much the size, but how dense and dark they will be in full leaf. Those with an open aspect and sparse leaves are preferable. The other consideration is getting your money’s worth from the tree, such as flowers in spring and summer, colour and fruit in autumn.

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Smothered in clusters of fragrant, purple blooms in spring and summer, jacarandas are a sight to behold. Prefers warm climates or at least a sheltered, warm spot.

Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum)

This pretty, deciduous tree has heartshaped leaves and clusters of bright pink flowers followed by showy, dark purple pods. Prefers free-draining soil.

Amelanchier canadensis

A small, spreading tree with starry white flowers, and coppery new leaves that turn green before developing brilliant colours in autumn. Tolerates wet soil and drought.

Zelkova serrata

Also known as Japanese elm, this beautiful tree has a wide, spreading habit and gently weeping branches. Its red-purple colours can be stunning, especially in areas with chilly autumns. Prefers moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade.

Kōtukutuku

Tree fuchsia, or Fuchsia excorticata, has stunning rust-coloured papery bark and its branches grow at interesting, twisted angles. Bees love its red and purple flowers. Prefers moist soil.

for the first few years when they shoot up to successfully provide privacy or hide something unsightly. However, once they reach the desired height they won’t stop growing. You’ll find they will require a lot more work to keep trim than many slower-growing species.


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