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Fendalton - Ilam
New Christchurch Homes Recognised
fter many rounds throughout the year the judges finally announced the overall winners of the prestigious 26th Registered Master Builders House of the Year at a black-tie gala ceremony on Saturday 26 November. Four Christchurch homes were recognised amongst the creme de la creme around the country with national accolades awarded to new homes in Fendalton, St Albans, Redwood and Hillsborough. Winning the Nulook New Home Award ($650,000-$1 million) for a two bedroom, two bathroom, two living room family home in Fendalton, Form Builders Limited was praised by the judges for its attention to detail. “This is a residence of charm, warmth and subtlety. It takes note of the human scale and provides an interior journey through spaces of varying heights, textures, light and shade. A superb modern residence designed by an elder statesman of Christchurch architecture
and beautifully crafted by the master builder.” The competition’s most coveted award, the Supreme House of the Year, went to a stunning Cape Cod-style family home in Campbell’s Bay by Richard Davidson Builders. Epitomizing “supreme sophistication”, the judges remarked that this “exceptionally crafted project combined the architect’s vision and detailing with outstanding skills and craftsmanship,” and that the home’s “adaptation of an American classic is bound to become a trend setter, (and) clearly displays the builder’s desire to create an experience that changes perceptions and the quality of lives.” The Supreme Renovation Award went to John S Macdonald Builders Limited for their sensitive restoration of a family home in Tamahere, Hamilton. “With no loss to the historical character, this magnificent family residence is a combination of renovation and restoration, to incorporate 21st century technology,” the judges said.
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Supreme House of the Year: a contemporary beachside home in Campbells Bay by Richard Davidson Builders.
Creme de la creme of Christchurch: National Award Winners across Christchurch include (BELOW CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Builder’s Own Home (St Albans) by Casa Construction, Nulook New Home (Fendalton) by Form Builders, Placemakers New Home (Redwood) by Milestone Homes Canterbury, and Resene New Home Hillsborough by Sinclair Builders.
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Fendalton Ilam Gazette 02-12-16