Our Award-Winning Homes in 2021!

Congratulations to our Landmark Homes Franchises for taking home 14 awards in the 2021 the House of the Year!

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards celebrate the very best in residential building across New Zealand.

This prestigious competition is judged by a team of experts who score each property on its workmanship, design, functionality and style – and award quality standards based on that score. The Gold quality standard is 80% above industry standard, and Silver is 65% above industry standard.

TOP 100 Award for Taupō and Rotorua!

Not only have the Landmark teams landed 13 regional awards, the Landmark Homes Taupō and Rotorua team has achieved Gold Reserve status with a TOP 100 Award and will proceed to the national finals in November. We wish them all the best for the finals!

See our award-winning homes below.


Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau: CARTERS New Home $1 Million – $1.5 Million Category


award winning home, house of the year, built by Landmark Homes Taupo

Built by the Landmark Homes Taupō and Rotorua team, this home is simply stunning with its dark, woody exterior juxtaposed against the shades-of-green landscape and blues of Lake Taupō. On closer inspection, you’ll find plenty more features that take the 302m2 home to the next level.

One of the major drawcards is a 240m2 wrap-around timber deck with an outdoor fire and bath. Is there a better, more tranquil place from which to enjoy the panoramic views of land and lake? And because part of this sprawling terrace is covered, rainy weather is never an issue.

Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms, three high-end bathrooms and two living areas. Almost every room has a view and dark cabinetry creates a moody style. The living area, combined with a cleverly designed kitchen and scullery, make it a natural for entertaining. A blackened steel fireplace anchors the main living space, creating a dramatic but cosy effect and an extra-large glass sliding door maximises that remarkable view.

Nothing has been left to chance in this light, airy and sunny architectural home, from the way it occupies its site to the many special features within. See more photos here.


Wellington and Wairarapa: New Home $600,000 – $750,000 Category


award winning wellington home, house of the year, built by Landmark Homes wellington

Built by the Landmark Homes Wellington team, this single-level pavilion-style home blends in beautifully with the surrounding rural landscape.

Clad in cedar and coated steel, the 185m2 residence is sleek and stylish from the outside in. Above the garage, a sloping roofline draws your eye to the central entranceway. Inside, the kitchen and adjoining living and dining areas enjoy fabulous, elevated views over the rolling green valley.

Double sliders open onto a generously proportioned balcony with glass balustrades to ensure the view is uninhibited. The kitchen is contemporary and bold in black and white punctuated by an eye-catching red-tile splashback. A separate snug/TV room offers a relaxing escape away from the hub of the home, and an office provides a quiet space for catching up on paperwork.

The main suite has been perfectly positioned as a relaxing, rewarding sanctuary for its occupants. Large sliders open out to the deck, creating an idyllic opportunity to enjoy a weekend lie in, while taking in the tranquil outlook as sunshine warms the room. See more photos here.


Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau: GIB Show Home Category


Bop Landmark Homes showhome, award winning in Tauranga

All the sophisticated style of the Hamptons has been poured into this three-bedroom show home, built by the Landmark Homes BOP team.

There’s a strong sense of space and loads of natural light thanks to white-on white decor, light timber accents, high-pitched ceilings, and doors and windows that invite the sun to stream in. Every design feature, both inside and out, accentuates the crisp, elegant look. And did we mention the views? The Omokoroa peninsula enjoys vistas of Tauranga Harbour.

This 244m2 property makes a statement: the sloping ceilings, typical of Landmark Homes, signal you are in a quality build. The expansive open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is a relaxed airy space and when you step through floor-to-ceiling double sliding doors you’re on a spacious covered portico with an outdoor fireplace. Head upstairs and you’ll find the main bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe and a dreamy ensuite. Enjoy the stand-alone bath, double vanities, curved mirrors, gold-coloured fixtures and, of course, more of those views. All that’s left to do is close the door, draw a bath and lie back and think of the Hamptons. See more pictures here.


Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau: Carters New Home $1 Million – $1.5 Million Category


Landmark Homes award winning taupo bach, lakeside ready to build plan

When contemporary and classic styles are combined in the best possible way, the result is always a delight. Built by the Landmark Homes Taupō and Rotorua team on the shores of Lake Taupō,  the board-and-batten exterior of this home has a thoroughly modern look, but also harks back to the fishing baches of days gone by.

The 295m2 pavilion-style house, a true collaboration between builder and client, is also designed to capture and celebrate everything its surrounds have to offer. It’s there for all to see – in the windows and glass doors that frame the lake and landscape, as well as the covered alfresco zone that brings you right beside it.

The outdoor fire means you’ll always be able to sip wine outside. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house might have a hint of the rustic in its exterior, but indoors it’s all contemporary style and mod cons. Raking ceilings throughout the kitchen, dining and living rooms, plus other subtle bespoke features, set the tone. The kitchen, a study in serene neutrals, is a cook’s dream. So, all that is left to do is pull up the boat and dry off by the outdoor fire after a day on the lake or rack the skis in the storage and cosy up in front of the lounge fireplace. See more pictures here.


East Coast and Hawke’s Bay: Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 – $1 Million Category


Gisborne award winning home, design and build

Enjoying hilltop positioning, this striking three-bedroom home was built by the Landmark Homes Gisborne team to capture picturesque views overlooking Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Poverty Bay.

Generously proportioned and precisely engineered glazing makes the most of the tranquil vista, while ample eaves provide shelter. Designed solely for two, the majority of the home’s 272m2 floorplan has been dedicated to the kitchen, living area and main bedroom wing. Two spare bedrooms and a large office allow ample space for the owners to work from home.

Surrounded on two sides with panoramic views, the main bedroom wing is a haven. Floor-to-ceiling full-width glazing opens onto the attractively paved outdoor living area, which wraps its way around the home. The main suite is perfectly partitioned with a dressing room in the centre and the generous ensuite – complete with a freestanding bath – taking up full width at the back.

Bold designer tiles, pops of colour in the kitchen and feature wallpaper add interesting touches and express the owners’ creative personalities. See more pictures here.


Auckland/Northland/Coromandel: GIB Show Home Category


Landmark Homes South-East Auckland team award winning showhome in Paerate Rise

Built by Landmark’s Auckland South-East team, this four-bedroom beauty is a Kiwi dream home. Encompassing a generous 203m2 floorplan, this home spells grandeur, with stunning raked ceilings throughout the living, dining, kitchen and entrance.

The bedrooms are large and lovely, while the kitchen shares the same qualities. A design-driven space with a scullery, the kitchen is connected to the dining and living area.

The laundry has all the must-haves and is close at hand, yet hidden behind folding doors. Ticking the box for the absolute Kiwi must-have – outdoor entertaining – the kitchen and dining space flows out to a covered deck with a fireplace and automated roof louvres. And with plenty of lawn and attractive landscaping, the big backyard might just tempt the kids to ditch their devices and kick a ball around.

The double garage keeps the cars undercover, and there’s an additional garage door for access to the back of the property – so there’s also a secure spot for trailer or boat parking. See more pictures here.


East Coast and Hawke’s Bay: New Home $600,000 – $750,000


Landmark Homes Gisborne team award winning design and build home

Built by the Landmark Homes Gisborne team, this impressive Makauri home is truly something special.

Stepping inside, you get a taste of the opulence in store, with a light and bright tiled foyer showcasing a chandelier and a wrought-iron balustrade winding up the staircase to the second level.

Encompassing an expansive 669m2, this vast home has been designed to accommodate extended family, with five bedrooms and a self-contained flat for grandparents. Each of the bedrooms has a fully tiled, beautifully appointed ensuite.

The ability to easily entertain on a large scale has been delivered in spades with immense, light-filled living spaces that flow on from the lavish kitchen at the home’s centre. The paved outdoor living area features a wood fire and a louvre roof that can be adjusted according to the weather. With family at its heart, this exquisite home perfectly combines luxury with laid-back, large-scale living. See more pictures here.


East Coast and Hawke’s Bay: New Home $600,000 – $750,000


Landmark Homes Gisborne team award winning design and build home with pool and views

Designed to make the most of the outlook, this 235m2 home, built by the Landmark Gisborne team, features windows aplenty to drink in views over Tūranganui-a-Kiwa Poverty Bay.

The asymmetrically pitched rooflines are almost as eye-catching as those views. It’s a roofline that creates a fabulously dramatic effect, highlighted by the use of vertical shiplap cedar cladding, which leads the eye skyward. Inside this four-bedroom home, it’s an ocean of calm.

The high-raking ceiling in the living room provides a beautiful sense of space, as do the wide windows with views on show. Two woodburners keep things cosy. The spacious kitchen boasts a sophisticated black and white scheme, and features a scullery, waterfall island bench under pendant lights and quality fittings.

Each bathroom is sleekly fitted out and you can still take in the views through strategically placed windows. A standalone bath adds a touch of luxe. An office space makes this house an exceptional choice for family living. Outdoors, there’s ample decking, a spacious entertaining area and swimming pool. See more pictures here.

Inspired to build your next home? Speak to one of our friendly New Home Consultants about bringing your dream home to life in 2022.