House of the Year 2020: Our Award-Winning Homes

Congratulations to our Landmark Homes franchises for winning big in the House of the Year 2020: Regional Awards!

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards celebrate the very best in residential building across New Zealand. With over 360 properties taking part at the Regional Level in 2020, this renowned competition is judged by a team of experts who visit each home at least once. Each property is then scored based on its workmanship, design, functionality and style – and awarded Quality Standards based on that score.

The Gold quality standard is 80% above industry standard, and Silver is 65% above industry standard.

Keep scrolling to see which Landmark Homes properties won big!

Central Otago – Silver Award in the New Home $1m – $1.5m Category

A Design and Build project with Landmark Homes Central Otago, this architecturally designed home responds to the region’s majestic landscape, capturing views of Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. The double-height living area, stone-clad twin fireplace servicing indoors and outdoors, picture windows and natural materials are just a few of the home’s outstanding features.

The client requested that the design (destined for prestigious Jack’s Point) be suited to entertaining, which is highlighted by relaxed, contemporary living.

To complement the landscape, the home has been built with timber and stone. Both materials are celebrated inside and out, and clearly demonstrate the craftsmanship of the expert team at Landmark Homes Central Otago. A solar array helps reduce running costs and is unobtrusive in the design and landscape. Cleverly crafted to an exceptional standard, this home is as remarkable as the surrounding mountains. Click here to see more photos.

Taupo – Silver Award in the New Home $1m-$1.5m Category

Orakei House Plan by Landmark Homes NZ

A Design & Build project with Landmark Homes Taupo & Rotorua, this is a lake house that takes full advantage of its serene surrounds. An elevated four-bedroom family home, was designed pavilion-style, and separated into two distinct wings. The entertaining wing includes open plan living, dining and kitchen areas flowing out to extensive decking with views across to Taupō.

The bedroom wing overlooks both the town and the lake, with a private main bedroom with luxurious ensuite. Vertical timber accents and statement walls link various elements of the living spaces, with a double-sided fireplace keeping the lounge and dining room cosy, no matter the season. The latter opens straight out to an ‘outdoor room’, with a covered roof installed with New Zealand’s unpredictable weather in mind. Three bathrooms and two living rooms mean there’s plenty of space to enjoy.

The 292m2 build was completed with the owners overseas, but they remained fully involved in the process, resulting in a home that met the brief while making a statement of its own. Click here to see more photos.

North Shore – Gold Award Winner in the New Home $1m – $1.5m Category

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A Design and Build project by Landmark Homes North Shore & Rodney, this weekend retreat comprises three minimalist boxes clad in black-stained cedar. The central box features a luxe black kitchen, where a secret door blends in with the cabinetry and leads to the scullery and laundry, where the fridge is also housed. An alfresco area can be used for entertaining year-round.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing in the open-plan living area offers exceptional indoor-outdoor living, and this connection to the surrounding environment continues in every bedroom, as well as the master bedroom ensuite. Its freestanding oval bathtub sits in front of a sliding door, offering an unbeatable view through the floor-to-ceiling glass.

The result is a gorgeous getaway that nobody wants to leave! Click here to see more photos.

Canterbury – Gold Award winner in the GIB Showhome Category

Monopitch rooflines and a sleep interior define this modern home, designed and built by the team at Landmark Homes Christchurch and Canterbury – and later turned into our Otakaro Ready to Build plan.

Expertly built for a narrow site, the exterior makes a strong first impression thanks to its blend of cedar and steel cladding. Inside, timber joinery boldly contrasts with black cabinetry and matte fixtures in the kitchen. The stud height of the main kitchen/living/dining area reaches up to a high 3.4m, making the room feel spacious and airy. A wine fridge in the scullery is another great addition, and large glass sliders make indoor-outdoor flow the focus of the open-plan living area.

The property comprises two separate wings, connected by the central entrance way. The master bedroom is perfectly positioned for privacy in the Eastern wing and features an ensuite with a double vanity and double shower, plus a walk-in-wardrobe. The remaining two bedrooms are housed in the Western wing and serviced by the chic main bathroom complete with freestanding bath. Click here to see more photos.

Bay of Plenty – Regional Category Winner & Gold Award in the New Home $450-$600K

Coleridge House Plan by Landmark Homes NZ

Built from the Otaki ready to build plan by Landmark Homes Tauranga & Bay of Plenty, this attractive home blends coastal and traditional styles, making the most of every last square metre of space. High sloping ceilings add to the spacious feel, and the covered outdoor areas make this home ideal for year-round entertaining. From there you can look out across the beautiful garden or step out onto the expanse of level fenced lawn.
The living and dining areas sit at the centre of the three-bedroom 196m2 house. Large bifold doors open out onto the covered entertainment area. On either side of this portico are pergolas connecting the main bedroom and media room to the prime entertaining area and providing seamless indoor-outdoor flow.
With its simple modern look, the kitchen is in keeping with the rest of the home’s pale interior. Bifold windows make it dreamy on warm, sunny days. In the main bedroom ensuite you’ll find floor-to-ceiling tiles, an in-wall toilet cistern, and a wall-hung double-bowl vanity. A rumpus room and entertaining area make this design an excellent home for all ages. Click here to see more photos.

Manawatu – Top 100 entrant, Regional Category Winner & Gold Award in the New Home $600-$750K Category

Coleridge House Plan by Landmark Homes NZ

Built by Landmark Homes Manawatu & Wanganui using the Karapiro Ready to Build plan as a starting point, this Ohau home combines the conveniences of modern living with traditional style. Overlooking vineyards, the house has an exterior that features classic weatherboards, sills and facings in a modern colour palette. Comfort awaits inside with a well-appointed, custom-designed kitchen. Complete with scullery, stone island, and positioned at the heart of the living/dining area, it’s the perfect space for the family to come together.
The generous, covered outdoor living area with fireplace, well-landscaped grounds, pool and spa can be easily accessed through the large glass sliding doors. Spread over 279m2, the home also features a main bedroom wing with a walk-in wardrobe, large ensuite and private courtyard. The main bathroom, separate toilet and additional three bedrooms are found along the hall. Thoughtfully located at the rear of the building, the spacious laundry connects to the outside. A study nook, double garage and plenty of storage complete this contemporary country home. Click here to see more photos.

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