Stonewood Homes Whangarei walked away with the gold and category award at the Registered Master Builder House of the Year awards 2017 in the PlaceMakers Volume /Group Housing $450k – $700k Category.
“The award is a testament to our commitment to design and quality. We are delighted at what we achieved. Each year we have been upping the ante and taking our designs to the next level. Innovation and understanding the consumer is the key” said Danielle Bracey, Director Stonewood Homes Whangarei.
“Our team believes that attention to detail is the key to a successful build. From design concept to construction and beyond, ensuring the finer details are perfect, means that the overall build will be exactly what the owners have been dreaming of,” Marcus Bracey, Director Stonewood Homes Whangarei added.
This competition, considered by many to be the epitome of building excellence nationwide showcases only the best examples of quality craftsmanship and design vision.
Taking the top honours at the awards this year, this new house in southwest Whangarei is a modern take on the Millbrook design. With minimal hallways and a stunning open-plan kitchen/dining/family area, the layout makes great use of its 286sqm footprint.
Raking ceilings give the heart of the home an inviting airy feel, making it a perfect space to share. Entertainers will be in foodie heaven thanks to the spacious, well-designed kitchen. Glass sliders open to a grand portico for outdoor dining and all-day R&R.
The owners are given special treatment in their own part of the home. The master bedroom enjoys access to a private ensuite. Kids and/or guests are accommodated in a separate domain with three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a separate toilet, and an additional activity or games room.
More than 370 homes were judged around New Zealand by a team of industry experts, with regional award winners being announced during 10 regional events during July and August. Finding the cream of the construction crop around the country includes a range of new homes and showhomes to renovations and builders’ own homes. New leading-edge building techniques, architectural masterpieces and housing materials have been on display via the House of the Year with a noticeable shift towards sustainability.