12 / July / 2021
We had a great weekend attending the 2021 Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau House of the Year Awards held in Tauranga! We were the proud winners of a Gold Award and the Regional Category winner $450,000 to $600,000 with this beautiful home in Taupō!
Have a closer look here: houseoftheyear.co.nz/houses/2021/bop-6523-5-5/
Talk about a house that works for everyone. This three-bedroom barn-style design is ideal for a wide range of people, from retirees through to families with young children. It’s the separate wing that makes it so versatile – it can be shut off from the rest of the house to minimise heating, or it can be opened up as a kids’ haven. The 215sqm property looks great, too. Clever use of warm and contemporary aesthetic that makes it stand out from the traditional hip or gable homes in its neighbourhood. The design, with paved courtyards for easy entertaining, sits beautifully on its section, enabling panoramic views across New Zealand’s largest lake. Higher than usual studs, and skylights, give the interior a light and spacious feel without diminishing any of its cosy vibe. Special touches, such as an in-built fireplace with a stone surround, pendant lights and an eye-catching kitchen splashback, can be found throughout. The flow is natural and intuitive, which brings us back to that versatility – the home could be an entertainer’s dream or a tranquil retreat. Or both.