We’re absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the 2020 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. It turned out to be one of our best years with three hard-to-win gold awards, two best-in-category awards, two silvers, and a bronze. Plus a Top 100 placing for Design Builders Waikato’s ‘Rural Charmer’. In addition, Design Builders Waikato took home an international TIDA Award.

Congratulations to our clients, the teams, and the partners behind these award-winning homes. To wrap things up, here’s a rundown of Design Builders’ 2020 winners.

Winner – Lofty Ambition

Category:                   GIB Show Home
Awards:                      Gold award, Regional Category Winner,
TIDA Award

Hot on the heels of winning a coveted TIDA award, this spectacular two-storey home has done it again. Inspired by the classic New York loft, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house opens to a living area on each floor, an office space on the second level, and a play nook for the children under the stairs.

Winner – Home on the Plains

Category:   Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 – $1 million
Awards:      Silver Award

Positioned on a lifestyle section in Cambridge, this 300 sqm home makes full use of its site. Cleverly designed around a central living/dining/kitchen hub that encourages indoor–outdoor flow, this home is perfectly suited to a young family.

Winner – Rural Charmer – TOP 100 HOME!

Category:    New Home $450,000 – $600,000
Awards:      Gold Award, Regional Category Winner, Top 100

This 180 sqm home maximises spectacular views of Mount Pirongia and the neighbouring township. The open-plan living-dining area extends onto two decks – one with automated louvres and one uncovered – for al fresco enjoyment year-round. High-stud ceilings create a feeling of spaciousness in this Top 100 Home.

Winner – Bright Beginnings, by Design Builders Bay of Plenty

Category:                   GIB Show Home
Awards:                      Gold award, Regional Category Winner

This four-bedroom showhome overlooking the golf course is a modern take on the traditional Hamptons-style house. The modern design also takes into consideration ages and stages of owners, with easy-to-use door hardware, bathroom fittings, and wall noggings suitable for grab rails.

Winner – Cottage Charm, by Design Builders Hawke’s Bay

Category:                   New Home $450,000 – $600,000
Awards:                      Silver

A modern take on the classic cottage, this three-bedroom home within a character area of Havelock North. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen area blends with outdoor spaces for all-day sun. Beautiful polished floors and high raking ceilings in the main living area elevate the openness.

Winner – Shape of the Future, by Design Builders Hawke’s Bay

Category:                   Carters New Home $1 million – $1.5 million
Awards:                      Bronze award

This new build has been designed to make the most of its ocean views. The owners wake to the morning sun, the best spot to start the day. For outdoor enjoyment, the covered west-facing deck is tucked behind the main living area. A deck on the north side offers protection from the sea breeze – the ideal spot for a gin and tonic.

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