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A Recap of an Outstanding 2020 with David Reid Homes

This year, we have been incredibly busy, including opening new show homes, in both the North and South Island, attending an awesome national conference in Queenstown with all our teams and major suppliers, and we’ve achieved some outstanding results at several home awards.

New Weston, Oamaru Show Home:

Weston, Oamaru Show Home | David Reid Homes

Built by the David Reid Homes Waitaki team, headed by Aaron and Nikki MacKay. Designed to perfectly frame the section with its contemporary bold lines, the open plan living, kitchen and dining open onto the outdoor living space, making this home glide seamlessly onto the decks and alfresco living. The design of this home allows for ample natural light and heat to spill into all three of the bedrooms, with underfloor heating warming the home, and the gas fireplace creating perfect ambience.

New Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Show Home:

Havelock North, Hawkes Bay Show Home | David Reid Homes

Opening only recently, this home was built by the David Reid Homes Hawke’s Bay team. It showcases the signature quality workmanship and attention to detail of all of our builds. Architecturally designed, with 3 bedrooms (and separate media room) this home combines contemporary styling with practical and hardwearing materials. Positioned for all-day sun, the open plan living and outdoor room allows for the ultimate kiwi indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The striking cladding combination of dark vertical panels and rusticated cedar weatherboards, coupled with the landscaped boardwalk entry, give this single level home strong curb side appeal, and built to last

David Reid Homes National Conference:

Franchisees and supply partners from across the country descended on stunning Queenstown in late September. Following a welcome dinner on arrival, day one of the conference saw them board the TSS Earnslaw to sail to Walter Peak Station. On day two we got down to work and our franchise directors enjoyed a number of business sessions followed by ‘speed dating’ with our suppliers, a fantastic opportunity for exposure across the country for both parties.

David Reid Homes on Go Orange Jet Boat in Queenstown

The Award Winners Were:

Highly Commended at TIDA Awards (Trends International Design Awards):

David Reid Homes Auckland - Pukekohe:

Pukekohe, Auckland Feature Home | David Reid Homes

Our Pukekohe franchise covers the area south of Auckland from Drury to Mercer. It’s been headed by Brendon Hamill since 2008 who has over 30 years of experience building high quality homes. Attracted to David Reid Homes for the value placed in exceeding client expectations and commitment to delivering their dream custom, architecturally designed home.

The home that won this award is the ever-popular pavilion style home in the Northridge development in Pukekohe. “This contemporary north-facing single, level pavilion home is built for everyday living, with flowing alfresco spaces for all to enjoy”.

David Reid Homes Wellington Region:

Ferndale, Kapiti Feature Home | David Reid Homes

The home that won Tim Sunderland and his team the highly commended accolade is one of their feature homes in the Ferndale subdivision of Kapiti. “Contemporary styling with a mix of neutral colour tones, textures and natural materials combine to create a light-filled relaxing retreat within a leafy, eco-friendly subdivision” TIDA said of the home.

The 3 bed, 2 bath home was custom designed with relaxed living in mind. A high 3.6m pitch of the cedar ceiling in the living area is complemented by the vertical cedar feature wall in the entrance and hallway. Other features include a gas ducted central heating system and both covered and uncovered outdoor entertaining areas to complete the dream Kiwi lifestyle. 

David Reid Homes Waikati and South Canterbury:

Weston, Oamaru Show Home | David Reid Homes

Our Waitaki and South Canterbury franchise covers south of the Rangitata River to Moeraki/Palmerston, which includes Timaru, Oamaru, Twizel and Tekapo. Owners Aaron and Nikky Mackay The house that won them a TIDA Highly Commended category is their new Weston Road, Oamaru show home.

The 3 bed, 3 bath home is completed with an additional media room and study. Designed to perfectly frame the sections, it's bold contemporary lines drew the comment “Open plan living, kitchen and dining areas connect to the decks and outdoor spaces to provide a seamless alfresco lifestyle in this home” at the TIDA. Alfresco living in the form of open plan living/kitchen/dining areas that glide seamlessly onto the decks and outdoor living spaces. 

Nationwide Achievement at the Registered Master Builders Association House of the Year 2020 Awards:

‘Ferndale Flair’ - Ferndale, Kapiti:

Ferndale, Kapiti Feature Home | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Wellington Region

Category: New Home $450,000 - $600,000 - Wellington/Wairarapa Region

Awards: 

  • Gold Award for region
  • Regional Category winner
  • Top 100 Nationally 
  • National Category winner

Judges Comment: “Set within the leafy, eco-friendly subdivision of Ferndale, this custom-designed home is made for relaxed living – a result of the simple yet sophisticated floor plan and aesthetic. Contemporary styling with a mix of neutral colour tones, textures and natural materials combine to create a light-filled and relaxing retreat.

‘Escape Artists’ - Kapiti Coast, Wellington:

Living Area Kapiti Feature Home | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Wellington Region

Category: New Home $450,000 - $600,000 - Wellington/Wairarapa Region

Awards: 

  • Gold Award for region

Judges Comment: “The 195sqm home also makes an eye-catching addition to its neighbourhood – vertical black Stratum and horizontal cedar cladding create contrast and impact on the site, which was tricky to build on. An interior black Stratum feature wall in the centre of the home creates a connection to the outside.”

‘Simply Beautiful’ - Sycamore Estate, New Plymouth:

Kitchen in Sycamore Estate, New Plymouth Show Home | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Taranaki 

Category: GIB Show Home - Taranaki Region

Awards: 

  • Regional Category Winner
  • Gold Award for region 

Judges Comment: "This contemporary pavilion-style home stands out from the rest. Feature cedar cladding creates a distinct contrast against a charcoal exterior. With three exceptional bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms, this home is yet another proud addition to the David Reid Homes’ portfolio."

‘Going for Bold’ - Taupo:

Kitchen Area Feature Home Taupo | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Taupo

Category: Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $750,000 - Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau

Awards:

  • Regional Category Winner
  • Gold Award for region 

‘Style Central’ - Taupo:

Taupo Feature Home | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Taupo

Category: Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000 - Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau

Awards: 

  • Gold Award for region

Judges Comment: ‘The intuitive layout was designed to accentuate views of the lake, serene rolling hills and golf course, as well as ensuring the owners’ privacy. Early Lake Taupō homes were the inspiration for the interior, but a modern earthy colour scheme was used to lend a contemporary feel. Large windows and doors harness natural light and provide a grand sense of space.”

'Natural Wonder’ - Jack’s Point, Queenstown:

Living Area Queenstown Feature Home | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Queenstown 

Category: Carters Building Supplies New Home ($1-$1.5 million) - Southland Region

Awards: 

  • Regional Category Winner 
  • Gold Award for region

Judges Comment: “Cedar and Wakatipu schist at the entrance of this home are on point. The natural materials beautifully complement the southern environment. From the cladding and flooring to cabinetry and apex Kapo board grooved ceiling, every facet demonstrates the builders’ skills.”

'Natural Beauty' - Wanaka:

Kitchen Wanaka Show Home | David Reid Homes

Built by David Reid Homes Wanaka & Central Otago 

Awards:

  • Regional Category Winner - Southland
  • Gold Award - Southland

Category: GIB Show Home

Judges Comment: “Superior style and comfort have been considered throughout the 242sqm home, which has two ample living areas. In step with its classic modernist lines, there’s a sunken lounge and seamless connection and access from interior to exterior.” 

To Wrap Up:

And just like that the unique year of 2020 is drawing to an end! David Reid Homes have a plethora of new projects coming up in 2021, including several developments and new show homes across the country. As always, we are ever grateful to our amazing franchisees, suppliers and contractors who put their all into everything they do to ensure we continue to raise the standard of custom home design and builds.

Happy holidays to all, have a safe and joyous break, and see you in the new year.

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