The Registered Master Builder House of the Year awards for Mid and South Canterbury were held on Friday night; celebrating building excellence in New Zealand and recognising the craftsmanship behind the most beautiful homes in the country.
David Reid Homes Waitaki / South Canterbury came away with an armful of awards for three of their homes, with two selected for the National Top 100 Finalists.
A huge congratulations to Nikki and Aaron Mackay and their team for their incredible success. You can read more on each of the winning homes below:
This impressive Oamaru home took out a Gold award and was a category winner for the Regional Lifestyle Award. It was also selected as a National Top 100 Finalist with the awards held in Auckland in November.
With a firepit, outdoor hearth and indoor gas fire, this modern Oamaru home is one hot property. Optimised for sun and scenery, the mono-pitch design keeps a low profile in the landscape. A combination of cedar and weatherboard breaks up the expansive facade.
The sweeping 280sqm layout is superbly open to the outlook and outdoor living. The living spaces and three of the four bedrooms all flow out to decks through glass sliders. Ample glazing fills the high-ceilinged volumes with natural light and warmth.
With its chic kitchen and cosy, carpeted dining space, this home is ideal for entertaining. Smartly designed alfresco spaces cater to all ages and all weather. The outdoor design cleverly merges man-made elements with nature.
Pockets of landscaping break up the decking and patios. Located across the grounds a sunken fire pit awaits with built-in seating. Landscaping allows this feature to blend into the scenery.
Indoor luxury includes the master bedroom retreat with its fully tiled ensuite and generous glazed shower designed for two.
This wonderful Weston Home won Gold and was a regional category winner at Friday night’s awards. It has also been selected as a finalist for the National Top 100.
Just inland from Oamaru, this home is full of surprises – from textural blue wallpaper in the living space to the tiled shower in the master ensuite. At 175sqm, it may be small but there’s no shortage of character and comfort in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home.
The mono pitch design rises to let in light and warmth. Glass sliders open off the main living area to a deck with a pergola that’s well placed for entertaining. Generous grounds enhance the feeling of space.
The master bedroom opens to a private deck that’s tucked away from the outdoor entertaining area. This is an ideal spot to enjoy a quiet morning cuppa.
During winter, a fireplace pumps out warm vibes in the open-plan living domain. Feature lighting enhances ambience, along with recessed lighting units throughout.
The kitchen centres around a compact breakfast bar. Plenty of storage and brand-new appliances are an everyday blessing. Timber shelf inserts break up the blue. Wood-look laminate flooring provides natural texture without the price tag of timber.
Superbly positioned on a generous section in Oamaru, this spacious home took out a Gold at the Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards for Mid and South Canterbury on Friday.
Its well-proportioned 279sqm layout features four bedrooms, two bathrooms (including master ensuite), two living rooms and multiple outdoor options.
The open-plan lounge and the kitchen/dining space flow out to alfresco living on the sun-soaked deck. It’s ideal for brunch or dinner on warm evenings. The cosy formal lounge and the master bedroom both open to private porticoes.
Exposed trusses enhance the country character of this contemporary home. Schist pillars do too, tying in with the large stone chimney.
The interiors are simple yet stylish, utilising an attractive palette of white and grey with elements of warming wood. The decor ties in extremely well with the exterior cladding.
A recessed gas fire creates an inviting atmosphere for evening relaxation in the open-plan living area. The master suite is positioned at the opposite end of the home for ultimate peace and privacy at bedtime.