Homes in Stoke, Monaco and Nelson City have claimed regional titles in the House of the Year 2019 awards, winning out over their Marlborough and West Coast competitors.
However, one home – a new build by Scott Construction, which overlooks Nelson’s Christ Church Cathedral – claimed six awards.
Although they didn’t pick up the Supreme Award, Scott Construction also added two more awards to their haul including four of the five lifestyle awards.
The six awards for the central-city home include category and gold awards for the Builders Own Home category as well as Interior Design, Outdoor Living, Craftmanship and Heart of the Home Kitchen Awards.
They also took out category and gold awards in the Multi-Unit (Apartments/Duplexes/Terraces) category for a Stoke build.
The competition is divided into two parts – the first at a regional level, the second at a national level.
The top 100 homes from 10 regional awards will go through to be judged in the national awards, which will be announced in November.
A new home in Monaco, which was built by Dan Anderson Building after the owners decided to demolish their existing home, took out the New Home $1-1.5million Award.
Mike Greer Homes Nelson claimed the top Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450k Award for a three-bedroom home in Stoke.
The Supreme New Build Award was won by Inhaus for a home in Richmond.
Judges say the Richmond home, which was also the winner in the New Build $600-750k category, was built with a “fine eye for precision”.
They say the beautifully crafted interior plywood subdividers and ceiling panels as well as cedar weatherboard that frames impressive views of surrounding landscape combined to set the home well above the competition.
“There are a variety of purpose-built rooms consistently well-crafted. The level of perfection shown throughout makes Inhaus a worthy winner.”
A Marsden Valley build by Contemporary Homes won the Show Home category.