Nelson homes have dominated the list of finalists selected from the top of the South Island in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year, including two homes in the $600,000 to $1 million categories.
The self-designed Monaco home of Nelson architect Richard Carver and his wife, Raphaella, and an Atawhai home by Hybrid Homes and Living have been named Gold Reserve National Finalists in the competition.
The two homes have also been named finalists in the Sustainable Homes $500,000 to $1m category.
The national gold reserve finalists will now vie for New Zealand's top building honours in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year, to be announced in November.
Finalists were selected from gold award winners in the 12 regional competitions throughout New Zealand during July and August.
Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Warwick Quinn said the competition continued to showcase the country's best builders.
“These builders are the cream of the crop in the construction industry today. Our builders take a lot of pride in their work and this is reflected in the outstanding workmanship and quality of the homes in the competition this year,” he said.
PlaceMakers chief executive John Beveridge said it was important that the industry celebrated success and promoted building excellence at every opportunity.
The finalists' new home builds and renovations will now be rejudged over the next few months before the supreme award winners are announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on Saturday, November 17.
PlaceMakers Renovation Award up to $250,000: Paul Brockie Builders Limited for a renovation in Atawhai, Nelson.
New homes $250,000 - $350,000: Stonewood Homes Nelson Limited for a home in Motueka, Nelson.
New homes $350,000 - $450,000: Inhaus Developments for a home in Mahana.
New homes $600,000 - $1m: Harris Builders for a home in Monaco, Nelson; Hybrid Homes and Living for a home in Atawhai, Nelson.
Sustainable Homes under $500,000: Hybrid Homes and Living for a home in Hope, Nelson; Inhaus Developments Limited for a home in Mahana.
Sustainable Homes $500,000 to $1m: Harris Builders for a home in Monaco, Nelson; Hybrid Homes and Living for a home in Atawhai, Nelson.
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