Merivale home a winner

LIZ MCDONALD
Last updated 05:00 27/07/2013
Phil Benton Builders

HOUSE PROUD: The supreme award for a new home went to Phil Benton Builders for this Merivale house.

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Judges used adjectives such as superb and flawless to describe the winning Canterbury homes in this year's House of the Year contest.

A new house in Merivale and a renovated Sumner home were last night named the top homes in the Registered Master Builders contest.

The double-storey Merivale home, named supreme winner and best over $2 million, was described as a home created for entertaining, with extensive outdoor living options, "beautifully detailed, crafted and finished". It was built by Phil Benton Builders.

The Sumner renovation of a character home was "beautifully composed . . . boasting superb detailing, fantastic indoor-outdoor flow and efficient use of well-proportioned spaces."

The work was by Corbel Construction and fell within the $250,000 to $500,000 category. More modest winners included a Rolleston home built for under $250,000 by J D Homes. Other category winners were in Waimairi Beach, Fendalton, North Shore, Prebbleton, Northwood, Wigram, and Fernside.

The houses were judged on their workmanship, design, style and functionality. They will compete with homes from other regions for national awards in November.

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