House Of The Year Awards recognise excellence in workmanship, creativity and innovation.

First Place in 2019 Canterbury House of the Year $1-2m

View photos of Bridge Builders House – Canterbury House of the year $1-1.5 million category.
Resting under classic red roofing, this alpine-style home charms in its Fernside setting, just outside Rangiora.

The post and beam structure pays tribute to the client’s career in bridge-building. Big timber is displayed here on a breathtaking scale and the craftsmanship is evident with mortice and tenon connections.

Barn style doors, concealed aluminium joinery, spray enamel and exacting tiling also elevate the abode. Sustainable materials, high insulation and generous access ways will future-proof this home. This is luxury lodge-style living for the discerning.

Gold Award 2017 $1 million – $2 millon

View photos of the MaiMai House – Canterbury House of the year $1-2 million category. This home is styled after a Maimai. It features handmade Macrocarpa trusses, a large cast- in- situ concrete spine wall ( 18m x 4.5m x .450), cedar ceilings and claddings, oak floors, handpicked river stone and a lodge style kitchen with feature stainless steel bench.

This house was designed and styled by Simon Banks. The kitchen was designed by Trish Simpson.

First Place in 2015 Canterbury House of the Year $500 – 650k

View photos of the Art House – Canterbury 2015 House of the Year $500 – 650k category. This house features handpicked riverstone and cedar claddings.

The interior features hand-made trusses through to the living area with Beech floors and custom-made stainless steel showertrays.

A natural hardwood screen separates the hallway from the bedrooms.

First Place in 2015 Canterbury House of the Year $400 – 500k

View photos of the Kowhai River Barn – Canterbury 2015 House of the Year $400 – 500k category. This house sits in the Kowhai river bed and was designed for a young family. Stormwater discharges directly into drainage swales without the use of spouting.

It features ply and cedar claddings with oak floors, doors and joinery.

Large portal beams hold the structure together while a log burner with solar water make for an extremely low energy home.

2013 National Gold Reserve Award

View photos of River Stone Hut, Castle Hill – Canterbury 2013 House of the Year New Homes $250k – 350k category. This cedar bach features hand picked stone from Castle Hill Station and French drains with no overhead spouting.

2012 National Gold Reserve Award

View photos of Shepherds Hut – Shepherds Hut has been nationally recognised as being among the top seven houses in the $250 – $350k Category for 2012.

2012 Lifestyle Living Award

View photos of Shepherds Hut – Out of all category entries in Canterbury for 2012, Shepherds hut received the Lifestyle Living Award which recognises the home with the best atmosphere, comfort and durability.

2008 Gold Award $350-450k

View photos of Lifestyle Loburn

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