A massive art deco renovation saw the original floors stripped and redone

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Stunning new homes and renovations were celebrated in Waikato this weekend, with the annual regional Master Builder Awards.

The Supreme House of the Year award went to a spectacular home in Hamilton built by Karl Kampenhout Builder (see video above). And the main renovation project was an art deco restoration by Engas Developments, which won the Bunnings Renovation category of $750,000 to $1.5 million and a gold award.

The judges praised the spacious feeling of elegance evident in the reconstruction, saying the renovation was well executed and true to its original art deco design.

Engas Developments won the $750,000 to $1.5 million Bunnings Renovation category and a gold award for this art deco home in Whitiora, Hamilton.

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Engas Developments won the $750,000 to $1.5 million Bunnings Renovation category and a gold award for this art deco home in Whitiora, Hamilton.

“Situated on a tight and difficult site, the house was completely stripped of its lining and cladding – both of which were carefully replaced. The original rimu wooden floor was also salvaged and used throughout the building. reconfigured layout.

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Karl Kampenhout Builder’s Supreme House of the Year project also won the Carters New Home category of $1-1.5 million and a gold award.

Art Deco curves are evident in the outdoor living room, which has functional overhead louvers and wide steps.

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Art Deco curves are evident in the outdoor living room, which has functional overhead louvers and wide steps.

The contemporary kitchen features stained wood plywood cabinets with reed glass display cabinets.

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The contemporary kitchen features stained wood plywood cabinets with reed glass display cabinets.

The judges noted that the owner wanted a modern home – one that acknowledged the peace and quiet of the site and the lone kauri tree.

“This home features exceptional detail and intricate design that required a high level of care and attention to detail. The interior has been finished to a high standard, creating a home that feels open and full of natural light. A standout feature is the new revolving fireplace with an ultra-efficient wood-burning stove.

The judges were also impressed with how the house maximized the narrow site to make the most of the views of the Waikato River and the hills beyond.

The regional Master Builders Supreme House of the Year award was presented to this spectacular home in Hamilton, built by Karl Kampenhout Builder.

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The regional Master Builders Supreme House of the Year award was presented to this spectacular home in Hamilton, built by Karl Kampenhout Builder.

Karl Kampenhout Builder also won the Altus Window Systems New Home category from $750,000 to $1 million and a gold award for a house in Leamington, Cambridge.

“Clad in locally quarried Hinuera stone, this modernist-inspired home blends into its surroundings,” the judges noted. “It is positioned to take full advantage of the sunlight and views afforded. Well-polished concrete floors provide thermal mass to radiate sunlight absorbed during the day. To conserve this free energy, the house has above-code insulation.

Karl Kampenhout Builder has also won awards for this modernist-inspired house in Leamington, Cambridge.

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Karl Kampenhout Builder has also won awards for this modernist-inspired house in Leamington, Cambridge.

The Cambridge house opens to the outside at the back.

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The Cambridge house opens to the outside at the back.

Passive house

Brown Construction won the $1.5-2 million New Home category, the APL Award for Sustainable and Environmental Excellence and a Gold Award for building a Passive House in Matangi, Hamilton.

Described as a home for all seasons, this home was built to European passive house standards to eHaus Euro requirements. “The certification must pass a series of tests to meet high standards for thermal performance and air quality,” the judges said.

Brown Construction won the $1.5-2 Million New Home category, the APL Award for Sustainable and Environmental Excellence and a Gold Award for this Passive House build in Matangi, Hamilton.  There are 26 <a class=solar panels on the roof.” style=”width:100%;display:inline-block”/>

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Brown Construction won the $1.5-2 Million New Home category, the APL Award for Sustainable and Environmental Excellence and a Gold Award for this Passive House build in Matangi, Hamilton. There are 26 solar panels on the roof.

The passive house includes a Zehnder mechanical ventilation system, an EV charging station and Tesla batteries.

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The passive house includes a Zehnder mechanical ventilation system, an EV charging station and Tesla batteries.

“EHaus homes are said to offer the highest standard in durability and performance. This house demonstrates why. Triple-glazed windows are strategically placed to line up with super-insulated wall frames, eliminating any thermal bridging. The use of low-carbon concrete enables thermal heat storage, while electricity is generated from 26 solar panels accompanied by Tesla batteries and electric vehicle charging stations.

Best kitchen and bathrooms

GD Pringle Building won $2-4 Million Resene New Home Category, Schneider Electric Smart Home Award, Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, Kitchen Excellence Award and Gold Award for House in Tamahere , Hamilton.

This home in Tamahere, Hamilton, built by GD Pringle Building won the $2-4 Million Resene New Home Category, Schneider Electric Smart Home Award, Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, Kitchen Excellence Award and a gold.

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This home in Tamahere, Hamilton, built by GD Pringle Building won the $2-4 Million Resene New Home Category, Schneider Electric Smart Home Award, Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award, Kitchen Excellence Award and a gold.

Judges noted that strong, rectilinear forms are a recurring theme in this 480m² house, which has been broken down into a series of connected pavilions with multiple living areas.

“High plinths allow the house to sit proudly on its flat lot. The playful use of different bridge and landscape levels follows the rectilinear theme of the construction. The whole house is peaceful, light and quiet – although it has varying decors to accommodate the choices of family members.

A full list of winners can be viewed on the Master Builders House of the Year site.

It was the kitchen that won the Kitchen Excellence Award.

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It was the kitchen that won the Kitchen Excellence Award.

And this powder room is one of many bathrooms in the home, which won the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.

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And this powder room is one of many bathrooms in the home, which won the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.

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