Master Builders Awards Waikato Downey Designer Homes

house of the year awards

This highly regarded competition celebrates building excellence in New Zealand. It awards the best homes and builders and the craftsmanship behind them.

Regional Awards


National Awards

national awards

St Leger Road Home

$500,000 – $650,000


The traditional charm of Linea board cladding forms a harmonious bond with 21st-century living in this contemporary country-style home in Te Awamutu. Boxed corners and contrasting window facings enhance the effect.

Sun-drenched and full of light, the north-facing living spaces welcome visitors with open arms and 2.7m ceilings. With over-height doorways, the home exudes a fantastic sense of space.

Four bedrooms bask in afternoon rays and benefit from correct sun orientation.






Oaktree Lane Home

$650,000 – $1,000,000


Stepping through the feature portico and 2.4m-high double doors of this impressive six-bedroom family home in Hamilton, it’s impossible to make anything but a grand entrance.

Inside, living areas are well spread out – 2.7m ceilings enhance the sense of of space and light. To the left of the entrance gallery, you’ll find the TV lounge, kept warm by a lovely stone fireplace; to the right, cavity doors slide opento the dining area, family room and kitchen.

An alfresco area surveys the landscaped grounds and is topped off with a raked ceiling and pizza oven. The effect is a warm and inviting outdoor space – a little slice of heaven.

Downey Showhome

Showhome Category


Taking inspiration from the world-renowned Huka Lodge, this warm and welcoming wonder in Amokura, Hamilton, strikes the perfect balance between casual and sophisticated.

The 277sqm home is made up of beautifully proportioned spaces, including four bedrooms, an office, two bathrooms, a separate laundry, loads of storage and a double garage.

Outdoor living areas, including one space with a fireplace, allow the owners to spend summer evenings under the stars. Lovely landscaping makes good use of the section, enhancing the outlook during the day.





Award winning home

$500,000 – $750,000

Located in popular Woodridge Estate is this five bedroom executive home.

Constructed in time proven plaster over brick with smooth profile concrete tile roofing, this home was constructed to accommodate the needs of its busy owners.