Showcase Home #1 | Master Builders Awards 2016

At the Registered Master Builders ‘House of the Year’ Awards 2016, Primesite Homes received three awards for their multi storey home built on the hills of Wadestown. The three awards were:

  • Gold Reserve Award: Future-Proof Building New Homes $500,000 - $650,000.
  • Local Category Winner 2016: for New Homes $500,000 - $650,000. Region Wellington/Wairarapa.; and
  • Gold Award 2016: for New Homes $500,000 - $650,000. Region Wellington/Wairarapa.

Key Features of this Award Winning Home, Wadestown

  • Custom Designed and Built: The 206m², 3 storey home was custom designed and built to work in with the site’s challenging landscape and to blend in with the natural environment. It was sensitively designed and constructed to have minimal impact on the surrounding bush.
  • Robust Construction designed to withstand Wellington’s Climate: The construction of the home required significant expertise due to being built on a hillside, with a 45 degree sloping site. Furthermore, due its location the site often experienced gale force winds. There was also very limited physical access to the site, presenting further challenges to the Primesite team.
  • Strong Focus on Leading Engineering Techniques. The home required specific engineering requirements as the home, in some areas, was built on 9 metre piles. The approach taken throughout the build ensured the home had a solid feel even when facing the wildest of Wellington’s storms.
  • Design Providing a Private Oasis for the Owner. The design focused on maximising the natural environment at all times. Nestled within the hills of Wellington, the design included extensive double glazing combined with an open and spacious feel from all the natural sunlight. With the wide open-style design the owners from all parts of the home could take advantage of and enjoy the site’s amazing views. In addition, easy flow through glass sliders encouraged a strong connection with the great outdoors.