When a builder builds his home
Nick Holcroft is hopeful his Chartwell home, tucked on to a 400-square-metre site above the Waikato River, will please the judges of the 2017 Master Builders House of the Year awards.
Holcroft’s company, Holcroft Prestige Ltd, built the house with a simple life in mind. But after almost two decades living in the country, it’s not exactly a simple home for the single father and his daughter.
Knocked together in a quick five months, it sets the standard for a company which constructs high-end houses.
The house which ticks all the boxes is spacious, light-filled, strictly monochrome and high- spec.
The ground floor is consumed entirely by living space. A kitchen is at the centre and the home theatre sits in the front of the house, the lounge at the back.
The upstairs floor has four bedrooms; the master bedroom and ensuite offer glimpses of the river.
While no fine detail has been left unattended, Holcroft insists the house is designed for function.
Judges for this year’s awards have been traversing the country to view more than 370 homes in contention for 10 regional awards.
The winner of the Waikato Master Builders House of the Year award will be announced at the Claudelands Events Centre on Friday, July 14.
Builder Nick Holcroft and his dog Coco are happy to be near the river.