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Cel­e­brat­ing the best homes of 2017

Cel­e­brat­ing New Zealand’s most pres­ti­gious prize for res­i­den­tial ar­chi­tec­ture.

We’re not sure what St Matthew-in-theCity ar­chi­tect FL Pear­son would make of our Home of the Year 2017, but we’re fairly sure he’d like it.

De­signed by Cam­bridge ar­chi­tect Christo­pher Beer, our win­ning home was de­signed on a com­mer­cial site in a small town for a cre­ative young fam­ily on a tight bud­get. It’s a house built from seond­grade cedar, cor­ru­gate and re­jected bricks – and yet it achieves a sense of poetry. Sit­u­ated in the heart of down­town Cam­bridge, it has af­forded its own­ers the kind of ur­ban life­style of which those in our big­ger cities can only dream.

We cel­e­brated the awards – spon­sored by Altherm Win­dow Sys­tems – in the his­toric church at the end of March. Along with the Supreme Win­ner, we also awarded run­ner-up and Best City Home to Guy Tar­rant for his own court­yard home in Point Che­va­lier, Auck­land; Best Small Home went to Patch­work Ar­chi­tec­ture for an ur­bane lit­tle house in Mt Cook, Wellington; and Best Re­treat to Belinda Ge­orge for her home at Mahu­rangi, north of Auck­land. A house in Matakana, mean­while, by Dom Gla­muz­ina and Aaron Pater­son, and the home and Is­land Bay stu­dio of Patch­work Ar­chi­tec­ture, were also named fi­nal­ists and fea­tured in our April/May 2017 is­sue.

We’d like to thank our spon­sors for their sup­port, and the ar­chi­tects and home own­ers for their en­thu­si­asm and gen­eros­ity in par­tic­i­pat­ing in Home of the Year 2017. We can’t wait for next year.

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6 HOME ed­i­tor Si­mon Far­rell-Green with Beer. 7 As well as the top prize, win­ners re­ceived Cham­pagne by Per­rier Jouet. 8 Home of the Year judge Richard Naish (left) on the podium with win­ning home own­ers, Karen and Grant Jack, and Beer and Far­rell-Green. 1 Auck­land’s his­toric St Matthew-in-the-City hosted Home of the Year 2017. 2, 3 and 4 A greet­ing at the door and a tip­ple inside for guests. 5 De­signed by Christo­pher Beer, the Home of the Year 2017 sits on a com­mer­cial site in the pro­vin­cial town of Cam­bridge.

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