2009 Gold Award Winner over $1 million category

This award-winning home blends contemporary design with a strong link to an archetypal Canterbury landscape. Located on a lifestyle block in the Plains, the T-shaped, north-facing design fully exploits natural light and warmth in the main open plan kitchen/dining/living area. It also features the kind of indoor-outdoor flow suited to country living, as well as offering expansive views of the Port Hills to the east and the Southern Alps to the west. The interior makes extensive use of warm wooden panelling, low-key colours and natural stone floors to reinforce the connection to the landscape found in this spacious and beautifully executed family home.