National Supreme Award Winner 2013

Have you ever wondered what it takes to win the award for the very best house in New Zealand? The judges who awarded this honour to Phil Benton Builders put it simply: “this wonderfully constructed home demonstrates an incredibly high level of accuracy” on what they described as an “architecturally very innovative and challenging project.” The exterior of this spacious 606 square metre home juxtaposes the rawness of exposed concrete and layered steel frames against the warmth of oak and cedar shutters and trim. It also features a custom wine cellar located 2.5 metres underground, and carefully crafted oak ceilings, joinery and stairs to create a feeling of warmth and luxury indoors.