Omaha House – Picking Up Awards

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This stunning house at Omaha, designed by Grant Neill, has picked up an award at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards!

” Two Mahurangi houses, built by Warkworth-based Brackenridge Builders, are entered in the Master Builders 2014 House of the Year competition.
The homes, in Point Wells and Omaha, are in the  open section for houses worth more than $2 million. They will be judged on workmanship (65 per cent)  and design, functionality and style (35 per cent). Brackenridge has won gold at a national level three  times and won the regional section multiple times. Construction manager Tony Borich says the  buildings entered this year provided some unique  challenges during the build, “but it was worth it for  the end result”.
Tony says the 450sqm concrete-block house in Omaha is largely open plan with the concrete-block  work exposed to the interior, requiring a high level of attention to detail. The construction also required an extremely low margin of error with the floor and ceiling fitting seamlessly into the walls.
The waterfront house was designed by Sandspit  architect Grant Neill, of Auckland based Pacific Environments NZ. Grant says the building exemplifies the talent of local tradesmen.
“They did a fantastic job. It shows the quality of  what we can produce in the area,” he says.
This is the second Omaha home designed by Grant for the same owner, who lives in Auckland but is  looking to retire at Omaha. “It’s a home of contrasts, with curves balanced with hard edges and concrete block, stainless steel, glass and wood all interacting in the same space.”Grant says the stainless steel staircase, made by Warkworth company Stainless Specialties, is a real feature. “It’s become like a piece of jewellery in the house.”

See the article here Pages from Pacific Environs 5 July Mahurangi Matters.

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