We celebrate with Ross and Julie Brown, our eHaus Waikato House Of The Year Regional Winners. On the night of the National House Of The Year Awards evening, the supreme win for the category went to a Queenstown home, but this home is a super star for eHaus and we applaud with them and celebrate.
This is what Master Builders New Zealand had to say about the house:
"A world-class energy-efficient design defines this home on a rural lifestyle block north of Hamilton. The collaborative design with Edwards White Architects and eHaus ensured the home treads lightly on the environment despite its generous 252sqm footprint. Computer modelling before construction used local climate data to ensure ultimate thermal performance. The Euro from eHaus is built to the German PassivHaus energy-efficient building standard, the highest on the planet. The four-bedroom, two bathroom home is north facing for ultimate solar gain. Two living areas spill onto a spacious deck. The contemporary black brick and cedar, tie in well with modern designer kitchen, scullery, bathroom and laundry. German-engineered joinery, a solar photo voltaic system, hot water and ventilation systems and pumps, plus airtight construction make this a star."