Building award-winning homes is nothing new for Maddren Homes but they appreciate the recognition all the same, having just picked up three golds at the Registered Builders House of the Year awards.
The long-established, local building company took out three categories; the Carters New Home $1-1.5 million, the Placemakers New Home $450-600,000 and the Builders Own Home. General Manager Rodger Scott says Maddren Homes doesn’t set out to win awards – “we just build a house to the highest standard we can, using a traditional craftsmanship approach.” The three golds will add to the collection of almost 50 awards they have scooped over the years. The judges were clearly impressed with their work and their attention to detail that went into the homes. The Carters New Home award went to a stunning country mansion in Wainui, Auckland. With boundless views offering a peaceful backdrop, the 340sqm weatherboard exudes grand country charm. Sweeping raked ceilings extend across both sides, majestically housing the central kitchen gateway to two generous, sun-drenched wings. Light floods the central living space and colonial entertainer’s kitchen with scullery that Gordon Ramsey would feel at home in. The Builders Own Home won gold for a striking, black and white 2-storey 280sm weatherboard in Millwater. Its pitch roof surrounds an urban oasis, complete with baby lap pool and outdoor decking for al fresco living year round. It has all the bells and whistles with a hidden pantry, power-drawer and hi-tech touches including a key-less front door entry pad. The Placemakers New Home gold went to a spacious, 209sqm L-shaped, family home set amongst the rolling greenery of North-Auckland. Elegant black brick entry walls separate feature cedar panelling with raking ceilings fitted with speakers that flow the length of the honey-toned central living space, giving a nod to Scandinavian minimalism.