Project Year
Private Residence
Project Name
House of the Year
Pyes Pa

House of the Year 2020

Classic lines, traditional features and contemporary elements were expertly combined in this forever home. The main living area has an open-plan layout, with high raking ceilings and large glazed windows that capture the stunning rural vista. This flows to the carefully considered outdoor area and garden, providing a sublime setting for relaxing and entertaining.

Sustainability is a core principle of Tierra (which means earth in Spanish), who consulted with their client to achieve the best outcomes. Solar panels charge a Tesla battery system during the day, ready to provide free power for the owners when they return home from work in the evening. Further sustainable features, such as thick walls, high-quality insulation and a rainwater harvesting system to service the toilets, laundry and garden irrigation, have resulted in an excellent Homestar rating for this stellar three-bedroom, two bathroom property, complete with internal masonry to release passive heat.

All these features create a comfortable, energy-efficient home that will meet the owners’ needs for many years to come.


Regional Category Winner

Regional Gold


Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau

New Home $600,000 - $750,000


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