Top: This two-level, architecturally designed home won an impressive five awards at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. Above and above right: The home connects strongly with its natural environment through extensive glazing opening to a sprawling deck. Plus there’s a second deck on the lower level. The designer kitchen provides a dramatic aesthetic and functional focus within this home. This expansive home won five awards at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards in the following categories: National Gold reserve award – Nulook new home $650,000-1million; Gold award – Nulook new home $650,000-1million; the Coveted Local Craftsmanship award; the Lifestyle Bathroom Excellence Award and Life- style Outdoor Living Award. The 380m 2 home is ideally suited to its peaceful Pitone landscape, with ample glaz- ing encouraging its owners to step out and enjoy the relaxed alfresco living. There they can soak up water views from the spa pool, or unwind on the deck with a built-in barbecue. The architecturally designed home enjoys broad views of the Tasman Sea from the living area while the Katikara Stream is seen from almost every room. Glass bifolds connect to the open-plan area with an enter- tainer’s kitchen. Two children’s bedrooms are set apart in their own area and the guest room, with ensuite, is near the entry. The master bedroom offers a peaceful retreat, while the ensuite has a feature freestand- ing bath and double shower. There’s a boat shed, double garage and lower deck to com- plete the picture of relaxation.