The company presented the competition judges with a Remuera masterpiece, which judges have described as a work of art built by a master.
“With outstanding craftsmanship and exceptional finishing, this clifftop beauty is a place to enjoy,” they said.
Mr Leach says he was thrilled to win the PlaceMakers Supreme Award for the second time. The company also won it in 2009 with a three-storey home in Glendowie, Auckland.
“I was very surprised! It was unexpected, but it was fantastic to pick it up again,” he says.
“The greatest thing about winning this award is the recognition for our staff and subcontractors. They all pride themselves in their work, and it’s a big thing for them because they really do enjoy it.”
Mr Leach believes winning these awards is a real advantage for the business.
“It is proof for our prospective clients that we can do a great job,” he says. “If you’ve put your best effort into building a home, it’s definitely a competition worth entering.”
The judges praised the home build for its feeling of comfort as soon as you step inside the door.
“The seamless connections between indoor and outdoor living, presented with a variety of materials and colour schemes, morph together to provide a superb backdrop to the finishing touches by a very discerning owner.
“On a north-facing site, this house is arranged around perfectly connected living spaces that, in turn, create protected east and west courtyards and a north deck and pier that flows on to the front lawn.
“The property boasts flexibility of areas to meet all eventualities, from formal entertaining to family time and relaxing. The main living space stretches across the site, allowing every opportunity to be open to the outdoors, although still protected from seasonal wind patterns.
“Built to perfection, this home more than deserves to proudly wear the mantle of House of the Year for 2012.”
PSL Construction is currently working on a multi-million dollar bach at Langs Beach. The 420sq m, single level, architecturally designed home is another potential House of the Year winner.“I would love to enter this house next year if the timing’s right, and if the clients are willing,” Mr Leach says.
The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions, Nulook, Department of Building and Housing, Future-Proof Building and Master Build Services Ltd.