Celebrating building excellence: David Reid Homes

An irregular shaped section that presented build challenges is now home to an award-winning home.

David Reid Homes Canterbury won the Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 – $1 million gold award for the Canterbury region in the Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2023 for the Casebrook home, pictured here.

Judges say the David Reid Homes Canterbury team ticked all the boxes with this 256sqm mid-century inspired home, nestled behind a solid fence at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in North West Christchurch. Designed in conjunction with Hierarchy Group architects and the owners, the floorplan has been cleverly suited to fit the slightly unusual street-facing site.

Clerestory windows, skylights and glazed doors that lead to sheltered decks on both sides of the house flood the open living space with natural light. The kitchen has integrated doors that add to the sleek appearance, and a well-designed scullery with enough room for two fridges makes the space ideal for entertaining.


A second living room with moody decor is just the spot if the owners want to go somewhere cosier, and you’ll find an office at the end of the hall. There’s a satisfying sense of solidity in the three-bedroom house. Brick used on the exterior, for example, can be found in the fire surround. Fully tiled bathrooms, one a main-bedroom ensuite, provide a sense of luxury.


IMAGES: Veronica Wedlake, courtesy
Master Builders House of Year Awards

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