The judging panel commented:
“Overall site planning, orientation and built form is responsive to the rural town setting and the target market of retirees from larger properties by conveying spaciousness as well as a residential scale. Building forms are enhanced by well scaled, contemporary external treatments, materials and detailing.
"Clerestory roof treatments with scissor truss and raking ceilings admit light into the centre of each house allowing the spaces to present as generous single storey volumes.
"The selection of internal materials and sustainability principles evokes high quality whilst not being lavish. There is an overall feeling of comfortable community engagement for aging in place village residents.”