National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
A feature double-sided gas fireplace separates the kitchen-dining area and lounge in this rural Rangiora residence. The super-savvy centrepiece is smart- phone operational and ducted throughout the home.
Cosy carpet serves the living space while hardwood floors are a practical addition in the entrance and well-equipped kitchen. Mirror toekicks create the illusion of floating cabinetry. A walk-in pantry means oversized appliances can be kept hidden. The benchtop extends into a breakfast bar, where kids or guests can keep the cook company. In the lounge and dining spaces, sliding doors open to an expansive deck. It’s a great place to enjoy the all-day sun and semi-rural outlook with a glass of wine in hand. Stonework on the home’s exterior enhances the timeless design and ties in nicely with the Ashley River nearby. Added ceiling height in the foyer creates a spacious entrance, leading to the home office. With the right furnishings, this could easily become a fifth bedroom. The home’s bathrooms boast tiled showers and a tub.