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.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Local Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
Quality or quantity? As this 533sqm home in Merivale, Christchurch, proves, you don’t have to choose just one. The entry foyer welcomes with a double-height ceiling, hinting at the warm, wide- open spaces within.
Wander through the carpeted formal lounge with cavity slider to the dining area. Cathedral ceilings bless the room with an incredible sense of space. American oak adds elegance throughout, tying in to the wood- themed cladding. A wine cellar adds another touch of luxury, while the study takes care of business. Upstairs, a walkway with glass balustrades gazes over diners and leads to three beautifully finished bedrooms, complete with ensuites. Overnight visitors – there are sure to be a few – can make themselves at home in the downstairs guest suite. An open-tread staircase links the two levels in style. Inside flows out from the north-facing living and dining spaces to a patio by the pool. A self-contained pool house provides a retreat for teenagers. The sauna and gym are great spaces to let off steam.