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.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
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.
Local Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
Sitting high on its site, this home in Clearwater, Christchurch, demands attention. Extensive sloping lawns spill gently down to the crystal-clear Kaikainui stream. The park-like setti ng gives the home an established air.
Modern finishes, with a mix of reflective and textured surfaces, enhance the edgy interior. A seamless design fully captures the outside world, blessing the interior with all-day sun. The internal powder room is an exception to this rule. The ntentionally moody space is brightened by glitter and lights that make the occupant feel like a star. A well-appointed wine cellar can be found in the hallway near the guest room. With great flow to interior spaces and outdoor living, the kitchen is the heart of this four-bedroom home. A cantilevered benchtop makes serving alfresco meals and drinks super simple. There’ll be plenty of days spent outside on the polished concrete patios and hardwood decking areas. Or lolling in the generous in-ground swimming pool and spa, with an impressive infinity-edge feature.