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.
Two Local Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
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 Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
Local Bathroom Excellence
Given to an outstanding bathroom that best caters to the owners’ needs.
Local Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
Marvellous use of macrocarpa brings a touch of magic to this modern and spacious haven in Havelock North, Hastings. But the true allure lies just beyond the open-plan living space.
An inviting lap pool wraps around the home, offering unimpeded views of the countryside from the water’s edge. A cantilevered rooftop is its crowning glory. Back inside the living space, 3.6m ceilings draw gasps of admiration from guests. Views and natural light flood in through masses of glass. A full-height limestone fireplace commands attention and offers comfort on cold nights. A total of five timber decks are cleverly positioned for any weather or time of day. Floor-to-ceiling cavity sliders allow open spaces to merge on the generous 302sqm footprint. Three bedrooms accommodate the family of three and their frequent long-term guests. A mixture of recycled matai and polished concrete floors are practical, yet pleasing to the eye. Well- crafted built-ins provide storage and interest. Pre-cast concrete walls conceal wet-floor showers in two of the three bathrooms.