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 Bathroom Excellence
Given to an outstanding bathroom that best caters to the owners’ needs.
Resting in the rolling foothills of the Richmond Ranges, this Nelson home promises relaxed living and easy entertaining. Smart cedar cladding is in keeping with the landscape.
On chilly mornings, the three-bedroom, three- bathroom house stays warm thanks to superior insulation. Under-floor heating, powered by PV panels, radiates from the polished concrete floors. Swathes of glass bring the outdoors in and fill the home with light and warmth. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the living area can be opened up or closed off, depending on the season. A separate sitting room waits behind closed doors. Large wall spaces in the main entrance and living areas provide a blank canvas for displaying artwork. Dark surfaces in the entertainer’s kitchen eliminate glare when natural light comes streaming in. Resplendent in white and yellow, the scullery is served sunny side up. High ceilings, wide-open spaces and overheight doors enhance flow. Outside, decks connect to the bedrooms and living space, offering sun, shelter and privacy as the day progresses.