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.
This four-bedroom Manawatu home, built to grow with the family, will serve its owners for years to come. Many sustainable measures are incorporated, through both design and building techniques, which are kind on the pocket and the planet.
The front entry to the home is stunning and unique. A feature rock wall flows from the front door through the entrance into the home. This opens up to a light-filled kitchen/family area, which is the heart of this home and central to work, craft and leisure areas. The fantastic views over farmland to Mount Ruapehu, with cathedral ceiling and feature window, add a serving of ‘X’ factor. Huge sliding doors between the open-plan living space and lounge can create one spacious room. Four interior living rooms provide ample options for the evolving needs of family life. The children’s playroom is designed to convert into a study space down the track. The well-planned office is also located close to the heart of the home. Three sets of bi-fold doors provide great flow to large decks, flexible entertaining and play areas for the family. Modern, clean lines and an understated colour palette provide a blank canvas for the owners’ personal style. Well-chosen feature walls add appeal in the bedrooms. Open the wardrobes to discover different coloured interiors, which add a whole new dimension to each room. The ensuite includes a large double vanity, free- standing stone bathtub and tiled shower. This home is both practical and stylish. It fits the owners’ lifestyle and desire for a sustainable home. It is all about “living the dream”.