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.
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.
Classic meets contemporary in this entertainer’s dream in Matamata. An oak and stainless steel kitchen, complete with the latest Miele appliances, is the beating heart of the four-bedroom abode.
The marble-style Caesarstone bench takes centre stage, while an integrated fridge, dishwasher and cool drawer are concealed behind oak cabinetry. The spacious scullery, with separate dish drawer, is well disguised behind the pocket sliding doors. Great flow to dining, living and two covered decks makes interacting with guests easy. The formal lounge offers a cosy place to retreat for a bit of quiet time. A beautiful fireplace creates a warming focal point in its feature surround. Sunlight floods in to the large daybed, a comfy spot to curl up with a good book or enjoy an afternoon doze in elegant surroundings. Simple, yet sophisticated feature wallpaper is used to stunning effect throughout. An otherwise neutral colour palette allows the architecture to sing. There’s a touch of European luxe in the visitor’s bathroom and master ensuite, with designer Italian wood plank tiles and high-quality Italian fittings. Plumbed-in hot-water towel rails, underfloor heating and LED lighting add the finishing touches. The ensuite is built for two, with his-and-hers vanities, while the main bathroom offers resort-style luxury in the form of a beautiful freestanding tub. The home also boasts plenty of sustainable and eco-friendly features, from the Black Pearl insulated foundation and good passive solar gain to grey-water recycling and an urban rain-collection tank. C-Bus controlled lighting, sound and audio provide built-in entertainment and atmosphere. Let’s get this party started!