The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Clad in zinc, corrugated Colorsteel and cedar, this architecturally designed home in Lower Hutt exudes space and style. Wood elements and splashes of orange give the contemporary home a retro vibe.
A super-spacious open-plan domain flows out to large paved and deck areas. Extensive hard landscaping anchors the home to its site, creating a wonderful outdoor living environment. Large soffit overhangs provide shelter from rain and harsh rays, depending on the weather. Glass sliders can be left open on fine days, encouraging a lovely flow of fresh air. A built-in barbecue off the state-of-the-art kitchen makes for superb indoor-outdoor entertaining. The modern multi-coloured kitchen boasts all the essentials for contemporary family life and entertaining, including traditional and steam ovens, an electric rubbish bin and stainless steel benchtops. The stunning concrete floors are acid washed and clear sealed for a natural finish. The internal doors are over height to offer a generous sense of space throughout. The staircase’s balustrade is a work of art, concealing a heart of steel.
The well-considered design of this home includes textural interest afforded by contrasting the polished concrete flooring with timber. Underfloor warmth is provided by a gas boiler, with hot water piped from the gas boiler to the lower level. Five generous bedrooms and three living spaces over two levels provide a flexible floor plan for modern family living. Both bathrooms – the family facility and master ensuite – boast exquisite tiling. Long slotted skylights encourage natural illumination. The floating ply ceiling is a striking feature of the living space.