Up to 100 homes 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.
The remarkable renovation of this 454sqm Milford residence could more accurately be described as a reincarnation. No stone has been left unturned in transforming the beach-front home into a contemporary Cape Cod-style escape. Fragments of existing framing are all that remain of the former family home. Plaster cladding was stripped and switched for smart cedar weatherboards. Large decks gaze over the water. The new shingle roof caps things off nicely. The home’s many small rooms were demolished, with new structural beams installed to support a more open, flowing layout. That’s not to say there’s nowhere to retreat for peace and quiet. Five beautifully updated bedrooms easily accommodate residents and guests. Three exquisitely tiled bathrooms with walk-in glazed showers and freestanding bowl-shaped baths provide everyday luxury. A feature spiral staircase, ornate fireplaces and a state-of-the-art kitchen with marble benchtops are just a few more stunning features of this magnificent makeover.