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 designers of this two-storey townhouse in Merivale went to town alright! Utilising the latest architectural designs and clever combinations of contemporary cladding, they’ve created something quite special. The three-bedroom residence reads like a geometric puzzle, but there’s nothing to solve here. Everything is taken care of, from the sun-soaked living spaces with louvre-window protection to the entertainer’s kitchen and fantastic fully tiled bathroom and ensuite. The sleek and minimalist kitchen serves up easy living with hard-wearing surfaces, a compact walk-in pantry and the requisite modern appliances. Private alfresco living is ideal for hosting guests. The generously glazed living space stays warm thanks to concealed heat pumps. Thermally broken windows are low-E and argon-gas filled, keeping that passive solar gain well in hand. Insulation helps too. LEDs add a bright touch throughout. The double garage rounds out this highly desirable contemporary Christchurch home.