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.
High on a hill in Cashmere, this superb two-storey home emanates a golden glow. A raw mix of rock, concrete block, exposed steel and glass is softened
by a stunning cedar cloak. At the entrance, an enormous window drinks in light and captures a stunning view of the Southern Alps, a recurring theme of this superb residence. A striking exposed steel and hardwood stairwell greets guests and offers a path to the living spaces upstairs. Glass balustrades to the cantilevered decks off the library and main living area maintain modern clean lines. The uninterrupted views of the alps and the city are remarkable. A striking stone fireplace and cosy lounge area offers a retreat in the spacious open plan. Hardwood timber floors tie the interior and exterior together. Skylights send extra illumination into the upstairs ensuite, which serves the beautifully finished master bedroom. Downstairs, there are two further bathrooms and three bedrooms with views and access to a large paved courtyard.