The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Two Local Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
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 Sustainable Home
This recognises excellences in sustainable building and energy efficiency.
Located on a quiet street in Auckland, a cold, dark, damp villa has been beautifully extended and refurbished to better serve the needs of a growing family. After a full restoration of the existing weatherboard abode, Matz Architects proposed a three-level cedar extension to the east. There are now four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces.
By dropping the basement level, the overall bulk of the extension was reduced, forming a friendly relationship between old and new. Sunken courtyards and clerestory windows ensure the interiors are naturally light filled. The cascading outdoor platforms are an inviting space for entertaining.
Deliberate contrasts in materials and finishes bring together modern and historic elements, aiding recognition of the past while anticipating the future.
The master bedroom and living areas capture wonderful views to the city skyline. Adjustable black louvres to the exterior create scale, allow internal privacy when required and reduce overheating in the warmer months. A job well done.