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.
With light, glazed forms nestled into lush landscaping, this exceptional Auckland home behaves like an inverted greenhouse: plants look in, instead of out. Residents thrive on passive solar gain. Multiple outdoor living options include covered alfresco dining and an open-air conservatory-style space.
The 320sqm interior is exceptionally warm and inviting. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, separate living areas, a basement gym, plant room and artist’s loft serve the owners’ lifestyle perfectly.
Contemporary design and detailed craftsmanship are evident at every turn, beginning with a timber walkway and large concrete pond that lead to the entrance. Cladding is solid plaster over masonry block. Anodised, double-glazed joinery, as well as zinc roofing, spouting, down pipes and garage door, show an emphasis on understated quality.
Oak flooring and feature ceilings add interest and enhance the interior spaces. Views of Lake Pupuke and the adjacent park are captured thanks to thoughtful planning. A home theatre provides a cinematic escape.
NATIONAL AWARDS WON
REGIONAL AWARDS WON