The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
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.
This stunning four-bedroom family home in Christchurch marries Kiwi comforts with Scandinavian design principles – a tribute to the owner’s heritage. Built to withstand shakes and quakes, the home rests easy on a re-levelable foundation system.
Clad in cedar, this cleverly designed two-storey abode nestles comfortably on a compact site. Facing north, it’s soaked in all-day sun. Open-plan living areas flow seamlessly into sheltered courtyard spaces. Extensive use of thermally efficient glass doors blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. Swedish oak flooring meets with exterior hardwood decking. Cedar shutters provide shade and privacy.
The home exudes a relaxed, resort-like feel, while effortlessly fulfilling the day-to-day needs of a modern family. Living areas are spacious yet intimate. With a large scullery and media room, contemporary comforts abound. The bedrooms each have a distinct personality with three bathrooms to match. Careful use of lighting, interior decor and landscaping further enhance the owners’ passion for this beautifully crafted home.