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.
Carefully crafted to echo the site’s original 1890s building destroyed in the Christchurch earthquakes, this multi unit dwelling is steeped in character. So much so, it’s destined to become a heritage property itself, having earned a Highly Commended award in Heritage NZ’s Future Heritage category.
Designed by Mason and Wales Architects, the residence features American white oak flooring, with traditional-style skirtings, high ceilings and extensive oak joinery. The owners love their bright and breezy kitchen. This anchors open-plan living and brings together classic elements (an imported English oven) with modern convenience (a central breakfast bar).
The master bedroom is boldly decorated in striking wallpaper and plush carpet. Large wardrobes, a private balcony and a fully tiled ensuite complete this superb sleeping retreat.
Positioned on the street-facing deck, overlooking tasteful landscaping, the owners can sit back, relax and watch the world go by. This an exciting and inviting city home for contemporary times and years to come.