National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
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.
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.
Enjoying sweeping views of the Mahia landscape, this home offers relaxed modern living that’s in tune with the environment. Despite a 269sqm footprint, the house treads lightly. It’s fitted with its own solar power, which allows the home and its two ovens, two fridges and two freezers to be run off the grid.
Vertical cedar cladding lets the building blend in with its natural surrounds. The light-filled interior, meanwhile, speaks volumes. Tongue-and-groove flooring lends the home a pleasing golden glow, flowing from the main entry through to the kitchen and living area. The entertainer’s space is the focal point of everyday life. Its huge stainless steel island bench – a full 5m in length – sits between the living and dining areas, subtly defining the three spaces.
Generous windows and a high raking ceiling let the sunshine in and enhance the feeling of open space. Aluminium cavity sliders create wonderful flow to the wraparound deck, opening up an unobstructed view from inside. Two tiled bathrooms include a stunning freestanding bath that also soaks up the view.
AS WELL AS BEING THE LOCAL CATEGORY AND LOCAL SUPREME WINNER, LANDMARK HOMES GISBORNE LIMITED ALSO WON THE NATIONAL NEW HOME $550,000-$700,000 AWARD AT THE NATIONAL COMPETITION.