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.
Local Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
Local Bathroom Excellence
Given to an outstanding bathroom that best caters to the owners’ needs.
A beautiful tribute to traditional villa living awaits in Nelson. This cleverly crafted new home shows a passion for the past, while offering all the benefits of modern living. Rusticated timber weatherboards have the exterior covered. A large veranda and bay windows complete the pretty picture.
Inside is super warm and quiet. The home is perfectly sited for solar gain and 180-degree views of Tasman Bay. Soundproofing between the master retreat and central living area is a blessing at bedtime. A wood burner with wetback warms in winter.
An eye for detail is evident in the colonial-style skirting and replica architraves. Polished brass stops and door knobs add a fine finish. The kitchen, with its elaborate central island, mixes traditional tastes with modern convenience for easy, elegant entertaining. Skylights deliver appealing natural illumination.
Two beautiful bathrooms, including a master ensuite, serve this charming four-bedroom home. A freestanding bath and double vanity unit promise everyday luxury to the homeowners.