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.
This incredible five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 620sqm family home in Auckland has elegance and opulence by the boat load. Convenient then, that it boasts its own ramp to the water. Kayak storage is handy too. Exceptional outdoor spaces incorporate a 16m swimming pool and spa with stunning iridescent mosaic tiles that play in the sunlight. A separate sauna exemplifies this home’s eye for luxury and detail. Cedar cladding frames a waxed steel door which pivots smoothly despite its 6m height. Inside, the eye is drawn to a light-filled stairwell with a minimalist curving balustrade. Flush, full-height doors help to maintain clean contemporary lines throughout. Travertine stone is enhanced by specialist underfloor heating. Waxed steel wraps around a double-sided fireplace in the sweeping open-plan living room. A large scullery, gym and acoustically secluded home theatre deliver the best in modern conveniences and entertainment facilities. Huge expanses of double glazing allow those spectacular harbour views to be enjoyed.