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.
Discreetly elegant was the prerequisite for the creation of this incredible resort-style residence near Whangarei. Architecturally designed by Brent Hulena, and positioned on the water, the home is inspired by Balinese luxury. Louvres, palm trees and beautiful breezy interiors all lend themselves to a feeling of being on holiday at home. The winning combination of high-spec materials, cunning construction methods and enviable location make this a real showpiece. A breathtaking raking ceiling in the open-plan living space soars to 7m. Light tiled floors enhance the feeling of open space. Enormous glazed stacker sliding doors peel back to a sweeping alfresco space overlooking the canal. It’s just as suited to entertaining the crowds as enjoying a little private rest and relaxation. The spa pool is perfect for soaking under starry skies. With a huge 408sqm footprint, the house offers plenty of space for residents and guests. Four relaxing bedrooms, four designer bathrooms and a trio of superb living spaces make for one very enviable home.