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.
Built for a retired couple, this English style home in Dairy Flat exudes country charm and traditional comfort. High-spec features and materials ensure it is well equipped to serve modern life. Extensive earth and concrete works were required to get this beauty off the ground. The effort was well worth it. Set on just over two hectares of rolling pasture, the expansive two-storey solid masonry home on sweeping grounds has a grand, established air. Living areas connect naturally to alfresco living. The centrepiece of this 501sqm home is a sweeping staircase winding upstairs from the entry. Extensive use of posts and beams to the front door canopy and patio areas showcases the building team’s talent for carpentry. So too, bedrooms outfitted with substantial wardrobes. Recessed ceilings and panelling add architectural oomph in the living areas. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms and three living spaces are all generously proportioned yet extremely warm and inviting. A freestanding bathtub allows the owners to soak up the good life and tranquil views.