Up to 100 homes 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.
The epitome of elegant, laidback lakeside living, this timeless family home rests on the water’s edge in Wharewaka Point. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence opens beautifully to the outdoors, making the most of its stunning location. Inside, all manner of modern convenience awaits, from the contemporary entertainer’s kitchen to the well-appointed bathrooms including master ensuite. A chic palette of whites and greys creates a relaxed atmosphere throughout, enhanced by loads of natural light. Dark wood floors are a grounding force. Built in an established residential subdivision, the home offers privacy while remaining connected to views and alfresco living. The 303sqm layout forms two core wings, with outdoor living options to both the east and west of the open-plan space. Pillarless corner sliders make indoor-outdoor entertaining a breeze. Weatherboard cladding with gable detailing, an asphalt shingle roof, and barn-style garage and front doors all lend themselves to the traditional homely feel of this warm and inviting abode.