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 stylish single-level, monopitch home in Palmerston North wears its modern claddings well. A handsome combination of golden vertical cedar and dark horizontal weatherboard creates a modern and inviting impression from the street front. Head through the discreet side entrance to the beautiful interiors – a happy marriage of rustic and industrial elements. The owners’ personal touches are on proud display throughout, adding plenty of unique character. In the main living space, in place of curtains or blinds, two wall-hung barn doors part to reveal the outdoor space and let the sun shine in. A mix of ceiling heights as well as over-sized doors create a heightened sense of space. It’s not just a feeling – there is indeed ample room to enjoy on 243sqm with four bedrooms, three tiled bathrooms, two living spaces and a double internal garage. The generous country kitchen is a triple treat consisting of indoor kitchen, scullery and outdoor kitchen. Talk about foodie heaven. Well-designed alfresco areas allow for laidback outdoor entertaining.