National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
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.
Local Sustainable Home
This recognises excellences in sustainable building and energy efficiency.
This cedar-clad stunner wraps around the top of a hill in Redwood Valley with rolling slopes below. The result: A variety of outlooks and an assortment of unique outdoor living areas. The home’s main gable roof connects the garage, workshop, wine cellar and firewood buildings to the dwelling while framing views to the estuary. The interior is swimming in space and light. It all starts at the front entrance which flows through a glass gallery into the family room with its high ply ceiling – the piece de resistance of the open-plan zone. Every room pays heed to the landscape and there are many outdoor areas to enjoy, from small and intimate to spacious and open. Different levels of shade and shelter cater to weather conditions and time of day. Utilising a long, narrow layout, the 360sqm single-level home opens itself superbly to solar gain. Cross ventilation is also a happy result of the design. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas promise modern comfort. An understated home that exudes such dignity and grace, it scooped the Nulook New Home $700,000-$1 Million National title.