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.
Set against a breathtaking backdrop of mountain ranges, this Queenstown home is the quintessential alpine retreat. And yet, with its extraordinary contemporary style, this 385sqm home is much more. Insulated to more than two-times code requirements and with extensive triple glazing, views can be appreciated from any space, be it either of the two open-plan living areas, the simple – but altogether stunning – kitchen, or each of the four bedrooms. The three bathrooms are an amalgam of clean, elegant lines, with beautiful tiling and joinery. With their considered design, northfacing louvres allow for air circulation in summer. Come winter, a wood-burning fireplace is a fitting choice for a home that will be dusted in snow. A loft can be found upstairs. The quincho-style pavilion and wraparound deck mean there is ample space for outdoor seating and dining, well sheltered from the elements. Schist stonework and timber edging on the exterior were completed by family, infusing this home with a supremely personal touch.