The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Two Local Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
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 Bathroom Excellence
Given to an outstanding bathroom that best caters to the owners’ needs.
Local Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
Local Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
Imagined as a cluster of tents gathered around a fire, this striking holiday home is a pitch-perfect fusion of Kiwi beach living and modern tropical styling. The 255sqm layout packs a lot in – five bedrooms, four living areas and three bathrooms – so there’s room for extended family and friends too. Open-plan living capitalises on captivating coastal views, with seamless flow to multiple outdoor areas. The private central courtyard with fire pit is a hot topic of conversation on cosy nights under the stars. With all three wings opening to a boardwalk and landscaping, this sun-drenched sanctuary is a real nature lover. The build utilises a limited palette of well-selected materials to create a striking whole. Exposed structural elements deliver appealing texture, inside and out. The high stud and pitched ceilings create breathtaking openness and ambience. Uplights enhance the atmosphere after dark. An in-ground cellar with glass ceiling, custom shelving and a stargazing skylight in the master bedroom take this getaway to the next level of luxury.