National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
The Top 100 homes in the country 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 Auckland entertainer hasn’t just been renovated, it’s been reincarnated into an elegant modern home with a flair for indoor-outdoor living. It impressed the judges so much they named it the National winner of the Renovation $500,000 - $1 Million award.
Set under soaring sarking tongue-and-groove ceilings, the modern extension is braced for any occasion. Black steel beams frame the fresh white spaces, lending this home a lovely industrial appeal.
Merging kitchen/dining/living spaces, the addition opens wide to a large deck. Black steel cranked portal beams match the interior. Timber ceilings also cross the threshold, covering the outdoor entertaining space.
The deck is bordered on both sides with honed and stacked block walls. Enjoy the built-in barbecue and pizza oven on one side and outdoor fireplace on the other.
The entire home has been luxuriously upgraded in keeping with the contemporary addition. Revitalised bathrooms include an inviting tiled bathing space, which merges into its relaxed surrounds. Sun pours in through a deep skylight, which also feature in the extension. Elegant light fittings and high-spec fixtures add refined ambience throughout this haven of modern luxury.