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.
Ingeniously inserted into a gap in the streetscape, this modern home makes the most of its Auckland locale.
Superbly considered and thermally superior, the 314sqm home is a sanctuary of peace and quiet. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living spaces and internal garaging serve the owner’s lifestyle well.
The modern design and selection of materials inside and out have resulted in a durable and attractive home that really stands out. Shuttered window screens deflect light and create privacy in the second-storey living space – without deflecting any attention.
The state-of-the-art kitchen is the centrepiece of open-plan living. Concrete floors provide thermal mass for passive solar gain. The acoustically treated ceilings are black cedar battens, which are used outside for a seamless connection between home and garden.
An open fire in painted brick surround creates an inviting ambience for year-round entertaining. The neighbouring reserve reads as an extension of the home’s backyard. A perfect example of how this home is making the most of its enviable location.