The Top 100 homes in the country 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.
This architecturally designed five-bedroom family home reflects the very best in indoor and outdoor comfort in the Karaka Lakes subdivision, south of Auckland.
Three key materials define the strong, contemporary exterior: flat tray profile cladding, timber cladding and concrete tilt panels with a rough-sawn timber finish.
A boardwalk guides you to the black glass entry door which opens to reveal an attractive folding steel staircase. A metal screen extends to the upper floor and master suite. The light from the skylights filters through, creating an element of playfulness.
Striking American oak ceilings create a warm, inviting ambience in the hallway, upstairs master suite and kitchen domain.
The bespoke kitchen features a natural limestone benchtop, black tapware, pendant lighting and fully integrated American oak veneer cabinetry. Sweeping glass sliders open the living spaces to a huge deck for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.
Glass and Italian tiles deliver a luxurious feel throughout the three bathroom areas.