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.
Nestled into landscape overlooking the Tauranga Harbour, this architectural design throws a contemporary curve ball in Tauranga – just check out the island bench.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is built for lifestyle enjoyment and entertaining with open-plan kitchen, living and dining.
Northfacing living spaces are swimming in nautral light and alfresco living is a breeze with multiple glazed sliders, opening to a stunning pool and the magnificent harbour views towards the city centre. The unique European-inspired kitchen anchors the central space. Cross ventilation mitigates the need for air-conditioning.
The exterior is clad in iron and a combination of vertical and horizontal cedar. Attention to detail is evident in the continuous lines and flush mouldings, such as the garage door’s integration. Cedar cladding has also been utilised for interior feature walls.
Automation controls the solar power, central heating, lighting, blinds, pool heating, and the in-home surround- sound audio. This complex design keeps life simple.