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.
Nestled into the dunes, this modern Tauranga home is in harmony with its surroundings. The design utilises a soft-toned palette of robust materials that promise to withstand the moody coastal environment.
Sustainable elements include insulation, solar panels, heating and cooling systems and passive solar design.
The enviable outlook is evident the moment you step inside, with a view shaft to the pool and dunes through a cantilevered staircase. The ground floor houses three guest bedrooms, a rumpus room, laundry and garaging.
Up the solid oak stairs the vast coastline is framed through floor-to-ceiling glazing. The kitchen, with large scullery, and the dining area and lounge, with 3m stud, all lap up views. A cantilevered roof extends to cover the deck for a more up-close experience of the beach vista.
The master bedroom also boasts commanding sea views, plus it enjoys a large ensuite, dressing room and private deck.
A media room with covered deck is situated to the rear of the home. Adjustable vertical louvres close for privacy or open to the evening sun.