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.
Local Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
With a firepit, outdoor hearth and indoor gas fire, this modern Oamaru home is one hot property.
Optimised for sun and scenery, the monopitch design keeps a low profile in the landscape. A combination of cedar and weatherboard breaks up the expansive facade.
The sweeping 280sqm layout is superbly open to the outlook and outdoor living. The living spaces and three of the four bedrooms all flow out to decks through glass sliders. Ample glazing fills the high-ceilinged volumes with natural light and warmth.
With its chic kitchen and cosy, carpeted dining space, this home is ideal for entertaining. Smartly designed alfresco spaces cater to all ages and all weather.
The outdoor design cleverly merges man-made elements with nature. Pockets of landscaping break up the decking and patios. Located across the grounds a sunken firepit awaits with built-in seating. Landscaping allows this feature to blend into the scenery.
Indoor luxury includes the master bedroom retreat with its fully tiled ensuite and generous glazed shower designed for two.