National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
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 wonderful Weston home, just inland from Oamaru, is full of surprises – from textural blue wallpaper in the living space to the tiled shower in the master ensuite. The charmer won the National New Home up to $450,000 award.
At 175sqm, it may be small but there’s no shortage of character and comfort in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. The monopitch design rises to let in light and warmth. Glass sliders open off the main living area to a deck with a pergola that’s well placed for entertaining. Generous grounds enhance the feeling of space.
The master bedroom opens to a private deck that’s tucked away from the outdoor entertaining area. This is an ideal spot to enjoy a quiet morning cuppa.
During winter, a fireplace pumps out warm vibes in the open-plan living domain. Feature lighting enhances ambience, along with recessed lighting units throughout.
The kitchen centres around a compact breakfast bar. Plenty of storage and brand-new appliances are an everyday blessing. Timber shelf inserts break up the blue. Wood-look laminate flooring provides natural texture without the price tag of timber.