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.
Local Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
Local Heart of the Home Kitchen
Bestowed on the kitchen that most meets the needs of its owners.
This architecturally designed home hunkers down on the hillside with unobstructed views over Lake Wanaka. Its 208sqm of bag-washed Glenorchy schist cladding forms a camouflage of sorts. The 291sqm interior meanwhile opens comfortably to the environment and has been awarded the National New Home $1.5 Million - $2 Million award.
Entering through darkened American oak doors, you’ll experience your first breathtaking look out to the lake through an indoor/outdoor room. This impressive domain with skylight and recessed double slider opens completely to the surroundings. A blackened steel barn door keeps it secluded when needed.
The kitchen and dining areas connect to an outdoor area protected from prying eyes by a schist wall. A pizza fire delivers warmth – and dinner – during outdoor idylls.
The home’s three bedrooms all enjoy views of the mountains and lake. There’s a bunk room for guests too.
With two internal fireplaces, a fully ducted built-in heating system, plus underfloor heating in wet areas and the indoor/outdoor room, this toasty home outdoes itself in winter. Take a pew in front of the fire with steel surrounds and schist wall and enjoy that stunning view.