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.
Some regions award a Lifestyle Award for a house showing exceptional interior design within that region.
Luxuriating on the water’s edge, this home with a palatial 900sqm footprint melds into the natural environment. Zigzagging rooftops echo the surrounding mountain peaks. Pine and stack-stoned schist cladding exude raw appeal.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom interior is as rich and varied as nature, borrowing from the source. Raking cedar ceilings grace the lounge areas, with painted pine in the kitchen and living domain. Both the study and the large dining room feature oak panelled wall linings.
Imported elements, such as wallpapers, Italian marble and light fixtures, English bathroom fittings, and flooring from San Francisco lend this home a worldly feel.
An orangery with glass ceiling is located off the kitchen area; an ante room off the master suite. The basement features a media room and wine cellar.
This home is fully automated, including blinds, heating, televisions, lighting and sound system. Heating is geothermal, with piping drilled down 100m to a ground source. A number of gas fires enhance ambience throughout this heavenly home.