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.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
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.
Designed for elegant relaxation and entertaining, this natural beauty in Hamilton comes to life at night. Feature spot lighting is used to dramatic effect inside and out. Uplights cast a playful glow on the down-to-earth timber cladding. Negative detail strip lighting demands attention in the inside open-plan and in alfresco spaces.
High raking ceilings create an incredible feeling of space in the home. Wide glazed sliders do their part too, ensuring an intimate connection with a spacious central courtyard. When the doors are open, inside and out become one – perfect for enjoying both formal open-air dining or bustling barbecues with friends on the deck. And an outdoor fire allows for year-round use.
Dark contrasting paintwork creates a sense of drama alongside natural timber cladding and decking. A variety of finishes, such as marble and textured tiling, enrich the spacious interiors.
Fine fixtures and fittings promise everyday luxury in the kitchen and two bathrooms. Four bedrooms offer ample accommodation, meaning there’s no need for guests to rush off after dinner.
The slick design, clever use of materials and fantastic workmanship made this home a standout, so much so, it won the National GIB Show Home award.