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.
Regional Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Regional Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Inspired by the style and grandeur of the traditional hunting lodge, this sprawling five bedroom family home in the beachside suburb of Ōrewa wouldn’t look out of place in the deep south – in spite of its proximity to the sea. On a single level and flowing over 271m2 of a generous 954m2 section, it utilises a mix of schist, cedar and timber weatherboard to create a home that is supremely solid but also warm and immediately welcoming.
Two of its generous bedrooms come with ensuites, and one of two separate living spaces comes with a flame-effect gas fire for a truly lodge- type feel on cooler nights.
A high-spec farmhouse kitchen has premium Miele appliances for those who love to entertain, whether it’s hosting guests indoors or alfresco in one of several outdoor entertaining areas. With Auckland’s unpredictable weather in mind, these have thoughtfully been covered. Solar panels and low-maintanence landscaping also feature, as well as generous garaging and off-street parking for additional vehicles and even the boat.