The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Two Regional Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
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.
Conceived as a sophisticated rural retreat, this sprawling residence has been configured as a cluster of linked pavilions surrounding a sheltered arrival courtyard. These are positioned so the owners can enjoy the outstanding views from multiple living and bedroom spaces, and to capture the sun as it moves throughout the day.
A modern-day mansion that cuts into the rise of a large hill, it has a commanding presence over the landscape. Materials include Italian terrazzo, stone, raw concrete, steel and glass, to ensure the home will be enjoyed by many generations.
The pavilions containing living spaces are constructed from extra-thick off-the-form concrete walls. Luxurious French oak floors and landscaped, glazed and basalt-floored links connect to other spaces – the office, media room, guest wing, garages and helicopter hangar. White concrete fins separate and define the living spaces, while expansive steelframed glazing allows vast amounts of light into the heart of the 2400sqm home. Two grand staircases lead to the more private areas.
Outdoor terraces extend into the park-like grounds, enabling access to spaces including the loggia and pool.