The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
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.
This modern clifftop home on Auckland’s North Shore boasts stunning panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.
The cladding of black Accoya weatherboards and Monarc precast panel is stylish and enables the main living space to open out to the outdoor entertaining area through frameless corner glass sliding doors.
The dark colour scheme continues inside the four-bedroom home, where a bespoke dark-stained oak kitchen features a stone splashback and benchtops. The large island bench has seating and is a natural gathering point during social occasions. With recessed brass handles, electric opening doors to the high cupboards, a sparkling water tap, feature lighting and built-in Miele appliances, this space is the ultimate entertainer.
Connection from the open-plan kitchen/living/dining area to the deck is seamless. Here, you can cosy up by the fireplace, or relax in the swimming pool.
Not only is the home elegant, it is also high-tech, with an electric front door, electric curtains and blinds, alarm system and more, all operated remotely.