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.
This new home overlooking the Omokoroa harbour is a stunning example of innovative design and eco-friendly construction. The home is designed to maximise its passive solar performance by using solid poured ICF polystyrene blocks for the home’s exterior and interior walls, and Low-E max glass throughout. The concrete theme was carried through to the roof design to make the building a fully insulated concrete structure.
Internally, the polished concrete floors absorb heat during the day then slowly release this overnight. During summer, the floor reduces heat into the home, as cross-ventilation via the large stacking slider doors moves the air around to passively temper the home’s climate. Meanwhile, the darker Colorsteel and lighter natural cedar ensures style and longevity, as do the timber accents and dark cabinetry inside.
The culinary space is first-class and fully equipped, with an electric cooktop seamlessly built into the island bench. Outdoor entertaining is no trouble either, with covered areas providing shelter year round, and a large swimming pool making for the ultimate Kiwi lifestyle.