National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
National Outdoor Living
The epitome of outdoor living in NZ
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.
Regional Outdoor Living
Awarded to a home that best maximises exterior and interior living.
The long, horizontal layers of this home’s roofline mirror the ocean’s horizon – a theme that continues throughout the property. The floating nature of these roof planes is accentuated through the extensive use of floor-to-ceiling glazing and minimalist detailing. The high degree of thermal efficiency from the ceiling and floor enables the home to have 86 per cent glazing, enhancing and preserving the spectacular coastal views while capturing the thermal gain from the inland, northerly aspect.
The bathroom is an airy and bright space that leads the eye towards the ocean, beyond the large stacked doors. Features such as the floor-to-ceiling glass divide and custom joinery enhance the simple lines of this room. You’ll find 150sqm of decks and the main, north-facing deck is sheltered from the sea breeze and bathed in sun. The custom-designed kitchen blends seamlessly with the open-plan dining/living area. With all appliances either integrated or out of sight, the onlooker is not distracted from the view of the beach or the inland hills.