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.
Set within the leafy, eco-friendly subdivision of Ferndale, this custom-designed home is made for relaxed living – a result of the simple yet sophisticated floor plan and aesthetic. Contemporary styling with a mix of neutral colour tones, textures and natural materials combine to create a light-filled and relaxing retreat.
This three-bedroom two bathroom 188sqm home on the Kāpiti Coast is designed to make the most of the sun. Both uncovered and covered outdoor entertaining areas stretch into the north-west facing section and form an extension of the open-plan living areas within the single-level retreat. Considered landscaping mixes native plants and permeable materials to create low-maintenance, easy-care outdoors spaces.
The streamlined kitchen, with a peninsula workspace, features soft-touch cabinetry, engineered stone and stainless-steel benchtops, open shelving and Fisher & Paykel appliances. From the kitchen, the view is of trees, further connecting the heart of the home to its green surrounds.