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.
A touch of country charm with comfortable modern details, this Masterton new build represents two styles that really make the heart sing. From its inviting entryway between two gabled peaks, a wide hall continues past all three bedrooms and two bathrooms, entering into a bright, open-plan living and kitchen area. Thermal-wrapped kitchen cabinetry brings its Shaker style into the kitchen, tying in with the home’s tongue-and-groove panelling.
Beyond the living area, the ‘whisky lounge’ and office-come-art studio are fun creative spaces. French doors open from the bedrooms onto concrete pads – perfect for enjoying a coffee in the sunshine. Tongue-and-groove wall panelling and window blinds bring charm to the main bathroom. The Athena Cassini bath, tiled shower, unique vanity, ornate mirror and light fittings, and colonial-style tapware also make this space shine. Soothing, country-inspired wall colours allow the interior to feel homely. With its soft palette and modern fittings, this dwelling brings a traditional style into the present day.