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.
A striking presence. That’s how this bold home in the mountains has been described. Solid raw materials – the likes of steel and concrete – enhance the clean lines of the single-storey exterior, yet also anchor it to the beautiful but sometimes arid natural environment. And this is no small home: in its 391sqm floorplan it has more than five bedrooms that can accommodate up to 14 people. Inside, the aesthetic is softened with the warmth of timber flooring, clever furnishings and shuttered concrete walls that link the inside to the out. Living areas flow into the impressive outdoor area – designed to be used in all weather – and the wide open spaces beyond. The large, well-equipped kitchen, with scullery, is a paradise for entertainers. The cook is never going to miss out on the conversation in this house. There’s also a sense of serenity here, thanks to muted tones, natural materials, and the concrete, which makes a feature of the fireplace and some walls. For all the beauty inside, the home never fails to invite in the scenery of the land it inhabits. Large-scale windows and doors frame the majesty of Central Otago.
NATIONAL AWARDS WON
REGIONAL AWARDS WON