A dream home, 12 years in the making, this Waiau Pa section south of Auckland was first purchased in 2006 and planted to create a park-like setting. Today, a flourishing avenue of pohutukawa leads visitors to the front door.
In a nod to the classic bungalow, this modern version features high-end interior and exterior finishes. Its attention to detail is impressive.
A hand-crafted French oak front door opens into this masterfully constructed home. A large kowhai stained glass panel delivers wow factor as you continue inside. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a generous living space mingle comfortably on 240sqm. An airy stud elevates the feeling of openness. Vaulted ceilings draw the eye upward in the lounge and kitchen. Polished concrete delivers a modern edge, basking in sunlight to help heat the home.
The resurfaced antique bathtub brings a traditional touch amid high-end bathroom finishes of timber and stone. The impressive wine cellar with large wrought-iron door appeals to refined palates. The home was a stand-out in its category, winning the PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000 National Award.