Looking fine in Foxton Beach’s newest subdivision is a modern home that’s high-spec yet low-maintenance – the perfect retirement retreat. With well-designed spaces in which to enjoy the outdoors and separate living and lounge rooms, this Horowhenua home was born to entertain. A modern kitchen with scullery allows the host to keep the clutter backstage while wowing front of house. The lounge can easily be closed off from the main living area. It’s ideal for keeping the grandchildren contained while grown-ups socialise. Three bedrooms ensure there’s always room for guests. The master bedroom with ensuite is a masterstroke with walk-in shower, hidden toilet and wall-hung vanity. The main bathroom has a freestanding bath, black taps and towel rails with separate toilet. LED lights enhance the understated colour palette throughout, while strip lighting draws attention to recessed ceilings in the living spaces. The carpeted garage with electric car charger and full insulation also works as a rumpus room for youngsters.