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A jet-setting Kiwi couple looking for a relaxing base, built this lake house to take full advantage of its serene surrounds.
The elevated four-bedroom family home was designed pavilion-style, separated into two distinct wings. The entertaining wing includes open-plan, living, dining and kitchen areas flowing out to extensive decking with views across to Taupō.
The bedroom wing overlooks both the town and the lake. A private main bedroom with luxurious ensuite is the jewel in the crown.
Vertical timber accents and statement walls link various elements of the living spaces, with a double-sided fireplace keeping both lounge and dining cosy, no matter the season.
The latter opens straight out to an ‘outdoor room’, with a covered roof installed with New Zealand’s unpredictable weather in mind. Three bathrooms and two living rooms mean there’s plenty of space to enjoy. The 292sqm build was completed with the owners overseas, but they remained fully involved in the process, resulting in a home that met the brief while making a statement of its own.