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When everyone involved in this project walked onto the building site, they automatically headed for the only raised spot on the flat piece of land. They knew the knoll was exactly the right place to build this three-bedroom house. The position maximises sunlight, which streams into the 228sqm home, and the owners enjoy expansive rural valley views. Although the house is on a plinth of sorts, it still sits comfortably within its environment – a key requirement. The clients wanted a warm home, both physically and aesthetically, and private outdoor living spaces that connect to views. As the clients are businesspeople, an office was part of the list of must-haves. It had to be near the living areas, yet could be closed off. The socially-oriented kitchen, which has a large central peninsula with a cooktop, has access to outdoor spaces on both sides of the house. One area is covered, so the elements are never a factor in deciding whether to dine or entertain outdoors. Vertical shiplap cladding and coloursteel roofing give the exterior a smart appearance without detracting from the surrounds.

NATIONAL AWARDS WON

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Regional Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence

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REGION & CATEGORY:

Taranaki
Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 - $1 Million