RIVER QUEEN

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From the road, you can catch a glimpse of this home with its elegant, clean lines before it disappears down the gully and tucks into the hillside. Get a little closer and you get a sense of the seamlessness of the 193sqm build. The integrated garage door ensures the coloursteel cladding on this side of the house is uninterrupted. Turn the corner and the steel is replaced with beautiful vertical cedar cladding. But just wait until you step inside the three-bedroom home. A vaulted ceiling and crisp palette allow views of the surrounding gully and Waikato river to shine. Oversize windows in the open-plan living space provide light and frame the scenery. A full wall of bifold doors open onto the deck and invite nature inside. Louvres give this outdoor space year-round appeal. Inside, white slats separate the living space from the staircase and mirror the black fins that create privacy on the river-facing deck. Skylights in the main bedroom and ensuite siphon natural light in, while hand-blown pendant lights above the staircase add soft ambience.

NATIONAL AWARDS WON

National Category Winner

Top 100

REGIONAL AWARDS WON

Regional Supreme House of the Year

Regional Pink Batts Craftsmanship

Regional Category Winner

Regional Gold

REGION & CATEGORY:

Waikato
CARTERS New Home $1 Million - $1.5 Million