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Wide open spaces, both inside and out, cater to the Kiwi lifestyle

Don't fence me in

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With its temperate climate, low population and varied landscape, it's not surprising that New Zealand fosters a lifestyle centred around the great outdoors. It is a lifestyle that has even determined the way in which we design our houses, says Jim Martin, director of Platinum Homes.

"As a country we've grown up with an attachment to the land around us, and the great Kiwi dream of the quarter-acre section is still very much alive, as witnessed by the recent demand for lifestyle living."

Design and build firm Platinum Homes caters to this growth area with homes such as The Egmont, featured in this article. Ideally suited to rural or lifestyle blocks, The Egmont combines spacious living with the practicality of a well-designed single level layout.

"Flexibility is the crowning achievement in the design of The Egmont," says Martin. "The open layout and multiple access points provide owners with many options to make the most of their surrounds."

With formal and informal living spaces, The Egmont is built for entertaining. The scullery with secondary sink makes food preparation easy, while the spacious outdoor area invites alfresco dining. Stacker doors slide back to create indoor-outdoor flow.

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"Locally owned and operated, Platinum Homes specialises in building single-level homes using quality materials and proven building practices," says Martin.

"With show homes across the country, Platinum Homes has designs for every budget, from modest three-bedroom homes to grand residences of distinction. Every home also comes with a full independent seven-year warranty."

For more information and to find your nearest show home, contact Platinum Homes (NZ) Ltd, phone 0508 Platinum (752 846). Website:www.platinumhomesnz.co.nz .

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