A low profile, spacious interiors and big windows make this home ideal for an expansive country setting

Nestled into the land yet designed to capture panoramic outlooks of the Kinloch Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus, this Landmark Homes showhome outside Taupo makes for an ideal country family home

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​​​​​​​Over-sized tinted sliders make the interior of this Landmark Homes residence something of a viewing station from which to take in the action on the Kinloch Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Homes on modest sites often have to make the most of limited interior space to achieve a great end result. Then there are houses designed to stretch out across the land and engage with wider settings. This Landmark Homes showhome falls into the latter, roomy category.

Located on the award-winning Kinloch Golf Course – the only Jack Nicklaus-designed course in the country – this large four-bedroom home showcases the quality and essence of the whole Landmark range, says Steven Painter, co-franchisee of Landmark Homes Taupo.

“Designed with both luxury and lifestyle in mind, the 285.8m² home’s expansive open-plan living spaces are ideally complemented with a contemporary, classic lodge feel,” says Painter.


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​​​​​​​This character kitchen – in a Landmark Homes Taupo home – has upper cabinetry in recycled elm, while the chunky breakfast bar is in Formica Planked Urban Oak. The fashionably slender benchtops are in Silestone quartz. The appliances are Fisher & Paykel and the kitchen is supported by a hidden walk-in pantry.

Large sliding doors off the kitchen, dining, family spaces and separate formal lounge area, ensure the home has an easy indoor/outdoor flow, making it an entertainer’s dream as well as being ideal for a growing family.

The living zone’s generous glazed walls take in the golf course, Kinloch Lodge and beyond – however, this particular design would make the most of any rural or otherwise generous setting.

As well as spacious interiors, great outdoor connections and an abundance of natural light, the home has a charm and personality all its own.

The first thing visitors to the Taupo showhome notice is that while it lies low on the land, it also has a strong visual appeal. Vertical shiplap cedar cladding is contrasted with James Hardie Oblique Linea to pleasing effect, while a timber boardwalk leads to a large timber front door that opens to a welcoming entry foyer.

The home’s low pitch, ColorCote Zinacore Styleline Ribbed Profile hip roof blends into the surroundings. This provides reassuring all weather, all season protection.

“Inside the home, the 3m-high ceilings in the foyer, lounge, kitchen and dining area create a dramatic feeling of spaciousness,” says Painter.

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​​​​​​​Low on the land but with great visual appeal, this Landmark Homes showhome is nestled on the Kinloch Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The home is designed around a family lifestyle, with the generous master suite in one wing and the children’s bedrooms in the other. And the cosy formal lounge complete with gas fire can be separated by a sliding door – so there are plenty of teenage/parent options.

The master suite makes for an ideal parental retreat, and includes a modern ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe, with make-up station.

And a must for a family home, particularly in a country setting, there’s plenty of space for storage, cars, a boat or, even in this particular setting, a golf cart – thanks to a spacious garage.

For further details on Landmark Homes and the broad range of plans on offer, freephone 0800 477 110. Or, alternatively just head online: landmarkhomes.co.nz

Jun 13, 2019
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