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A taste of Bali in Palm Springs

This new Landmark Homes showhome in Palm Springs, Papamoa combines open, sun-filled spaces, great indoor-outdoor flow and a tropical resort feel

This new Landmark Homes Bay of Plenty showhome is in the heart of one of New Zealand’s most desirable new residential developments – just minutes from beautiful beaches and reserves, fine dining, and enviable outdoor living.

Spanning a generous floorplan of 220m², the showhome is based on Landmark Homes’ Ready to Build Cambridge design, but with a few tailored alterations to suit the site and outlook. 

Our Ready to Build plans are often a great starting point for those in need of inspiration for their new build, says Landmark Homes BOP franchisee Carly Stewart. 

“But of course, they can be adapted to suit – which has been nicely demonstrated with our Cambridge design showhome.”


A year-round retreat

Surrounded by palm trees and beautiful beaches, the inspiration for the new showhome was clear. 

“We wanted people to feel as though they were entering a Balinese retreat the moment they arrive on the property,” she says.

Outside, the landscaping evokes a relaxed beachside resort vibe with natural rock pavers surrounded by crushed shell, a welcoming boardwalk leading to the front door and lush tropical greenery including bamboo, succulents and palms.

What is also immediately obvious as you approach the showhome is the quality of materials used throughout. 

The exterior is clad in James Hardie Linea, with beautiful accents of pale cedar on the garage door and chimney. 

“Landmark Homes has a 45-year reputation of building solid, high-quality homes so using products like James Hardie was a natural choice,” says Stewart.

Warm and welcoming

The sub-tropical aesthetic and quality materials of the exterior flows inside as you step into the welcoming living area. 

From the American oak staircase balustrading to the Forte engineered timber flooring, it’s immediately obvious that this home showcases quality and craftsmanship at every turn.

“One of the changes we made to the original Cambridge Ready to Build plan was to spread the floor plan over two levels,” says Stewart. 

“This allows for the main suite and main living areas to take pride of place on the lower level, while two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, and a snug have the second level.”

The altered floorplan also maximises natural light and creates living spaces that can follow the sun – something no Balinese retreat should be without!

A colour palette of crisp white is warmed up with tones of pale timber and pops of fresh greenery throughout the home. 

“White is a great choice for enhancing light and space, but by itself it can be quite cold, so adding in lots of natural timber features adds warmth and balance.”

Chilly winter nights are also well catered to, with a gas fire that quickly warms up the indoor space and creates a comfortable, cosy area to relax in. 

A special feature in this space is a carpeted section that is inlaid into the floor and framed by the herringbone Forte flooring.

Opening up to alfresco living

One of the stand-out features within the living area is the pillarless stacker doors that create a seamless flow to the outdoors. 

Once the doors are opened, the indoors and outdoors blend into one – something that is very appealing to alfresco-loving NewZealanders.

While acting as an extension of the lounge and dining space, the outdoor living area brings its own Balinese magic touches with a bamboo fence featuring eye-catching white breeze block pillars.

The outdoor living area also includes a built-in barbecue and a copper rainhead shower for washing off sand from the nearby beach before heading indoors.

Picture perfect kitchen

One of the alterations to the Cambridge plan was to allow for a scullery to be placed to the left of the kitchen, allowing the outdoor deck to be accessed ....

This is only half the story of this tropical feel welcoming home – read the full story here

The Landmark Homes Cambridge design Showhome is now open and ready to inspire your relaxing retreat. To view, call in at 10 Montiicola Drive, or contact us today to make an appointment. 

Alternatively, find out more details about the showhome and explore other refined Landmark showhomeshere

25 Sep, 2022

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