Bringing a vision to life

With her land at the ready and a clear vision for the house of her dreams, Shefali Pawar knew what she wanted – Landmark Homes’ dedicated team brought her aspirations to life

With a piece of land ready to be built upon with a clear vision for the house of her dreams, Shefali Pawar knew exactly what she wanted to achieve when designing and building her new home. 

Landmark Homes’ dedicated team of experts helped bring Shefali’s unique aspirations to life.

Perfect match

After canvassing every major builder in her local area, it wasn’t until Shefali and her husband met with the Landmark Homes Waikato and Hamilton team that the couple instinctively knew they had found the perfect home-building company to help bring their vision to life.

“I know many people don’t, but I knew exactly what I wanted,” Shefali says of the early stages of the design and build process. 

“I think the challenge was to get a builder who would understand that vision and make it happen.”

Although the couple didn’t know much about Landmark Homes at the time, Shefali knew she wanted to work with someone who would take the time to truly understand her concept while also having the confidence to deliver an exceptional home that would remain true to her comprehensive brief. 

Thankfully she found all that and more the moment she met with Landmark’s Waikato and Hamilton new home consultant Amanda Webber.

“Building a house is such an emotional journey,” Shefali says. 

“Communication is important – you need to trust and relate to the people you are working with – Amanda Webber and the Landmark team really helped us do just that.”

Collaborative effort

With a complex site to tackle on a busy Hamilton street, Shefali and the Landmark Homes team worked collaboratively on the floor plan.

“I had been to a couple of architects before I decided to go with Landmark Homes,” Shefali says. “When I spoke to Amanda Webber, she said we’ll work on this plan together, which I always wanted to do. 

"And she drew up a plan based on what I told her from scratch," she says. 

"We both worked on that floor plan, moving things around until we came up with a final draft that I was happy with.”

The results of this exquisitely detailed single-level 270m² design and build Landmark home speak for themselves.

Distinctive look

Designed to be split into three distinctive zones, with two separate wings, and crafted to provide space and privacy for family and guests, the four-bedroom home has two masters, complete with a bespoke walk-in wardrobe that can be accessed from the main bathroom, two large living areas and two and a half bathrooms.

“When I gave my list of requirements to Landmark, I wanted a wardrobe that I could walk into straight from the bathroom instead of the bedroom – that was really important. 

"Amanda Webber worked with the team to make the perfect plan, so everything just came together.”

Tactile handmade Belgium bricks, sourced from Stellaria NZ, are juxtaposed against different shades of Linear Oblique and Abodo Vulcan cladding, offering a sense of grounded urban luxury and contemporary street appeal on the exterior.

Unique character

Inside, the beautifully detailed Belgium bricks continue, lining the interior wall. 

They also feature above the fireplace in the striking sunken lounge/kitchen and dining area, providing a seamless sense of cohesion.

The step-down living area, a feature of Shefali’s original brief, gives the home a unique character and offers a feeling of spaciousness thanks to the 3.2m ceiling height in the light-filled space.

“The sunken lounge was one of the things in my initial brief,” Shefali says. 

“We wanted that wow factor when you walked inside – while the house is not very big, there is still an illusion of space because of the high ceilings.”

A hidden scullery is a neat surprise feature that keeps the kitchen tidy, while the open-plan living area is flooded with natural light thanks to thoughtfully placed skylights and oversized window joinery that opens out to a large outdoor decked area.

This al fresco area is sheltered from the elements by a batten fence – a perfect space for entertaining or relaxing in the spa.

Interior delights

Despite all the expertly crafted Landmark Homes building and design elements, one of the real stand-out aspects of this beautiful home is Shefali’s flare for eye-catching interior design details that perfectly complement the stunning exterior.

The delicately handcrafted terracotta light fixtures above the kitchen bench offer a sense of earthy cohesion, while a beautifully crafted herringbone recycled engineered oak barn door acts as a piece of art and separates the media room and surrounding bedroom wing for maximum privacy.

“Each area has got its own unique feature in terms of texture or colour, “Shefali says. “In the master and the media room, we have a beautiful green ceiling making it a great space to hang out in. 

"Our son’s bedrooms are in that wing and open up to the media room away from the lounge and master bedrooms, so it’s nice and quiet.”

Budget matters

Along with Shefali’s undeniable talent and vision, the results of this stunningly designed and crafted home are a ...

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Designed by: Landmark Homes

Story by: Trendsideas

26 Feb, 2023

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