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This welcoming family home by nationwide homebuilder G.J. Gardner boasts a run of living spaces from front to back, designer kitchen included, and character finishes 

There are many things to look for in a new home – from great organisation to quality of build – but it's the character elements that make a house a home, that make your home sing.

This four bedroom G.J. Gardner Rotorua family home is a great case in point, offering: 

  • an intelligent flow that makes the home seem even larger that its 271m² floorplan
  • a strong, modern construction
  • importantly, a real sense of character

The home has standout street presence, featuring a pleasing combination of San Selmo Reclaimed Original brickwork and Hermpac Shiplap Cedar – with the gabled roof in Gerard Stratos Textured Metal Tile, colour Midnight.

The sheltered solid-door entry is tucked between the formal front lounge and the two car garage and on stepping inside the star feature of the home has an immediate impact.

Essentially half the home is opened up with an expansive run of formal lounge, designer kitchen with scullery and the informal family room bringing up the rear. 

Thanks to a wall of glass sliders, the light, airy family room also opens up to the al fresco outdoor living area beyond that.


The designer/entertainer's kitchen is at the centre of the space and features dark, dramatic cabinetry, a designer brass sink and tapware, plus gleaming Smeg appliances and a side scullery that is roomy enough to prepare meals in. 

The walk-in scullery continues the moody aesthetic of the kitchen – plus, as well as having a window on the world, this tucked away secondary workspace can be shielded from view with a slide of a pocket door.

The dining area is directly opposite the contemporary island while a wall of windows on the other side ensures the living spaces and dining table are bathed in natural light.

Character abounds in the thoughtfully designed home – including large impact elements such as the pale wood plank floors and high ceilings. 

The formal lounge is separated from the kitchen/dining via smooth-gliding solid black double barn doors while a Rinnai Symmetry Gas Fire provides heating in this light-filled, elegant living room.

This relaxed yet formal room is carpeted and includes built in storage and display shelving.

Then there is the private side of the home – comprising a spacious master suite, three other bedrooms, a family bathroom and a dedicated laundry.

The roomy private master suite, at the rear of the home, is carpeted in Godfrey Hirst Columbia Mist, as are the other bedrooms.

The master bedroom features a black accent wall with two black doors within it leading to the dressing room complete with custom-designed built in wood storage and a spacious master ensuite.

The other three bedrooms also have built-in storage.

Other features that make this well-organised, well-finished home a memory maker for you and your family are touches like a natural interior warmth, an abundance of natural light and centralised storage.

This showhome is now open to view, so make sure to check it out – you can find all the details here. Alternatively you can explore G.J. Gardner’s wide range of customisable concept plans here or see more G.J. Gardner showhomes here.

Story by: Trendsideas

15 May, 2022

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