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This sculptural residence suits both coastal and urban locations and offers a relaxed indoor-outdoor lifestyle the design is by Platinum Homes
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View of the master bedroom at Platinum Homes show home which features a bed with white linen, carpeted floors, recessed lighting, glass sliding doors.

A strong street presence is on the wishlist of every new home buyer. However, behind this welcoming facade, the interiors have to live up to the first impression. An open-plan layout, a refined aesthetic and solid construction are all boxes that have to be ticked.

This show home the Whitianga reflects all the build quality and lifestyle features of a house designed and built by Platinum Homes, says marketing director Pauline Thorburn.

"The Whitianga is one of the company's Beach Series, designed for coastal locations," says Thorburn. "However, its contemporary style and attractive architectural angles mean the Whitianga is also suitable for city-fringe and urban sites."

The Whitianga is built to maximise the indoor-outdoor lifestyle offered in most New Zealand regions. Many rooms open directly to the outside through stacker-slider doors two in the family-dining area. These allow optimum visibility, whether open or closed.

"Interiors are well thought-out in terms of design impact and functionality," says Thorburn. "For example, the lounge can be closed off from the rest of the living spaces with a cavity slider, and a three-way bathroom offers privacy between the WC, vanity and bathing areas."


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Exterior view of Platinum Homes show home in Whitianga which features angles roof with tiling, brick walls, doors and windows.

The kitchen features bifold windows, a Fisher & Paykel single DishDrawer, ceramic cooktop and a wall oven. A scullery provides a second sink and double DishDrawers.

The spacious 221m² residence has three bedrooms plus a study, with the master ensuite accessed via the walk-through wardrobe.

In addition to great street presence and chic interiors, the Whitianga is built to last and to promote a healthy living environment.

"The concrete tile, dual-pitch roof means superior resistance against the elements, while the cladding is in tried-and-true baked clay brick a material used on all Platinum designs," says Thorburn. "Under the roof, the framing is 4 x 2 kiln-dried timber, with two rows of nogs plus a top plate for even more strength and weather protection. Platinum Homes builds all its framing in timber, as it is a proven, environmentally friendly material."

Every Platinum residence has a BRANZ-appraised DVS system installed and a purpose-designed cavity system between the exterior cladding and framework this ensures your home can breathe, resulting in a drier, healthier environment.

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View of the open plan living and dining area at Platinum Homes show home which features white sofas, rug, dining table and chairs.

Like all Platinum designs, the Whitianga is built on an engineer-designed Firth Ribraft flooring system, which is extremely strong and offers excellent insulation properties.

Platinum Homes specialises in single-level residential homes. The company has a vast library of innovative plans, from modest three-bedroom homes through to grand estates all of which can be tailored to suit client needs.

"There is a plan to suit all budgets, including great options for both investors and first-time builders," says Thorburn. "Platinum Homes has constructed over 1300 homes nationwide from townhouses to expansive, million-dollar country and coastal retreats.

"All Platinum Homes have an independent seven-year Homefirst Builders guarantee, so you can build with complete confidence."

For further details on the Whitianga, call Platinum Homes on 0508 752 846. Or visit the website: www.platinumhomesnz.co.nz

Dec 15, 2010
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