Contemporary eco-friendly show home

Small, urban sites don't have to mean a design compromise. The Landing show home by Jalcon Homes ticks all the boxes for a contemporary, eco-friendly family home on a smaller section
The Landing, a two-storey, weatherboard show home was building, elevation, facade, home, house, property, real estate, residential area, roof, siding, window, black, blue
The Landing, a two-storey, weatherboard show home was specifically designed to maximise a small site. Inside, there are two living areas, four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage.

The days of the quarter-acre section may be long gone, but the new homes going up in their place are far more family friendly. And the secret lies with the design.

Over the past few years Jalcon Homes has fine-tuned the design of contemporary homes for smaller sections, such as infill and subdivided sites, and sections where older homes have been removed.

Jalcon Homes managing director Lindsay Aitken says The Landing show home in Hobsonville is a good example of how the right design can maximise a small site without compromising modern lifestyles or privacy concerns.


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Sustainability and energy efficiency were key drivers for the design. The house has double glazing and extra insulation to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. With two areas, four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage.

"We have managed to design and build a 236m² house on a section that is just 317m². With four bedrooms and two living areas, the home is plenty big enough for a family again good design helps. Ceilings on the ground floor are 2.7m high, so the interior feels light and spacious. The kitchen is centrally positioned, and there is an effortless flow between interior and exterior living areas, which makes it ideal for entertaining."

The Landing also has a sustainable design focus, which helped it secure two awards at the Master Builder House of the Year Awards, including a Gold Award.

"Sustainability and energy efficiency were key drivers for the design," Aitken says. "The house features double-glazed windows, low-energy lighting, a greywater recycling system, hot water heat pump, and insulation that far exceeds the required standard. We also used Wattyl environmentally friendly paints on both the inside and outside."

Sustainability and energy efficiency were key drivers for bedroom, ceiling, home, interior design, living room, real estate, room, window, window covering, window treatment, gray
Sustainability and energy efficiency were key drivers for the design. The house has double glazing and extra insulation to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. With two areas, four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage.

Jalcon Homes is a member of the Master Builders Association, Lifemark and Future-Proof Building. For added peace of mind, all homes come with the company's 15-year Weather Tight Warranty.

For more details, contact Jalcon Homes, freephone 0800 52 52 66. Alternatively, email: sales@jalcon.co.nz. Or visit the website: www.jalcon.co.nz

Jun 28, 2014
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