Future proofed GJ Gardner Homes award-winning show home

Winning eco-friendly design from GJ Gardner Homes
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When local authorities work in tandem with home builders, the results can be exceptional.New subdivisions are transformed with parks, trees, fencing and street landscaping that creates the ideal setting for a new home.

This was precisely the case in Hobsonville Point, where GJ Gardner Homes North Shore and West Auckland has opened its latest show home. With its contemporary architecture and sustainable design initiatives, the house also raises the bar for modern living.

Director Tony Houston says at 285m², the show home is large, but its apparent bulk is minimised by contrasting cladding materials. James Hardie's Scyon Linea weatherboards and bricks from the Austral Bricks Metallix range also provide colour and textural contrast.


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family area, plush couches, fireplace, muted colours

On the interior, the house is fully equipped for modern living. A spacious open-plan family living area flows to the outdoors. There is also a separate formal living room, and four bedrooms and a retreat on the upper level.

The sustainable design initiatives set the house apart," says Houston. "The house has polystyrene insulation beneath the floor slab, and the wall and ceiling insulation has a much higher rating than standard. We also have no penetrations in the upper-level ceilings, so heat is not lost through downlights."

The house has solar water heating, and the rainwater is harvested for use in the laundry, toilets and outdoor taps.

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exterior of house from rear, lawn and a few trees

For more information, contact GJ Gardner Homes, freephone 0800 42 45 46, or visit the show home at 13 Station Rd, off Buckley Ave, Hobsonville Point. Web: www.gjgardner.co.nz.

Jul 05, 2012
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