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With a sprawling entertainment space at its heart and superb finishes, this grand G.J. Gardner showhome reflects the grace and charm of a Queenstown lodge

This generous four-bedroom Tauranga North showhome – Te Awanui Lodge – offers the best of everything. 

As the name suggests, the relaxed home is designed with a modern take on a strong, spacious Queenstown lodge – but of course located in the much warmer climate of Tauranga.

From the street, the luxury-plus home has standout presence with cladding comprised of white washed character Midland Ceres bricks, cedar weatherboards and James Hardie Axon panels/ battens. 

The  Battersea Colorsteel Maxx Longrun roof is in colour Ironsand.


Entering, you step into the sprawling family/entertainer's space comprising living, dining and kitchen with the formal lounge to the left. 

The soaring entertainer's volume boasts charred wood feature walls juxtaposed with large format black tilework and an enclosed glass-fronted fireplace. 

This impressive room is tall, long and light-filled with one end a series of expansive windows that continue up to make the most of the Lodge's gabled roof form. 

The result is an airy, inviting open-plan space designed to entertain few or many in lavish style.

At the other end of this grand room, the contemporary dark-toned kitchen cabinetry literally blends into the woodwork, with only a gleaming black Fisher & Paykel fridge standing out. 

One cabinet door opens to reveal a scullery that would outdo the main kitchen in most homes in terms of both size and utility.

A giant tilt-up servery window opens to the large 16m² deck with covered portico – this house really is an entertainer's dream! 

The sheltered deck is accessed directly via sliders from the living area and also from the master bedroom.

The separable formal lounge echoes the great room's highly contemporary feel and has a key line of concealed LED lighting at floor level, adding to the high-end aesthetic.

Two of the four bedrooms have feature panelled walls and the private master suite at the rear of the home is served by a dressing room and a luxurious master ensuite.

The master suite also opens to the large private rear deck that extends off the open-plan great room.

A lot of living is planned into this large home with convenience of use paramount. 

For example if you come home loaded with groceries, the kitchen is a hop and a skip from the garage entry. 

There is also a separate dedicated laundry.

The Te Awanui Lodge 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

26 Dec, 2021

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