Holiday hot spot

Residential access to one of the country's significant thermal destinations is providing families with a singular take on the New Zealand experience
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Interior view of the dining room

New Zealand's reputation as a thermal wonderland is global, however access to these volcanic areas is usually strictly monitored.

The active thermal site Orakei Korako, north of Taupo, offers a new experience with a mixed-use development.

The featured property, by Cambridge-based Turner Road Architecture, is the first to be completed in the residential section. Because of the site, stringent guidelines regulated both the design and materials used in construction.


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View of the children's room

The owners of this home wanted the interior finished in low-maintenance and durable natural materials so interior designer Trace Beaumont-Orr of Decor Design specified Bestwood Ply in beech.

Butyl in-seal strips were used to create negative detail, adding further interest.

Yellowfox designed the galley kitchen, incorporating a Quarella Beige Dresda benchtop from Tile Warehouse and Bestwood Melamine Arctic White cabinetry to contrast the ply. Polyflor Expona vinyl wood plank flooring, from James Halstead, also features.

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View of the large entrance doors and hallway

For further details contact Yellowfox Auckland, PO Box 11282, Ellerslie, Auckland, phone (09) 525 3450. Email: design@yellowfox.co.nz. Website: www.yellowfox.co.nz.

To contact Decor Design, phone 027 240 9240. Website: www.decordesign.co.nz.

To contact Turner Road Architecture, phone (07) 827 0433, or visit the website: www.turnerroad.co.nz.

Aug 10, 2010
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