Home design that meets your needs today and well into the future

Stand-out design – including a private studio – make this light-filled GJ Gardner home a great choice when you want to keep your options open

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​​​​​​​High, raking ceilings in this GJ Gardner home are accentuated by floor to ceiling windows with drop down blinds to mitigate the sun’s rays. Heated wood floors are just one of the home’s many domestic luxuries.

Choosing a home design that’s exactly rightfor you requires pretty careful thinking. After all it is an important investment and needs to meet your needs today and well into the future. This can mean anything from boosted income, to having your kids’ grandparents as part of their daily lives, to needing a private home office.

Versatility is a major factor when designing your home and this Paerata Rise showhome presents homeowners with lots of options, says GJ Gardner franchisee owner Mike O’Meeghan.

“Smart and very contemporary, the home is ideal for both busy family life and entertaining, with light-filled, flowing living spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a designer kitchen with bar and full scullery,” O’Meeghan says.


“However, this is only half the design story. Future-proofing for extended-family and lifestyle options are built into the architecture.”

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​​​​​​​For this versatile GJ Gardner showhome, classic black Mediterranean bricks are matched with low-upkeep weatherboarding and dashes of red combine to make an exterior that is as dramatic as it is enduring.

The self-contained upstairs studio space with private entry can be used as a generous rumpus, to give teenagers a degree of autonomy, or as an independent live-in option for grandparents. The already large studio includes a foldaway bed to further extend the sense of spaciousness.

Alternatively, the private studio can be used for hassle-free home and income, or as a private office with a view.

In another forward-looking move, one of the ground floor bedrooms is set apart from the others, at the front of the home – an easier option for an older family member who can’t use the stairs or, alternatively, an ideal room for guests.

“In this home you really do have options,” O’Meeghan says. “Even the kitchen is designed to have one or three people using it at once.”

And as well as a versatile layout, the house offers every creature comfort, such as underfloor heating, plus two of the four bedrooms have ensuites – so no one is ever waiting for a shower.

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​​​​​​​Let me entertain you – the dining area is a few steps from the kitchen one way and the expansive living area the other.

The entry hall and living spaces open out to the sheltered timber deck via giant sliders, for seamless indoor-outdoor flow, and a Velux skylight adds to the light-filled ambience. There’s also a dedicated laundry, while the main bathroom has a freestanding Lucca bath.

Protecting your home is a fundamental and here the exterior creates a clean, contemporary architectural look with highly durable, long-life materials. The raked roof is in Colorsteel, colour Flaxpod, while the striking cladding is in a Mediterranean brick, colour Tenerife.

Splashes of vivid red provide accent colours to the predominantly two-tone facade.

You can view the showhome at 11 Jonah Lomu Drive, Paerata, from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive – between 11am and 3pm.

For more details or to choose from one of the professional home builder’s 100+ popular plans, contact GJ Gardner Homes, phone 0800 42 45 46 or head online – www.gjgardner.co.nz

Aug 22, 2019
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