The design process
With a few key design aspects in mind, the two couples worked with Landmark Homes’ design team over a period of about 10 months to bring their ideas to life.
“The lynchpin of the design was to capture the essence of lakeside living with relaxed, refined living spaces that open out to the owners’ private slice of Lake Rotoiti,” says Landmark Homes Taupō franchise owner, Steven Painter.
With that in mind, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was positioned to maximise the views with wide open living spaces that flowed seamlessly to the outdoors.
High raking ceilings and generously proportioned glazing, including wide-opening sliders, combine with white décor and a minimalistic aesthetic, making way for the breath-taking scenery to flow into the home.
“The home is luxurious and beautiful, but the real star of the show is outside, so our designer has been very thoughtful to create a harmonious interior design that doesn’t compete with the view,” says Steve.
“The site was quite beautiful, but not without its challenges,” he says.
“Being at water level and surrounded by native bush makes the site very private and extremely desirable. But it also meant the land was very soft with a lot of volcanic ash, clay, and mud. So, before building, we had to drive piles down about six metres to find good ground.”