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Larger than life character

If you like to stretch out into life, this luxurious four bedroom-plus-study character home by respected homebuilder G.J. Gardner Homes might be for you. 

This attention-grabbing G.J. Gardner showhome in Marsden Cove, Whangarei is all about living life to the max – and in lavish style. 

The open-plan living spaces seem to go on forever and are ideally set up for family fun or entertaining in style. 

Plus, the spacious interiors mean there's plenty of room for all the design advantages that make for a relaxed day-to-day lifestyle – including a generous walk-in pantry supporting the designer kitchen, a spacious separate laundry, and a large walk-in wardrobe in the master suite. 

There's also a private designated study off the two-car garage.


As well as offering plenty of room to move, the home exudes a one-off character at every turn. 

The open-plan dining/family/kitchen is flooded with light and includes character metal-look tiled accent walls. This large entertainment volume can be opened up to or closed off from the formal lounge with stylish barn-like roller-hung doors. 

The light-airy lounge boasts a high cove ceiling and windows on three sides and a welcoming, high-end feel.

Dramatic yet low-upkeep wood plank-look tiles run through the roomy, refined living space, adding to its upmarket ambience, while the lounge and private spaces are snugly carpeted.

The family/entertainer's kitchen includes its own breakfast zone complete with designer swivel stools and is close to the 8-seat dining table and sheltered outdoor living area at the side of the home. 

The stand-out kitchen's splashback is in the same metal-look tiles as the living area, complemented here by charcoal-toned and wood cabinetry. 

Open to the wider action, the kitchen is easy to keep looking its best thanks to the rear walk-in pantry. 

Gleaming top-of-the-range Fisher & Paykel appliances and a sculptural pendant over the island complete the picture.

The home's long hallway – ideal for indoor cricket! – connects to the bedrooms and offers a line of sight right through the interior, adding to the overall sense of relaxed spaciousness. 

The hall also features the same character metal-look tilework seen in the living area and kitchen.

The private areas of the home are just as inviting and user-friendly as the public spaces. All four bedrooms are of a generous size, with the master suite – situated at the rear of the home for a sense of privacy – including a spa-like bathroom with double vanity and roomy double shower. 

The main bathroom includes a bath while both bathrooms have feature tile finishes.

The character interiors are matched by the showhome's really great street presence. 

The cladding is a pleasing combination of textured wire-cut bricks painted white and accent walls in cedar with a kauri gum stain. 

The covered solid front door is in a dignified charcoal.

This Marsden Cove, Whangarei showhome is now open to view, so make sure to check it out – you can find all the details here. Alternatively, explore G.J. Gardner’s wide range of customisable concept plans here or see more G.J. Gardner showhomes here.

08 Aug, 2021

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