Lifestyle home a match for lake views

Breathtaking views of Lake Taupo and Mt Tauhara are only the beginning with this designer family home by respected homebuilder David Reid Homes

Designed by David Reid Homes Taupo

From the homebuilders:

Two-storey and with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living areas, this flowing showhome is ideal for both family life and entertaining. It was created by by the David Reid Homes Taupo team with franchise owner Scott Hare at the helm.

Street appeal

A strong Colorsteel Flaxpod roof is matched with James Hardie weatherboard and Herman pacific HP52 vertically run cedar – these low-upkeep finishes accentuating the home’s clean-lined contemporary architecture. This home has great street presence.

Lifestyle appeal

Stepping inside, the home’s open-plan kitchen living area takes advantage of the sunny outlook, with large sliding doors that open out to a wraparound deck complete with louvre system to provide shade, shelter and year round entertaining.

Interior highlights include a designer kitchen backed by a generous scullery. Elegant finishes include soft-touch cabinetry and a leathered granite benchtop. An advanced Dorf Inca tap is located in the generous island which has a tactile leather-finish granite benchtop. This is matched with a similar granite stone benchtop, but with a polished finish, in the separate bar area. 

The well-equipped family/entertainer’s kitchen also includes a marble statuario splashback along with Samsung ovens and Samsung gas and induction cooktops.

Character appeal

The home has an individual, character presence – indoors and out – and attention to detail is a big part of this. For example, the custom sculptural steel stairs have American White ash treads while the media room has a stunning cedar feature wall, connecting with a similar finish on the home’s exterior.

Other character touches include a barn door on a matte black track with soft close, and maximising natural light there is also a smart Velux skylight.

The generous ground floor guest bathroom is finished with sophisticated gunmetal grey tap ware and towel rails, a luxurious freestanding, and back-to-wall bathtub.

Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a feature ceiling of Hardiegroove with batons and the most spectacular lake views in the home – which is saying something as all four bedrooms take in lake or mountain outlooks.

The spa-like master ensuite is fitted with floor to ceiling black metallic tiles, double his and hers shower heads, double vanities with titan steel tapware, and another smart Velux skylight to further brighten the already open, airy interior spaces. 

The home is heated by underfloor heating, powered by hydronics, and this sustainable heating option also heats radiators in the bedrooms. 

To view this showhome, pop into 60 Harakeke Drive, Nga Roto Estate, Taupo, between the hours: Monday to Friday 11am-2:30pm or Sat and Sun 1pm-3pm.

 Alternatively, phone Scott Hare on (07) 377 0777 or freephone 0800 000 007; email: scott.hare@davidreidhomes.co.nz; or head online to find the David Reid Homes location nearest to you here. 

You can also see more about this showhome here – or check out David Reid Homes' broad range of custom designed homes here

Designed by: David Reid Homes

Story by: Trendsideas

30 May, 2021

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