Inspired to provide a low maintenance ‘lock-up and leave’ option for holidaymakers and downsizers, Landmark Homes Taupō, Rotorua and Whakatāne franchise co-owner, Steven Painter and his team worked closely with designers to create the Rangitoto Showhome.
The duplex design home offers exceptional quality within a small, easily maintained section.
Located in Taupō’s new Ngā Roto Estate, the Showhome has been ideally positioned facing north-west to capture views overlooking the township and lake.
“The beauty about duplex living is that you create a great little community,” says Painter. “And that’s a big advantage for those who want to downsize as they retire, but still want to be connected to their neighbourhood.”
Light and bright
The second unit in a development of three duplexes, the Showhome’s exterior of bold black vertical cladding contrasted by white brick makes a strong first impression.
As you walk through the front door and into the entranceway, the light and contemporary décor creates a sense of welcoming calm.
“We chose a colour palette that would create a light and uplifting aesthetic,” says Painter. “To achieve that, we selected Resene’s ‘Quarter Truffle’ which is cool and calming and works beautifully with the natural timber used throughout.”
Designed to cater for a range of lifestyle needs – from holidaymakers and extended families to retirees – the Rangitoto Ready to Build plan allows for plenty of flexibility.
“With an abundance of floor space, there’s the option for homeowners to move the interior walls around to change the layout to suit individual needs.”
On the lower level, guests or teenagers are well catered to with a large family bathroom including a freestanding bath and separate shower, a living area that leads to an outdoor deck, plus a fully carpeted garage that can double as a rumpus, study or office, or even a second living area.