Married to the land

This substantial, solid, single-level home offers generous living spaces and a highly versatile layout Platinum Homes had the vision and then built the reality
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View of master bedroom of this Platinum Homes show home which features carpeted flooring, bedroom furnishings, recessed lighting, glass sliding door and windows.

When site limitations are not an issue but a high-end, user-friendly residence is, a single-level home allows your budget to be spent on quality materials and finishes not on the foundations required to hold the weight of a second level.

New Zealand-owned Platinum Homes specialises in designing and building dramatic, single-level residences. The company has a reputation for intelligently designed family houses suited to lifestyle or rural properties.

As one of Aotearoa's leading building groups, with over 1000 homes to its name, Platinum Homes has sales centres and show homes across the country.

The standard of design and build on the Plymouth show home featured here is typical of any Platinum Homes residence from Dunedin to Whangarei, says director Jim Martin.

"Designed for a generous-sized site, the sleek, single-level Plymouth presents 308m² of comfortable, open-plan living," says Martin. "The contemporary colour-brick exterior by Austral has a permanent staining process with a 25-year colour-fast warranty, and the classic gabled tiled roof ensures the house offers an attractive welcome and at the same time nestles into the surrounding landscape."


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View of the bathroom of this Platinum Homes show home which features vanity with integrated basins, taps, shower stall, tiled floors.

Platinum builds with traditional 4 x 2 timber framing, with two rows of nogs joinery support elements ensuring a solid, sturdy home. Homes are built on a RibRaft floor, an innovative concrete flooring system which offers increased insulation, strength and durability.

Besides build techniques designed to ensure the house will last for generations, every interior aspect of the Plymouth is designed to optimise the owner's lifestyle. In the living area, sliding doors provide access to a large covered front porch. All bedrooms are doubles, with the master opening out onto its own deck, forming a close connection to the surroundings.

"Internal connections in this home are just as carefully thought out," says Martin. "A cavity sliding wall between the living and dining rooms allows these areas to be combined into one large entertaining space, or separated as required.

"This wall can be acoustically treated, so a dinner party in one area won't disturb children watching television in the other."

Versatility is a theme in this adroitly configured home. The entertainer's kitchen works equally well catering to thirty or to three features include a large walk-in pantry, ample storage and close proximity to the living and dining spaces.

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View of open-plan kitchen and dining area of this Platinum Homes show home which features wooden and carpeted flooring, dining suite, appliances.

A rumpus room also gives many options and can be used as a home office, or a fifth bedroom. Platinum's attention to detail carries through to the private areas of the home. The master bedroom, set apart from other bedrooms and the public spaces, connects to a spacious ensuite and two walk-in wardrobes a Platinum Homes innovation.

The entire home is snug and healthy all year round a DVS system means fresh air is circulated constantly.

This residence is only one in a range of options. The Platinum portfolio includes over 1200 plans, catering to every site and owner expectation. The company can also tailor plans to suit individual needs.

"Strength, intelligent design, and fine materials and workmanship are all integral to the Platinum Homes brand," says Martin. "Every Platinum Home carries a full seven-year guarantee."

For a free copy of the Platinum Homes book featuring some of New Zealand's most popular plans, call 0508 752 846. Website: www.platinumhomesnz.co.nz

Sep 29, 2009
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