Modern family home, design and build

Walk in and imagine a lifestyle less ordinary that's the message that comes across in this new show home designed and built by GJ Gardner Homes in Taupo
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GJ Gardner Homes show home bathroom

Every so often a new show home opens that literally takes your breath away.

The reason is usually a mix of factors, which include high-quality, low-maintenance building materials, attractive architecture, a light and airy interior, state-of-the-art kitchen and large sliders that open to expansive decks.

All these things come together in this new show home in Taupo, designed and built by GJ Gardner Homes.

The distinctive design is evident from the exterior, which features a mix of Firth Devonstone brick and Linea weatherboard cladding, set off by a Corona Shake Charcoal steel tile roof from Gerard Roofs.

Large concrete pavers create a pathway to the entry, which has a lowered gable roof element that creates a welcome sense of intimacy.


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Walk in pantry

On the inside, the sheer size of the home becomes apparent. With a 232m² floor area, the home is large enough to boast two separate living areas, double garaging with internal access, and four spacious bedrooms, including a grand master suite.

Steve Elliott, GJ Gardner Homes Taupo franchisee, says other compelling features include a 2.7m vaulted ceiling to the lounge, a raked ceiling in the family room and 2.55m-high ceilings everywhere else.

"These soaring ceilings add visual depth to the living spaces, creating a very spacious interior. The look is enhanced by the large glass doors opening to the outdoors.

"The house is designed to provide different seating areas for the family not everybody needs to be in the same space at the same time. Parents always have the option of retreating to the formal lounge, which can be separated from the family living areas."

On the other hand, the house is well set up for entertaining on a grand scale. The kitchen-dining-family area all flow seamlessly, and open up to an alfresco dining area.

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GJ Gardner Homes show home living

The interior design also reflects the emphasis on high-end living. Neutral tones of truffle feature throughout the home, creating a comfortable environment. The feeling is enhanced by a Cavalier Bremworth Habitat range Stylex carpet in Driftwood. This carpet lends itself to textural accessories, such as natural wood. It can also be enlivened with bright pops of colour.

GJ Gardner Homes not only offers a range of plans, such as this show home; the company can also build a house to your precise specifications.

For further details, contact GJ Gardner Homes, phone 0800 42 45 46. Or visit the website: www.gjgardner.co.nz

Jun 28, 2014
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