Modern ready-to-build home design ideal for scenic locations

Spacious, welcoming and opening up to its setting in spectacular fashion, this Landmark Homes showhome in Whitianga offers an enviable lifestyle

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​​​​​​​Twin peaks – this relaxed, well-appointed Landmark Homes showhome, the Coromandel, is specifically designed to engage with a spectacular setting or outlook.  The hall ensures a clear line of sight through the home from front door to scenery.

New Zealand has thousands of locations that boast spectacular scenery at every turn and, of these, there can be few as beautiful and unspoilt as the Coromandel. So what better part of the country to release an architectural showhome designed to open up to and celebrate its setting.

And the Coromandel design – the first showhome by Landmark Homes Coromandel – does just that. The eye-catching home captures the very best of living in this stunning coastal region.

At 262m², this is a far cry from the classic Kiwi bach, but bigger homes set by the beach are becoming the new norm, says the Landmark franchisee’s managing director Will Quigley.


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​​​​​​​Open sesame. Covered pavilions straight ahead and to the right, a sheltered outdoor room, high gabled ceilings, luxury timber decking suited to water locations – this Landmark Homes showhome, the Coromandel, really does create the perfect living environment for the perfect location.

“In fact, we have seen a real cultural shift. Living by the beach was once thought to be for holiday homes – now people still build here with the intent of achieving a holiday home first, but with a view to one day moving and retiring here. There’s certainly been plenty of interest in achieving this enviable lifestyle, and that’s been supported by the wide interest in this home.

“We wanted to design a showhome that really maximised your sense of proximity to the water. And with the Coromandel you feel like you’re right on top of it,” says Quigley. 

“Right from when you enter through the front door, this home feels like it’s at one with the setting.”

From the covered-portico entry, you pass through the gallery-style hall, past the private lounge/media room, and on to the open-plan living-kitchen-dining area with its grand sloping ceilings. This light-filled zone in turn opens to the home’s tall, luxurious rear pavilion which is all about relaxed, all-season entertainment.

“The generous indoor-outdoor living zone really is the star of the design,” says Quigley. “Here, this space opens to broad views of the sparkling Whitianga waterways, but it could be any sea or bush outlook, which the peninsula and wider area is famous for.”

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​​​​​​​On Landmark Home’s Coromandel house design, the expansive rear living zone culminates in a feature timber-decked, covered pavilion.

The feature living-pavilion wing is matched by the master bedroom wing which also reaches out to the scenery at the rear of the home. The two parallel wings together enclose a sheltered open-air space between them. And to complete the picture of a home designed to weave into its setting, the master wing is also separated from the media lounge by another shady pavilion. Natural light and connections are everywhere.

The substantial four-bedroom house has a private, tucked-away office, dedicated laundry with through access from garage to kitchen, and a modern, designer kitchen that also keeps the chef well and truly in touch with the setting

A roomy, light-filled home, the Coromandel is an ultra-contemporary version of Landmark’s extremely popular Central Otago pavilion style.

For more information on Landmark Homes and the broad range of house plans on offer, freephone 0800 477 110. Or, alternatively head online: www.landmarkhomes.co.nz.

Dec 17, 2018
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