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Modern show home in Oamaru with five bedrooms, large living area, cedar-lined entry

GJ Gardner Homes contemporary show home in Oamaru, family living area with log fire and wood boxes accessed from outside, family kitchen

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Cedar weatherboards line the entry to this new GJ Gardner Homes show home at Waireka, Oamaru. Viewing is available by appointment.

It is sometimes said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to choosing a home builder, a walk through a new show home is even more valuable.

GJ Gardner Homes knows exactly how important it is to visit a show home when you are planning a new home, which is why the company has pulled out all the stops with its latest launch.

The 292m² five-bedroom show home, in Waireka, Oamaru, was built for Central Otago GJ Gardner Homes franchisee owners Chris and Karen Harper. Because the family planned to move into the home, it was designed not only to showcase the features of a GJ Gardner home, but also to meet the Harpers' own requirements.

Street appeal is a given, thanks to the dramatic twin gabled volumes, which are joined by a low-roofed linking element. The textural exterior cladding a mix of white plaster and cedar boards and a substantial chimney further enhance the aesthetics of the home.

Framed by cedar weatherboards, the entry foyer is designed to create a real sense of arrival. The glazed front door and sidelights allow a view right through the entry and out to the terrace and attractive rural view beyond.


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All the family living areas open out to a courtyard and alfresco living area, positioned to provide shelter from the prevailing easterly wind.

Large windows are also a feature of the family living area, which opens out to a sheltered courtyard that's ideal for entertaining. The Harpers say sliding doors in other rooms also reinforce the seamless link between inside and out.

Not surprisingly, the large windows and doors, and the 3m-high ceiling in the living area ensure the home feels spacious, light and airy.

The centrepiece of the living room is a central log fireplace, which has practical wood boxes on either side. Wood can be loaded into the boxes from doors on the outside of the house, which helps to keep the interior free of dust and wood chips.

The sleek, contemporary kitchen has every modern convenience you would expect from a brand new show home. Special features include a long island with bar stools, and extensive storage that ensures items can be stored right where they're needed. Timber-style Polyfloor vinyl flooring continues the light airy theme of the interior, while offering a highly practical and durable surface.

A study nook or home office at one side of the dining area is another feature of the family room. This can be concealed behind concertina doors.

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Modern show home with five bedrooms, large living area, cedar-lined entry

Sensor lighting features in the foyer, hallway and powder room. The hallway also has a skylight for added natural light.

And for ease of maintenance, the house comes with an internal vacuum system.

GJ Gardner Homes has an extensive range of flexible plans to choose from, but the company can also build a house to your precise specifications.

To view the home, contact GJ Gardner Homes in Oamaru, phone (03) 434 7555. For more details, phone 0800 42 45 46. Or visit the website: www.gjgardner.co.nz

18 Sep, 2014

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