Pavilion-style house with four end gables has plenty of street appeal

Contemporary pavilion-style home with gabled roofline and white-on-white colour palette sits on corner site
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Contemporary pavilion-style home with gabled roofline and white-on-white colour palette sits on corner site by SS Homes

Having to address two street frontages brought out the best in this house design.

Designer Jason Sullivan ADNZ of SS Homes in Hawke's Bay, says the home comprises a collection of four linked pavilions, with two distinctive gabled ends facing each of the two streets.

The gable end on each pavilion is clad in vertical cedar boards painted in Resene Woodsman in the colour Ash.

The rest of the walls feature Resene Construction Systems' Integra Lightweight Concrete, which provides a strong and dramatic contrast to the cedar. This was installed by JR Exterior Plasters.

Sullivan says he chose the Rockcote Integra lightweight concrete panels for their durability and performance.


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LED downlights enliven the front of the island in this galley-style kitchen in home designed by SS Homes.

"We liked the fact that this was quite a hard product, and because the house has no eaves on some sides, we needed a quality product that would not leak or crack."

Rockcote Integra features the very latest rainscreen facade construction technology, including a 20mm or 40mm drainage cavity. What's more, it comes with a 15-year performance guarantee.

"The surface finish also enhances the solid aesthetic of the house, which is anchored by two tall chimneys."

One chimney is the main feature of a large mahogany deck with a fire barbecue. The chimney is connected to a pergola that helps to define this area as an outdoor room.

Not surprisingly, the main living space inside the house opens up to the deck, as does the master suite. Sliders peel back an entire corner in the family room, so the indoors merges seamlessly with the outdoors. All the door and window joinery is Vantage from APL, in the colour Titania, which is a perfect match to the cladding.

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A large outdoor deck with barbecue fire and pergola in new house designed by SS Homes and built by Aaron Workman.

The gable ends also create interesting feature walls on the interior, notably in the symmetrical formal living room.

The spacious living room has a high-end, galley-style kitchen by Burley Kitchens. White lacquered cabinets contrast light grey-toned composite stone benchtops and waterfall sides on the island. There is also a large scullery, and skylights bringing in plenty of natural light.

With four bedrooms, a small office and dramatic entry foyer, the 249m² house is well suited to entertaining.

Jul 28, 2015
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