Relaxed indoor-outdoor living make this showhome the ideal entertainer or family home

Landmark showhome features Balterio Quattro Vintage Sherlock Oak floors by Forte Flooring and bathroom furniture and tapware from Mico Bathrooms
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The main bedroom, set at the end of this Landmark showhome, has a sense of removal from the living areas but also opens up to the spacious deck.

Two living areas and a large designer kitchen, opening to a sheltered deck creates the ideal hub for an entertainer's house and a family home.

And Landmark's beautiful new single-level Waiata showhome in Pukekohe is designed with this exact versatile layout, says Landmark Homes Counties director Stephen Tordeich.

"This is a home that exudes light, space and connections. The generous entry hall leads past the second lounge and study on the left to the central, light-filled hub on the right," says Tordeich. "The distinctive gabled roofs translate into high-stud interiors throughout and nowhere is that more evident than in this formal living, dining and kitchen area, with its gracefully sloping ceiling. Ranch sliders open this central space and the sunny master bedroom to the attractive, sprawling timber deck."

And there are many other pleasing features that contribute to the home's warmth, character and day-to-day enjoyment and livability. The well-appointed kitchen and scullery are large and well organised and the main bedroom and ensuite are situated at the end of the home, for a sense of removal.

In addition, the laundry and third toilet are in the garage, a practical location for gardeners, children and entertaining. The house has ample storage throughout and Waiata's design allows for the inexpensive addition of an extra room

The Waiata is ideal for a long site and can be oriented to best capture the warmth of the sun.


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In this Landmark home the hard-wearing Balterio Quattro Vintage Sherlock Oak flooring is laid over a high-spec underlay, reducing foot noise and contributing to the feel and quietness of a real wood floor.

Visit the Landmark Homes' Waiata showhome at 12 Twomey Drive, Pukekohe, Auckland or, to see the diverse range of Landmark plans on offer, go online to: www.landmarkhomes.co.nz

A feature of the showhome is Landmark's close attention to the surfaces and finishes. The lounge has a dramatic black accent wall and the second lounge has a battened ceiling. But perhaps the home's most dramatic feature surface of all is the rich Balterio Quattro Vintage Sherlock Oak floors by Forte Flooring.

Spokesperson for Forte Flooring Gaius Piesse says the Balterio laminate flooring was specified because it offers warmth and character and looks like a real timber floor with its wide boards.

"We had the laminate installed over top-specification underlay to reduce foot noise so it's like a real wood floor to walk on," says Piesse. "The Balterio features in most public areas of the home, adding greatly to its character. This floor is extremely durable and low maintenance."

To see the broad range of wood and laminate flooring solutions available, visit Forte Flooring's large new modern Auckland showroom at 373 New North Rd, Kingsland, phone 09 238 9911. Email info@forteflooring.co.nz, or go to the website: www.forteflooring.co.nz

The high standard of product seen throughout the home extends to the bathrooms and powder room, too. All bathroom furniture and tapware for the bathroom, kitchen and laundry were supplied by Mico Bathrooms. The firm worked closely with Landmark to achieve exactly the right look for these rooms.

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Off white cabinetry complements the Balterio Quattro Vintage Sherlock Oak floor by Forte Flooring in this designer kitchen.

In the family bathroom a stylish, affordable vanity with a resin top was chosen, says Mico's national key account manager Darren Link

"The main ensuite has a double bowl vanity which is more luxurious with a vitreous china top and lacquered drawers. Both vanities come in a range of colours and sizes and are New Zealand made," says Link.

In the powder room, the vanity was chosen for the depth of its benchtop. This was in a tricky position and the basin met the needs perfectly.

"Mico always provides Landmark Homes with the very latest and best products available to ensure the best outcome on every home built."

For further details, contact Mico Bathrooms, phone 0800 844 448. Web: www.mico.co.nz

Dec 08, 2016
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