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This home's rustic charm is backed by modern-day convenience

Whether you live in the country or simply dream of it, this four-bedroom home reflects a classic country feel but with all modern conveniences included

From the homebuilders:

This high-spec 254m² home reflects old-world country elegance without compromising the convenience of modern day living. 


Enter through a robust Industrial front door and into an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area; your gaze will be drawn up to the white raked ceiling with exposed decorative trusses and chunky bolts. 

Feature lighting accentuates the tongue and groove panel ceiling. 

A generous sized den, separated by a character barn door, includes a cosy gas fireplace, a 2.7m step-up ceiling, feature lighting, built-in book shelving and a chess board ready to play. 

The 4 bedroom, 2 living – with study nook – home is staunchly country with its traditional 135mm Government style skirting, wide architraves and warm coloured furnishings, including Moduleo Impress flooring in Kiwi Wood. 

A glass chandelier hangs above the freestanding bathtub in the master suite, while texture is everywhere – with tan leather couches, cream linen curtains, and charcoal grey Mohair overthrows draping over cotton buttoned couches.

Credit list

Group home builder
Builder
Advantage Building NZ
Kitchen manufacturer
Mastercraft Kitchens Tauranga
Landscape
Brooks Landscapes
Roof
Longrun Colorsteel Maxx, Ebony
Main flooring
Cavalier Bremworth Lattice carpet; Moduleo Impress – Kiwi Wood – vinyl planking
Paint
Resene; Dulux
Lighting
LED Starlight lights in lounge
Tapware
Felton Axiss; Methven Waipori
Oven
Pyrolytic, by Fisher & Paykel
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Highly Commended
Designer
Renata Kelly, Cornerstone Design
Kitchen designer
Jes Gordon, Mastercraft Kitchens Tauranga
Interior designer
Kirsty McConnell, director/co-owner GJ Gardner Homes Tauranga
Cladding
Cedar Vertical Weatherboard; painted brick (bagged mortar), by NZ Brick
Window/door joinery
Vantage Aluminium Joinery –Residential Suite, from NZ Windows
Tiles
Vogue Bianco Gloss; Vogue Graphite Gloss; Tempo White Lappato, all by Tile Max
Heating
Escea DF960 High Output Gas Fireplace; Panasonic Ducted Heatpump
Vanities
Newtech Ravini 1500 doublebowl and 1200 single bowl
Bath
Athena Cassini free standing bath
Cooktop
5 zone induction – 'touch and slide' cooktop, by Fisher & Paykel.

Designed by: GJ Gardner Tauranga

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Homes

Photography by: Jahl Marshall

02 Aug, 2020

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.


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