Wood cladding and open-plan interiors make this a warm, relaxing family home

With a natural-look exterior that appeals to lovers of traditional or modern homes, this Landmark Homes showhome is equally welcoming on the interior

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​​​​​​​On the Wakefield showhome by Landmark Homes, the kitchen, lounge and family room open to the outdoors, while the guest bedroom with ensuite behind opens out onto its own area, allowing privacy for guests and homeowners.

Livability is all-important when it comesto choosingyour family home – and a timber path leading to a crisp, modern Aluminium Plasma front door is a great place to start.

This Landmark Homes showhome – the Wakefield – in Karaka, Auckland is a relaxed, four-bedroom home with stand-out street appeal, says Landmark Homes Counties franchisee Sarah McMullin.

“The attractive off-white weatherboard and lightly stained vertical cedar shiplap cladding match the style of the house, with its shallow-angled roof in 5-rib Colorsteel.”

The modern, north-facing family home is both warm and light, with stacker doors and windows that open up the heart of the interior to the timber deck and patios.

The airy ambience is continued with a double-height white-washed batten wood feature wall in the entryway. This look is echoed on the balustrade and on the upstairs void that overlooks the entrance.


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​​​​​​​Warm welcome – at this Landmark Homes showhome, the Wakefield, a timber path leads up to the large front door, with a tall window alongside revealing the double-height entry just inside. The cladding is a pleasing mix of pine weatherboards and cedar vertical shiplap cladding.

A natural engineered wood, wide-plank floor complements the warm, relaxed look.

“Livability also suggests logical, well-organised interiors, and the Wakefield boasts an intuitive flow,” says McMullin. 

“The large kitchen, scullery, and dining/family area captures all day sun and connects to an entry deck for easy entertaining. Plus, a cavity slider can connect or shut-off the lounge from this open space.”

The well-appointed kitchen has an engineered stone benchtop and high-end appliances, while the scullery holds more appliances and storage. Windows over the sinks in both rooms look out to the garden.

Upstairs, the generous-sized master suite has a walk-in wardrobe and luxury ensuite with hand-crafted stone basins.

There’s also a quiet mezzanine with seating for reading or relaxing, and a guest toilet and dedicated laundry downstairs.

Touches like the stone fire surround add to the overall sense of refined luxury.

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

Jun 12, 2018
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