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Designed by Architect and Interior Designer Cate Creemers, Calley Homes had the pleasure of constructing this 475m2 home. An elevated, north sloping, ridgeline site that has spectacular views taking in the Kaimai ranges to the west, Mount Maunganui to the north, Papamoa to the East and rural views to the south.

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There was a view protection covenant across much of the site meaning the building needed to be predominantly single level with the exception of the eastern portion of the site.


The home is comprised of a single level flat roofed entry link, which provides access to the two storey bedroom wing and gallery, the open plan living area and the garage. The main circulation spaces, being the entry link and double height gallery space, serve to display the families extensive art collection.


Precast concrete panels act as the core of the living wing and form a cinema room where the family can retreat, providing a stark contrast from the living area which is open and outward focused. The panels act as both anchors for the home structurally and an architectural feature. 


The living spaces are defined by the sunken lounge and the blade walls that support the lower edge of the roof on each of the facets were conceived to break up the volume and create intimacy. On site they also serve as windbreaks. 


In the living space the hexagonal roofline is accentuated with ceilings lined in Herman Pacific Cedar, handcrafted over a period of weeks each piece of cedar is placed for accuracy on a graduating level. From the entry the living wing provides a composed view of Mount Maunganui and with extensive deckings of 100m2 wrapping around this space it provides ample indoor and outdoor connection. 


The building is designed incorporating passive solar design principles (orientation, shading, insulation), and the specification of services and building materials aims to minimise operating energy requirements and provide a comfortable environment. A solar hot water system from Ewatec is estimated to result in 70% electricity savings. A warm roof system to the flat roofs provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation. Abodo Vulcan cladding is used, a NZ thermally modified locally produced radiata pine product.​

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Other key design features: 


  • Natural slate tiles throughout bathrooms, powder room and scullery benchtop.

  • Designer Lighting 

  • Raw steel finish staircase structure with solid Oak stair treads

  • Raw steel flat bar balcony balustrade.

  • Massive floor to ceiling and wall to wall interior pivot door between the entry gallery and living areas

  • Media room with full projected screen and surround sound theatre experience. 

  • Extensive Audio system throughout the house.

  • Wood burning fire with custom Oak detailing wrapping the chimney and a natural slate hearth.

  • Burnished and polished concrete floors with a half black tint.

  • Comprehensive landscaping with over 1000 plants planted on the site.

  • Infinity edge swimming pool

  • Quadruple car garaging (10mtrs x 10 mtrs) with a massive oversized 8-meter-wide garage door