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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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Designed by architect Cate Creemers A view protection covenant across much of the build site meant the home’s design needed to be predominantly single level with the exception of the eastern portion of the site. The design works to maximise the sites available build envelope splitting the home into two wings. 


The building incorporates 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. 


Other environmental and sustainable attributes include a solar hot water system which is estimated to result in 70% electricity savings, a warm roof system to the flat roofs that provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, Abodo Vulcan cladding, which is a NZ thermally modified locally produced Radiata pine product.


Precast concrete panels act as the core of the living wing, they both anchor the home structurally and as well as provide an architectural feature within the space.

An open plan kitchen, scullery, dining area and sunken lounge, all open and outward focused to the expansive views within the living wing. By contrast the cinema room is enclosed by the concrete panels and a space where the family can retreat.


Throughout the living space a 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. Blade walls that support the lower edge of the roof break up the volume of
the overall living space, they also serve as windbreaks.


Indoor and outdoor connection are created with extensive deckings of 100m2 wrapping around the living spaces providing extended areas to entertain and take in the views across the Tauranga Harbour, Mount Maunganui and beyond. 

Architect: Cate Creemers

Merchant: Placemakers

Wall Linings & Bracing Systems: GIB

Waterproof roofing membrane: Arid Technologies

Steel framing: Steelworks

Kitchen Manufacture: Vekart

Electrics & Automation: AMP'T Electrical

Concrete Grinding: Grindking

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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

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