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This Mount Maunganui new home build is a five bedroom family home with generous indoor/outdoor connection. In response to the client's brief, the home is built to provide connection to several outdoor spaces that could accommodate a variety of outdoor experiences, while also providing ample indoor space for the growing family.

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Designed by Evan Mayo of the Architecture Bureau the team at Calley were tasked with constructing the home. The site was narrow, with a gradual incline that reached three meters above the road level and then sloped down two meters towards the back of the site.


Our client had specific concerns about privacy and safety for their family, as well as ensuring that the external character of the home did not dominate the full width of the narrow road frontage.


The finished home exterior combines Abodo timber cladding and Tru Wood random profiles with natural brushed stone. From the road frontage two pitched gables create a sense of character and tradition. Steel screening is utilised to add depth and privacy to the build, and definition is further developed through the combining of the exterior cladding and colour contrasts. All material choices consider the coastal location and are chosen for their low maintenance and durability.


The finished home connects the family living areas to multiple outdoor spaces, including a covered outdoor dining area, poolside sunbathing area, a northern courtyard for morning sun, and a driveway for biking.


The remainder of the first floor accommodates the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, four additional bedrooms, a family room, laundry, and a guest toilet.


To make the most of the site's natural dune slope, the garaging is located on a lower level and positioned perpendicular to the road. This not only minimizes the visual width of the building from the road but also opens up views from the northern courtyard. The result is a seamless flow between living areas and outdoor spaces.


Sustainability was a focus with careful consideration of building orientation to manage solar gain, increased levels of insulation, and energy-efficient appliances and lighting.


Interior designer, Annique Heesen from Gezellig Interiors specified material choices and the overall design aesthetic gives and organic feel with layering of muted tones and natural materials such as timber, stone and fibres.

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