MOMENTS FROM THE BEACH
Just moments away from Arataki beach and with spectacular sea views, this three bedroom home plus study makes the most of its compact site.
DESIGN & BUILD
A large cantilever over the garage creates both access to the building and extends the available building platform on the first floor, whilst another large cantilever extends over the deck on the first floor to create a fully covered alfresco entertaining space accessed from the living area by a custom built, floor to ceiling sliding glass door allowing the client to make the most of the views all year round, and to provide a natural indoor/outdoor flow to the property.
Designed by Jon McAlpine of Thorne Group Architecture the home has a number of external architectural features that have been incorporated into the Tauranga home throughout the design and build process. Concrete tilt panels are used as a structural element, anchoring the building to the site but also act as a design feature. A removable Accoya rain screen encapsulates the home, protecting the superstructure and the ply and batten cladding system beneath, whilst also providing a crisp form to the home. Both decorative and practical, fixed and motorised louvres have been used extensively to create privacy for the clients.
Balancing industrial materials with softer, natural products such as timber, raw steel and solid oak elements throughout the home, the ground floor is connected with the first floor through the stairwell creating a striking design feature. Timber flooring is used throughout the living space and the stylish designer kitchen which includes a large kitchen island. The cabinetry is American white oak crown cut stained black and the Island top is Silestone ‘Seaport’ Suede.
The fully-tiled ensuite bathroom features a floating dual vanity and LED back-lit mirrors - LED lighting is used throughout the property to highlight details and create ambience.
Architectural Design: Jon McAlpine
Wall Linings & Bracing Systems: GIB
Waterproof roofing membrane: Arid Technologies
Steel framing: Steelworks
Feature steelwork: Boshier Engineering
Kitchen Design & Manufacture: Vekart
Carpets: Gerrand Floorings
Timber Floors: Mainframe Flooring
Electrical, Lighting & HVAC: AMP'T
Plumbing: Bay Brothers Plumbing
Window systems: Alitech
Roofing: Mason Roofing
Plastering: Tauranga Plasterers