Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 60

Above and facing page top: On show to the living spaces, the executive kitchen features a white Allure Melamine splashback while the island and cabinetry are in a Mirotone Dark walnut stain, matching the Jet Caesarstone benchtop. Ample storage is a feature of this kitchen, and the up- to-the-minute Fisher & Paykel appliances add to the home’s string of advanced technology pluses. The kitchen is also specifically designed to be low maintenance with easy-care surfaces and finishes. search | save | share at The French doors open to a kwila deck while the gabled longrun ebony roof and a sectioned Garadoor in Sierra Black add to the home’s dramatic appeal. Inside, the elegant wallpapered entry hall leads on to a run of living spaces, with a feature New York glass cavity slider pro- viding the option to divide areas to suit. The executive kitchen connects directly to the living, dining, and family rooms, ideal for family and entertaining, and is a focal point within the interior. It is also only a few steps from the sunny deck. The three-bedroom home includes a study-plus-home theatre, while the master suite, complete with a generous walk-in wardrobe, is at the back of the home for a sense of separation from the living areas. As well as a tight thermal barrier, the house is designed and built to make use of key aspects of passive heating – saving on energy and your power bills. Plus, there’s a high-spec ducted heat pump system and a Rinnai 950 Evolve gas fire in the cosy, light-filled main living room. All tiled floors feature in-floor heating.