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you step into the gracious foyer with the living room, dining area, and second living space straight ahead, running the length of the home. The entertainer’s kitchen with walk-in pantry serves all these spaces as well as the out- door entertaining area. The latter is accessed by double doors off the living spaces and has a large portico, making it ideal for year-round use. The master suite is at the front of the home, to the right, with the double garage, most other bedrooms and the main bathroom to the left. “Everything in the Rata is organised to opti- mise social connections but to provide a sense of separation if required,” says Clarke.”However, it’s also the little touches that make this home so enjoyable to live in – the sleek kitchen splash- back, the cute rear porch, two built-in gas fires in the living areas, the walk-in master wardrobe and the schist portico columns. Plus, the Rata’s warm year-round due to above-code insulation.” For more details on Landmark Homes and the broad range of plans on offer, freephone 0800 477 110. Online: landmarkhomes.co.nz see more: search 49619 or landmark at Trendsideas.com Above left: Landmark Homes’ new showhome, the Rata, is as low- upkeep as it is high profile, featuring crisp Linea weatherboard with its distinctive shadowlines and enduring Colorsteel Longrun steel roofing. Top: French and bifold doors open to a spacious covered outdoor living space at the side of the high-spec home. Above: Contemporary cabinets, a chic splashback and a walk-in pantry all feature in the entertainer’s kitchen. search | save | share at