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Finely crafted Mt Maunganui home is a feast for the eyes

Dark and intriguing from the street, inside this home is a world of refined surfaces, ergonomic flow and a kitchen appropriately fit for a celebrity chef

Designed by JMAC Architecture

From the architects:

A celebration of the upmarket yet relaxed Mt Maunganui lifestyle, this home is a result of meticulous and innovative design, fine craftsmanship and a refusal to compromise on quality.  


Designed for our celebrity chef client, a home for entertaining with high quality finishes was a key element of the brief. 

The sophisticated modern cedar exterior and dark accents create an alluring street appeal which invites you to explore further. 

Anchored by a concrete tilt panel spine wall you are led into this expansive yet intimate home.

A pared-back palette, precise attention to detail, custom-made organic fixtures and cleverly contrasting natural mediums enhance the home's warm and light aesthetic. 

Concrete feature walls polished to a smooth sheen are offset against cedar walls and oak cabinetry. 

Each bespoke feature has a story to tell; imported Turkish wall tiles, aged brass fittings, porcelain benches and hand-blown glass light fittings, to name only some.

Our celebrity chefs requirement for a functional kitchen was met with expansive bench space and an oversized butler’s pantry. However this space offers more than functionality, it is the heart of the home, with high quality appliances and finishing. 

A bespoke double-sided concrete cast fireplace and level change is a subtle delineation that divides the living areas.

The design responds to the elongated full site by stacking room placements in a functional order at both levels. 

All the social spaces are located on the ground floor, with open movement which flows from the street entry through to a large protected outdoor area at the rear of the property. 

Natural light floods the stair void. The openness is echoed by the crisp white open tread stair that leads to the upper level’s dedicated retreat sleep spaces.

Credit list

Builder
JC Builders
Kitchen manufacturer
Eastwood Kitchens
Landscape installer
Mr Jones Landscaping
Roofing
Plumdek Colorsteel metal roofing; Steel & Tube Transluscent Roofing; Alysnite Topglass Enviroclad TPO Membrane Roofing, by Viking
Main floor
Wood
Wallcoverings
Winstone GiB; Hermpac vertical cedar weatherboards
Heating
Indoors: The Fire Dept. custom made dual gas fireplace with powered flue; outdoors: The Fire Dept. custom outdoor gas fireplace
Interior designer and kitchen designer
Gezellig Interiors
Landscape design
RM Landscapes
Cladding
Plywood board; Batten HP59 Vertical Shiplap Cedar Weatherboards; Hermpac 200mm precast concrete wall
Window/door joinery
Metro & APL Architectural Series Aluminium Joinery, by Vantage
Kitchen tiles
Turkish imported limestone tiles, from Island Stone
Paint
Dulux
Lighting
Soktas Glass Design

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Homes

Photography by: Mark Scowen Photography

28 Jun, 2020

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