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Another David Reid design, the Royale from the Designer Two-Storey range, presents a completely different look. Its contemporary design culminates in distinctive parapet gables. The sharp architectural shapes make a feature of the two levels of roofing.

CSR Monier supplied the concrete roofing tiles for the home from its Traditional range. The dark Midnight colour was intended to provide a stark contrast to the plaster cladding, says sales manager Roger Hurley.

"Although it is a traditional style, the ordered shape of the tiles gives a modern finish to the home, and accentuates the very defined lines of the architecture."

CSR Monier tiles are available in a range of colours, shades and profiles and can be formed to fit virtually any roof shape or contour. They are attached with a compound that will move with the natural flexing of the house. The tiles are made to withstand New Zealand weather extremes, including wind, heat, snow, ice and salt spray. All CSR Monier roofs carry a 50-year performance guarantee.

Insulclad plaster cladding on this home was also supplied by Plaster Systems, this time using an acrylic plaster over 60mm polystyrene, finished in Resene Spanish White.

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Plaster Systems' product range also includes Thermoclad, Duroplast and Multiplast, all extensively tested and proven systems, says Reid. They come with a five-year workmanship guarantee.

The home's interior space is bright and open, thanks to skylights and floor to ceiling windows with integrated doors. The double-height living room is anchored by hardwood floors that add warmth, as does the centrepiece fireplace.

From Real Fires, the fireplace features a modern design and a custom chimney treatment that emphasises the openness of the space and leads your eye upward toward the double height ceiling.

Resene Papier Maché increases the sense of spaciousness in the room and provides a neutral backdrop for the furniture and artwork.

The open-plan layout extends to the kitchen, which is positioned behind the fireplace wall. An island stands at its centreand a bench wraps around the back walls.

The kitchen is fitted out with Smeg appliances from Applico. The simple design and clean lines of the range and hood in polished stainless steel make them a comfortable match for this design. The bright white look of the space is punctuated with a warm red marble splashback behind the cooktop.

The CS19 freestanding range with a K7088 hood provides multiple cooking options as well as sleek looks, says Applico managing director Mark Jones.

"The Smeg appliances offer homeowners a wonderful choice of appliances to suit their own cooking styles," he says. "The variety of designs means that there are options to match any kitchen décor."

The oven is fan forced with eight cooking functions, a dual grill and an electronic clock and timer. A convenient storage drawer tucks away big pots and pans, and a continuous cleaning function means it is almost maintenance free. The rangehood features halogen lighting and a four-speed fan.

Smeg appliances from Applico include ranges, cooktops, ovens, microwaves, rangehoods and dishwashers.

In addition to the open spaces in the home, there are also more intimate rooms for privacy and relaxation. The golden tones of Resene Akaroa on the walls in the family room make it a welcoming place to read a book or put up your feet. Creating an individual space with its own atmosphere and identity is a feature of many David Reid designs. Such areas add flexibility and reflect homeowners' different lifestyles.

Bedrooms and bathrooms also benefit from finishing touches. Clearlite Platinum and Roca vitreous china fixtures are accented by a tile bathtub surround and a shower with a glass door. Tapware by Aquatica is from the new Kasassi range.

Choices and options are essential to the David Reid Homes service, which is designed to tailor every home to its owner's needs, requirements and lifestyle. Using quality products and suppliers at every step in the process adds to the likelihood that everyone will be satisfied with the final result, says Reid.

"Relationships are at the heart of our success," says Reid. "Solid associations with reliable suppliers mean we can count on them to deliver their best, every time. Clear communication and understanding of our clients mean we build the house they have always dreamed of and now can finally enjoy."

First published date: 04 May 2003

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