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Solid construction, a Mediterranean look and extensive smart technologies are all defining elements of this home, built by Town & Country

European outlook

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Creating a Mediterranean-style home that combines solid materials, spacious interiors, high-tech wizardry, and careful landscaping, requires construction know-how and input from diverse skill sets. The trick is bringing all specialist elements together – on time, to budget and with a standout result.

Town & Country Residential is a design-and-build company with more than 20 years' industry experience, says director Warren Pointon.

"While we usually handle a project from blueprint to completion, in this instance, Town & Country worked from pre-approved architectural plans," says Pointon. "The architect designed a substantial Tuscan-style residence using materials that reflect an authentic European style. The home also features extensive use of smart technologies."

Town & Country not only built the sizeable residence but also orchestrated the movements of all the sub-contractors on the job.

"Often we deal with up to 40 sub-contractors, but on this project there were closer to 70," says Pointon. "These ranged from geo-tech engineers to irrigation specialists and smart technology installers. Logistically, things were made easier by a high degree of professionalism of all involved."

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The Tuscan-look masonry house has an Italian tiled roof, plastered interior walls, and wood floors. Evocative landscaping completed the scene.

"The complex cabling for the hi-tech home was built into the foundations and this was indicative of the attention to detail required," says Pointon. "As well as completing the home itself, we also undertook the hard landscaping features to the landscaper's specifications."

For details, contact Town & Country Residential, PO Box 16, Greenhithe, Auckland, phone (09) 820 3962, mobile 0274 990 672, fax (09) 820 3965. Email: w.pointon@residentialmasonry.com.

First published date: 03 May 2005

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