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Mature oak trees create a magical setting for this new Tauranga show home by Landmark Homes

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Even with a compact footprint, a new home can still deliver everything a family needs for a relaxed, enviable lifestyle.

The new Kerehi show home in Tauranga, built by the Bay of Plenty franchisee for nationwide company Landmark Homes, is a perfect example. The two-storey home doesn't take up too much of the site, but it incorporates a great array of special features that justify the tag "small big home".

Anna Zandstra of Landmark Homes Bay of Plenty says the house is positioned so the living spaces have a northerly aspect, with all-day sun in the winter.

"We added bifolding doors off both the formal living area and the dining room to provide an easy indoor-outdoor flow," says Zandstra. "The interior is also seamless, but the staircase creates a natural division between the living areas."

Space is maximised on the upper level, which has two generously sized bedrooms, a large bathroom and an extra-special loft space above the garage. This could be a hobby room, media room or office.


Other key features include a 2.55m ceiling height on the ground floor, a designer galley-style kitchen with a scullery and a stable door that opens to a deck.

For peace of mind, the exterior is clad in highly durable Linea weatherboards.

The show home can be viewed at 62A Grace Rd, Tauranga, phone (07) 577 9986.

First published date: 02 April 2014

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