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Lockwood Gullwing showhome design customised to suit owners

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Contemporary Lockwood Gullwing house in coastal setting features sunroom, double garage, and clerestory windows

Lockwood Gullwing showhome design customised to suit owners

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Finding the right company to safely entrust with creating your dream home is a major first step for a homebuyer – and it's easy to think you might be swayed by a beautiful design only to find later certain elements don't quite fit the bill.

However, with Lockwood Homes, their suite of plans and showhomes is just a starting point, as this customised Lockwood Gullwing reflects.

Oceanside Homes is the respected Tauranga Lockwood franchisee that built the home for a couple retiring from Wellington to a stunning rural property in Tauranga.

The owners fell in love with the Gullwing showhome in Rotorua and wanted this breezy, light-filled design for their own home.

However, they made several tweaks to the design to optimise connection to the land – and other small things that just made it feel their own, says Oceanside project manager Søren Antonsen.

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"For example, we switched from tilt doors in the sunroom to 4m bifolds that tuck back to create a 7m-wide opening. This allowed for panoramic views of the Mount and Mayor Island.

"The couple also added a north-facing deck and swapped the position of the garage and media room for a better relationship with the greenhouse-like entry and the landscaping."

The Lockwood Gullwing has a master suite with attached office at one end and two guest bedrooms at the other, separated by the main living spaces. The polished concrete floor is kept at a comfortable temperature year round by solar powered in-concrete water heating.

To view the myriad customisable Lockwood Homes available, go towww.lockwood.co.nz

First published date: 22 June 2016

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