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Landmark Homes' Fitzroy design is ideal for steep properties and combines open-plan living with strong indoor-outdoor flow and ample natural light

New showhome offers design solution for a sloping site


Before achieving that dream family home, there's the task of finding the perfect site. However, if that idyllic, north-facing property lies on sloping ground, the right housing firm will turn that potential negative to a positive.

Enter the contemporary Fitzroy design by Landmark Homes. The Fitzroy is a substantial, multi-level home that specifically suits sites that slope away from the entry point, ideally to the north, north-east, or north-west. The level changes on the Fitzroy can also be adapted to accommodate even extremely steep properties.

The double-garage, generous-sized Fitzroy has several pluses to recommend it beyond the ability to turn a tricky site into a perfect one. For example, the Fitzroy is the perfect family home but also offers a relaxed place to entertain. The expansive open-plan lounge, family area and kitchen lie just a few steps down from the entry. These spaces are positioned to optimise the sun and capture the most spectacular views.

Even on a steep site, the Fitzroy is still all about easy indoor-outdoor living – French doors open up all the living areas up to a deck that's almost half the size of the living spaces again.

And the Fitzroy's layout is as versatile as it is dramatic. The living room can be separated from the kitchen and family areas with a light push of operable pocket walls – optimising privacy and changing the feel of the spaces.


The light-filled kitchen has windows on two sides and a large walk-in scullery.

The 256.5m2 sized home is designed over four split levels, making for easy negotiation between floors. The luxurious master suite, three other large bedrooms, the main bathroom and study nook are all situated on upper levels.

The main bathroom has low-maintenance tiled surfaces and a freestanding bath. Large picture windows feature in every main room of this scenery-focussed residence.

As with all Landmark Homes house plans, the Fitzroy can be adapted to suit the site, the owner's tastes, and the needs of the family. In fact, everything from the cladding, to the layout, to the flooring finishes can be fully customised.

Visit the Landmark Homes Fitzroy showhome at 99 Endeavour Dr, Whitby, Wellington, phone (04) 589-1682,

First published date: 14 October 2016

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