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Sand, sea and sky – the beachfront setting of this new Lockwood home has influenced every aspect of the design

On the beach


A magical location is no guarantee your new home will be exactly what you want, and that is precisely why a customised solution can be the best approach.

The owners of this new Lockwood home on the dunes at Papamoa Beach liked the Clifton concept plan, but they fine-tuned the design to best suit their preferences, says Paul Dean, managing director of Oceanside Homes – Lockwood franchisee for Tauranga.

"In the original plans, the house had a void above the living area, but this was replaced with the master suite on the upper level, which maximises the view."

Dean says the wood walls and sarking on the ceiling were painted white to give the home a beachy feel, reminiscent of homes in the Hamptons and Cape Cod.

The owners are enjoying all the benefits of a Lockwood home, including good insulation, strength and durability – the homes are watertight and earthquake resilient. They are also a healthy option, as the wood has dehumidifying properties and allows the home to breathe.


In addition to plans and customised options, Oceanside Homes has a wide range of competitively priced relocatable Lockwood homes that are ideal for farm and worker cottages, and holiday homes.

For details, contact Oceanside Homes – Lockwood Tauranga, phone (07) 572 1865. Or .

First published date: 02 April 2014

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