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Spacious and open-plan, this pavilion style home is ideal for family and entertaining

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Clad in complementary low-upkeep Scyon weatherboard and grey plastered brick, this Landmark showhome is always going to be a contender for best in street

Spacious and open-plan, this pavilion style home is ideal for family and entertaining

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We've come a long way from when small windowed, small roomed homes predominated in this country. Today, showhomes from design and build firm Landmark Homes go completely the other way – with excellent indoor-outdoor connections, sprawling, open-plan interiors and picture windows in every room and hallway.

Landmark's newly opened Orini showhome is a great example of a house set-up for a relaxed family lifestyle, but with several wow factors that make it ideal for entertaining.

Landmark franchisor Debbie Clarke says the distinctive new Hamilton showhome reflects the Central Otago pavilion style of house design.

"The Orini is clad with plaster over brick to one pavilion and Scyon weatherboard on the other, creating a dramatic street presence," says Clarke. "This home has you under its spell right from the front door. Stepping into the entry hall, guests look across the generous living spaces to the entertainer's kitchen – the hub of the home. This in turn opens to the large outdoor portico."

The attractive gabled roofs translate into raked V-groove ceilings on the interior. These soar to over 3m-high in the living, dining and kitchen areas and feature skylights for an airy, light-filled ambience. In fact, the lounge ceiling reaches to 3.3m, highlighted by hidden lighting.

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And while the home's public spaces flow on one from another, discreet pocket sliders can be drawn for inter-space privacy – a major plus in a family environment, letting parents do their thing and teenagers do theirs at the same time.

The house includes a double garage and a spacious designer main bathroom and ensuite.

The light-filled 280m2 showhome is fully customisable, too, and is available in two other sizes to fit differing sites or budgets.

To match the level of materials, finishes and solid construction, quality fixtures and fittings feature throughout the interior.

"With clerestory windows to catch the sun in key areas and generous connecting hallways also with large windows, this house really does have a relaxed, sunny disposition," says Clarke.

Visit the Landmark Homes' Orini showhome at 71 Roy Hilton Drive, Flagstaff, Hamilton, or to see the diverse range of Landmark plans on offer go to the web:www.landmarkhomes.co.nz

First published date: 08 December 2016

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