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A large family home – the Milton Platinum by experts GJ Gardner – features two living rooms, schist highlights and a two-tone designer kitchen

Two living spaces make this home a great place for family and for entertaining

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Your brand new family home has to offer all the fundamentals – strong construction, smart space planning, and warm, sunny interiors. However, it's the measure of a great housing company that the individual touches aren't over looked – the things that make a house a home.

This four bedroom Milton Platinum design by GJ Gardner features special touches inside and out. The Rodney showhome has a sponge-finished, white plaster over brick exterior finish matched with low-upkeep Linea weatherboard, schist feature accents, and a pressed metal tile roof. And the expanses of windows seen from the outside translate into light-filled interiors on the inside.

The spacious house has two separate living areas – a major bonus for a busy family lifestyle. The master bedroom and fourth bedroom include walk-in wardrobes, plus there's a media room, a study, and a large double garage.

At the heart of the home stands the designer kitchen in crisp black and white tones. Both the black perimeter benchtop and white waterfall island countertop are in smooth Prime Stone – an attractive, low-maintenance surface.

The kitchen has a spacious walk-in butler's pantry with plenty of shelving and storage. Smart Fisher & Paykel appliances also feature – including a generous 90mm cooktop.

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The master ensuite and bathroom are equally well considered, boasting natural wood veneer Clearlite Bolero vanities and minimalist Methven Echo tapware. There's also a separate toilet.

The home has a light, neutral colour scheme with walls, trims and ceilings in Resene Double Sea Fog, an ideal backdrop for an owner to bring their own personality to the design. Accent doors are in Resene Nero, a deep black with inky tones that will work with any colour. A soft-to-the-touch, hard-wearing Cavalier Bremworth carpet in Mineral Grey runs through most areas.

This showhome has variations from the original Milton Platinum design. All GJ Gardner plans can be customised to meet your individual needs – whether it's adding a room, changing the cladding, or reworking the kitchen cabinets.

For more details, contact GJ Gardner Rodney, phone 0800 424 546. Web:www.gjgardner.co.nz

First published date: 10 November 2016

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