This home is situated in a private, well established street within Tauranga. It is surrounded by similar properties of the 1970’s era. Its positioning allows for views through established trees to the Tauranga Harbour. Our brief was to completely modernise the home for a busy family’s needs. Creating warm, easy living spaces full of texture and interest while remaining sympathetic to the original 1970’s home. The original home had great bones. We felt that we should work with this rather than against it. Existing roof lines were retained and reclad. The original brick veneer was preserved and painted and new exterior joinery installed throughout. The existing fibre cement clad areas were removed and clad in cedar to create warmth and a modern touch. The original driveway extended to the rear of the property. This was removed and became the perfect spot for a pool and outdoor entertaining area.
An excellent collaboration between Tauranga builders; Thorne Group, and architectural designer (Thorne Group Architecture) for this design and build located in Pyes Pa, Tauranga. Two pavilions interlinked by a glass sided hall creating a breezeway affect. Designed for indoor and outdoor living with three defined outdoor spaces to work with the weather, time of day and your mood. Impressive use of mixed materials include French Oak flooring and designer tiling. A raking ceiling in the main living room is complimented by a lower ceiling in the adjacent dining space giving a feeling of intimacy when dining. The theatre/second living area could be a generous fourth bedroom. A home with privacy for family living. Built by Thorne Group. Designed by Thorne Group Architecture. Currently for sale by Ray White Tauranga.
With expansive views over Tauranga Harbour and positioned with Mount Maunganui as the main axis this country home sets the benchmark for rural living. A floated glass canopy roof leads you into the entry where you arrive at an 8.0m stud with exposed steel trusses through the main living area. Features of precast concrete and exposed steel beams direct to a more commercial approach. However, this is softened with Plywood ceilings and wall paneling. The introduction of local Kaimai stone also creates a timeless, crafted and permanence to the building. With 5 bedrooms, multi living areas, guest wing and expansive covered outdoor areas this home were never meant to be precious. It leads us back to tried and true design and materials which lend themselves completely to its surrounding environment and intended family living. ADNZ 2107 Awards: Resene Colour in Design Award and Residential New Home over 300m2 Award – Commended