The Architectural Specialist
SPECIALISTS IN ARCHITECTURAL NEW BUILDS, ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS
The owners knew their site in Mount Maunganui was special. So finding the right team to design and build this incredible, picture perfect family home was very important. Spanning from Ocean Beach Rd to the golf course, the 827m2 dead flat site was the perfect blank canvas for Architect Brendon Gordon from Brendon Gordon Architecture to work his magic together with award winning Todd Grey Builders. Having incredible clients who trusted Brendon Gordon “giving him full scope with no restrictions was the secret to getting this right” explains Todd. The exterior cedar cladding is a perfect marriage of black cedar beveled back weather boards and black bagged brick, contrasting beautifully with the horizontal rusticated, natural coloured cedar weather boards strategically positioned around the ground floor.
The use of black bagged brick and natural coloured cedar has been incorporated extensively into the fences and landscaping. As you pull into the property you get a sense of space with the large exposed concrete drive in front of the triple garaging. “One of the things I really like about the site position of this home is it allowed plenty of off street parking and garaging which is a rare find in Mt Maunganui” says Todd.
The contemporary interior also includes feature panels of black bagged brick, stark white coloured timber paneling and light coloured oak cabinetry, strategically integrated throughout the interior to compliment the owner’s furniture, carvings, and art, all with a unique story to tell. The owners like the feeling of continuity achieved by the interior reflecting the exterior cladding. It adds warmth and contrast too, amongst the homes white painted walls. There is also recessed strip lighting throughout the home and outdoor living areas that give a warm modern feel as well as practical lighting.
THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS I FOUND TODD TO BE EXCEPTIONAL TO DEAL WITH, NOTHING WAS A PROBLEM AND
I FELT THAT AS THE CLIENT WERE CONSISTENTLY PUT FIRST.
YOU MANAGED THE BUILDING PROCESS IN SUCH A WAY IT SEEMED EFFORTLESS TO US – IT WAS AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE AND THE OUTCOME IS FANTASTIC
WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH HOW ORGANIZED TODD WAS, RIGHT FROM THE ONSET. THEIR ATTENTION TO DETAIL WAS IMPECCABLE…FREQUENT COMMUNICATION WITH US WAS IMPRESSIVE, NO PROBLEM WAS EVER TO BIG OR SMALL TO DEAL WITH
The home encompasses beautiful decks that wrap the entire way around the lounge and kitchen, allowing two adjoining outdoor living areas. This makes the start of your day enjoyably positive as you sit in the morning sun with a freshly brewed coffee. Then there’s the west side, with an amazing view of the golf course and pull down blinds for all weather entertaining.
The kitchen and scullery look clean and slick with white gloss oak cabinets and the white stone bench tops contrasting with the black bagged brick around the island bench. The large centre island has an overhanging bench top at one end for dining and entertaining. The scullery even has a blackboard recessed into the wall for all those important things to remember.
The entry, stairs and living spaces on the ground floor have oak flooring, while the bedrooms and upstairs family room have lush charcoal coloured carpet. Under floor heating throughout the ground floor makes the oak flooring warm and inviting.
The bathrooms are adorned with full height, stone coloured wall tiles with contrasting light oak cabinetry. The gas boiler, under floor heating system not only heats the ground floor areas, it also heats all of the tiled bathroom floors and heated towel rails for those cold wintry mornings.
Asking owner director Todd Grey of Todd Grey Builders what he thought was so special about this build, he said “having fantastic clients and being able to build a home that was architecturally designed to perfection for this beautiful site.” Todd also said “it’s about detail and faith in the people you’re working with. We have a fantastic team of build partners and everyone added value to the project.”
The beautiful ambience of this home is a fitting reward for the trust their clients placed in the partnership between Brendon Gordon Architecture and award winning Todd Grey Builders.