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Timber Design Awards

The Oceansider

Sitting on a harbour front section this expansive 311m² house offers the perfect spot to take in the estuary’s changing moods.

Driving into the property from the rear, vertical cedar cladding offers a contrast to the horizontal cedar at the front of the home.

The home, fits seamlessly in with its seaside location, and incorporates elements of boat-building in its wooden construction. The timber theme continues throughout, with inspired detail such as the oak embedded in the polished concrete floors that defines the lounge area. A wall with sliding door and double sided fireplace separates the lounge from the main living area.

The property has been designed to frame stunning water views and provide access to the 150m² of wooden decks from almost every room. Massive timber lined eaves offer extra shelter from the sun.

The owner’s brief was for easy-­‐going and informal – and that is exactly what the house is with its four spacious bedrooms and comfortable living spaces. It’s simple and elegant shape  is  textbook, timeless Kiwi bach – In the evening, the beautiful soft timber tones of the house take on the outside lighting, it virtually glows in the dark.

Oceanside Homes Ltd -­‐ the Tauranga Lockwood Homes franchisee – were the perfect  building partners to turn the dream into reality, using the company’s proven Lockwood board system throughout. The timber adds to the house’s atmosphere, giving it a warm and inviting feel, providing a unique building envelope that is safe from both a seismic and leaky building threats.