Talk about keeping it local and in the family! When Kym and Mike Henry decided to build a new home, they wanted to be close to work and they certainly achieved that –they’re now only 1km away from their business ITM Stratford. With the help of an architect their new home was lovingly designed by Kym and built by their son and nephew.
The build took 18 months start to finish and the outcome really is stunning with a modern-industrial style. Lots of concrete, blockwork, timber accents and even a clever shipping container door into the scullery. We really love the use of a window for the splashback which overlooks the front of the property.
One challenging part of the build was achieving the sunken lounge area the way Kym envisioned it. With balustrade and three stairs down to the area, it is reminiscent of the 1970’s trend but executed in a very stylish, modern way.
Tonally the home is smooth and neutral with different greys and timbers. Plus, splashes of colour have been added throughout which are inspired by nature. The concrete bath is a luxurious feature in the main bathroom. But even more luxurious is separate his and hers ensuites off the main bedroom – imagine how great that would be!
The home is light and bright thanks to the 17 skylights that have been incorporated. But there is one place that is very dark! For movie lovers like Kym and Mike the ultimate indulgence was definitely including the cinema for six… 🤩
The cladding is a mixture of Rockcote and block chosen because they are low-maintenance and fit with the overall style. Wood accents and native planting help the home fit in with the rural surroundings on the 1.25-acre block.
The stylish half-round Typhoon® profile has excellent capacity and flow characteristics. Using internal brackets gives a smooth, contemporary look. It’s available in five colours and white, although black is very much on trend at the moment.
Proudly made in New Zealand and fully UV resistant to handle our harsh summer sun, high UV levels and long, hot days. Marley Stratus Design Series® will stand the test of time and we offer a 15-year guarantee to back that up.
What a stunning place to live and enjoy for years to come! Well done to Kym and Mike, and the whole team that helped to complete their new home.