Three words to describe David & Caroline’s gorgeous new home in Epsom, Auckland. The build has been a lifetime dream for the couple so the first night in felt truly amazing!
Marine cladding was chosen for the exterior with a specific batten pattern to give the house a more structured and styled look. Painted in Resene Double Cod Grey, the impact is bold and modern. The eaves in Resene Triple Sea Fog, and pagodas in Resene Gull Grey nicely compliment the strong cladding colour.
Having Grey Friars roofing and joinery, made picking the spouting a simple decision to compliment the overall colour scheme.
The Marley Stratus Design Series® in Grey Friars finishes off the well-designed exterior perfectly. By using the Typhoon® profile with external brackets, it gives the house a more traditional look whilst allowing for easy cleaning and maintenance. With a 15 year guarantee, it will not rust, is UV resistant and made in New Zealand.
The interior of the large 350m2 home is light and modern with walls in Resene Double Merino and ceilings in Resene Alabaster. Feature walls are Resene Half Masala. Flooring in American Oak wide boards with a natural polyurethane coat complete the look.
The Marley Stratus Design Series® is offered in both Typhoon® and Stormcloud® spouting and RP80® 80mm round downpipe , in a range of colour options (Metallic Range: Copper and Titanium or the popular roof colours Grey Friars and Ironsand). For this project, David and Caroline utilised Typhoon spouting with the external brackets in the Grey Friars finish.
Caroline gives us some further insight into this exciting project:
How long did the build take?
The actual build took 12 months, 9 months for resource consent and design. The total project took two years from start to finish.
What challenges did you face during the build process?
The hardest part was going through resource consent, because this was a heritage site. The house on the section was 1920s so anything from earlier than 1930 is protected. Parts of the original house i.e Front door, windows etc. were given to sons to be reused in their home renovations.
What part of the house are you most happy with?
The whole layout of the house works, there isn’t anything we would change. We did so much research into the layout. The top house is a family unit, the middle level is a working family zone with a spare bedroom for guests and the bottom could be an office for those who want to work from home. It’s a multi-functional house. It’s too expensive today to do a new build that just works for you.
What is your advice for somebody trying to achieve a similar look?
If you change your mind a lot, it will cost you. Do your research, make informed decisions and stick to them! Get independent advice and get an overall idea of how it all comes together, then when you chat with you designers and trades people you already have a strong plan of what you want.
Colour: Grey Friars
Bracket Type: External
Downpipe: RP80® 80mm Round Downpipe
Location: Epsom, Auckland
Products: Marley Stratus Design Series®