There’s a natural tranquility to Mike and Robyn’s home, with its sun-filled deck and open plan living area. Located in Omaha, an hour’s drive from Auckland, the newly built home is wrapped in soothing Resene colours to bring a relaxed feel to the interiors that the couple desired.
Outside, cedar weatherboards are finished in Resene stains to give an aged wood hue perfect for the beach side location. Coupled with spouting and downpipes in Ironsand from the Marley Stratus Design Series® range, they love the result.
I’ve had at least five approaches from strangers wanting to know the colours of our home, which is a huge compliment
Robyn talks us through the project, from building challenges to her favourite place to relax in the house.
What part of the house are you most happy with?
We love the open plan of the downstairs area, with the outdoor flow onto numerous hardwood decks. And the polished concrete floors really enhance the wall colours.
We have a covered deck upstairs, an area off the two front bedrooms with sliding shutters and wicker tub chairs, that’s a really nice spot to relax and read a book.
Other than the colour, what drew you to the Marley Stratus Design Series®?
Choosing designer uPVC spouting and downpipes from the Marley Stratus Design Series® range means we have real peace of mind that it will go the distance in our coastal environment. With a 15 year guarantee, it will not rust, is UV resistant and made in New Zealand.
What challenges did you face during this project?
We had our biggest challenge in the initial stages when things were not going as promised and had to project manage ourselves which went very well.
What is your advice for someone trying to achieve a similar look?
We kept the colours the same throughout the entire house and followed a beach inspired theme. It works well and we love it.
Bracket Type: Internal
Downpipe: RP80® 80mm Round
Location: Omaha,Rodney District