Seasons in the Sun

When the owners moved to Omokoroa in the Bay of Plenty, they wanted a home that let them enjoy the region’s excellent climate. As a result, their gorgeous home is built to maximise two of the area’s most abundant natural resources, warmth and sunlight.

After looking around the region, the couple, who had moved up from Wellington, found the perfect site.

“We wanted plenty of sun. And we loved the idea of waking up with the sun in the bedroom.”

A lot of time and effort was put into getting the floor-plan right to maximise the sun. This home is ideally positioned to catch the first rays of the new rising sun as it climbs over the local landmark, Mount Maunganui. Not surprisingly, glazing plays a vital role, and there are no fewer than seven skylights to capture the light.

During the design stage, the owners were pleased that an Interior Design specialist was brought in to advise on colour and other creative matters. Design Builders were responsible for the actual build, which lasted for six months. The project was carefully costed and planned down to the smallest detail to ensure that construction ran smoothly.

During the build, the work was undertaken in careful sequence for maximum efficiency. Specialist craftspeople were on site when the building had progressed to a stage when it was ready for their involvement. Accurately predicting when a particular aspect of the build would be completed, ready for the next team of experts meant that all craftspeople could work without interruption and complete their work ready on time.

Sheltered house entry way exterior

The highly experienced craftspeople worked as a strong team, with cooperation and collaboration to the fore. The result is a home that was built on time and on budget, which is something that Design Builders pride themselves on.

“The house is more than a stunning suntrap”

It’s a modern home that’s built for enjoyment in all kinds of ways. The indoor/outdoor flow is excellent. For instance, the dining room’s bifold doors can be opened up on those many beautiful days to make the room feel as though it’s literally part of the outdoors. When the sun is lower in the sky, it’s time to make use of the outdoor fireplace. Truly a home for all seasons.