Rural Retreat

Sustainable style and luxury all in one

This rural retreat in Whangarei combines practical coloursteel cladding with the luxury of oak and macrocarpa interiors to create a contemporary low maintenance home.

The expansive floor plan includes an art studio with a bench and sink, a generous kitchen with scullery, large walk-in wardrobes and an open plan living space.

Large macrocarpa beams and raked ceilings create a sense of warmth and comfort, with oak timber floors in the sleeping wing this house feels comfortable all year round. This functional, stylish home has been designed with sustainability in mind; including a north facing solar array for power and mechanical louvers that provide shelter and let filtered light into the wrap-around outdoor entertainment areas and create passive ventilation.

Generous timber decks with large ranch sliders provide easy indoor / outdoor flow completing this stylish rural retreat.

“Over the years, we have built a number of houses as well as being engaged in other building projects. For our new build, Modern Earth Homes were recommended to us by our architect, Felicity Christian, Whangarei. Modern Earth Homes proved to be an outstanding choice, easily the best builders and project managers we have been involved with. Sam and Sandra worked as a team with attention to detail from contract, insurance, achieving project milestones and completion, all according to plan and timetable, they worked through supply issues and made sure that the project genuinely went without a hitch. Their subcontractors were without exception of very high quality (site, concrete floor, electrics,
including solar, build, painting, concreting, landscaping and fencing). All of them were very easy to work with and Sam and Sandra had an excellent working relationship with Felicity. The on site real time camera that allowed us to keep an eye on progress was a bonus, the build and site were kept meticulously clean and Sam went out of his way to deal with all minor requests from us. We give Modern Earth Homes and their team our highest recommendation.” Elise & Richard.

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