New Home Over $2 Million

Presence & future

No expense has been spared in the realisation of this superb residence, designed to bridge the gap between present and future. An emphasis on sustainability and flow will keep running costs low and functionality high for many years to come.

Two separate banks of solar panels power hot water and feed into the home’s energy use. In-slab hydronic heating and ducted heat pump keeps the interiors warm. Glazing and solar tubes make the most of natural light. Level entries ease the transition between inside and out – a nod to future mobility needs.

 Luxury flows through this exquisite property, from its partially glazed portico entrance to sun-soaked alfresco, large L-shaped swimming pool and spa. The 453sqm design delivers four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two separate water closets, a mudroom/laundry and three generous living spaces. The separate pool house will appeal to guests.

Home automation provides peace of mind at the touch of a button. The system consolidates control of gates, doors, TV, fireplace, surround-sound and CCTV. 


New Home $550,000 – $700,000

Entertainer's oasis

This two-storey stunner in Silverdale beautifully balances functional family living with modern indulgence. The 259sqm design includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas, a music studio and separate laundry and toilet. Phew.

Entertaining in this home is an absolute delight. Open-plan living exudes appealing laidback style – the mix of white and wood borrows from the Nordic tradition. Natural light floods in through ample glazing. Inside flows out to a wraparound deck – choose from sheltered or sun-soaked spots.

A spa gazebo takes the open-air experience from relaxing to resort-worthy. Complete with built-in serving bar – and positioned right by the barbecue – this is sure to be a favourite escape year-round. There’s also a fenced lawn for the kids to enjoy. Thoughtful planting adds to the suburban oasis vibe.

Back inside, the top-floor TV lounge is perfect for kids. Downstairs, a cosy home cinema off the open plan area comes complete with projector – a super-cosy spot to curl up in front of a good flick.


PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000

Just beaming

Standing proud in Silverdale, this warm, quiet and stylish home is sure to put a smile on your dial. Set in a towering gable volume, the feature entrance is instantly welcoming. Grooved pine ceilings catch the eye in the spacious open-plan living area. Exposed beams dramatically enhance the space. Overheight joinery is in keeping with the grand scale. Light spills in through floor-to-ceiling glazing.

Thoughtfully designed for easy entertaining, the living space flows to a brilliant covered alfresco area. Keen foodies will be right at home in the designer kitchen with its convenient butler’s pantry. The smart layout allows for seamless outdoor serving.

Three bedrooms offer quiet retreats away from the social heart of this 194sqm home. All bedrooms are generous in size and kept perfectly temperate year-round thanks to a ducted air-conditioning unit. A separate study is positioned near the entry, allowing business to be kept away from family life. The beautifully finished bathroom and master ensuite are true soul mates – their tiled floors are heated.


PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $700,000

Braced for greatness

This immaculately presented 240sqm home northwest of Auckland offers refined yet relaxed interiors and well-designed outdoor areas. Vertical cedar is a pleasant surprise mixed with classic weatherboard cladding. Boxed corners give an executive edge.

A double gable raked entry is a sign of good things to come. Wide hallways flow to four bedrooms (including the master with ensuite and walk-in robe) and a large family bathroom with stand-alone tub.

Brace yourself for the light and lovely open-plan living space. Feature exposed trusses are a sight to behold above the kitchen/dining/lounge zone. An eye for quality and craftsmanship is clear.

Perfectly positioned for entertaining, the country-inspired kitchen serves up must-have mod cons and a brilliant butler’s pantry. The resident cook will be in hosting heaven. The open-plan’s raking roofline flows to incorporate a patio for enjoying meals alfresco.

A warm, inviting palette and plush carpet flow through the interior. The four bedrooms are supremely comfortable, with two opening to private outdoor areas.


PlaceMakers Volume/Group
Housing New Home up to $450,000

Sunny side up

Sunny, stylish and beautifully peaceful, inside and out. Yep, this is the life. Clad in pine and painted brick, this perfectly formed, family-friendly package northwest of Auckland is also easy on the pocket, but there’s no compromise on quality or comfort here. The 171sqm home comprises three bedrooms, two great bathrooms and, not one but, two family living areas. The generous open-plan hub is where memories are made. Built-in entertainment systems beckon in the separate lounge/media room. The smart layout cleverly incorporates a study nook.

Tucked under a bulkhead, the super-functional kitchen with butler’s pantry is a hive of family activity handy to dining and living areas. It’s also equipped for entertaining. Alfresco fun awaits on the large deck. Choose from sheltered meals or sun-soaked relaxation. The master bedroom is also equipped with deck access.

A ducted heat pump system delivers even temperatures throughout the seasons. Insulation to the garage enhances usability of this space. Wood flooring grounds this home’s executive appeal.