This is where style meets substance. This three-bedroom New Plymouth house is a perfect example of how to combine voguish and value in one handsome package. It gets off to a cracking start with a good-looking exterior of contrasting recycled red brick and grooved Stria cladding. Dark joinery and doors finish the look nicely.
Inside, generous glazing floods the house in sunlight. It’s most evident in the L-shaped open-plan area where a 2.7m stud creates a spacious feeling. The slick white kitchen features timber cabinets; a finger-tile splashback keep things chic. Sliders lead to two decks — one catches the morning sun, the other bathes in afternoon light. Head down the hallway, floodlit with two skylights, and you’ll find the three bedrooms and family bathroom. The main-bedroom retreat, separated from the others, has a walk-in robe and pared-back but elegant tiled ensuite. Off the hall is a handy linen cupboard and hot-water cylinder.
Flooring is hard-wearing vinyl planking in the entry, kitchen-dining zone and main bathroom, and there’s carpet to cosy up the living rooms, bedrooms and hallway.
Not every garage deserves a mention, but this 178sqm house has a beauty. It has carpet too and room for two cars, the laundry and a substantial workshop area.