Redwood Valley - 2012

Simply brilliant

Set against the sky, the striking angles and corners of this design are intriguing, but it is only when you enter the house that you truly appreciate the wonderful impact this makes on the living spaces inside. Light streams in from unexpected angles, making use of every moment of sunlight, and maximising the impact of the wonderful views.

Central to the heart of the home is a covered veranda, designed to be an outdoor dining area, an oasis from the prevailing wind and hot summer sun. The lounge, sitting, dining and kitchen areas all flow through to the veranda, making this a perfect entertainers home.

The kitchen, dominated by a remarkable oversized marble work island, encompasses practicality and elegance and is complimented by a pantry room. The livings areas are abundant and varied and showcase the craftsmanship that went into this build, wood and stone complimenting each other to perfection. The cosy lounge has the feel of a ski-chalet in winter, with the log burner roaring and heat radiating back off the schist wall, and floor to ceiling views of the surrounding countryside. Summer sees the bifold doors in almost every room thrown open to allow perfect flow of family and fresh air.

The left wing has three bedrooms, light and airy, all with access onto paved verandas. The generous master bedroom features walk-in robe and large fully tiled ensuite, a haven of luxurious elegance.

The right wing surprises and delights, the star of the show being the large media room, the décor giving a rich, warm atmosphere in which to enjoy the state-of-the-art equipment. Beyond this is a self-contained annex with the forth bedroom, ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and mini kitchen – the ultimate guest retreat.

Deceptively simple, this outstandingly designed and built new home at Te Mara Cove defines a fresh modern classic, the perfect blend of contemporary light and space, grounded with the permanence and solidity of stone.

"Being a perfectionist, I wanted a building company that were more Craftsmen than Builders.  Right from the outset Mick and his team listened and understood our needs, enthusiastically embracing our vision of the build process.  

The attention to detail was unparalleled. We have to say, hand on heart, that working with Foothold Developments has been a very enjoyable process, culminating in a well-deserved Master Builders Award.  Any (few) challenges, and follow-ups were dealt with promptly and professionally.  We can’t rate the team highly enough and would definitely engage them again, without hesitation."

Michael Voerman & Yvonna Hofsteede


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