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Thorne Group


Under 200sqm 2 bedroom home.
Under 200sqm 2 bedroom home.

2020 Master Build House of the Year GOLD Award and Regional Category Winner
New Home up to $450,000
The trend towards well-designed, efficient homes on smaller, more manageable sections doesn’t mean that creativity and quality has to be compromised. This 173sqm Bay of Plenty home is a perfect example of that. The brief was for a cost-effective, energy-efficient three-bedroom, two-bathroom house that captured views to Mount Maunganui. It required seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, but it also had to provide a degree of privacy.

The living zones and covered exterior spaces all have a northerly aspect and the three bedrooms and utility spaces adjoin these entertaining areas. The majority of the building, which has a double garage, is clad in aerated concrete. This allows for a modern architectural look, but provides a permanence to the building. The exterior is softened with accents of vertical cedar cladding to offer texture.
This home shows that effective design features, such as raking ceilings, window seats, large glazing panels and seamless exterior covered spaces, give an open, generous feeling generally found only in larger, high-end architectural homes.

Built by award winning Tauranga builders: Thorne Group. Designed by multi-award winning architectural designers: Thorne Group Architecture.

2 Bedroom home

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