The manifestation of the quality in design and build Shore Homes deliver, can be seen first hand in their new show home at 10 Remuremu Street in Long Bay on Auckland's North Shore. A large 4/5 bedroom semi contemporary home of 274 m2, the dwelling is spacious, sophisticated yet informal, in keeping with the character of the surrounding coastal area.
It incorporates many of the energy-efficient and future proofing features Shore Homes build into all their projects. Things like: fully insulated internal walls in mid-floor, a 2.7 m downstairs stud height for extra spaciousness, fully tiled frameless glass shower cubicles, eco-ply external wall bracing and insulation, patented superior quality aluminium joinery, to name but a few.
You enter the Remuremu Street home via a spectacular 1. 8m wide atrium, which opens up to the second storey ceiling height. This features four skylights and a dramatic glass fronted sky bridge linking access to the fourth bedroom.
The home has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind. It features dual downstairs living areas which open out onto a lush sunny covered garden room. Plus there's another upstairs multi use retreat/family room which could also be a fifth bedroom if required. This flexibility even extends to the location of the master bedroom. A large bedroom with ensuite facilities is located both upstairs and downstairs.
The kitchen is the heart of any home and this one is designed to impress. If the full- length glass splash back, fringed by flowering Pohutakawas and featuring a beach image with a view across to Rangitoto Island, frames the kitchen presentation. Then the Butlers sink, huge walk-in scullery with black granite bench tops, and the latest in sophisticated European kitchen appliance technology, from renowned French manufacturer Scholtes, completes the high quality kitchen package.
The demands for living spaces that are cleaner, greener and more energy-efficient have not been overlooked either. This home is fully insulated with a non-toxic, thick sandwich of polyester in all external and internal walls, ceiling and mid-floor. To help conserve resources, the insulation is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. Together with the Argon gas filled double window glazing, this keeps the home cool in summer with minimal heating required in winter. The house is also very quiet internally.