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Case Study: Rural New Build Project, Franklin

What:     Rural New Build Project 
Where:   Mangatawhiri, Franklin District, South Auckland
Builder:  Lane van den Brink, Smith & Sons Franklin 
Clients:  Peter and Susan Young 
Layout:  3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, Office, Garage  
Size:       272 m2 
Brief:      Open plan living to capture the expansive rural views.   
The Vision: Our client's vision was for a large open-plan living and dining area where the family could spend time together which would work seemlessly with the outdoors and feature exterior dining spaces. The house would also need to be designed to make the most of the expansive rural views.    
The Living Areas: The huge kitchen, living and dining areas feature a polished concrete floor and sliding doors that open the full length of the room and open onto the lawn. An additional terrace provides a covered seating and dining area. The kitchen is panelled in Macrocapa which is protected around the benchtops with a clear splashback. White walls, shelving and cabinetry were chosen to maximise the feeling of light in the room. 
The Bathrooms: The ensuite was designed to take advantage of the views and privacy of the home. This room features a large freestanding tub, a floor to ceiling feature tile wall, custom vanity and walk-in shower. The master bathroom is striking in black and white with black tiles on the shower wall and black fixtures such as tap mixers and shower heads, contrasting with white tiles and white painted walls. 
The Feedback: "We asked Lane to help us design and build our new house and we just love it. Lane has a great eye for design and came up with ideas that we hadn’t thought of when we were trying to put our plan down on paper. The end result is fabulous and we are so happy to be living here. The builders did an excellent job, the workmanship is great and they were very accommodating about explaining things to us along the way. Also Lane’s quote was very accurate and everything came in on budget."
– Peter and Susan Young
To find out more about Smith & Sons Franklin, visit their website or call Lane and the team on 0800 764 846. 

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