Make this customised Wanaka new build yours

As with this personalised residence, David Reid Homes lets you do you. 

In association with David Reid Homes.

When is a group housing company house so much more than others of its ilk? When it’s a David Reid Homes home individualised just for you. Offering both pre-designed and custom builds, personalisation is the name of the game for these guys, and at this abode near Lake Wanaka, constructed for the owners of David Reid Homes Wanaka & Central Otago but currently open for viewing as a showhome, they not only used a bespoke floorplan, but also thought outside its boxes.
If understanding people’s unique lifestyles is key to the design of great spaces, this house has it sussed and presents limitless opportunity. Is comfort top of your list? The thermally efficient design has a heat pump, a solar system, windows with low-E glazing, and underfloor heating — extendable into the garage. Or maybe lots of light is your number-one want; here, skylights usher extra in, several of them openable and with auto-closing rain sensors. 

MAIN IMAGE Even the Metalcraft spouting is custom-made. The exterior of the home is clad in Espan in Flax Pod, and also features shiplap cedar and schist. Gabion baskets filled with river stones form natural rock walls for a sophisticated, minimal look from the street. ABOVE Designed by Greg Booth, the interior of this three-bedroom home featuresa refined palette of hero materials including timber, steel and polished concrete. In lieu of a standard dining space, a blackwood table is attached to the kitchen island in textured black Dekton Sirius by Cosentino.

If you prefer a minimalist look, you’ll get a kick out of the sensor-controlled hall and cupboard lighting that turns on and off automatically to save power and do away with wall switches. Aotearoa’s answer to Nigella could consider the high points of the kitchen: instant hot water, integrated appliances, and drawers and cupboards that open electrically. Or is bath time your time? The main bathroom in this dwelling teams a luxe free-standing tub and tiled shower with brushed-nickel tapware.

ABOVE Not one but two kwila decks lead into the house and offer dual entertaining areas.

Good to know that whether you opt for a pre-designed or custom David Reid home, it’ll have your mark on it. Emulate this one, or use it as inspiration for your own masterpiece, with or without a view of Treble Cone.

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