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In the northern end of Snell’s beach, 33 homes are nestled together all retaining a unique view of the bay. With native bush behind and the ocean, just meters from the living room these homes are a rare find in the heart of nature.

Designed by award-winning Architect Ken Crosson, this development was inspired by boatsheds along the waterfront taking the essence of the New Zealand Bach and channeling this into the contemporary beachfront community. Being in the corner of the beach separated by the dunes and a river outlet, this community of houses maintains its privacy which is seldom found with beachfront living.

Franklins is proud to be a part of the story of these homes. The unique location has been fused into every aspect of their design. Valdama’s Trace echoes the ripples of the ocean, with brushed nickel tapware adding a raw, natural finish, every aspect of these homes reminds you of the beach just outside.

Architect: Ken Crosson, Crosson Architects
Developer: Avant Group
Construction: PT Construction
Environmental Planning & Design: Boffa Miskell
Design & Development: Special Projects Team
Photography: Mark Scowen Photography

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About the

Our family has provided premium bathroomware for New Zealand architects, homeowners, developers, builders, and plumbers for over 65 years.

This experience has shown us the lasting legacy of quality.  From the durability and safety that comes from high quality base materials, to the superior functionality of German engineering. From the time-consuming hand-crafted finishes passed down through generations of family artisans, to the sustainable practices that underpin many of our European manufacturers.

It’s not just the aesthetics and performance of our products that stands up to your scrutiny, it’s also the accountability that comes from being a family business. We value that many of our manufacturers are also family businesses just like ours, and that we share a common goal to create a continuing legacy of lasting quality, with integrity, to all of our customers.