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A little bit farmhouse, a tiny touch of French, this home built alongside the waters of Lake Ohakuri is spectacular inside and out.

The location deserved a bespoke approach and when our David Reid Homes Taupo team gave them carte blanche with the design and would guide and project manage the job from the get go these homeowners knew David Reid Homes were their people. 

The home owners steered away from the on-point black-on-black kitchen and went for something more welcoming. The culinary hub is located in the centre of the floor plan, close to the covered patio, perfect for entertaining. White cabinetry with a picture-frame profile channels a modern-country style, there are engineered-stone benchtops that look like classic marble and a magnificent double oven in white could feed the thousands.

The home has views of the lake from every room, waking up on a misty morning when steam clouds from the geothermals transform the landscape into a fairytale forest. These are the small touches which turn this house into a home for its delighted new owners.

Photography by Tony Nyberg

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Black Linea Oblique weatherboard cladding and a brick chimney and feature wall to add an industrial feel. Roofing is Colorsteel in Trimrib profile
Black Linea Oblique weatherboard cladding and a brick chimney and feature wall to add an industrial feel. Roofing is Colorsteel in Trimrib profile
French Country-style kitchen where Arborform white satin cabinetry in the Ohope profile is complemented by Montrase pewter knobs and Delmore pewter cup handles. An island bench in Eurostone Constellation White from Pacific Stone is pristine beneath the vi
French Country-style kitchen where Arborform white satin cabinetry in the Ohope profile is complemented by Montrase pewter knobs and Delmore pewter cup handles. An island bench in Eurostone Constellation White from Pacific Stone is pristine beneath the vi
The warehouse appeal of exposed trusses in main living area is softened by white walls and ceilings
The warehouse appeal of exposed trusses in main living area is softened by white walls and ceilings
French Farmhouse
Vanity top has been made from a macrocarpa slab by homeowner's father. The twin vessels are Athena Sirca Bowls and Mr Marble Bare Bulb pendants from Mr Ralph illuminate the room.
Vanity top has been made from a macrocarpa slab by homeowner's father. The twin vessels are Athena Sirca Bowls and Mr Marble Bare Bulb pendants from Mr Ralph illuminate the room.
Walls were panelled for a classic effect and owner chose French look striped linen and a throw in a rich colour, both from Adairs.
Walls were panelled for a classic effect and owner chose French look striped linen and a throw in a rich colour, both from Adairs.
Kwila decking, accessed seamlessly through bi-fold doors, was the last to be finished and there are plans for outdoor furniture to make the most of it.
Kwila decking, accessed seamlessly through bi-fold doors, was the last to be finished and there are plans for outdoor furniture to make the most of it.
Flooring is American Oak laminate with an aged patina which fitted with the homeowners' budget and the rustic style plus, with the addition of underfloor heating, keeps the spaces nice and toasty.
Flooring is American Oak laminate with an aged patina which fitted with the homeowners' budget and the rustic style plus, with the addition of underfloor heating, keeps the spaces nice and toasty.

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David Reid Homes is an iconic New Zealand brand with a proud history of building beautifully crafted, innovative homes. Since 1993, we've had the one goal: to create innovative homes that reflect personalities and the way people live their lives. Since then, we have grown to become a nationwide network of franchised branches and our core values and aspirations are still the same.