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Paradise is best enjoyed with company, but a little privacy shouldn’t be underestimated. This home on Waiheke Island serves up two single-storey pods linked – but also separated – by a beautifully designed courtyard and pool area. The outdoor zone connects to the main pod’s large open-plan kitchen/dining/living area where extensive moving glass walls frame mesmerising sea views.

Atlantic48™ cavity Ranchstacker™ doors were the doors of choice as they provided the strength and weather performance requirements for a home exposed to the changing sea breeze. They also allowed for wide openings with their ability to have panels weighing up to a quarter of a tonne. But the fact that they can be discreetly hidden away into a pocket cavity within the exterior wall, means that when it comes time to entertain the home can really be opened up to create a social open plan pavilion.

The living space flows to a covered deck for lounging, lunching or both. Its louvred roof maximises use year-round. Screens and planting maintain privacy from neighbours without compromising the view. With bi-fold doors eliminating a whole wall, occupants can even soak up the sight of the sea from the comfort of the master suite’s bed or bathroom.

Clad in black cedar and hardwoods, this home shadows back into its surroundings, appearing modest, while being anything but.

Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year - Auckland/Northland: Local Supreme Winner


Fabricator - Vistalite South Auckland
Location - Waiheke Island
Systems - Atlantic48™
Products - Cavity Ranchstacker™ doors, Bifold Doors
Industry Sector - Residential

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Since 1973 Vistalite™ have offered practical window and door solutions for the New Zealand landscape.

From the early 1970s, Vistalite™ could be described as the friendly brand of joinery. Its systems are modern in design and meet and exceed all New Zealand standards for windows and doors.

The key difference that Vistalite™ offers is its people. The friendly professionals are more than happy to explain all the intricacies of windows and doors using non-technical language so the customer can be assured that they are getting exactly what they are after. Vistalite™ takes pride in listening to its customers and produces quality products that are customized to meet their customer’s specific needs.

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