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Wonderful in Whitford
09 Aug 2023
Spouting and downpipes with Marley Stratus Design Series®
Glenn and Mel’s dream of escaping the hustle and bustle of suburban life led them to the rural town of Whitford, southeast of Auckland. They found a perfect 3,000m2 section of land to build their single-level country home. The eight-month build resulted in a beautiful 305m2 home featuring natural materials and textures with clean lines, expert Marley spouting and timeless Resene colours.
The interior of the house has a neutral, earthy feel with concrete flooring and natural accents of schist and timbers. The walls are painted in Resene Double White Pointer and the ceiling is in Resene Alabaster.
The exterior features schist columns framing the entranceway below a gabled roof to add to the country charm. The rest of the home has country-style vertical weatherboards finished in deep Resene English Walnut wood stain. The fascia and eaves are painted in Resene Lumbersider Low Sheen in Resene Alabaster.
The Marley Stratus Design Series® Stormcloud® spouting and RP80® downpipes in Black tie it all together, creating a timeless look with Resene English Walnut and Resene Alabaster.
“It was actually a hard choice because the Stratus colour range gave us plenty of great options to choose from,” Mel says.
Stratus Design Series® is available in Black, FlaxBlack®, Ironsand® and Grey Friars® solid colours and metallic colours, Titanium and Copper.
A dark shade is always a great choice for a country home with a green landscape surrounding, making the Marley Stratus Design Series® Stormcloud® spouting and RP80® downpipes in Black a stunning choice. The fascia and eaves are painted in Resene Alabaster.
Glenn and Mel chose Marley Stratus Design Series® spouting and downpipes because they are stylish and hard-wearing, perfect for New Zealand’s harsh weather with the 15-year guarantee. The Versatile quarter-round Stormcloud® profile with its angular look complements the design and matches the roof.
The exterior blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings, making Resene English Walnut wood stain, Marley Stratus Design Series® Stormcloud® spouting and RP80® downpipes in Black ®the perfect choice for this home.
The house consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two lounges and a double car garage with a loft used as a fifth bedroom. The saltwater, heated pool is one of the highlights of the home.
Next to the charming dark tiles, the walls in the bathroom are painted in Resene Double White Pointer.
Whitford is a great community and a peaceful and private location, making it the perfect balance for Glenn and Mel’s desire for escape while still being close enough to Auckland City.
The perfect spot for enjoying summer. Featuring the Marley Stratus Design Series® Stormcloud® spouting and RP80® downpipes in Black, with fascia and eaves painted in Resene Alabaster and exterior stained in Resene English Walnut.
They are delighted with their new home and chose Marley Stratus Design Series® for its style, durability and 15-year guarantee, though they know it will last much longer. The home is a perfect example of modern country design and functionality.
Although wishing they built the home a bit bigger, Glenn and Mel are in love with their beautiful new build “Perfect for the kiwi summers!”.
Find out more about the Stratus Design Series® from Marley.
Published: 09 Aug 2023