Getting the neighbours talking

When Daniel Rowley-Anderson built this elegant Papamoa home, he didn’t expect to spend quite so much time talking to the neighbours. But with 10-metre exposed timber trusses lending the home a stunning street appeal, the attention came as no surprise.

Just a five-minute stroll from the beach, the homeowners had a vision of a relaxed, coastal home, with more than a touch of class. It was a vision that Anderson Homes BOP made an impeccable reality.

The home’s open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area boasts a four-metre high raked ceiling – creating an undeniably light and airy feeling. Smart use of space meant the relatively small section had room for not one, but two outdoor areas to enjoy.

The whitewashed ply ceiling was the cherry on top of the home’s beach-daydream feel. As Daniel explains, whitewashing is quite an art – and quite a challenge. “If you overlap the brush strokes even a tiny bit, you’re left with a darker line through the paintwork,” he says. “So it took effort and precision to make sure it was perfect.”

That dedication to perfection didn’t slip by unnoticed. “Daniel and his team were fantastic to deal with. Daniel is very motivated and extremely organised,” says the happy homeowner. “He and the guys worked so hard to get everything right.” And if the neighbours’ reactions are anything to go by, the hard work has truly paid off.

Location: Papamoa | Bay of Plenty

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