New showhome a real stunner
A new showhome recently opened by Wanaka based building company Turnkey Homes aptly demonstrates the high quality builds the company has become renown for in the region, says company managing director Phil Smith.
The 280sqm home sits on a site with mountain views.
Careful choice of materials, colour palette and attention to detail in both design and build has resulted in a showhome that blends in seamlessly with the stunning landscape.
Large full length windows framed by the cathedral style ceiling in the living area of the home allow people to drink in the views and flood the home with light.
The home offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Two of these bedrooms and bathrooms are located in a loft style area above the garage – perfect for guests or extended family.
Soft brown vertical cedar boards complimented by a schist chimney with bagged finish complete the look of this designer showhome, which is located in a subdivision called Grandview.
Turnkey Homes offered six house and land packages in Grandview, which have now all sold.
It’s something a bit different for the company, which typically builds on customers’ own sites.
Phil, who came from a family that worked in the construction industry, started Turnkey Homes in 2010.
The company now employs seven office staff and eight building teams consisting of over 35 builders, to keep up with demand as the building boom gains momentum in Wanaka.
The company’s high quality work is evidenced in the large number of Master Builder Awards the company has won at the annual House of the Year competition where it has taken out gold category accolades every year since the company began.
Phil says a key aspect of any successful build for the company is establishing high levels of trust and getting alongside client to find out exactly what they want then keeping in good communication every step of the way.
“We don’t have standard plans – every home is unique to the client and site.
A high level of understanding between us, the client and the architect is critical,” says Phil.
“We pride ourselves on working as a team with our clients – from concept to completion.
“We invite the clients to the site and walk them around to make sure the building is matching up to their expectations and desires so we end up with their dream house.
“As a lot of our clients are based overseas they trust us to get the job done and communicate effectively with them throughout their build.”
As the name suggests, Turnkey Homes provides a complete building solution.
Largely working on high end houses high levels of attention to detail are important to meet client expectations.
Phil credits his highly skilled team with ensuring that the company continues to not only meet but to exceed client expectations.
Wanaka continues to grow and demand for sections and new homes are high.
On the up side this means business is busy for builders but the downside is that locals like Phil are living in a town that is a lot busier than it was a few years ago.
Phil says the company’s turnover has doubled but he’s keen to keep further growth to a minimum, preferring to focus his attention on quality workmanship and continuing to deliver the high quality end results the company’s reputation has been built on.