Huia Orchard Development

This site is a small orchard property at Aongatete, just south of Katikati and north of Tauranga City.

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My clients, a professional consulting couple, purchased the property which was sectioned off from a larger orchard, for the development of a home and lifestyle. The attraction to this property were the wetlands and rural outlook that would be enjoyed from the intended house site (where the car is).

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The development was designed to incorporate two stages. The first stage being an implement shed and a small cottage. The implement shed has a shower and toilet with external access for orchard workers and also boasts a lean-to shelter with a sink bench and electrical outlet. This shed also houses the owner’s mini tractor and other rural “toys”.

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The cottage is a guest house and offered accommodation for the owners when they come from Auckland on the weekends while building the main house.

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The cottage was completed in November 2015, and was placed into this hollow (below).

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Looking back south over the wetlands.

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The main house, Stage 2, is now completed, as at December 2017.

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Open frame staircase with 150mm concrete slab wall behind.

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Sunlight from roof window striking 150mm concrete slab wall on back of stairwell.

 

 

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