This site is a small orchard property at Aongatete, just south of Katikati and north of Tauranga City.
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).
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”.
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.
The cottage was completed in November 2015, and was placed into this hollow (below).
Looking back south over the wetlands.
The main house, Stage 2, is now completed, as at December 2017.