Lakehouse Luxe  – Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo, New Zealand

Design Builders – Taupo

Matt Westerman

Exterior Cladding:
NERO Abodo® Vulcan Cladding
Vulcan Cladding (WB10 Profile 180×120) in Protector – NERO

STRAW Abodo® Vulcan Panelling
Vulcan Cladding (V-Groove TG9) in Protector – STRAW

Located by the center of New Zealand’s North Island, Lakehouse Luxe is a beautiful holiday home that uses Adobo® Vulcan Wood. The home features STRAW – Vulcan Panelling in Protector internally and NERO Adobo Vulcan weatherboards externally. 

Matt Corleison from Designer Builders suggested Adobo® Vulcan (WB10 180×20) weatherboards in Protector – NERO for the exterior cladding. “The NERO finish was chosen as the homeowners wanted something quite dark to help the house fit into the landscape, despite being a fairly large and bold home. The ceilings inside were then something that developed during the build. They were designed to be gibbed ceilings, but we suggested using Vulcan Paneling instead to bring a natural contrast between the black exterior and the warmth of the natural timber.”

NERO by reSAWN TIMBER co. features Adobo® carbon negative Vulcan Cladding finished with Abodo Protector Oil, which uses the latest waterborne oil technology combining refined plant oils, UV protection, advanced water barrier composition and an enhanced fungicidal package for superior exterior performance. 

STRAW by reSAWN TIMBER co. features Adobo®  Vulcan Cladding finished with Abodo Protector Oil. reSAWN TIMBER co’s Abodo Fine Sawn Face Vulcan Cladding provides a unique textured surface with beautiful grain depth. This fine sawn texture opens the wood grain to allow for optimal coating performance.

Since 1992, Design Builders has designed and built one-off architectural homes throughout New Zealand. They create real value for their clients by linking the advantages of an architect with the buying power and efficiencies that group house builders deliver. Design Builders has an in-house design team of a registered architect and architectural designers led by their resident Architect and Design Manager. Their team brings a perfect balance of creative flair and can-do practicality to every project.

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