Their new home building journey on their existing site in Cambridge, commenced with the long term rental being moved off, to make way for their bespoke design and build. Their beautiful spot overlooks the Waikato, taking in views of both bridges crossing the river.
Having a stylish home, which did not compromise on design aesthetics or represent a “disability home”, yet still deliver low maintenance and durability, were key drivers for their decision to build with Lockwood. The timber interiors would take the knocks and bumps due to its robust nature and not require frequent repair work. Large decks for outdoor living and level entries were important, as was incorporating Universal Design Standards for quality living in what the Bax’s refer to as “gorgeous simplicity”.
Ken and Faye are pianists and were delighted that their new home accommodated their baby grand, which sits comfortably in their spacious living area. Their first home which they built after being married in 1966, shared the same energetic orange which greets you with a warm welcome at their front door. The Lockwood architectural designer was able to capture their vision and specific living requirements but bring a design flair, in a collaboration which exceeded their expectations. Faye says that when people come to visit them or view their home they are extremely complimentary, saying “we could live here” – which in their opinion, says it all.
Peter Brooky of Excelsior Residential, Lockwood Waikato, delivered an exceptional home for these very happy Lockwood clients.
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