Roseberry Crescent


Flagstaff, Hamilton

Interior Space



Full Build
Driveway and entrance of a newly constructed home

About this project

Roseberry Crescent is a gorgeous 5 bedroom home built over 247㎡ on a 662㎡ section and involved a variety of unique challenges that kept us engaged from start to finish.

A standout part of this project was working with an awkward section to fit in a well thought out floor plan. We really focused our attention on maximising the elevated north-facing view, with sunsets to die for, while utilising the privacy provided by the retaining wall at the rear of the section for key rooms.

The cladding on this house is what we love the most—the "Board and Batten" look that's so timeless, yet modern when finished in black. Painting timber black is never a great idea as the movement it creates from the sun means the maintenance and warranties are not user friendly. After extensive research involving discussions with various manufacturers and councils, we had the architect replace the traditional timber board with James Hardie cement board. This doesn't present with the same movement issues, and when reversing the board to put the typical smooth finish at the back, the rough side simulates the look and texture of timber.

Visually the results are fantastic and it has performed exceptionally well. In comparison to the Roseberry Crescent project—which is still going strong and looking great, many newer built, timber board houses have required re-coating to retain their looks.

Key design features
  • 7m wide garage with plenty of space for freezers, bikes etc alongside vehicles
  • 3rd toilet added to keep entertaining guests outside of the bedroom areas
  • Great storage, both throughout the house and within the garage attic area
  • 17㎡ raked ceiling outdoor portico