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A Lifemark® Rated Homestay in Geraldine.

A new high-quality homestay in the popular Canterbury town of Geraldine, has been designed to meet Lifemark® 4-Star certification by resident owners Anne Griffiths and Rhys Taylor.

Their Geraldine Downs home, on a six-hectare rural section with mountain views to the West, has been built in two phases – first a one bedroomed unit for themselves in 2008 and in 2021 a new ‘wing’ with guest room and ensuite, deck and covered courtyard, plus study and kitchen.

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Age Friendly Lifemark® 3-Star ‘Container Home.’

Deck and outdoor living area at this container home.

A container home in Taupo is the latest home to debunk the myth that to achieve a Lifemark® rating you need a larger footprint.

The modern home with lake views in the picturesque suburb of Acacia Bay is constructed from 2×20’ new shipping containers and has a footprint of approximately 30m2.

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Multi Storey Retirement Living

There’s been a lot of talk recently about multi-storey living.  A key objective of Universal Design is designing for any age, and this includes our ageing population when designing ‘up’.

‘The Terraces’ – the three and four storey apartment blocks located in the beautiful St Andrews Village grounds in Glendowie, ensured both stair and lift access.  These stunning apartment blocks opened in 2020 with a well-earned Lifemark® 5-Star certification.

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A Developer in Takanini, with a ‘Clear Vision’ for UD!

1 Berwyn Ave is a unique housing development under construction in Takanini, Auckland. The project will have 14 ‘state of the art’ freehold dwellings.

Four homes on the ground level of this construction are on target to achieve Lifemark® 5-Star ratings after receiving provisional ratings prior to construction.

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Design with Devon Homes; A ‘Candy area’ for new retirees achieves Lifemark®

A Lifemark® rated villa at  Enliven’s Kandahar Village

Lansdowne, Masterton will be the new home of 52 2-bedroom retirement villas and a community centre, Enliven’s Kandahar Village architecturally designed for residents to enjoy the Wairarapa sunshine!

Stage 1 of this village was completed in December last year and it now boasts 12 new villas that have achieved Lifemark® 4-star certification.

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In Hamilton, home is now definitely where the heart is❤️

The inner city of Hamilton where builders and developers will now be incentivised to achieve a Lifemark® rating on residential developments.

Hamilton City Council is the first Council in Aotearoa/New Zealand to actively support including a Lifemark® rating on future inner-city developments. This means builders are now incentivised to create homes that are accessible and intentionally built to meet a person’s changing needs over their lifetime.

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Universal Design and Paeroa!

Paeroa township, Artzentao photography

Hauraki District Council is a small council in the Waikato region with just over 20,000 people living in a district that stretches from the shelly beaches of Kaiaua and Pukorokoro / Miranda along the Firth of Thames in Tikapa Moana (the Hauraki Gulf) to the white sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean at Whiritoa.
The Hauraki District like many others in New Zealand has an ageing population. 21.

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One Central by Fletcher Living: Christchurch

One Central by Fletcher Living is a range of desirable, connected urban neighborhoods that are full of energy and spirit, and showcasing diverse urban regeneration. With plans for up to 900 homes, accommodating over 2000 people, One Central will cater to a variety of lifestyles and life-stages.

Half of the homes at One Central are targeted to achieve a Lifemark® 3-Star rating for incorporating baseline accessibility and Universal Design.

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A home forever connected in the circle of Life!

Max and Tricia Hynds’ dream forever home sits in the stunning back drop of Whitianga Waterways, on the Coromandel Peninsula. The home recently achieved Lifemark® 4-Star certification for displaying Universal Design best practice, but there is so much more to this design than meets the eye!

This is more than just a home; this is an example of the journey of life literally going full circle.

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