In 2016 John and Suzanne Callesen bought a Kinloch section with extensive views across Lake Taupo, surrounded by bush on both sides — a stunning location to build a holiday home for themselves and their three children.
Of course, the location also provided some unique challenges. “We get heavy downpours in Taupo and also, due to the style of the house, we needed a bigger spouting than traditionally used,” the couple explains. The large half-round profile of Marley Magnum spouting adds to the industrial look of the house. It’s also a smart choice for the local weather. Its flow capacity is more than enough to cope with any storm.
Although typically used for commercial projects, Magnum works equally well on residential builds, and its sturdy external brackets make it popular from a functional styling point of view.
They’re in love with the result — a home with an understated modern style which sits comfortably in the landscape; a black beauty on the hill. It is creative in its use of materials yet humble to its location and has all the comforts they could want.