Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Update as published in the Raglan Chronicle

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Update as published in the Raglan Chronicle”

Rangitahi Peninsula update / 

“The Rangitahi Team has put together the following progress update for the Raglan community with regards to the project at present.

The Rangitahi Peninsula is a five-minute drive from the Raglan township. Just look left as you drive over the one-way bridge and you will see the construction of the new bridge and subdivision taking place.  

The first stage of the development consists of 88 residential lots and 4 ‘mixed-use’ lots zoned for commercial, community and residential development. There will be a small community hub developed here to provide some basic services such as a café and boutique shop and office spaces. The community hub will adjoin a public park and access to Rangitahi walking tracks around the peninsula. It will essentially be the heart of the Rangitahi peninsula community. The vision for this area is to become another character place outside of the Raglan township, just like the Raglan wharf is, providing community vibrancy…”

To read the full article, click here.

Stage two: Sales update

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Stage two: Sales update”

We have sold a total of 15 of 28 sections in the second stage of the Rangitahi Peninsula development.

Sales in November include; Lots 196, 197, 198, 199, 204 and 206.

Sales in December so far include Lot 195, which is currently under contract.

There are just 13 Lots remaining in stage two, 5 of these are on the waterfront.

There are limited waterfront sections left so don’t miss out on securing your dream coastal property this summer in the beautiful town of Raglan. Get in touch with Sam or Sophie for a viewing. After hours and weekend appointments can be arranged.

We are excited for another busy summer of property sales in Raglan. With the weather warming up, Raglan is coming alive with tourists, young families, retired couples and everything in between – getting their dose of sunshine and the raw natural beauty of the Raglan coastline.

Next time your in town pop in and say hello!
We are located at 9 Bow Street, next to the Library.

Design Guideline Update

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Design Guideline Update”

We have made some simple but important updates to our design guideline!

We have added new imagery throughout that reflects the Rangitahi ‘look and feel’, and also hopefully inspires you with different architectural and landscape design ideas! 

You will see that we have added in a new section under cladding called “Cladding Sets the Tone” which outlines some materials we think will work successfully at Rangitahi. We have added some more detail around landscape design, including a plant size guide.

We have also made some important updates to the submission check list, We think it might be helpful to take a looser approach to the concept design stage, where we will now accept ‘draft’ or ‘sketch’ formats for the elevations, floorplan, site plan, and landscaping plan.

We have removed the ‘3D visuals’ from the concept design submission, these will only be required within your developed design submission.

We have found that the design review process has been really beneficial in developing the properties from concept design to developed design and we look forward to working with you through this exciting process of creating your very own dream home!

Download the design guideline here.

Meet the locals: An interview with Ginny Watt

December 5th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Meet the locals: An interview with Ginny Watt”

Interview with local Landscape Architect Ginny Watt, owner and lead designer of landscape design company ‘For The Love of Landscape’ based here in Raglan.

How long have you been practicing landscape architecture?
I graduated from Lincoln in 2003, so for 15 years. I first worked at the Taupo District Council for a few years, then moved to Dubai, working for a design and construction company. In Sydney for three years I worked in multidisciplinary teams on a range of projects. In 2010 I became a Registered Landscape Architect with the NZILA and moved back to NZ, working with Warren & Mahoney Architects in Auckland. I then worked with Adam Shuter & Tony Murrell from the TV show Kiwi Living and the Home & Garden Show on Radio live, working on numerous high end residential projects throughout the country.

When did you first start your business in Raglan?
In 2011 I opened my own Landscape Architecture Company – For the Love of Landscape, which specialises in Residential Design, and in 2013 we moved to Raglan, where I work from home part time, designing many local gardens.

Do you work else where in the country?
I have designed gardens throughout the Waikato in Raglan, Hamilton, the Coromandel, and Omaha, Auckland, Taupo and Christchurch

What is your favourite part of a garden/property to design?
I enjoy the every aspect of the design, mostly I prefer residential design as the time frames are so much smaller, so I have been lucky enough to see lots of the gardens I’ve designed be completed, which doesn’t always happen on big projects.

What is your favourite style of garden to design?
Native / Sub-tropical or formal are probably my favourites, but I think it is so important for the design to compliment the architecture and sense of place.

Favourite plant(s)?
Star Jasmine is so fragrant & useful for many different applications.

What impact do you think landscaping has on daily life?
Good landscaping makes such a difference, it can make or break a property. Having sheltered spaces, private areas, space to grow food, views framed, and living with nature & the changing seasons with plants around you is good for your soul.

When is the best time to start planting when you are building a new home?
It’s best to start planning your garden as soon as you start planning your house, if Landscape Architects can work with Architects early on the best outcome can be achieved. For planting it’s best to have a planting plan completed early on too, so a plant list with plant species, number, and sizes can be sent to nurseries to order in and put aside plants.

What is one piece of advice you can offer for building and landscaping on a new property?
Make a plan and even if you can’t afford to do it all at once you will have something to work towards that will be cohesive. Also, pick a style, and suitable palette of plants adapted to the conditions, especially in small gardens repetition and mass plantings of a few species has the biggest impact.

See more of Ginnys work or to contact her visit her website

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