Karaka Dream Home 

When Shane and Maree decided to build their dream home on a magic piece of waterfront property in Auckland's Franklin district an elevator was one of several key items in the home that was going to be a major feature. 

They designed the house with a large open entry foyer which, immediately upon entering the home, presents guests with a stunning view through the house out to the water beyond. The elevator is central in the foyer so the appearance of the elevator was vitally important so as to enhance the already fantastic view rather than be in it's way. 

Shane and Maree had very specific requirements for the appearance of the elevator which has glass doors and windows on the upper level. We were able to customise almost all aspects of the lifts appearance to match the colour scheme and layout of the home, and the end result is quite stunning. 

Says Shane, "the team at Powerglide really listened to what our requirements were for our elevator in our new dream home. We wanted to make the elevator one of the features of our entrance foyer, family room and upstairs landing. We thought outside the square with glazed entry doors to the lift car and feature windows upstairs to capture our water views. We had very high expectations on what was going to be visible no matter which floor the elevator car was on due to all the glass. The Powerglide team came up with an amazing finish wherever you look the finished result is like buying a pedigree Bentley motor car. Everyone that has been to our new home is blown away by the elevator and can't wait to have a ride. 

We are so impressed with Powerglide that we will have them design another elevator in one of our new projects an apartment complex on Papamoa Beach. We can't wait to get started." 

Shane and Maree's dream home is a great example of how a Powerglide Elevator can be customised to be an amazing feature in any home and we thank them both very much for the opportunity to be part of this project with them.

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