Case Studies

Barnhouse Night

Cindy Vincent and her husband didn’t know exactly what they needed when they called into Totalspan Whangarei one day, but they had a pretty clear idea what they wanted from their new home.

“We just popped in on our way past one day – it was a spur of the moment thing,” says Cindy, “but I’m glad we did.”

From their first visit, the Vincents were impressed with how easily the Totalspan Barnhouse fit their requirements. After several more visits, the plans were finalised and work commenced. “From the concrete placers pouring the foundation slab to the electricians, plumbers and building crew, everyone was really great to work with and always accessible to answer any questions,” says Cindy. “We got the storage we needed, and then some, and the accommodation really is a proper home – with a view, of course.”

From the series of stacking doors along the front living areas to the huge picture window in the upstairs master bedroom, the Vincents’ new home truly makes the most of its harbour vista. “We wake up and can look across the water from our bed, then come downstairs to still more stunning views out over the harbour. It's like being on holiday every day.”

One great feature of the house is the kitchen, thanks to the expertise of Gary Wendt from Totalspan Whangarei. “Gary’s kitchen design background enabled us to fit everything we wanted for our kitchen into the space available, without making it overcrowded," says Cindy. “I can't believe how spacious it feels, considering the size of the footprint and what we put in it.”


Please note that our Barnhouse range may not be available in your area.