Andy Lawrence, Director of Landmark Homes Central Otago, says that he came on board with the Wooing Tree Estate after conversations with Duarne Lankshear, one of the directors at the project’s developer, Veros.
“What impressed us about the Wooing Tree Estate is that it is set in a vineyard, surrounded by vines, yet it’s right in the centre of Cromwell – plus it promises to offer an elevated level of living compared to anything else that is currently available in the surrounding area.”
“The types of builds Landmark Homes undertake are not at entry level, so we like that the sections at Wooing Tree are large, plus we are encouraged by the strict design standards that will be put in place to ensure all the homes at Wooing Tree are of a similar quality of design and build. That is very appealing from a Landmark perspective.”
Landmark Homes has no issue at all with dovetailing their designs and plans in with the design guidelines set out by master planners, Baxter Design. “We have a range of standard plans that can be modified to the needs of individual clients. Equally, we can custom design and build a home from scratch,” says Andy.
Within the wider team at Landmark, Andy can call upon an experienced group of draftsmen, architects and interior designers from around the country, who are renowned for their practical and innovative designs, and will make the whole process seamless.
“Our homes generally come in at a higher spec than most of the other builders. Saying that, we also like to make them affordable and good value for money. We expect the home-and-land packages at Wooing Tree to start just below the one million dollar mark and go up from there.”
The typical Landmark client appreciates quality and the ‘little details’ that really turn a house into a luxurious home. Approximately 90% of all of Landmark Homes built in Central Otago are unique, whether its minor changes to a quintessential Landmark house plan or an architectural build.
“Cromwell will continue to grow in popularity. It’s the Central Otago town, central to everything – 20 minutes to Alex, 40 minutes to Wanaka and 45 minutes to Queenstown. There are also all the lifestyle choices. In summer, there’s walking, hiking, cycling, watersports and the motor sports – and also the horse racing. Winter is a lot quieter, but you are close to all the ski fields. Cromwell has so much going for it, and it will become very strategic if the new airport goes ahead.”
Andy says the Wooing Tree Estate will work in well with the planned expansion of the town and he has no doubt it will become a desirable address to live in. “It will definitely stand the test of time, with people’s investments becoming realised.”