The Terraces On Parkway Seaview Millwater

When Horncastle Homes decided to build medium density homes at Millwater, it was determined to set a high standard

The 145-190sq m two-level homes have a boatshed look referencing the views over the Orewa river from the Seaview community in Millwater.

As Horncastle architect Tim Devine says, “It’s a sort of Cape Cod-style home; American-type seaside architecture. We wanted to do something with a different look and feel to the surrounding homes, which are mostly dark brick with a hip gable roof.”

Tim says the homes are not only designed to look smart but also to be as maintenance-free as possible and that comes from using quality materials such as the COLORSTEEL® Endura® roofing and the James Hardie Stria cladding, a lightweight composite cementboard .  

Brendon Hosken says longrun roofing has been used on all the terraced homes that Horncastle has built at Millwater, while their free-standing homes in the subdivision have pressed metal tile roofing.

He says a steep roof pitch on the terraced houses means there is a high level of street visibility for the roof cladding and finish. Because of that the  COLORSTEEL® fascia and gutters were used for a matching clean look and good durability.

The terraced home are either three or four bedrooms, with two bathrooms and double garaging.

Timber balustrading on the first floor balcony of the homes softens their look and provides an element of privacy. The balustrading also extends below the balcony to provide some shading for the ground floor living areas.

As Tim explains, “The homes are right on the street there so the balustrading gives you privacy but you can still see through it pretty easily, and because it hangs down over the ground floor window it gives you shade as well as providing a nice dappled light inside.”

Brendon says the light, bright feel of the homes has been a hit with buyers. 

“Market uptake and general public opinion of Horncastle’s terraced houses has been nothing short of amazing. Every stage has sold out before completion.” 

The Millwater residential development is made up of five communities – Arran Hills, Arran Point, Seaview, Ridgedale and Bonair -  and is situated between Silverdale and Orewa, with access to the Northern motorway and just 10 minutes’ drive from Albany. 

The setting for the development includes rivers, gentle hills, parks and playing fields. Along with the residential development, there is a growing business centre.

Home owners at Millwater can expect state of the art technology such as fibre optic broadband as well as facilities such as a swimming centre, gymnasium and playing fields.


Roofing manufacturer: 

Steel and Tube, Albany

Telephone: 09 415 3490


Roofing: COLORSTEEL® Endura®

Profile: Plumbdek

Colour: Ironsand 


Roofer installer:

Roof Improvements Ltd, 

Telephone: 09 267 3040