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SENTINEL HOMES

Auckland North & West

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331 Rosedale Rd Block 2A Albany

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PO Box 301‑205 Albany Auckland 0752

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Maree van de Water

Maree & Leon van de Water

Looking to build a beautiful new home in the North and West of Auckland? Want to avoid the run of the mill and design something that stands out without breaking the bank? Perfect, because that’s exactly what we do.

When you build with us we really get to know you, your likes, dislikes and how you want to live. Then we carefully bring that all to life in a stunningly designed home where every last detail is carefully considered.

Whether it’s a fully-bespoke design, or starting with an existing plan that you modify, we’ll bring plenty of clever design ideas along the way that mean you’ll end up with a home that truly is yours.

It’s why we’re one of the most awarded builders at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards, and why we have so many happy customers.

So if you’re looking to build in the North and West of Auckland, whether it’s a modern townhouse in Avondale, a large suburban family home in Orewa or a subdivision in Te Atatu, let’s chat.

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Contact us today!

Maree Van de Water

Director

021 813919

Leon Van de Water

Co-owner

027 870 4522

Steph Field

Design & Build Consultant

021 747 140

Kathy Sullivan

Design & Build Consultant

021 087 15417

Trudi Bennett

Kelly Blaikie

Design & Build Consultant

021 262 4284

Rhiannon Kovacevich

Client Account Manager – Design & Build

Christie Clark

General Manager

Damian Siow

Accountant

Dennis Bunyan

Senior Project Manager

Steve Paratene

Brock Duckmanton

Site Support

Logan James

Senior QS

Helen Vidakovic

Construction Administrator

Jonathan Wright

Senior Project Manager

Visit our

Auckland (Riverhead)

show home

Visit this epic home before it sells!

One of our recent high-end bespoke builds is opening for a very limited time as a Pop-up Showhome. Come and take a look at this beautiful house before the owners move in.

The exterior of the house is clad with a combination of brick and Eurowood metal cladding, giving it a strong aesthetic appeal, and making it really stand out in a neighbourhood of new builds.

Inside, features include beautiful David Trubridge pendant lighting, a stunning open tread staircase, wood fire burner, and a separate media space that is closed off by an oversized barn door.

Book an appointment and come to see us this week!

37 Elliot Street, Riverhead

Open by Appointment

NOTE: All Sentinel Show Homes are closed on Public Holidays.

Visit our

Auckland (Orewa)

show home

Brand new showhome in Ara Hills, Orewa!

Introducing the future of comfortable living in Ara Hills with this cleverly thought out 199m2 upstairs living home.  The garage, laundry, family bathroom and 2 bedrooms are situated downstairs along with a large media room leading out to a separate outdoor space, whilst the upstairs area showcases an impressive open-plan design with a spacious kitchen, comfortable living area, and elegant dining space that all seamlessly lead to the stunning outdoor kitchen and covered patio. The guest toilet is also located upstairs along with a separate luxurious master bed and ensuite. Incredible design thought ensures tonnes of storage is available, making this home one of great flow and easy living. Powered by solar and packed with the latest technologies, this show home epitomises modern living . Come visit us to discover 100's of ideas and possibilities with this home's unique features.

12 Kotuitui Drive, Orewa

Wed - Sun 12-4pm

NOTE: All Sentinel Show Homes are closed on Public Holidays.

Design & build Your dream home

The Sentinel Homes ‘Design and Build’ approach is about giving you a home that is unique to you and your family. Designed for how you live. No cookie cutter homes around here. We can approach your project in a couple of ways:

completely custom

If you’re looking for something completely custom, we’ll guide you through the design process from floor plans to finishings - the only limit is your imagination. Bring along your ideas and inspiration and work with our team to come up with something that is uniquely yours.

Start from an existing plan

Or, perhaps you’d prefer the inspiration of one of our many existing plans? This can be the springboard from which to design your dream home. All plans can be modified in any way to suit you. Extra bedroom? Easy. Larger kitchen and living? No problem. A home office or art studio? Consider it done.

With Sentinel Homes, no two houses are ever the same!

Which design & build option best suits you?

Quote your plans

If you have plans already, we can give you a build-only price.

Get a Quote

Tailor one of our plans

Choose from hundreds of proven existing plans you can customise to fit your family.

browse floor plans

Custom design

Work with our designers to create a one-of-a-kind home.

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Maree & Leon van de Water

Owner of

OwnerS of

sentinel homes

Auckland North & West

Leon & Maree are a formidable team that complement each other across all facets of business.  Maree’s strengths lies in Sales, Marketing & General Management whilst Leon has a background in Finance, Sales & Business Development.

University educated in Economics, Leon’s role is to focus on business development whilst Maree will run the day-to-day management of the business. Tertiary qualified in Business Studies, Maree spent 15 years in Corporate Roles developing her career from Account Manager to GM with a focus on the Sales & Marketing side of the business. She then decided to venture out on her own to be involved in the property industry. During those 8 years as a New Property Agent with KEY2, Maree sold down over $200million in new house & land packages and was always in the top 3% of performers. She worked on multi-million developments across the North Shore & West Auckland areas establishing a name for herself as the specialist in this field. It was during this time that she worked closely with the team at Sentinel, choosing them as her preferred builder for most of her clients. After forming a real affinity with the team at Sentinel, it seemed fitting for her to progress her career further in this industry through taking on an ownership role in this company.

Not only have they been involved in building hundreds of homes for their clients, Leon & Maree have built for themselves and their families 11 times so understand how ‘big a deal’ a new home is and they want to make that process be an incredible experience for all their clients. They are both committed to building beautiful homes whilst providing excellent customer service to all their clients.  A core value of theirs is that a referral from their clients is the greatest compliment they can receive. With that in mind, they are 100% focused on making the journey to owning a new home one of enjoyment & total partnership. Contact the team at Sentinel NorthWest to help you Design, Build and Enjoy!

Meet our talented team

Steph Field

Design & Build Consultant
AKA
The Designer

Prior to joining Sentinel Homes over 5 years ago, Steph spent most of her career in Human Resources, working in both corporate and consulting roles.   Her passion for people, combined with her ‘obsession’ with residential architecture and design, is what motivated her to join Sentinel.  Steph loves meeting new people and working with them to understand their motivations for building a new home.  Steph’s role is to guide clients through the design, specification and pricing process and her clients appreciate her attention to detail and the time she invests to make sure they love their new home. Outside of work, Steph loves getting amongst nature, paddleboarding at the local beach or walking the Waitakere Ranges tracks.  Her, and hubby Rod, love good food & wine and are avid animal lovers, with 2 adorable canine ‘babies’.

021 747 140

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Dennis Bunyan

Senior Project Manager
AKA
Surfer Dude

Dennis project manages the civil side of business for our multi unit projects and has been in the industry for 25 years. As the son of a builder he was pretty much born with a hammer in his hand and dragged along to construction sites as a kid. Dennis holds a wealth of experience across the industry from building architectural homes, high rises and bridges, rebuilding damaged homes for insurance companies, and has spent the last 9 years in project management. Dennis loves working with clients on a home they have designed and seeing their excitement through the different stages of the build.

After hours you can find Dennis with his dog at the beach, surfing, fishing and enjoys a spot of karaoke after dark.

Maree Van de Water

Director
AKA
Active Relaxer

Maree has been in the new property industry in Auckland for over 15 years. She’s used her marketing and communication skills to build a team of experienced staff and trade partners who operate across both Design & Build and Subdivisional work

Her team have been winning GOLD at the House of the Year Awards since 2011 and are known for thoughtful design, superb workmanship and transparency of communication. Their referral base speaks volumes to the success they have enjoyed in building this family run company.

Outside of work, Maree loves the outdoors; especially the beach. Hiking, swimming, exploring – Maree is all about adventure.

021 813919

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Leon Van de Water

Co-owner
AKA
The Surfing Dutchman

With a long history in business development,  Leon loves using those skills to build great relationships across all facets of his business.  He particular enjoys seeing concept plans come to life when he visits the finished product that was once just an idea on paper.  He derives great satisfaction from a job well done.

Outside of work he loves surfing the beautiful beaches around Auckland and is known for his passion of coffee and sugar.  

027 870 4522

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Brock Duckmanton

Site Support
AKA
The Chippy

Brock works across all of our site projects supporting the Project Managers and oversees our ever important maintenance program. He skills on the tools sees him as our ‘jack of all trades’  and is our go to for any last minute jobs that may come up. Brock enjoys supporting the team to achieve efficient quality results and loves the variety he encounters every day.

Outside of work Brock loves spending time outdoors and hanging out with his family and friends.

Jonathan Wright

Senior Project Manager
AKA
The Trail Rider

Jono is a seasoned construction professional with 20 years of experience under his belt, starting out as a builder and then moving into the role of project management . He thrives on seeing projects come to life, knowing that he is contributing to something special and valuable for his clients. When he’s not on the job site, you can find him spending quality time with his family, exploring the outdoors, or trying a new adventure.

Rhiannon Kovacevich

Client Account Manager – Design & Build
AKA
Closet Librarian

Rhiannon helps Design & Build Clients get from contract signing to approved Council consent.  Rhiannon enjoys working with clients to ensure their plans and specifications are the perfect fit.

Outside of work she is the ring master of her travelling circus of two girls, two dogs and a cat.  She enjoys organizing and reading, averaging 100 books a year!

Logan James

Senior QS
AKA
Search & Rescue Guy

Logan loves the outdoors and is a keen long distance trail runner and part of the LandSAR search and rescue team. He is also a passionate NRL fan. Logan is married with three children that he spends as much time with as he can with. Logan comes from a building background, and has been a Quantity Surveyor for 16 years in the commercial and residential construction sector. Prior to this Logan spent 5 years in sales with Vodafone. Logan’s ability to think outside the square, and his sales prowess are invaluable, and makes him an ideal person to work for Sentinel Homes.

Kelly Blaikie

Design & Build Consultant
AKA
Plant Mum

Kelly is an invaluable member of our sales team here at Sentinel, and has been part of the team for over 3 years now. Kelly has this incredible knack for truly understanding what our clients want in their home design and how to make it happen within their budget. With her solid background in customer service and a passion for design, she's all about making sure our clients have the best experience possible. From clear communication to simplifying the process, Kelly's got it covered. Outside of work, she is a busy Mum, running around after her two young sons. You'll often find her at the beach or playing sports. Oh, and did we mention she's also a plant enthusiast? Kelly enjoys collecting and propagating house plants in her spare time.

021 262 4284

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Kathy Sullivan

Design & Build Consultant
AKA
The Visionary

Kathy has worked in the industry for over 12 years in both real estate and as a New Build consultant here in New Zealand and overseas. Kathy absolutely loves the design stage and helping clients bring their ideas and vision to life. Her extensive knowledge has seen her thrive in the subdivision area of Sentinel Homes, helping dozens of Mums & Dads unlock the equity they were living in and create handsome portfolios for them and their families.

Outside of work Kathy enjoys spending time with her large family, hanging at the beach and working on her garden.

021 087 15417

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Christie Clark

General Manager
AKA
The Skipper

Christie joined Sentinel Homes in 2016 and has a passion for making things simple and easy.

As our GM, Christie knows how important it is to have a great team who share the company's commitment to building quality homes for our clients and creating an environment where our teams can thrive and deliver amazing client outcomes.

Christie's key skills include planning, strategic decision making, implementation of process improvement programs along with knowledge of fiscal management, HR management, and residential construction regulations and health and safety. You can expect 100% transparency, honesty and integrity when working with Christie!

Outside of work Christie loves spending time with her family, making memories - going on road-trips around NZ and abroad.


She loves a good book or a good movie or 2 or 3 ..through to the early morning hours.

Damian Siow

Accountant
AKA
Number Cruncher

Damian has worked with Sentinel Homes for 12 years now and looks after all the accounts, ensuring our trade partners and staff are all paid on time. He loves to balance and tally the figures and has a keen eye to make sure we are staying on track and keeping a close eye on our project budgets.

When he isn’t balancing the books you can find Damian working in his vegetable garden and playing a game of badminton.

Helen Vidakovic

Construction Administrator
AKA
Anticipating Globetrotter

Originally from Croatia, Helen is now happily settled in Auckland. After working closely with project managers in a corporate environment for many years, she has decided to redirect her career and apply her relevant skills and experience to support project managers in the construction industry. With over 8 years of experience as an integral part of the residential construction environment, Helen thrives in a team setting and is committed to building on her expertise in project administration.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys reading a good book, socializing with family and friends, and embarking on new travel adventures.

Explore our Floor plans and house style ideas

We offer a huge range of plans for you to browse. It doesn’t matter whether you want single level, 2 storey, 3 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms with an office - the range of plans we have for you to pick from is vast. The best part? You can customise any of these plans to your own needs. Save some of your favourite ideas, then let's meet to design a home that suits your family perfectly.

Find house & land packages in Auckland North & West

This is an excellent way to get into a new build if you haven’t yet found that ideal piece of land. We source incredible sections across the Waikato and develop plans to maximise their potential.

Our team has the consent and pre-build details covered so you don’t have to worry.

The choice is yours - build from the plan we’ve chosen, or design the dwelling however you like on your new section. Browse the current house and land packages below.

We are more than happy for you to reach out to us to see what’s possible - and what new sections might be coming up.

Auckland North & West subdivision Experts

If You've  got the land. We can do the rest.

You no longer need to be an experienced property developer to subdivide and build on your land.

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Resource Consents

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Council Consents

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Find out what's possible!

Many clients are surprised at how many possibilities there are with their land.

Single home, 800m² sites have been transformed into 5, 6 or even 7 town houses, providing a whole portfolio of assets many people only dream of. Much larger sites can be split up into smaller sections for standalone new builds.

If you’re looking to maximise the potential of your site, or just want to help your children into the market by adding one or two more homes, our team is here to help.  

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explore some of the houses we've built

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Our Award Winning build in Red Beach

Design & Build

It's important to us that your new home fits your family and lifestyle.

That's why we won't pressure you into choosing a standard, pre-built plan. Many of our clients use our library of ideas simply as a spring board to create their own floor plan and style that really suits them.

Whichever way you'd like to design your home, our expert team is here to help. Get in touch today!

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Steph Field

021 747 140

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Subdivision

Ready to maximise your land?

Many properties (even smaller ones!) in Auckland are now zoned for subdivision and infill housing.

Build a rental, townhouses, or stand alone homes. There are so many possibilities. Call us today and find out what's possible at your place, you could be surprised!

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Communication & Pricing

We strive for crystal clear communication and transparent pricing, so you are always in the know.

We've always known that above all, our clients want great communication, and no surprises when it comes to pricing.

Our team uses proven systems and processes to make sure you are always in-the-know, and our pricing and specification documents ensure you know exactly what you are getting, right down to the colour of the door handle, before you sign the build contract.

Find out more about our pricing here, or how we use The Sentinel App to communicate with you throughout the build.

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Kathy Sullivan

021 087 15417

Knockdown & Rebuild

Love where you live, but want a new home?

With land shortages in Auckland, many of our clients are choosing to knockdown an existing home, and build a new one in its place.

This is a fantastic way to keep your address, but live in a brand new home, that really fits your family.

We'll make it easy by managing the entire process for you. Give us a call, and let's have a chat today!

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real clients tell their story

client testimonials!

I can't speak more highly of the time, effort and professionalism Steph put in throughout the process, and we were stoked with the final result. We love our home and would definitely recommend building through Sentinel! Very happy and proud homeowners.

Kauri Tukere
Auckland

We always felt in control of the build, due to the open lines of communication.

Thomas & Caitlin Weston
Stanmore Bay

The Sentinel app makes building your own home so easy. I’ve already shown it to many of my friends and family.

Cory & Tania Brown
Whangaparoa

Sentinel were 100% transparent about the process. Their communication was excellent, they have a really great app that keeps you up-to-date.

Louise Petrie
Millwater

Sentinel Homes don’t cut any corners – they take care of your home for the long term.

John & Viv Burnett
Auckland

Designing a home can be overwhelming however Sentinel made this very easy for us and designed a beautiful home. Their communication is excellent and they are very professional. We love their work and highly recommend Maree and her team at Sentinel Home.

Hugo and Nelmare Venter
Auckland

what's next?

Let’s get together for a free, no-pressure meeting with one of our team, at your place or ours.

We can't wait to hear your ideas!

Call 0800 456 321