Thoughtful pared back architecture, sustainable construction and monochromatic design combine to create a high-quality home beautiful in its simplicity, practical and comfortable to live in.
The home was completed in November 2017, the result of much consultation between owners with clear ideas and an architectural designer father to express it in buildable terms. Features include a thermal concrete wall on the north side, sun soaking insulated polished concrete floors throughout with a wide hall sited to warm the bedroom wing, soaring covered deck which shades the living space in summer, draws sunlight through winter.
The dramatic double height open plan living has tongue and groove ceilings, recycled rimu kitchen island, a scullery to keep work spaces free and stacking doors to the north side patio. The concrete chimney above the fireplace is vented to maximise heating efficiency. More recycled rimu, this time from the Te Puna hall, graces stairs to a mezzanine sitting room/playroom/studio. This links a fourth bedroom or office with stunning views of the Kaimai ranges.
The home has three bathrooms, all with fully tiled showers and brushed stainless tap wear, one at the utility end beside the laundry and deep double garage, another serves two family bedrooms and the third is a sleek en suite with crafted timber cabinetry. White walls, black detailing, natural drapes and white Santa Fe shutters create continuity through a seamless, spacious, light, bright, living environment.
The 4355 sq m site has a slight slope to the east, increasing access to the rural, coastal and city panorama. Plantings soften the edges around the board and batten exterior. 20 mixed citrus trees promise plenty of future fruit. There is scope on the site for further landscaping, perhaps even a pool or tennis court.
A job transfer means the incredibly reluctant owners must now leave their dream home.Efficient in design, superb in execution, beautifully sited and an easy 20 minutes from Tauranga