This home is a cultural architectural feast. The clients lived in Japan for ten years and are of maori decent. They wanted the look and feel of both cultures, lots of timber, and architectural detailing that reflected their experiences in Japan, along with the history of their home culture. Inside, the house is finished with a combination of native timbers, primarily recycled Rimu, Jarrah, Cedar and Purple Heart. The interior Kitchen joinery is finished with Okoume and Keruing ply.
The interior is light and warm with stunning views over port nelson.
The design approach was simple but demanded connection with the harbour and sea.
Taking in the breathtaking views over the Motueka estuary, back towards Nelson City and the Richmond ranges, this house of raw materials has the ultimate relaxed feel of contemporary living.
The clients wished to have an existing house converted to their holiday batch. The original idea was to extend the northern aspect of the home by removing the existing conservatory and replacing it with a large, open deck. After a few iterations (and a few more additions to the design) the house brief was extended to include a full interior re-jig, the addition of a formal entry, the addition of an in-ground swimming pool and exterior landscaping.
The bathrooms have stunning tiles and fixtures, with skylights running the full width of the bathroom. The clients commented on the “experience having a bath while gazing at the stars”.
Full LED lighting throughout the house compliments the aesthetic, interior and exterior, swimming pool and landscaped areas. A truly stunning home with all the qualities of modern building.