Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84Resene Kangaroo Resene Spanish Green Resene Sugar Cane Resene Quarter Cararra Resene Kokoda I n an ideal world, David Wraight’s home would be painted in thick horizontal stripes of red and white, wrapped around a tall cylindrical form. But because he cannot live in a lighthouse, he and his wife Kirsty have settled in a beautiful newly built villa, with all the charm of an original homestead and all the comforts of a modern build. Set on a hill in Marlborough’s Fairhall district, the house wears classic lines of rusticated weatherboard, crisply finished in Resene Kangaroo, with Resene Sugar Cane trims, Resene Kokoda scrolls and a Resene Ironsand front door. It looks like it has stood here a hundred years, built when this was farmland, and only recently been surrounded by the clean-cut lines of its contemporary neighbours. But this is, in fact, one of the newest builds on the block, and a perfect example of David’s work – building replica villas. Unlike traditional villas, the home is settled on a concrete pad, and stuffed to the gunnels with insulation. Externally it is classic, but inside the design is open-plan and built for sun and views. When it came to decorating, Kirsty also selected the best of old and new, to create a home that in many ways remains true to a traditional villa. She used colour to set the mood and tone of the home, with a soothing top tip Check out the Resene Heritage chart for some authentic colours for character homes. Available free at Resene ColorShops or resellers. Opposite: While most of the colours in the house are pale, Resene Spanish Green is used to define this sitting area. Above: It’s hard to believe that this is a near-new house, built by David Wraight Cottages. The weatherboards are painted in Resene Kangaroo, with Resene Sugar Cane trims. Left: Kirsty in her stunning kitchen, painted in Resene Quarter Cararra. 23 feature house