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Resene Bowie on sitting room wall

Located beside an estuary, this new house has been designed to create a warm contemporary family home. A feature pergola and under-lit decorative pool accentuate the entrance. A full height red door punches through the cedar cladding into the main living area, which is open plan and flows seamlessly out to the terraces adjacent. A smaller snug' living space provides an intimate sitting area. Located upstairs is the master bedroom that opens to its own balcony with expansive westerly views of the estuary.

Built in natural materials including vertical cedar; local stone, Lawson's Cypress, and copper details it will weather and age gracefully. The cedar is coated with Wood-X made by Resene to control the aging process. Sustainable features such as solar hot water heating; thick insulation; polished concrete floors which store the sun's warmth and LED lighting have been used extensively.

Particular care was given to detailing, colour and finishes. Splashes of colour have been used to highlight the architecture. These include Resene Bowie in the sitting area, Resene Afterburner in the home office, Resene Koromiko in the scullery pantry, and Resene Wasabi in the bedrooms. Other walls and ceilings are painted Resene Merino.

The combination of materials, colours, lighting and landscaping is successful in providing the perfect setting to enhance the owners' lifestyle and a wonderful backdrop for entertaining family and friends.


Resene Bowie in sitting room

Resene Merino on walls and ceilings

Sitting area Home office Scullery pantry Bedrooms Walls and ceilings

Resene Bowie

Resene Afterburner

Resene Koromiko

Resene Wasabi

Resene Merino

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Thanks to the Carver family.



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