From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Martinborough
Once a dilapidated ex-dairy, the exterior of this accountant’s office in Martinborough underwent a serious makeover.
The site is located within the Martinborough Heritage Precinct, on the fringes of a residential zone. When the back of the building was extended, the existing diagonal-board frontage and asbestos sides were re-clad in a more traditional material choice and the veranda completely redesigned in a modest but solid character style, appropriate to the original building.
The Resene paint colours were carefully considered to give the firm a visual presence on the street while acknowledging the heritage values of the area. They also have to work with the options available in the COLORSTEEL® and aluminium joinery ranges. Several variations on a similar theme were presented to the client for final selection, which also had to be approved by the local Council for Resource Consent.
A rust-red Resene Scoria veranda and matching glossy door are teamed with strong neutrals for a rich – but not too loud – look that is in keeping with the surrounding streetscape in this small country town. Resene Scoria was also selected as a toned-down reference to the new signature colour of the accounting firm. The office now directs their clients down Jellicoe Street to ‘the red door’, so the colour has proved to have a practical function as well as adding a bit of personality!
The underside of the new veranda is now light, airy and most importantly, leak-free. The fresh Resene Caraway was selected for the soffits as a relief colour to the muddier neutrals. Existing windows were faced and painted in Resene Squall to match the new aluminium suites in the remainder of the building.
After some discussion, Resene Sonyx 101 was recommended for the majority of timberwork by Resene. This played a big part in pulling the scheme together. The semi-gloss finish works well to acknowledge the material difference between the timber and new Lichen corrugated COLORSTEEL® of the building sides. Resene X-200 was used to provide colour-matched waterproofing to the boundary blockwork at the rear of the site.
Products Used: Resene X-200, Resene decorative paints.
Architectural Specifier: Interact Architects & Designers
Building Contractor: D.R. Borman
Colour Selection: Anna Lowe
Painting Contractor: S M G Painting Contractors
Photographer: Anna Lowe
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