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Kaimanawa weekend retreat


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The clients' brief was to have the feeling of a chill-out luxury lodge that blended with the environment.

Luxury lodge exterior

Designed as a weekend retreat this holiday home enjoys extensive mountain and lake views, therefore we took a little time to study nature's surroundings before creating the colour palette.

The clients' brief was to have the feeling of a chill-out luxury lodge that blended with the environment, somewhere peaceful after a hard day in nature's playground of hunting, fishing or skiing.

Resene Smokey Ash, Resene Tamarind and Resene Masala were used to blend the union of the built environment with the natural environment. We then added Resene Cedar to add a little natural vibrancy to the soffits and extensive decking areas.

The end result was a home that blends completely into the environment changing the feel with every change in weather pattern. A house that becomes invisible when on the lake looking back. A house that is easy on the eye and its natural surroundings.

Lodge exterior

Non intrusive interior design, low profile furnishings, muted tones and textural elements all work to reinforce the link with nature.

Luxury lodge exterior 2

Resene Masala was used extensively throughout the living areas to reflect the nearby rock faces.

Luxury lodge - outdoor fireplace

The master bedroom bedhead wall makes a feature of the vibrant Vision Neo wallcovering inspiring the lodge feel.

Luxury lodge - outdoor fireplace 2

Resene Thorndon Cream and Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream were used to complete the interior and complement the natural tones throughout.

Lodge deck
Modern bathroom
Modern kitchen
Modern kitchen and lounge
Luxury lodge - lounge
Luxury lounge - TV room

Colours used: (exterior) Resene Cedar, Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream, Resene Gauntlet, Resene Masala, Resene Smokey Ash, Resene Tamarind, (interior) Resene Masala, Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream, Resene Thorndon Cream.

Architectural Specifier: Yellowfox
Building Contractor: Blackwatch Construction
Interior Designer: Jenny Harris, Yellowfox
Photographer: Len Birch

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