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Contemporary beach retreat


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Simpson Road, Papamoa Beach

This project is an architecturally designed two storey home on a well established street with mature trees at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and situated just across from the beach.

Modern black beach house

The main design concept of this project was to use strong, contrasting colours and materials with an emphasis on black, to accentuate its modern design and complement the luscious tropical landscaping.

The exterior colour scheme uses Resene Pitch Black as the main feature colour on the texture 2000 plywood with subtle grey and crisp whites on the raw masonry block veneer, fascia and soffits. This colour palette gives a contemporary twist on the ‘old kiwi beach bach’.

There was a lot of controversy when we specified black on the exterior cladding because dark coatings are liable to overheat. After extensive research we were delighted to find Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour™ technology gave us the chance to use black as the product reflects more heat than normal colours while still providing the natural plywood effect we were after.

The end result is extremely satisfying and visually appealing as the quality of the black stain accentuates the plywood which gives the house the added wow factor and designer edge we were after.

Modern beach retreat

We were extremely impressed with the Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour technology and will continue to specify this product in all future projects.

Black beach house exterior

Colours Used: Resene Pitch Black.

Products Used: Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour.

Building Contractor: Nathan Mouldey
Colour Selection: Jennifer Harford
Photographer: Nikki South and Jennifer Harford

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