This contemporary country villa, a rebuild of one of New Zealand’s oldest homesteads, which was felled by the earthquakes of 4 September 2010, both reflects and exudes the long history of site and family. In a lush pastoral setting, with an intuitive use of unlikely forms and raw materials, this romantic home delights the soul.
Resene Colour Award 2016
The well chosen materials and colours of this contemporary design cleverly balance the agricultural and industrial contexts of the site and the histories of the previous house. Corten steel cladding, which will deepen to a red-brown as it weathers, and two brown-red cantilevering decks, provide subtle links to the red brick of the previous house.
2016 NZIA National Awards Finalist
2016 Resene Colour Award