Contemporary Mediterranean-style home

A tiered poolscape and sweeping balconies bring a touch of magic to this contemporary clifftop property designed by Don Nelson Architecture
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Water cascades down from an infinity edge pool, creating a dramatic outdoor entertaining area for this new house designed by Don Nelson Architecture. Curved balconies and patios provide plenty of seating areas, which maximise the spectacular view from the house.

It's easy to fall in love with a beautiful site that offers peace and quiet, along with great views. But working out an ideal design solution for a new home is best left to the experts.

For this project, the owners contacted Don Nelson Architecture. They wanted to maximise the views from their site, and its prestigious, clifftop location. And, having seen other grand houses designed by Don Nelson, they could envisage such a home for themselves.


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Grand, sweeping marble staircase and floor greets the guests of this modern family home.

"The house needed to be well suited to entertaining," Nelson says. "The poolscape was especially important. To create a link from the indoor and outdoor living areas, we stepped the two pools the higher plunge pool has an infinity edge, so the water falls down to the swimming pool on the lower level. By night, lights illuminate the entire area."

The sense of grandeur continues on the inside an imported marble staircase is a key feature of the entry. This echoes the curved architectural language of the exterior. The Mediterranean-style interior is also defined by exposed structural columns and open, flowing living spaces. There are four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the upper level, including a separate guest wing on the other side of the house from the master suite.

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Formal living room with leather sofas and gas fireplace.

To contact Don Nelson Architecture, phone (09) 486 4698, mobile 027 496 7450. Email: don@donnelson.co.nz. Web: www.donnelson.co.nz

Jun 28, 2014
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