Country colours

This award-winning relocatable house was painted in a range of Resene shades
View of yellow wall, painted using Resene paints. book, bookcase, bookselling, furniture, library, public library, shelf, shelving, brown
View of yellow wall, painted using Resene paints.

Both the architecture and the material palette of this relocatable country house set it apart. Designed by Nelson architect Ian Jack of Irving Smith Jack Architects, the house features a sweeping roof form with broad eaves to frame the views and protect the interior from the sun.

Jack says the materials and colours were chosen to fit with the environment. Fibre cement panels are painted in Resene Cumin, which references the corrugated iron barns in the area. The timber cladding is stained with Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour in Resene Treehouse. Resene CoolColour technology is designed to reflect more of the sun's energy, keeping the house cooler in summer.

Resene Cumin also features on an accent wall inside the house, while walls and ceilings are painted in Resene Joanna, Resene Double Tea and Resene Napa.


View of exterior paint option by Resene Paints. architecture, cloud, evening, facade, home, horizon, house, meteorological phenomenon, real estate, residential area, roof, sky, sunlight, gray
View of exterior paint option by Resene Paints.

Jack says he prefers to use a limited palette of colours in a controlled way.

"One key colour is enough if it is teamed with natural materials. The owners' personality can show through in the furnishings. This house is surrounded by a wide expanse of blue sky and the greens of the grass and vineyard. We didn't need to add a lot of colour to that."

The house has won a NZ Institute of Architects Regional Award.

View of interior painting option by Resene paints. apartment, architecture, house, interior design, living room, real estate, window, gray
View of interior painting option by Resene paints.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of the latest fandeck, visit a Resene ColorShop, or freephone 0800 Resene (737 363). Website: www.resene.co.nz.

Jul 04, 2011
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