“However, we also clipped the eaves right back to being almost no eave so that the home has a subtly more contemporary/ transitional feel about it.”
Even the colour palette in predominating Resene Stonehenge grey, with Resene Iron Sand as an accent tone on the roof, guttering, downpipes, windows, garage door, and front door offers a sympathetic interpretation of the black and white palette on adjacent homes.
When completed, the august home was used by MDS as a showhome in the interim prior to Wilson's own occupation and sold to someone who fell in love with it.
The broad interest and eventual record-breaking purchase of the home is not that surprising. While the house offers every practical advantage it also boasts several stand-out features that make it as much like a five star resort as a family residence.
“The site had a few issues, I guess, in that it wasn't a big site – about 740 m². Plus, it sloped drastically from front to back, had neighbours everywhere and there were drainage issues, too,” says Wilson.
“However, the situation was exactly what I wanted and we pretty much got the largest home we could get on the site, hitting nearly every building envelope restriction. This was in part to maximise the outdoor living/pool environment at the rear.”
This play/entertaining area is the star of the home but the opulent interior also has several arresting design features.